Tag Archives: Space

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 […]

Failure to Launch: Military Space Programs in Search of New Direction

National Defense Magazine — Satellite communications are in short supply. Networks are defenseless against cyber attacks. Spacecraft cost too much. And the acquisition process is out of touch. This is only a partial list of what ails military space programs. Across the military, demand for satcom services, weather data and other space products is growing, […]

Washington Post | Boeing, SpaceX, Sierra Nevada Chosen by NASA to Get Federal Money to Build Private Spaceships

NASA picked three aerospace companies Friday to build small rocketships to take astronauts to the International Space Station. This is the third phase of NASA’s efforts to get private space companies to take over the job of the now-retired space shuttle. The companies will share more than $1.1 billion. Two of the ships are capsules […]

Los Angeles Times | Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off

By Ralph Vartabedian and W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times Published: 8 July 2011 Reporting from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis took off Friday morning, shooting straight into a brightening sky on its 12-day mission that marks the end of the nation’s three-decade space shuttle program. When it returns, Atlantis will join Discovery and Endeavour as retired […]