Lockheed Martin on Team to Provide Mission Planning Support to the International Space Station
ROCKVILLE, Md., July 21, 2014 – As part of an SGT, Inc.-led team, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will provide mission and flight crew operations support to NASA for the International Space Station (ISS) and future human space exploration. These support services within the Integrated Mission Operations Contract II (IMOC II) are critical to the safe operation of all NASA human spaceflight missions.
Under IMOC II, Lockheed Martin will provide expertise to support mission planning and preparation, crew and flight controller training and real-time mission execution at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Lockheed Martin also will provide ground-based human spaceflight services for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, for which Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor, and new commercial cargo vehicles.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this contract, as it allows us the opportunity to support future exploration and human spaceflight missions,” said Rick Hieb, vice president of Exploration & Mission Support in Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business. “Together with SGT, we can apply resources and experience to ensure we are advancing NASA’s mission through IMOC II.”
In addition to this new NASA support contract, Lockheed Martin manages, stores and maintains more than 3 million items for the ISS crew and keeps the station supplied with critical items to sustain the crew and continue important scientific research. Lockheed Martin also supports Johnson Space Center by providing a broad range of engineering, science and technical services.
About Lockheed Martin:
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.
About SGT, Inc.:
SGT, Inc. is privately held and headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland. SGT, Inc. provides aerospace engineering, earth and planetary science modeling and analysis, information systems, project management, operational support and technical services to NASA, DOT, NOAA, USGS, DOD, and various other government and commercial organizations.
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