Lockheed Martin to provide orbital operations support of GPS IIR/IIR-M satellites

NEWTOWN, Pa., 3 May 2012. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has been awarded an $8.4 million contract to provide orbital operations support of the GPS IIR/IIR-M satellite constellation.

The support provided will be data evaluation, daily technical support and continuing space segment to the control segment interface. The work will be competed by February 2013 and will take place at Lockheed Martin's facilities in Newtown, Pa.

The last GPS IIR/IIR-M satellite was launched in 2009. Since then the GPS IIR/IIR-M constellation has entered into its sustainment phase, where it will continue to provide 3-D position, velocity and timing information to military and civilian users until it is eventually replaced by the GPS III program.

The GPS III, which will succeed the GPS IIR/IIR-M, is currently expected to launch its first satellite in 2014.

The GPS III program will replace aging GPS satellites while improving capability to meet the needs of military, commercial and civilian users worldwide. The satellites will deliver greater accuracy and improved anti-jamming power while enhancing the spacecraft’s design life and adding a new civil signal designed to be interoperable with international global navigation satellite systems.

 

 




Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles
Wire News provided by   

social activity

Webcasts

Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Design Strategy Considerations for DO-178C Certified Multi-core Systems

Join Wind River to learn how system architecture and design choices can minimize your DO-178C certification challenges.

Sponsored by:

Flying, Sailing or Driving - The Rugged, Embedded Intel-based Server that goes where you need it!Flying Sailing or Driving

Leveraging the power of server-class processors is no longer relegated to the confines of data centers. Through several innovations, Mercury Systems has ruggedized Intel’s server-class chips for deployment. ...
Sponsored by:

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

February 2015
Volume 26, Issue 2
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Cyber Security

Monthly newsletter covering cyber warfare, cyber security, information warfare, and information security technologies, products, contracts, and procurement opportunities
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE