Tuesday, September 22, 2009
A next-generation satellite designed and built by Lockheed Martin is performing as required following its successful launch from Cape Canaveral earlier this month. The program, designated PAN, consists of a turnkey commercial-based satellite, ground and launch system developed to meet the U.S. government's future needs. The satellite is based on Lockheed Martin's A2100 spacecraft series. (Source: Lockheed Martin, 09/22/09) Gulf Coast note: Some of the work on the satellite was done at Lockheed Martin Space and Technology Center, Stennis Space Center, Miss.