Raytheon and a Northrop Grumman/Ball Aerospace team designed competing sensor payloads for the Next-Gen OPIR geosynchronous satellites.
Lockheed Martin will integrate satellite buses and payloads with data processors.
Lockheed Martin says it is starting to feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic across all of its business units, including space, as its suppliers encounter difficulties.
Until OCX is delivered, the Space Force will use the ground system known as Contingency Operations, or COps, made by Lockheed Martin.
The $1.5 billion Space Fence can track tiny objects in low Earth orbit as small as a marble.
SEAKR Engineering will join Lockheed Martin’s team for the Protected Tactical Satcom (PTS) program.
The app is to help “understand the elements associated with communications satellite architectures.”
Lockheed Martin says it lost $410 million on the first three commercial satellites built on its new LM2100 platform, including the JCSAT-17 satellite Arianespace launched Feb. 18 on an Ariane 5 rocket.
Walker replaces Keoki Jackson, who will become Lockheed Martin’s chief engineer
The 10-year contract is for operations and support of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency, Milstar and Defense Satellite Communications System constellations.
Blue Origin is joining forces with three other major aerospace firms in a “national team” to develop a human lunar lander for NASA.