Tag: Lockheed Martin

Powerful NASA NOAA GOES-T Weather Observatory Launched on ULA Atlas V to Save Lives: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL –  Despite gusty ground winds America’s newest and most powerful weather observation satellite dubbed GOES-T blasted off Tuesday afternoon, March 1, into clear blue skies aboard a powerful United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Florida’s Space Coast and was successfully delivered to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO)

NASA NOAA Advanced GOES-T Weather Satellite Rolls to Pad 41 for March 1 Launch: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  America’s newest and most powerful weather observation satellite dubbed GOES-T and which is a joint collaboration between NASA and NOAA  rolled out to its launch pad atop a powerful United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket this morning, Monday, Feb. 28, and is targeting liftoff on Tuesday afternoon, March 1, from Florida’s

Lockheed Martin Wins NASA Contracts for 1st Mars Sample Retrieval Mission MAV Rocket, Cruise Stage and Earth Return Capsule

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin a trio of contracts critical to carrying out the world’s first ever Mars Sample Return (MSR) campaign in order to successfully retrieve and return the first ever soil and rock samples from the Martian surface to Earth – currently being gathered by the Perseverance rover and destined

Lucy Asteroid Probe Healthy as NASA Continues to Assess Solar Array Issue

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Following a successful and flawless launch on Oct. 16, 2021 on a ULA Atlas V rocket, initial analysis of NASA’s Lucy asteroid explorer on a mission to investigate Jupiter’s heretofore unexplored Trojans showed the spacecraft was healthy, stable and systems operating well following separation from the upper

ULA Atlas V Dazzles Delivers SBIRS GEO-5 Early Missile Warning Detection Satellite to Orbit for US Space Force: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket put on a dazzling display Monday afternoon, May 18, after liftoff of the billion dollar cyber-hardened, heat detecting early missile warning and defense detection SBIRS GEO-5 satellite for the U.S. Space Force as the 19 story rocket soared overhead into picture

Space Force Early Missile Warning Defense Detection Satellite Poised for May 17 Liftoff on ULA Atlas V: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – The billion dollar early missile warning and defense detection SBIRS GEO-5 satellite for the U.S. Space Force is poised for liftoff Monday afternoon, May 17, on a mission critical for U.S. national defense aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Florida’s Spaceport – and the weather

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Set for Sampling Attempt at Asteroid Bennu Oct. 20: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is all set for the first sampling attempt at Asteroid Bennu targeted to happen Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 20 – after a four year journey from Earth and arriving in orbit 2 years ago for detailed science imaging, spectroscopy, analysis and site selection! This is NASA’s first asteroid sample