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Final Steps Underway to Operationalize Ultra-Secure, Jam-Resistant GPS M-Code Signal

Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

March 29, 2020 – The final steps to fully-enable the ultra-secure, jam-resistant Military Code (M-Code) signal on the Global Positioning System (GPS) are now underway. Read More


U.S. Space Force Announces Initial Operational Capability And Operational Acceptance Of Space Fence

Space Fence facility – Kwajalein Island. Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

March 29, 2020 – United States Space Force officials formally declared initial operational capability and operational acceptance of the Space Fence radar system, located on Kwajalein Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, March 27, 2020. Read More


Protected Globally: AEHF-6 Satellite Actively Communicating With U.S. Space Force

The sixth Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) protected communications satellite launched on March 26. Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

March 28, 2020 – The first national security launch for the U.S. Space Force and the final satellite to build out the protected communications constellation is now connected. Read More


NASA Awards Artemis Contract For Gateway Logistics Services

Illustration of the SpaceX Dragon XL as it is deployed from the Falcon Heavy’s second stage in high Earth orbit on its way to the Gateway in lunar orbit. Image Credit: SpaceX

March 28, 2020 – NASA has selected SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, as the first U.S. commercial provider under the Gateway Logistics Services contract to deliver cargo, experiments and other supplies to the agency’s Gateway in lunar orbit. The award is a significant step forward for NASA’s Artemis program that will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024 and build a sustainable human lunar presence. Read More


Lockheed Martin Selects SEAKR Wolverine Mission Processor For Protected Tactical SATCOM

Notional illustration of protected military communications satellite. Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

March 28, 2020 – SEAKR Engineering has been selected to join Lockheed Martin’s team to help design and build a prototype payload for the U.S. Space Force’s Protected Tactical Satellite Communications (SATCOM), or PTS, program. Read More


United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches First National Security Space Mission For The U.S. Space Force

Image Credit: United Launch Alliance

March 27, 2020 – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on March 26 at 2:18 p.m. MDT. This marks the 83rd successful launch of an Atlas V rocket, 138th launch for ULA and first mission for the U.S. Space Force. Read More


Sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) Satellite Ready For March 26 Launch

Lockheed Martin’s sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) protected communications satellite is encapsulated in its protective fairings ahead of its expected March 26 launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

March 25, 2020 – The sixth Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) protected communications satellite is encapsulated in its protective fairings and mounted atop its rocket in preparation for its planned March 26 launch. Read More


Artemis I Spacecraft Environmental Testing Complete

Image Credit: NASA/Marvin Smith

March 24, 2020 – After four months of rigorous testing in the world’s premier space environments simulation facility at NASA’s Plum Brook Station, the Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission is certified and another step toward being ready for flight. Read More


United Launch Alliance Set To Launch The First National Security Space Mission For The U.S. Space Force

March 24, 2020 – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center. The launch is on track for March 26 at Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Launch is planned for 12:57 p.m. MDT at the opening of a two-hour launch window. The live launch broadcast begins at 12:37 p.m. MDT on www.ulalaunch.com. The launch of AEHF-6 will mark the 138th launch for ULA and first National Security Space mission for the U.S. Space Force. Read More


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