Tag Archives: Stu Spath

Stu Spath: Lockheed Resumes Testing, Integration Work on NASA’s ‘InSight’ Mars Lander

Lockheed Martin has resumed testing and assembly work on a spacecraft at its Denver, Colorado-based facility in preparation for NASA’s upcoming Mars mission that seeks to explore the red planet’s deep interior. The Lockheed-built Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander is scheduled to launch on May …

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Lockheed Ships ‘InSight’ Mars Spacecraft for March 2016 Launch; Stu Spath Comments

Lockheed Martin has delivered a company-built Mars lander to a launch site in California for NASA‘s upcoming mission to study the red planet’s deep interior. A U.S. military aircraft transported InSight on Wednesday from Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where the space vehicle will undergo …

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Lockheed Begins Environmental Tests on NASA’s Mars Lander; Stu Spath Comments

Lockheed Martin has kicked off environmental tests on NASA’s InSight Mars spacecraft after the company completed system assembly work. InSight Mars will be subjected to a thermal vacuum test in the spacecraft’s cruise configuration, reverberant acoustic, separation and deployment shock, and electromagnetic interference and compatibility testing at Lockheed’s facilities near Denver, …

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New Year Means New Moon Data for NASA, Lockheed

For NASA and Lockheed Martin, ringing in the New Year included the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory spacecraft beginning its orbit around the Moon.  The GRAIL mission has two spacecraft map the moon’s gravitational field while in orbit around the moon.  The Lockheed-built GRAIL spacecraft were launched in early September. The New Year …

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