Space Systems

The Future of Space


What does the space industry look like 10 or 15 years from now? Will humans be on their way to Mars or will they already be living on the Red Planet? Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems, shares his vision of why space is the place to be in his latest LinkedIn post.


 

Humanitarian Aid from Space
How Mobile Technology and Satellites Improve Disaster Relief

Lockheed Martin and other members of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Space are developing a free, open-source web tool that uses the power of space technologies to deliver accurate, up-to-date information to humanitarian relief efforts. The product, called HelpNow™, will help individuals, governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that require support locating and routing humanitarian aid to areas that need it most.

 

Innovate

From production advancements like 3-D printing and digital design, we’re helping reduce the cost and cycle time of building today’s payloads and satellites. Our payload Centers of Excellence are driving next-generation, mission-enabling payload development, and the modernized A2100 satellite bus is powering the next information revolution and driving the convergence between customers. But beyond innovation, we have a unique asset that is driving change. Our Advanced Technology Center is an internal R&D organization that serves to not only support innovation but technological invention as well.  We are inventing enablers that lead to “generation after next” solutions and capabilities.

 

 

Modernize
Revitalizing Proven Platforms

 

In today’s data-driven world, consumers demand ever-increasing access to information. That access, enabled by space technology, connects people, generates information about the world, and shares that information around the globe.

 

We’re working hard engineering satellites that are resilient, affordable and flexible. We’re applying innovation to deliver value to government and commercial customers in the form of better buying power and applying our broad mission expertise to help them pave the way for tomorrow’s architectures.

As a leader in space, we’re not just satellite manufacturers. Our role is to give people the access to the information they need. Since Satcom-1 unleashed a media revolution in 1975, we have launched more than 100 commercial satellites that serve a host of missions.

Our proven A2100 satellite serves as the common framework behind our production programs and has been adopted for commercial and governmental use including the next generation of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite–R series (GOES-R) weather satellites, Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) government communications satellites, and the new Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellites.

 

STEM
Impacting Education

Advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin. We know firsthand the importance of educating our young people in these areas. Our future success — and our nation’s technological advantage — depend on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent.