Technology

Sierra Nevada ORBCOMM Generation 2 Satellites Deployed

Cape Canaveral, Florida. July 14, 2014 – Six Orbcomm telecommunications satellites, built by Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems, were successfully deployed in orbit this morning. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at…

CERES Instrument Arrives at Ball Aerospace

Boulder, Colorado. July 11, 2014 – An instrument for the nation’s next generation polar-orbiting satellite arrived at Ball Aerospace on Tuesday, June 17. The Clouds and Earth’s Radiant Energy Systems (CERES) instrument measures the reflected sunlight and thermal radiation emitted…

Lockheed Martin MUOS Satellite Enters Final Testing

Sunnyvale, California. July 10, 2014 – Lockheed Martin has successfully completed environmental testing of the U.S. Navy’s third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite and the satellite is now in final check out. The Navy plans to launch this addition…

Sierra Nevada Corp. Completes Acquisition of ORBITEC

Sparks, Nevada. July 10, 2014 – Sierra Nevada Corporation has completed its acquisition of Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC), headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The company will continue its operations in Madison, while supporting SNC’s Space Systems in Louisville, Colorado. The acquisition…