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May 30, 2011 SpotBeam California - May 30, 2011
May 23, 2011 SpotBeam California - May 23, 2011
May 16, 2011 SpotBeam California - May 16, 2011
May 9, 2011 SpotBeam California - May 9, 2011
May 5, 2011 Posted from the California Space Center Media Coverage page: Riding Space Train to the Space Center (Santa Maria Times)
May 2, 2011 SpotBeam California - May 2, 2011
April 28, 2011 New Membership Profile: Spacecraft Technology Expo, a CSA Partner
April 27, 2011
April 21, 2011

Posted from the California Space Center Media Coverage page

April 19, 2011 SpotBeam California - April 18, 2011
April 18, 2011 Posted from the Events Calendar: 2011 California Space Day Sacramento, May 24, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sacramento
April 12, 2011 SpotBeam California - April 11, 2011
April 7, 2011

Posted from the California Space Center Media Coverage page

April 4, 2011 SpotBeam California - April 4, 2011
April 1, 2011 Posted from the Events page: Central Coast STEM Education Forum, May 24, location TBA
March 31, 2011

Posted from the California Space Center Media Coverage page

March 28, 2011
March 21, 2011
March 14, 2011 SpotBeam California - March 14, 2011
March 7, 2011 SpotBeam California - March 7, 2011
March 2, 2011
February 28, 2011 SpotBeam California - February 28, 2011
February 23, 2011 Posted from the CSA Events Calendar: 2011 Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation Awards
February 16, 2011
February 10, 2011 New Membership Profile: Aerojet/GenCorp (PDF), a CSA President's Circle member
February 9, 2011 Upcoming Event: Reception and Business Forum with the French Aerospace Valley Association (PDF), , co-hosted by CSA and The Silicon Valley Space Business Roundtable
February 8, 2011
February 7, 2011 SpotBeam California - February 7, 2011
February 1, 2011 SpotBeam California - January 31, 2011
January 29, 2011
January 24, 2011 SpotBeam California - January 24, 2011
January 17, 2011 SpotBeam California - January 17, 2011
January 10, 2011 SpotBeam California - January 10, 2011
January 4, 2011 SpotBeam California - January 3, 2011
December 22, 2010 Upcoming Event: 23rd Annual High-Tech Conference, March 1-2, 2011, The Westin LAX Hotel, Los Angeles
December 20, 2010 Upcoming Event: ComDef West San Diego, January 24-25, 2011, San Diego Convention Center
December 14, 2010 SpotBeam California - December 13, 2010
December 10, 2010 Posted from the CSA Members Hiring page: Harrington Group is offering a new position for Sales Executive - Aviation/Aerospace, in the West Coast Area
December 7, 2010 SpotBeam California - December 6, 2010
December 6, 2010
  • 2010 CSA Annual Membership Reception and Dinner Meeting, December 2, 2010
    Eighty CSA members met with the CSA Board of Directors and fellow members at The Proud Bird Restaurant in Los Angeles for an evening of networking and dinner.  Eight small companies showcased their space products and services at the event which was led by CSA Board of Director's Chair, Chris Hoeber, Sr. Vice President & Program Management/Systems Engineering, Space Systems/Loral... (photos)
  • Upcoming Event: Space Tourism 2011 (ST11) and Space Tourism Society (STS) Orbit Awards Dinner, the Olympic Collection, October 4, 2011, Los Angeles
November 29, 2010
November 22, 2010
November 18, 2010 Rep. Capps Meets at CSA's Office with Local Women Aerospace Leaders on the Central Coast
November 15, 2010
November 11, 2010 Upcoming Event: Space Tourism 2011 (ST11), April 28, West Los Angeles
November 8, 2010 SpotBeam California - November 8, 2010
November 3, 2010 Upcoming Event: ITAR Export Compliance Training, December 6, 2010, El Camino College, Hawthorne, CA
November 2, 2010

Upcoming Events:

November 1, 2010 SpotBeam California - November 1, 2010
October 27, 2010
  • Posted from the California Space Center (CSC) Media Coverage page: photos from the October 22, 2010 job site walk
  • The California Space Authority was a proud sponsor of the Silicon Valley Space Business Roundtable held on October 20, 1010 at the Hyatt Hotel in Santa Clara. Dr. Peter Diamandis, X PRIZE Foundation Chairman and CEO was the guest speaker. (photos)
  • CSA Deputy Director Janice Dunn was honored as the founder of the Maryland Space Business Roundtable at the celebration of its 20th anniversary. (photos)
October 26, 2010 SpotBeam California - October 25, 2010
October 20, 2010 From the California Space Center (CSC) Media Coverage page: It's All About Space...Center, That Is!, posted in the Santa Maria Chamber News
October 19, 2010
October 18, 2010
October 12, 2010 SpotBeam California - October 11, 2010
October 4, 2010 SpotBeam California - October 4, 2010
September 29, 2010 Posted from the Events Calendar: Glovia Webinar on Supply Chain Management, October 7, 8:00 a.m. PST
September 28, 2010
September 21, 2010 SpotBeam California - September 20, 2010
September 6, 2010 SpotBeam California - September 6, 2010
August 30, 2010 SpotBeam California - August 30, 2010
August 26, 2010
August 25, 2010
August 23, 2010 SpotBeam California - August 23, 2010
August 16, 2010 SpotBeam California - August 16, 2010
August 9, 2010 SpotBeam California - August 9, 2010
August 2, 2010 SpotBeam California - August 2, 2010
July 29, 2010
  • Upcoming Events:
  • New release: The California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan 2010-2012 (PDF, 6.8 Mb)
  • New release: Economic Impact of California Space Enterprise (PDF, 4 Mb)
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page:
    • Quintron Receives Excellent Rating from NASA Stennis Space Center Quintron is proud to announce that it has received an excellent rating from the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC), NASA’s largest rocket engine test facility. “The contractor’s hardware and components used appear to be of exceptional quality,” said Mark Hughes, NASA Project Manager. “The equipment worked first time right out of the box…and we received outstanding support from management and engineering.”... (more)
    • Lockheed Martin to Develop Modeling Tool for U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Rapid Analysis of Infrastructure Disruption Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center (ATC) has won a 5-year $7 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate for the Complex Event Modeling Simulation and Analysis (CEMSA) project... (more)
July 28, 2010 Posted from the International Opportunities Events page: Governor Schwarzenegger's Trade Mission to South Korea
September 12-16, 2010
July 27, 2010
  • SpotBeam California - July 26, 2010
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Confirms Sea Launch Plan of Reorganization The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware today approved the Sea Launch Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”). Sea Launch Company LLC, a leading provider of launch services to the commercial satellite industry, filed the Plan on May 10, in preparation for its emergence from Chapter 11... (more)
July 26, 2010
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Sea Launch Signs Agreement with EchoStar Sea Launch Company, a leading provider of launch services to the commercial satellite industry, has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of EchoStar Satellite Services L.C.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS), providing EchoStar with the ability to launch up to three satellites on the Sea Launch system... (more)
  • California State bill tracking reports as of July 26, 2010
July 21, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Museum's Education Director Honored with Award The San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM) is proud to announce the forthcoming induction of Francis French, the Museum's Education Director, into the US Space & Rocket Center's Hall of Fame in Huntsville, Alabama... (more)
July 20, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: U.S. Navy Marks 50th Anniversary of First Submerged Launch of Fleet Ballistic Missile Built by Lockheed Martin Today marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs' first underwater launch of a Fleet Ballistic Missile, which was designed and built by Lockheed Martin... (more)
July 19, 2010 SpotBeam California - July 19, 2010
July 15, 2010
July 13, 2010
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page:
    • Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle Passes Key NASA Milestone The Orion crew exploration vehicle has successfully completed the Phase 1 Safety Review of NASA’s Human Rating Requirements for space exploration in low Earth orbit and beyond... (more)
    • Sea Launch Signs Launch Agreement with AsiaSat Sea Launch Company, a leading provider of launch services to the commercial satellite industry, has entered into an agreement with Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (“AsiaSat”), for the launch of an AsiaSat satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit, on the Sea Launch system... (more)
  • SpotBeam California - July 12, 2010
  • Posted from the CSA Events Calendar: Farnborough International Airshow 2010, July 19-25, 2010 in Farnborough Hampshire, United Kingdom
July 9, 2010 California State bill tracking reports as of July 9, 2010
July 7, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: NASA's Flying Telescope Sees Early Success Now, longevity takes on a whole new meaning when we're talking about the stars. And now NASA has a flying telescope, so powerful it's expected to record the birth of distant stars and planets. The telescope, which weighs 17 tons, is built into a 747 that serves as an airborne observatory. It's called SOFIA and it's a marvel of astronomy and aeronautics. But as NPR's Jon Hamilton reports, SOFIA almost didn't get off the ground... (more)
July 5, 2010 SpotBeam California - July 5, 2010
June 29, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page and the Federal Government Relations News page: Statement by the President on the New National Space Policy
June 28, 2010

