22 August 2014
The launch date for the US government´s CLIO satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has been set for Sept. 16, 2014. CLIO will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
The CLIO system is based on commercial technology, including Lockheed Martin´s A2100 satellite bus. The A2100 bus is a common framework including the satellite´s solar arrays, propulsion system and core electronics. There are currently more than 40 A2100 spacecraft in orbit with more than 400 collective years of on-orbit service, including both commercial and US government satellites.
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 Corp.´s net sales for 2013 were USD45.4bn.