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NASA Planning Lockheed Orion Test Flight in 2014

NASA revealed plans Tuesday on the Federal Business Opportunities procurement website for an unmanned test flight of its Orion space capsule. According to NextGov.com, NASA said this flight will test the entry, descent and landing functions, including the heat shield, propulsion, guidance, navigation, control and parachute recovery systems of the …

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NASA Gathers Gateway Design Input From Industry Prototypes; Mike Gernhardt Quoted

NASA is evaluating five mockups representative of proposed designs for facilities of Gateway, the space agency's future outpost for manned lunar missions, Reuters reported Thursday. Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corp. and Bigelow Aerospace each submitted outpost prototypes with funds from a $65M allotment.

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VA Introduces Scheduling Tool for Veteran Appointments

The Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a new scheduling capability in support of the agency's plans to modernize its appointment system, Nextgov reported Thursday. Jointly built by Lockheed Martin's Systems Made Simple subsidiary and Epic, the Medical Appointment Scheduling System has been fielded at the Chalmers. P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center in Ohio until June 2020.

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NASA Identifies Potential Sites for Asteroid Bennu Material Sampling Mission

NASA has chosen four candidate areas on asteroid Bennu that may serve as sample collection sites for the Lockheed Martin-built Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer spacecraft. The selected sites measure 16 to 33 feet in radius and contain "ponds" of fine grain material that may work as samples for high-resolution observation procedures, the agency said Tuesday

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Navy to Commission Newest Freedom-Variant Littoral Combat Ship

The U.S. Navy will commission its newest Freedom-class littoral combat ship into service on Saturday at the Naval Air Station in Key West, Fl. The Lockheed Martin-build USS Billings, named after the largest city in Montana, to support the Navy's missions in near-shore and open-ocean environments, the Department of Defense said Wednesday

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Dr. Andrew Jenkins, Chief Data Scientist of Data 2 Insights for Maxar Technologies, Announced as Panelist for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Intel Summit on July 31st

Dr. Andrew Jenkins, the chief data scientists of Data 2 Insights for Maxar Technologies, will be featured as an expert panelist during for Potomac Officers Club’s 6th Annual Intel Summit on July 31st. He will be joined by Linda Foster of Lockheed Martin and Alexander Miller of the U.S. Army. Don’t wait to register for tomorrow’s summit. Click here to register for the 2019 Intel Summit. 

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US Marines Log 1M Flight Hours With CH-53E Heavy Lift Helicopter

The U.S. Marine Corps has recorded 1 million flight hours for its CH-53E Super Stallion fleet since the heavy-lift helicopter platform, manufactured by Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky subsidiary, entered service in 1981. Marines have used the aircraft to transport personnel, vehicles and equipment during amphibious assault and long-range insertion missions. Naval Air Systems Command said Wednesday

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Air Force Declares SBIRS GEO-4 Satellite Operational

The fourth missile warning satellite that Lockheed Martin built for the U.S. Air Force has reached operational acceptance designation from Space Command. The service said Thursday that the Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit 4 satellite transmits data to the 460th space wing-run mission control station at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado.

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NASA Preps Last Abort Test for Orion Spacecraft

NASA completed setting up the test vehicle for the demonstration of the abort system of its Orion spacecraft. The space agency will assess the system’s performance on July 2 at Cape Canaveral in Florida, NASASpaceFlight.com, reported Friday. The Ascent Abort-2 test will be the second and last for the Launch Abort System on the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft. NASA delivered the system's test booster to the launch pad in April, followed by the test article and the Orion Crew Module in May. 

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