Posted from the California Space Center Media Coverage page:

SpotBeam California - June 28, 2010

June 25, 2010
  • Posted from the CSA Press Room and the California Space Center Milestones pages: California Space Center Receives Environmental Clearance--No Significant Impact Found for CSA Project
    The California Space Authority (CSA) announced today receipt of a Finding of No Significant Impact and Finding of No Practicable Alternative (FONSI/FONPA) for the California Space Center.  This document is the formal completion of a two-year National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process... (more)
  • California State bill tracking reports as of June 25, 2010
June 23, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: United Launch Alliance Joins the Commercial Spaceflight Federation The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that United Launch Alliance of Denver, Colorado has joined the Federation as an Executive Member. United Launch Alliance operates the Atlas V, Delta II, and Delta IV launch vehicles... (more)
June 22, 2010
  • SpotBeam California - June 21, 2010
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Lockheed Martin-Built Trident II D5 Missile Achieves New Record of 134 Successful Flight Tests in a Row The U.S. Navy conducted successful test flights June 8 and 9 of four Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles (FBMs) built by Lockheed Martin. The Navy launched the
    unarmed missiles from the submerged submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738) in the Atlantic Ocean... (more)
June 18, 2010 Posted from the California Space Center (CSC) Project Milestones page: Environmental Assessment is signed off by Air Force (PDF). Plans for California Space Center found to "...not have a signifcant environmental impact, either by itself or cumulatively with other projects at VAFB [Vandenberg Air Force Base] or within the region of influence..."
June 17, 2010 Posted from the CSA Press Room: CSA Works with NASA to Bring Space Exploration Learning to Remote Students Last month, the distance between two continents was narrowed when space enthusiasts from the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Cape Town, South Africa, participated in a rover exercise with NASA’s Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif... (more)
June 15, 2010
June 14, 2010
  • California State bill tracking reports as of June 13, 2010
  • Posted from the CSA Press Room: CSA Returns from Toulouse Space Show-Potential Opportunities Abound The California Space Authority (CSA) completed its mission to the Toulouse Space Show this week
    after an impressive agenda of speaking engagements and business development opportunities... (more)
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page:
    • Lockheed Martin Successfully Completes Key Test Milestone for First Mobile User Objective Satellite The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced that they have successfully completed a significant test milestone for the first satellite in the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) program... (more)
    • Lockheed Martin Solar X-Ray Imager on NOAA GOES-15 Spacecraft Sees First Light...The Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) instrument aboard the NOAA GOES-15 spacecraft has seen “first light."... (more)
June 9, 2010
June 8, 2010 Posted from the International Opportunities News page:
June 8, 2010 A new CSA Membership Profile: Innoflight Incorporated
June 7, 2010
June 4, 2010 A new CSA Membership Profile: 4 Star Electronics
June 1, 2010 SpotBeam California - June 1, 2010
May 26, 2010
  • Posted from the International Opportunities Events/Programs page:
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Lockheed Martin-developed Tool Enables Scientists to Efficiently Utilize Massive Data Stream from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory The immense volume of data generated by the suite of instruments on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) requires new tools for efficient identifying and accessing data that is most relevant to research investigations... (more)
May 25, 2010
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Lockheed Martin Delivers First U.S. Air Force Advanced EHF Satellite Lockheed Martin has delivered the first satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for a July 30 liftoff aboard an Atlas V launch vehicle... (more)
  • Posted from the International Opportunities Events/Programs page: Australian Space Development Conference,
    July 5-7, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia
May 24, 2010 SpotBeam California - May 24, 2010
May 20, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Lockheed Martin Realigns Commercial Space Structure Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems has aligned its Commercial Space Systems unit within the company's Global Communications Systems business, a new organizational structure designed to enhance synergies and efficiencies in providing advanced communications solutions to government and commercial customers around the globe... (more)
