Tag Archives: Mark Stewart

USAF Completes Factory Mission Readiness Test on Lockheed-Built GPS III Satellite, Raytheon’s OCX

The U.S. Air Force has wrapped up a factory mission readiness test on the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite along with the launch-and-checkout system of a Raytheon-developed ground control platform. Lockheed said Tuesday the GPS III SV01 satellite received and processed commands from the Next Generation Operational Control System’s LCS …

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Lockheed Gets Air Force Nod to Modify GPS Satellite Ground Control System; Mark Stewart Comments

Lockheed Martin will proceed on work to modify the U.S. Air Force’s existing GPS ground control unit after the military branch approved the company’s upgrade design for the system. The company said Monday it completed a critical design review in November under the Contingency Operations contract and will move forward with software development …

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Lockheed Eyes On-Orbit Re-Programmability for Air Force GPS III Satellites

Lockheed Martin will work to provide an on-orbit re-programmability feature for the U.S. Air Force‘s future global positioning system satellites in response to changing requirements. The company will seek to demonstrate this feature of the GPS III system over the next two years under the Air Force’s GPS III Space Vehicles 11+ Production Readiness …

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Lockheed Completes Systems Integration on 1st GPS III Satellite; Mark Stewart Comments

Lockheed Martin has integrated the first GPS III satellite’s system module with the propulsion core as part of the company’s program to deliver satellite navigation functions to the U.S. Air Force. The company said Monday the systems integration for GPS III space vehicle one brings together components such as the navigation payload and electronics to …

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Lockheed, Raytheon Assess GPS III Operational Readiness; Matthew Gilligan, Mark Stewart Comment

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have jointly tested the command and control features of the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS III satellite during a fourth launch readiness exercise. The companies demonstrated automatic data transfer between the Lockheed-built satellite and a Raytheon-made operational control system, Raytheon said Wednesday. The evaluation also sought to …

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