Air Force Taps Lockheed for GPS On-Orbit Sustainment Services

Lockheed Martin has received a potential $18.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to help sustain the military branch’s GPS satellites currently in orbit.

Work covers on-orbit and anomaly resolution support, constellation performance analysis, space vehicle end-of-life test and training and SV subsystem analysis, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

DoD noted the Space and Missile Systems Center will obligate $1.9 million in fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds at the time of award.

The company is scheduled to complete work under the sole-source contract by June 30, 2022.

You may also be interested in...


Microsoft Azure Government Now Offers 142 Services With FedRAMP’s High Provisional Authorization

Microsoft now has 142 cloud services certified with high provisional authorization to operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which aims to standardize the security of cloud products used in the federal government. The company said in a blog post published Thursday its offerings under the Azure Government cloud work to boost the security and compliance of federal agencies.

MCR Federal

MCR Federal Working to Provide Space Force With Modernized C2 Software

MCR Federal secured a contract in May to help the U.S. Space Force implement new command and control software equipped with modernized applications in an effort to replace aging space C2 software tools.

X-57 Maxwell

NASA to Hold High-Voltage Ground Tests for X-57 Electric Aircraft

NASA is slated to conduct ground tests for high-voltage operation of an experimental plane being designed by Empirical Systems Aerospace to help the agency create certification requirements for electric aircraft units.