Countdown to Launch: Shipping the Satellite

A flatbed trailer big-rig pulled out of the Boeing Satellite Development Center on Imperial Highway in El Segundo. The rush hour traffic on Imperial Highway had died down, making it easier to travel the short distance from the world’s largest satellite factory to  More »

Countdown to Launch: Ready for Review

As the GPS IIF-9 launch gets closer, it’s necessary to decide whether the rocket and spacecraft are really ready to go. To that end, the Air Force holds a series of reviews to ensure things are going smoothly.  More »

Aerospace Starts Pi Day Celebration Early

On March 11 at 3:14 p.m. (and 15 seconds) early career employees in D8 celebrated Pi Day three days early with a friendly pie-making (and eating) contest.  More »

Countdown to Launch: Wet Dress Rehearsal

The day a rocket launches, many tasks must be completed at specific times by both people and machines. To ensure clean performance on the day of launch, a rehearsal is in order.  More »

Patent and Trademark Office Reps Tour Aerospace

A group of examiners from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) paid an inaugural visit to the Aerospace offices in El Segundo on Wednesday, March 4, where they  More »

Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot Shares Her Compelling Story

Lt. La’Shanda Holmes is no stranger to adversity. Faced with a difficult childhood, her challenges just pushed her to thrive and excel. She is the first African-American woman to become a helicopter pilot in the United States Coast Guard,  More »

Countdown to Launch: Delta IV Takes a Cruise

Aerospace employees were on hand when a Delta IV Common Booster Core and the rocket’s second stage left the United Launch Alliance (ULA) factory in Decatur, Ala., for a boat ride to Port Canaveral, Fla.  More »

10 Reasons to Love Engineering

This week is National Engineers Week, an annual observance started by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951 to raise public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to the quality of  More »

Countdown to Launch: Looking at the Hardware

A rocket is a complex vehicle with a lot of parts, and the Delta IV that will launch GPS IIF-9 is no exception.  More »

Chantilly Campus Group Wins Team of the Year Award

The 2014 Aerospace Team of the Year Award was presented Feb. 6 to the Chantilly Campus team for “development of the Chantilly Corporate Campus that lays the foundation for our support to Intelligence Community customers for years to come.”  More »

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