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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Completes GPS III Satellite Thermal Vacuum Test

Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Completes GPS III Satellite Thermal Vacuum Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event

GPS-IIIRick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin“˜s space systems segment, has said the company has concluded a thermal vacuum test on the first satellite for the U.S. Air Force's GPS III program, Space News reported Wednesday.

Mike Gruss writes Ambrose made the announcement through a post on his Twitter account.

Lockheed is contracted to develop eight GPS III satellites with options to build four additional satellites, Gruss reports.

The first GPS III satellite is scheduled for launch by 2017, according to the report.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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