May 19, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Executive SpotLight: Christopher Hoeber
May 17, 2010 SpotBeam California - May 17, 2010
May 14, 2010
  • Posted from the Federal Government Relations page:
    • NASA Ames Stimulates Economy With Jobs And Innovation NASA's Ames Research Center generated 5,300 jobs and $877 million in total annual economic activity in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area in 2009, according to a new economic benefits study... (more)
    • Space Pioneers Fight Policy, posted from http://cosmiclog.msnbc
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: International SpaceStationTeam Receives 2009 Collier Trophy The 2009 Robert J. Collier Trophy has been presented to NASA and the International Space Station Team by the National Aeronautic Association... (more)
May 12, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Sea Launch Files Plan of Reorganization Sea Launch Company LLC, a leading provider of launch services to the commercial satellite industry, has filed a Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”) with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, in preparation for its emergence from Chapter 11. Sea Launch filed voluntary petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on June 22, 2009...(more)
May 11, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Quintron Provides Communications System for Recent Atlas V Launch Transporting X-37B 'Orbital Test Vehicle'
May 10, 2010
May 5, 2010
May 4, 2010 Posted from the CSA Events Calendar: Riding the Wave, New Space Defined
Guest Speaker: Rick Tumlinson, Friday, May 21, 7:30 am - 9:00, Los Angeles
May 3, 2010
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page:
    • Lockheed Martin Delivers Communications System Module for Second Mobile User Objective System Satellite Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has delivered a cutting-edge communications system module for the second satellite in the U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) program... (more)
    • Award Honoring Space Medicine Advancements Named for Space Pioneer and Former Wyle Executive An award honoring the advancement of medicine in space has been named for the first physician/astronaut, Dr. Joe Kerwin, a former executive at Wyle who flew aboard the 28-day Skylab 2 mission in 1973... (more)
  • Posted from the CSA Events Calendar: CCST/CSA California Innovation Ecosystem Roundtable Meeting
  • SpotBeam California - May 3, 2010
Aprl 28, 2010
Aprl 27, 2010 Posted from the California Space Center Events page: CSA Extends a Special Invitation to Community Members of the Central Coast: Morro Bay, Thursday, June 3 (PDF)
Aprl 26, 2010
Aprl 22, 2010
  • Posted from the Federal Government Relations News page: Secretary of Defense Gates Speech on Export Controls and Dual Use Items Business Executives for National Security (Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC, Tuesday, April 20, 2010... (more)
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page:
    • Lockheed Martin Hosts 4,000 Students Across the U.S. During Young Minds At Work Day opened its doors to students, aged six to 18 years, for the company’s annual Young Minds at Work Day.  A total of approximately 4,000 students are participating at company facilities in Colorado, California, Alabama and Pennsylvania... (more)
    • Lockheed Martin-built Instruments See "First Light" on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Spectacular “first light” images and data from the three state-of-the art instruments on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) were unveiled yesterday morning by NASA. The SDO spacecraft was launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on February 11, 2010... (more)
    • Lockheed Martin-built Hubble Space Telescope Marks 20 Years of Astronomical Discovery NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST), built and integrated at the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, was launched 20 years ago aboard Space Shuttle Discovery, on April 24, 1990, ushering in a new golden age of astronomy. HST was released by the crew into Earth orbit the next day and the universe hasn't looked the same since... (more)
April 19, 2010
April 14, 2010
April 13, 2010
April 12, 2010
  • Posted from the Federal Government Relations page: NASA Announces Future Work Assignments for Field Centers NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver presented an outline for new and extended program assignments across the agency Thursday in support of the president's fiscal year 2011 budget request.... (more)
  • SpotBeam California - April 12, 2010
April 8, 2010 Posted from the State Government Relations page: Governor Schwarzenegger Establishes Office of Economic Development Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed an executive order establishing the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GoED), a one-stop shop to help businesses acquire the direction, information and resources they need to invest, succeed and expand in California... (more)
