Space Systems

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Orion Google Hangout!


Our first Google Hangout took place July 29 in support of an Orion fairing separation test. Using a series of precisely-timed, explosive charges and mechanisms, the Orion program will evaluate design changes we've made to the spacecraft's fairing separation system.

Meet Our Innovators

Creative, technology innovators are woven into the fabric of Lockheed Martin. All of our employees from technologists to engineers; human resources to business development; look for inventive ways to tackle new challenges. Hear from a few of our “LM Innovators” and how the work they do is innovating not only Space Systems – but the world around us.


Last fall Lockheed Martin announced a new network of experts dedicated to improving how we see from space. As the Optical Payload Center of Excellence embarks on its collaborative projects, we catch up with its Silicon Valley director, Eric Johnson, on how we’re advancing optical technology, and why it matters to all of us.


Our Commercial Resupply Services-2 (CRS-2) solution will fulfill NASA’s need for on-time, affordable and safe cargo transport to and from the International Space Station (ISS). We asked Lockheed Martin CRS-2 Proposal Program Manager Tim Priser about how he has helped contribute to the innovations of this exciting endeavor.


Pushing the Boundaries of Exploration

America is setting its sights on the generation-defining goal of landing an astronaut on Mars. NASA has a clear and compelling vision for the journey to Mars – a journey that began in December with the launch of Orion. Our unparalleled expertise in robotic exploration of our solar system provides unique capabilities that enhance our customers’ human exploration objectives.


Space 3.0

From production advancements like 3-D printing and digital design, we’re helping reduce the cost and cycle time of building today’s payloads and satellites. Our payload Centers of Excellence are driving next-generation, mission-enabling payload development, and the modernized A2100 satellite bus is powering the next information revolution and driving the convergence between customers. But beyond innovation, we have a unique asset that is driving change. Our Advanced Technology Center is an internal R&D organization that serves to not only support innovation but technological invention as well.  We are inventing enablers that lead to “generation after next” solutions and capabilities.



Revitalizing Proven Platforms


In today’s data-driven world, consumers demand ever-increasing access to information. That access, enabled by space technology, connects people, generates information about the world, and shares that information around the globe.


We’re working hard engineering satellites that are resilient, affordable and flexible. We’re applying innovation to deliver value to government and commercial customers in the form of better buying power and applying our broad mission expertise to help them pave the way for tomorrow’s architectures.

As a leader in space, we’re not just satellite manufacturers. Our role is to give people the access to the information they need. Since Satcom-1 unleashed a media revolution in 1975, we have launched more than 100 commercial satellites that serve a host of missions.

Our proven A2100 satellite serves as the common framework behind our production programs and has been adopted for commercial and governmental use including the next generation of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite–R series (GOES-R) weather satellites, Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) government communications satellites, and the new Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellites.


Impacting Education

Advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin. We know firsthand the importance of educating our young people in these areas. Our future success — and our nation’s technological advantage — depend on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent.