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  • Air Force, Raytheon to Continue GPS Operational Control System Modernization Work - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force, Raytheon to Continue GPS Operational Control System Modernization Work

    The U.S. Air Force can continue its program to develop a new ground-based command system for the military branch’s GPS satellite constellation after Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall certified the project to Congress, DoD News reported Friday. Karen Parrish writes Raytheon, the prime contractor on the $5.46 billion GPS Advanced Control Segment, works with DoD procurement officials to address challenges […] 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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