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Boeing, Lockheed to launch habitats for space tourists and researchers

Washington Post – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bigelow Aerospace’s expandable space habitat just arrived at the International Space Station, but the company is already thinking about the next steps: flying even larger inflatable habitats into space to be used for research and even space hotels. The company announced at a conference here Monday that starting in 2020 […]

Report outlines contingency plans for Pentagon spending; Lockheed beefs up ground systems tech with acquisition

Washington Post – The Defense Department may be good at planning for doomsday scenarios, but dealing with fiscal disasters is a different art form. A new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies analyzed the decline of the defense budget and drew up a list of affordable military options for the government in […]

Lockheed Martin Celebrates Ten Years Of Mission Success For The Spitzer Space Telescope

WSJ — Ten years ago, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope — built, integrated and tested at Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems in Sunnyvale — roared into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying the observatory into an Earth-trailing orbit around the sun. The Spitzer Space Telescope is a space-borne, cryogenically-cooled infrared observatory that […]

Lockheed Martin Ships MAVEN Spacecraft To NASA

PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft to the Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on Friday, Aug. 2. The orbiter will now undergo three-and-a-half months of final processing in preparation for a November launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V-401 rocket. […]

Defense firms weathering budget cuts more easily than expected

Wall Street Journal — Big defense contractors are weathering the federal budget sequester far more easily than they projected, in part because they have gradually eliminated jobs over the past few years in anticipation of spending cuts. Bethesda-based Lockheed Mar­tin, the world’s largest defense contractor, reported Tuesday that its profit rose 10 percent, to $859 […]