April 6, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Monterey Students Set To Receive Call from Orbiting Space Shuttle Astronauts--Including Former Teacher Eighth grade students and children of the military community in California's Monterey Peninsula area will speak with astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth on Saturday, April 10... (more)
April 6, 2010
April 5, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: World's First Weather Satellite Launched 20 Years Ago Today and Lockheed Martin Has Been Involved From the Very Beginning
March 31, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Quintron Supports Recent Delta IV Weather Satellite Launch Quintron Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that it supported the recent Delta IV weather satellite launch from Cape Canaveral with several critical communications systems... (more)
March 30, 2010 Posted from the Federal Government Relations News page: Letter to Sen. John Kerry, Chairman, Foreign Relations Committee, from the Aerospace States Association requesting authority to the executive branch to remove from and add to the U.S. Munitions List items related to commercial satellites (Senate Bill S. 2971)... (more)
March 29, 2010
March 25, 2010
March 24, 2010
March 23, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Opening of the New esa-p Supplier Portal
March 22, 2010M
  • Two new CSA web profiles:
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page:
    • Sea Launch Receives Court Approval for Additional Financing Sea Launch received final approval on March 17 from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware on its motion to secure a second tranche of debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing in the amount of $12 million from Space Launch Services, LLC (SLS)... (more)
    • Virgin Galactic's VSS Enterprise First Flight (World's First Commercial Spaceship Takes Inaugural Flight, Mojave Air and Spaceport Mjoave, CA Virgin Galactic announced today that VSS Enterprise has completed her inaugural captive carry flight... (more)
  • Posted from the California Space Center Media page: Vandenberg AFB and Space Authority Partner to Bring Cosmos to California The birthplace of the Air Force rocket program could soon serve as a launch pad for an interactive museum designed to inspire visitors to reach for the stars. The Air Force is partnering with the California Space Center to develop a museum on 71 acres of non-excess land at Vandenberg AFB, Califorina... (more)
  • California State bill tracking reports as of March 22, 2010
  • Posted from the CSA Press Room: Actress Nichelle Nichols Visits California Space Center Site (Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura hosted by California Space Authority) The California Space Authority (CSA) welcomed actress Nichell Nichols to the site of the future California Space Center today. The visit was part of CSA's effort to build awareness about the Center... (more)
  • SpotBeam California - March 22, 2010
March 17, 2010
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page:
    • Airgas and XCOR Aerospace Announce Supply and Sponsorship Agreements
      Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), the largest U.S. distributor of gases, welding and safety products, and XCOR Aerospace, which develops and produces reusable rocket-powered vehicles and propulsion systems, today jointly announced a 15-year product sales agreement and a sponsorship agreement... (more)
    • Quintron Selected to Support Over 40 Southern California Schools with Enhanced Network Infrastructures Through Federal E-Rate Program Quintron Systems is pleased to announce that it has won bids to support over 40 schools with telephone and computer network infrastructures through the Federal E-Rate program... (more)
  • Posted from the International Opportunities page: Toulouse Space Show 2010
March 16, 2010 Posted from the Events Calendar page: Catch The Wave, April 21, 2010, Mission Inn, Riverside, CA
March 15, 2010
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page:
    • GeoEye Selects Lockheed Martin to Build Next-Generation Commercial Remote Sensing Satellite System Lockheed Martin announced today that it has been selected by GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY) to build the company's next-generation, high-resolution Earth imaging satellite system known as GeoEye-2. Financial terms are not being disclosed at this time... (more)
    • Jason Y. Kim, Office of Space Commercialization, NOAA Satellite & Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerice, is seeking candidates for an unpaid summer internship. Contact: (202) 482-5827
  • SpotBeam California - March 15, 2010
March 10, 2010 Posted from the Events Calendar page: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Composites Manufacturing 2010
