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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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Communications tests go the distance for MAVEN

It's not easy to simulate millions of miles electronically, but that's what engineers did recently as they tested the all-important communications system the MAVEN spacecraft will use to relay its study results from Mars orbit to Earth-bound researchers.


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