September 2002 Space News
- Boeing International Space Station Software Earns Industry Praise Boeing 30 Sep 2002 -- Critical systems' software designed, developed and maintained by The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] for the International Space Station has successfully completed a key milestone toward a world-class rating from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).
- 1671st successful launch of Soyuz EADS 25 Sep 2002 -- The 1671st flight of a Soyuz launch vehicle took place successfully on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launcher lifted off on schedule at 10:58 p.m. Baikonur local time (6:58 p.m., in Paris), and the Progress spacecraft was accurately placed on the target orbit.
- Bechtel-Lockheed Martin Team Awarded Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site Operations and Management Contract Lockheed Martin 25 Sep 2002 -- The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command has awarded a Bechtel-Lockheed Martin company, Kwajalein Range Services, LLC, a contract for Logistics Support and Integrated Range Engineering Support Services at Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site.
- U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin-led Team Celebrates Success of Milstar Program as Final Satellite is Readied for Shipment to Cape for January Launch Lockheed Martin 25 Sep 2002 -- In a ceremony heralding the success of the Defense Department's most technologically advanced telecommunications satellite program, Lockheed Martin today announced that final integration and testing is nearly complete and the company is preparing to ship the last Milstar satellite from its Sunnyvale, Calif. facilities to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. for a scheduled launch in January 2003.
- MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY TO CLOSE FOR TROPICAL STORM ISIDORE Lockheed Martin 25 Sep 2002 -- The NASA Michoud Assembly Facility will close at 3 p.m. today to all but essential support activities. The closure is in anticipation of adverse weather conditions due to Tropical Storm Isidore.
- Boeing Team Wins Key Multimillion-dollar Satellite Communications Contract; Award Brings Air Force Transformation One Step Closer to Reality Boeing 24 Sep 2002 -- The U.S. Air Force's Electronic Systems Center (ESC) at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., recently announced The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] as prime contractor for a six-year, $273 million contract to design and develop the first increment of wideband satellite communications terminals for a transformational Department of Defense initiative known as the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals (FAB-T).
- First of Twin Boeing-built Trusses Ready for International Space Station Boeing 24 Sep 2002 -- The International Space Station's truss system begins expanding after space shuttle Atlantis delivers the Boeing-built S1 (starboard one) truss to the orbital outpost in October.
- SECAF: Space forces have become indispensable AFPN 24 Sep 2002-- Even as the Air Force strives to meet the conventional demands of a new era driven by transformation and the war on terrorism, the service's secretary remains focused on national security space management.
- Lockheed Martin-Led Team Awarded $40 Million Contract for Component Advanced Development of the Navy's Next-Generation Communications System Lockheed Martin 23 Sep 2002 -- The U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., today awarded a Lockheed Martin-led team one of two $40 million contracts to begin the Component Advanced Development phase of the next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system, known as the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS).
- ATK Rocket Motors Help Launch Spanish Communications Satellite Aboard Atlas IIAS Vehicle ATK 19 Sep 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems, NYSE: ATK) said four CASTOR® IVA strap-on solid rocket motors produced by ATK Thiokol Propulsion, Promontory, Utah, helped successfully launch the Spanish HISPASAT 1D telecommunications satellite into orbit from a Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAS vehicle yesterday.
- Another Flawless Flight for Atlas Rocket Lockheed Martin 18 Sep 2002 -- A Lockheed Martin-built Atlas IIAS rocket successfully carried a Spanish communications satellite to orbit tonight, in the seventh mission of the year for International Launch Services (ILS). The satellite is Hispasat 1D. It will provide communications, broadcast and multimedia services in Europe, the Americas, North Africa and the Middle East for Madrid-based Hispasat S.A.
- ESA Contracts Eurockot For CryoSat Launch EADS 17 Sep 2002 -- The European Space Agency, Paris, and Eurockot Launch Services GmbH, Bremen, today announced the signing of a contract covering the launch of the CryoSat satellite. CryoSat is now scheduled to be launched in June 2004 using the Rockot launch vehicle from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia.
- Lockheed Martin/Orbital Team Makes Final On-Orbit Delivery of N-STAR c Satellite Orbital Sciences Corp. 12 Sep 2002 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that the final on-orbit delivery of the N-STAR c satellite has been made to NTT DoCoMo after the spacecraft successfully completed a comprehensive series of tests and performance check-out procedures.
- ATK Propulsion and Composite Technology Supports Launch of Japan’s H-IIA Rocket ATK 11 Sep 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems, NYSE: ATK) said four Solid Strap-on Boosters (SSB) developed and produced by ATK Thiokol Propulsion, Promontory, Utah, supported the launch yesterday of a National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) H-IIA from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan.
- JAPAN / ROCKET VOA 10 Sep 2002-- Japan's latest space rocket lifted off Tuesday on its first full-scale mission
- General Dynamics Teams with Boston University on NASA Project General Dynamics 06 Sep 2002 -- General Dynamics Network Systems has teamed with Boston University and NASA on a new space program designed to map the gases that pervade the universe. General Dynamics Network Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
- BAE SYSTEMS receives satellite computer contract from Lockheed Martin BAE Systems 03 Sep 2002 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $9.5 million contract from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, Sunnyvale, California, to develop and build radiation-hardened onboard computers for the Air Force's Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite system.
- Lockheed Martin Receives $131M Funding for Ongoing Leadership of Missile Defense National Team Lockheed Martin 03 Sep 2002 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $131.7 million funding increment to continue its leadership of the Battle Management/Command and Control/Communication (BM/C2/C) program for the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Missile Defense National Team.
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