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NASA’s X-59 Supersonic Aircraft Will Be Revealed This Friday
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NASA’s X-59 Supersonic Aircraft Will Be Revealed This Friday

NASA's X-59 Supersonic Aircraft will be revealed this Friday, January 12 at 4PM. The reveal will happen with both NASA and prime contractor Lockheed Martin, on NASA TV.The event will be broadcasted from the Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works facility, in Palmdale, California - where the aircraft was made.“This is the big reveal. The rollout is a huge milestone toward achieving the overarching goal of the Quesst mission to quiet the sonic boom.” Catherine Bahm, Manager of NASA’s Low Boom Flight DemonstratorThe X-59 Supersonic Aircraft will take part in the Quesst mission, where it will demonstrate is quiet supersonic abilities. NASA will fly the aircraft over some USA communities, and will survey what people heard on the ground. The agency will then share data with regulators, who ...
Lockheed Martin Cancels Plan to Acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne
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Lockheed Martin Cancels Plan to Acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne

On February 13, Lockheed Martin made an announcement stating that it has chosen to cancel its $4.4 billion agreement to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne, a manufacturer of rocket engines.This decision was made less than three weeks after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit aiming to prevent the acquisition. In December 2020, Lockheed Martin had initially expressed its intention to purchase Aerojet Rocketdyne, which happens to be the final independent supplier of missile propulsion systems in the United States.The FTC, voting unanimously at 4-0 last month, sought an injunction to block the transaction on the basis of antitrust concerns. Their argument was that if the deal went through, Lockheed would gain the ability to monopolize critical components necessary for the cons...
Lockheed Martin Will Reorganize It’s Space Business
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Lockheed Martin Will Reorganize It’s Space Business

On May 4th, Lockheed Martin announced they are reorganizing several space businesses into three different sectors: Commercial civil space, national security space, and strategic and missile defense.Starting with the Commercial Civil Space sector, they will focus on space exploration missions, space infrastructure, and scientific projects.The National Security space will be led by vice president and general manager Maria Demaree, which will be a new area of business that includes classified and defense portfolios in support of the U.S. militart and special programs.Finally, the strategic and missile defense will focus on strategic deterrence, missile defense, and hypersonic vehicle programs. This makes me wonder, are we working on a secret alien defense program?For those w...