08.12.2008
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2008-12-08 - GOES-R for Lockheed MartinLockheed Martin selected for GOES-R

Neuer US-Wettersatellit: Lockheed Martin gewinnt AuftragThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced  it has selected Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for award of a contract to build the next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series, known as GOES-R, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The basic contract is for two spacecraft.

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Lockheed Martin hat den Auftrag für den neuen US-Wettersatelliten GOES-R gewonnen (Bild: Lockheed Martin).  

 

Neuer US-Wettersatellit: Lockheed Martin gewinnt Auftrag
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced  it has selected Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for award of a contract to build the next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series, known as GOES-R, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The basic contract is for two spacecraft. Two options each provide for one additional spacecraft. The total estimated value of the basic contract including options is $1.09 billion.
Data from the GOES system provides accurate real-time weather forecast and early warning products to the public and private sectors. The GOES-R mission will improve forecasting quality and timeliness generating significant economic benefits to the nation in the areas of climate monitoring, ecosystems management, commerce and transportation.
Lockheed Martin's GOES-R solution builds upon the A2100 geosynchronous spacecraft bus and proven precision imaging capabilities from previous remote sensing programs. The A2100 satellite fleet currently consists of 36 satellites and has achieved an accumulated 200 years of successful in-orbit operations.




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