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Lockheed Martin Successfully Launches CLIO Satellite

By CIOReview | Thursday, September 18, 2014

FREMONT, CA: The U.S Government’s CLIO satellite built and designed by Lockheed martin was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Lift-off occurred at 6:10 p.m. MDT aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle.

The Atlas V is a launch vehicle, with an unparalleled record of 49 consecutive successful launches. United Launch Alliance is the launch services provider.

The CLIO system, based on innovative commercial technology includes Lockheed Martin's A2100 satellite bus which is a common framework that contains 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 the U.S. Government satellites.

"We are very proud to deliver mission success for our U.S. Government customer," said Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems. "Our A2100 bus provides outstanding reliability, flexibility and proven performance, all at an affordable cost to our customers."