Lockheed Martin is a leader in the conversation about the future of Australia's space industry and the National Space Agency.
We've brought together leaders from industry, government and academia to explore the opportunities and challenges ahead.
The Securing Australia's Space Industry Forum discussion paper outlines the key themes of that discussion.
Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) Services
Our Uralla facility is a critical component of a global network of earth station facilities used to control satellites through launch and transfer orbit to the satellites’ intended locations in the geostationary arc.
The Uralla facility is also essential to providing communications during a satellite’s initial in-orbit testing, which is a necessary technical and contractual step prior to the owner/operator seeking to use the satellite to provide services for which it is intended.
Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS)
Under a contract for a test-bed program from Geoscience Australia, we’re leading an international team that is building and demonstrating a second generation SBAS testbed system.
The innovative research project will – for the ﬁrst time – use signals from both the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Galileo constellation, and dual frequencies, to achieve even greater integrity and accuracy from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).
These GNSS signals are critical to enable systems for a wide variety of industries requiring exact precision and high conﬁdence.
Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
Having signed a Strategic Cooperative Agreement with Electro Optic Systems, we’re developing a network of optical/laser sensors which will deliver more timely and more accurate space situational awareness information.
Australian Space Environment Research Centre (SERC)
SERC is a collaboration between government agencies, universities and space industry professionals from Australia, USA and Japan.
SERC is building on Australian expertise in the measurement, monitoring, analysis and management of space debris to develop new technologies and strategies to preserve the space environment.
SERC’s research programs are building on world-leading Australian innovations to reduce and ultimately prevent the loss of space infrastructure due to collisions between debris and satellites.
In addition to contributing governance, management and subject matter expertise, Lockheed Martin is also loaning a key piece of technology ‘10kw Laser’ to support this research and development activity.
A global consortium of companies and academia has been contracted by NASA to build and operate a new space-based sensor that for the first time will enable high resolution measurement over a third of the earth of the natural exchanges of carbon between the land, atmosphere and ocean.
As the company responsible for the GeoCarb sensor, Lockheed Martin is working with the University of Melbourne to design and implement advanced algorithms capable of processing the data and delivering information and products that will enable improved management of carbon.
The relationship between Lockheed Martin and University of Melbourne was initiated through the Australian Government’s Australian Research Council (ARC) program.