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  • Lockheed's MAVEN Spacecraft Captures Martian Atmospheric Activity for NASA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed’s MAVEN Spacecraft Captures Martian Atmospheric Activity for NASA

    Lockheed Martin‘s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has captured the first ultraviolet images of solar energetic particle activity and a layer of ozone in Mars’ atmosphere as part of a mission for NASA. The space agency said Tuesday it is currently testing the spacecraft’s instruments ahead of the science mission, which will also study the possible causes of the planet’s loss […] More

  • Lockheed-Built MAVEN Spacecraft Enters Mars' Orbit; Charles Bolden Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed-Built MAVEN Spacecraft Enters Mars’ Orbit; Charles Bolden Comments

    Lockheed Martin and NASA have confirmed that the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has entered Mars’ orbit as they prepare for MAVEN’s primary mission to collect data on gases in the planet’s upper atmosphere. NASA said Sunday that the team used data from Lockheed’s Colorado operations center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s California navigation facility to confirm orbit insertion. MAVEN, which Lockheed built, […] More

  • Lockheed, NASA Prepare MAVEN to Enter Mars Orbit; Bruce Jakosky Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed, NASA Prepare MAVEN to Enter Mars Orbit; Bruce Jakosky Comments

    Lockheed Martin flight controllers will oversee the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft’s health and safety functions as the company and NASA prepare for MAVEN to enter Mars’ orbit on Sunday. MAVEN’s orbital insertion concludes its 10-month interplanetary mission and starts its mission to collect data on upper-atmosphere gases on Mars and their interaction with solar winds, NASA said Wednesday. “The MAVEN science mission focuses on […] More

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