Tag Archives: Atlas V Rocket

Lockheed to Begin Final Processing of NOAA’s GOES-S Weather Satellite

Lockheed Martin has shipped the next weather satellite in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite–R series to a company facility in Titusville, Florida, to undergo final processing and pre-launch preparation. GOES-S, the second of four satellites in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s GOES-R constellation, is scheduled for March 1 liftoff atop United Launch …

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DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Satellite Enters Service After Testing & Calibration Phase Completion

DigitalGlobe started to provide its first customer direct access to its Lockheed Martin-built WorldView-4 satellite Wednesday following the completion of in-orbit test and calibration phase. DigitalGlobe said Friday it will add additional direct access clients to WorldView-4 service throughout this year and expects to provide satellite tasking and archive support to all customers …

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Air Force to Launch Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Satellite Thursday

The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to launch a Lockheed Martin-built missile warning satellite Thursday onboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight 3 satellite will work to perform surveillance operations in support of missile warning and defense, battlespace awareness and technical intelligence …

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ULA Sets Jan. 19 Launch Date for Air Force’s 3rd SBIRS GEO Satellite

United Launch Alliance aims to launch a missile warning satellite for the U.S. Air Force in Cape Canaveral, Florida with the company’s Atlas V rocket on Jan. 19, 2017. ULA said the Lockheed Martin-built Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight 3 satellite will work to provide global infrared surveillance support to missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and …

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Lockheed’s Carl Marchetto: WorldView-4 Satellite to Provide Images to Govt Officials, Disaster Relief Workers

DigitalGlobe has shown the first image from the Lockheed Martin-built WorldView-4 satellite that launched in November from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to join the geospatial content and imagery provider’s satellite constellation. “Seeing these first images is only a glimpse of the value WorldView-4 will bring to the world,” Carl Marchetto, vice president …

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Johns Hopkins APL’s CubeSat for Earth Radiation Imbalance Study Launches Aboard Atlas V Rocket

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has developed a CubeSat designed to collect the Earth’s radiation imbalance measurements for use in climate change predictions. Johns Hopkins APL’s Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes CubeSat is one of the seven small-satellite payloads that took off on Nov. 11 aboard the United Launch …

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NOAA, NASA Launch Lockheed-built GOES-R Weather Satellite

The first of the four National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s geostationary weather satellites launched Saturday aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 6:42 p.m. Eastern time. NOAA said Saturday the Lockheed Martin-built Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R system will be called GOES-16 once it reaches the orbit within two weeks …

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ULA Sets Nov. 19 Launch for NOAA GOES-R Satellite

The launch of the first of the four National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s geostationary weather satellites has been rescheduled from Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, pending clearance from the Eastern Range. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R system will lift off aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket from space launch complex-41 at Cape …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Initial Propulsion Hardware Set Delivery for Boeing’s CST-100 Service Module

Aerojet Rocketdyne has delivered the initial set of propulsion system hardware to Boeing for integration with the latter’s Crew Space Transportation-100 Starliner spacecraft service module. The hardware set includes starboard manifold assemblies and low-pressure port designed to distribute helium and move the propellants through the service module’s thrusters and engines, Aerojet Rocketdyne …

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DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Earth Imaging Satellite Ready for Friday Liftoff

Lockheed Martin is scheduled to launch the WorldView-4 imaging satellite for DigitalGlobe Friday onboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket. WorldView-4 will lift off from the Space Launch Complex 3 East at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to a sun-synchronous orbit, where the satellite will begin to capture images of the Earth, Lockheed said Tuesday. …

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