Lockheed Martin awarded commercial Atlas launch contract

 Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin Corp., has been selected by EchoStar Corp. to provide commercial launch services for the EchoStar XIX communications satellite. The satellite is scheduled to launch in late 2016 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. 

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New Lockheed Martin Center improves satellite sensing and communication technologies

 A new development center will advance satellite sensing and communication technologies, broadly known as Radio Frequency (RF) payloads, at the Lockheed Martin facility in Denver. The RF Payload Center of Excellence will focus on developing reconfigurable payloads and advancing satellite systems that many already rely on, from high-def television broadcasts to GPS transmissions and secure government communications. 

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