DENVER, May 31, 2016 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Arab Satellite Communications Organization and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) have successfully completed a comprehensive technical review of Arabsat 6A and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1, two satellites that will provide television, internet, telephone and secure communications, to customers in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.To achieve this milestone, Lockheed Martin completed the Critical Design Review of the satellite and each subsystem, demonstrating the satellite design meets technical specifications and is ready for the next phase of production. With Critical Design Review complete and manufacturing underway, the Lockheed Martin team will now move further into the production process.“Now that we’ve completed this intensive design review, we’re moving forward into the build, integration and test phase for Arabsat 6A and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1,” said Carl Marchetto, Lockheed Martin’s vice president and general manager of Commercial Space. “We’re already producing important components for the satellites including antenna reflectors, panels and the core structure, and are excited to continue manufacturing these important satellites.”Arabsat 6A will be located at 30.5 degrees East and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 will be located at 39 degrees East. Both satellites will be designed for a 15-year service life, and will be manufactured in Denver, Colorado. There are five modernized A2100 satellites currently under contract to Lockheed Martin and they are designed for a host of missions and customers around the globe.
So it begins. Launch hazard area issued by 45th Space Wing for 4/7 #SpaceX #FalconHeavy launch from Kennedy Space Center. In effect from 1630 to 2130 ET (2030 to 0130 UTC). Boosters will target LZ-1 and drone ship landings
TEL still on the pad as of this morning, per Brady:https://mobile.twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/1111987276534435840
It sounds like the TE at LC-39A was just raised moments ago to pick up the reaction frame and roll it back in the HIF ahead of Falcon Heavy's static fire on the 2nd.
DEPARTURE! Of Course I Still Love You and Tug Hollywood are now leaving Port Canaveral ahead of Sunday's recovery.The droneship is heading further downrange than ever before to a distance of 967km!
Notices went out to KSC employees just now. Static fire still on for tomorrow at this point. Window below. I will be live streaming it all for you thanks to the mighty resources of @KSpaceAcademy. #FalconHeavy #SpaceX
TE is now horizontal on 39A