March 9, 2010 Posted from the CSA Press Room: California Space Week Kicks-Off The California Space Authority (CSA) kicked off its Twelfth Annual California Space Week Washington, DC today at the Washington Offices of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with a morning session that included Space Florida, Alaska Aerospace and the New Mexico Spaceport Authority representatives... (more)
March 8, 2010
March 4, 2010 "Human Space Flight Capability Assurance and Enhancement Act of 2010" (S. 3068)
The Senate has responded to the President's budget request for NASA by introducing a bill, "Human Space Flight Capability Assurance and Enhancement Act of 2010" (S. 3068), that is dramatically different in its priorities... (more)
March 2, 2010
March 1, 2010
  • Posted from the CSA Press Room: CSEWI and CSA Honored by NASA
    Efforts to Host the Regolith Excavation Challenge Are Recognized... (more)
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page:
    • Sea Launch to Receive Additional DIP Financing – Sea Launch Company, LLC, will receive a second tranche of debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from Space Launch Services, LLC (SLS)... (more)
    • Military Communications Satellite Built By Lockheed Martin Achieves 10 Years in Service The U.S. Air Force’s Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) B8 satellite, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], has surpassed its 10-year design life of on-orbit service in providing secure and reliable communications capabilities for the warfighter... (more)
    • Lockheed Martin Solar X-ray Imager to be Launched on NOAA GOES-P Spacecraft The Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) instrument, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] at its Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is ready for flight... (more)
    • Lockheed Martin Orion Team Fabricates World's Largest Heat Shield Structure Innovative high-temperature material system to provide better crew protection... (more)
  • Posted from the Events Calendar page: California's Climate Educator Conference, May 1-2, 2010 at JPL in Pasadena
  • Science Team from Ames Research Center Wins 2009 NASA Software of Year Award The NASA World Wind Java computer program developed at the agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., is the winner of NASA's 2009 Software of the Year Award. For more information about NASA's Inventions and Contributions Board, visit: http://icb.nasa.gov.
  • SpotBeam California - March 1, 2010
February 25, 2010
February 22, 2010
    • "Stardust-NExT Spacecraft Fires Engines to Delay Arrival at Comet (Lockheed Martin-built spacecraft one year away from encounter with Tempel 1 NASA’s Stardust-NExT (New Exploration of Tempel) spacecraft fired its engines for 22 minutes 53 seconds on Feb. 17 to purposely delay its arrival at comet Tempel 1 by 8 hours 21 minutes... (more)
    • Space Exploration Alliance Set For Congressional Summit The Space Exploration Alliance, the nation's largest coalition of non-profit space advocacy groups, is poised for its annual visit to Capitol Hill where members will embody the broad public support for human space exploration... (more)
    • NASA's WISE Mission Releases Medley of First Images A diverse cast of cosmic characters is showcased in the first survey images NASA released Wednesday from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. Since WISE began its scan of the entire sky in infrared light on Jan. 14, the space telescope has beamed back more than a quarter of a million raw, infrared images. Four new, processed pictures illustrate a sampling of the mission's targets -- a wispy comet, a bursting star-forming cloud, the grand Andromeda galaxy and a faraway cluster of hundreds of galaxies. To view the images and for more information about WISE, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/wise.
  • California State bill tracking reports as of February 22, 2010
  • SpotBeam California - February 22, 2010
February 16, 2010
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Second Missile Warning Satellite Achieves Key Testing Milestone at Lockheed Martin
    Lockheed Martin announced today that it has achieved a key integrated test milestone on the second Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft at its facilities in Sunnyvale, Calif... (more)
  • Posted from the Federal Government Relations News page: Space Race Cuts: Local Firms Wait To the aerospace industry in Southern California the proposed budget for NASA released this month is just that – a proposal. The document is still a work in progress with possible changes coming once Congress gets its say on the direction of the nation’s space program...(more)
  • SpotBeam California - February 16, 2010
  • Posted from the CSA Press Room: CSA Issues Statement on NASA Budget--President Obama Proposal is Game Changer
    Andrea Seastrand, Executive Director of the California Space Authority (CSA), issued the following statement in reaction to President Barak Obama’s February 1 release of his FY 2011 NASA Budget Proposal... (more)
February 10, 2010

Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: CPUC Takes Another Step Toward State's Renewable Energy Goal with Approval of PG&E Contract The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today approved a renewable energy contract for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), furthering the state's progress towards its renewable energy goals. Through its power purchase agreement with Solaren Corporation, PG&E is entitled to generation from a first-of-its kind space-based solar project... (more)

Letter of Support by Michael R. Peevey, President, CA Public Utilities Commission

February 9, 2010

Posted from the International Opportunities page:

February 8, 2010
February 3, 2010
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page:
    • Lockheed Martin-built Instruments Ready for Launch on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
      Two state-of-the art solar instruments built at the Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory of the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto are awaiting launch on Feb. 9, 2010 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket... (more)
    • SpaceX Completes Dragon Spacecraft Cargo Loading Milestone in Preparation for Delivery Services to International Space Station
      Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently conducted a three-day long demonstration of cargo loading and unloading procedures for its Dragon spacecraft, which NASA has contracted to provide delivery services to the International Space Station (ISS) starting in 2010... (more)
February 1, 2010
January 28, 2010 Posted from the Federal Government Relations page (News): NASA Cues Up University CubeSats for Glory Launch This Fall
NASA will launch small research satellites for several universities as part of the agency's Educational Launch of Nanosatellite, or ELaNA, mission. The satellites are manifested as an auxiliary payload on the Taurus XL launch vehicle for NASA's Glory mission, planned for liftoff in late November... (more)
January 26, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Quintron Systems Celebrates 40 Years Quintron is pleased to announce its 40th anniversary – for 40 years, Quintron has provided high technology and cost effective solutions to government and industry in support of mission critical communications and security requirements for command and control applications... (more)
January 25, 2010
January 20, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Lockheed Martin Achieves Key Integration Milestones on First Mobile User Objective System Satellite
Lockheed Martin announced today that it has successfully mated the first Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite's high-performance communications system module with the propulsion core at its facilities in Sunnyvale, CA... (more)
January 19, 2010 SpotBeam California - January 19, 2010
January 14, 2010
  • Posted from the CSA Press Room: CSA Board Broadens--Voice from Labor Joins Those of Industry, Academia and Government
    As the California Space Authority (CSA) enters the New Year, it is pleased to welcome new members to its Board of Directors, including a voice from labor and additional voices from business. Also being seated will be a new Liaison from the U.S. Navy... (more)
  • Posted from the Events Calendar page:
January 13, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: From the SatMagazine website--FOCUS--Interorbital + TubeSat: TubeSat Preps for NEPTUNE 30, by Randa Relich Milliron, CEO, Interorbital Systems
Interorbital Systems (IOS), based in Mojave, CA is a rocket manufacturer as well as a small satellite developer. The Company recently announced the names of the teams and experiments slated to fly on the first orbital launch of the company's new modular rocket, the NEPTUNE 30... (more)
January 12, 2010
  • Posted from the Events Calendar: AIAA Space 2010 Conference & Exhibition, August 31 - September 3, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA
  • From the California Space Center Media Coverage page: Space Center Could Take Off After years of groundwork, efforts to develop the California Space Center on Air Force property off Highway 1 may roar to life in 2010...(more)
January 11, 2010
January 6, 2010 Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page: Space Systems/Loral Selected for Contract with NASA Ames Research Center
Commercial Satellite Leader To Provide Space-Proven Propulsion System for Moon Exploration... (more)
January 5, 2010
January 4, 2010
  • Posted from the Enterprise Success Stories page:
    • Space Systems/Loral Selected to Provide Satellite to Echostar Corporation
      Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) today announced that it was selected to provide a new direct broadcast satellite (DBS), EchoStar XVI, to a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation... (more)
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  • SpotBeam California - January 4, 2010
  • Posted from the California Space Center Media Coverage page: Santa Maria Is Space Central--Santa Maria group promotes California's future in the business of outer space