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March 15, 2011

SBIRS GEO-1 To Be Processed For May 2011 Launch

First Satellite In Stationary Orbit To Be Tasked With Missile Detection

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have delivered the first geosynchronous (GEO-1) Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, where it will be prepared for an early May liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle.

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Aero-TV: Skycatcher 2011 Update -- Cessna’s LSA Program Matures Nicely

Company Projects It Will Deliver 150 LSAs In 2011

It looks to be a better year for most things Cessna. And that starts with the Skycatcher program. When we interviewed Cessna's Bob Stangarone at the 2011 Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo, the company had reported that it had received more than 60 Skycatcher light sport aircraft from Shenyang Aircraft Corporation -- and better yet, in conjunction with its reassembly site at Yingling Aviation in Wichita, KS, Cessna has delivered more than 30 Skycatchers. Times, indeed, have changed.

Worker Killed In Fall At KSC

Work Was Suspended On Pad 39A

A United Space Alliance worker fell at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A at about 0740 EDT Monday morning. NASA emergency medical personnel responded, but they were unable to revive the man.

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