NASA and Lockheed Martin are approaching the end of Orion’s development phase, having successfully tackled many of the toughest engineering challenges associated with human exploration of deep space. As the team enters 2017, they remain on track for Exploration Mission-1 in 2018. What’s to come in 2017, you ask? Be on the lookout for some exciting milestones next year.
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.
The Mission Solutions line of business has a diverse portfolio. The team deploys engineering and sustainment services to many satellite programs such as Global Positioning System (GPS) and Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) – and also specializes in intelligence analysis and analytics processing. In support of the Department of Defense and customers within the United States Intelligence Community, Mission Solutions is a leader in developing enterprise ground solutions for the entire tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination (TCPED) cycle.
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.