ESA agreed with NASA today to contribute a driving force to the Orion spacecraft planned for launch in 2017. Ultimately, Orion will carry astronauts further into space than ever before using a module based on Europe?s Automated Transfer Vehicle technology.… Continue reading
GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 12, 2012 – Lockheed Martin delivered the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s sixth Mid-Life Upgraded P-3 Orion on Friday, Nov. 9, about 40 days ahead of schedule. This upgrade was completed in 11 months.
“This airplane will… Continue reading
HAMPTON, Va. — The 18,000-pound test article that mimics the size and weight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft crew module recently completed a final series of water impact tests in the Hydro Impact Basin at the agency’s Langley Research Center in… Continue reading
GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 23, 2012 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered the fourth P-3 Orion with new Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) modifications to two months ahead of schedule on Jan. 20.
The MLU installation and phase depot maintenance (PDM) were… Continue reading
Artisans at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) completed the installation of the first new set of wings on a P-3C Orion aircraft at the facility in November to replace a structurally fatigued pair with nearly 30 years of service to… Continue reading
Agency Moves to Implement Deep Space Exploration Plan
WASHINGTON — NASA plans to add an unmanned flight test of the Orion spacecraft in early 2014 to its contract with Lockheed Martin Space Systems for the multi-purpose crew vehicle’s design, development,… Continue reading
The first five operational P-3 Orions are now equipped with modernized computer technology and delivered to the fleet, allowing the P-3 Command, Control, Communications and Computers for Anti-Submarine Warfare (C4 for ASW) program to reach Initial Operational Capability on Sept.… Continue reading
Brazilian Minister of Defence welcomes first P-3 Orion modernised by Airbus Military into the Brazilian Air Force fleet
The first P-3 Orion aircraft to be modified by Airbus Military for the Brazilian Air Force was baptised today by Brazilian Minister of Defence, Celso Amorim, in the presence of the Commander of the Air Force, Juniti Saito, during an… Continue reading
GREENVILLE, S.C., , August 23rd, 2011 — Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently delivered its third P-3 Orion with a new Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) kit to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
This P-3 Orion joins two additional upgraded P-3s… Continue reading
Lockheed Martin has delivered the second P-3 Orion with new Mid-Life Upgrade enhancements to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
This newly re-winged P-3 joins CBPâ€™s first upgraded Orion, which is currently operational. These aircraft support the critical missions of… Continue reading