Lockheed Martin Space Plane
August 12, 2008
This launch was a non-public, unpublished event at the request of
Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin is testing proprietary advanced autonomous launch technologies.
UP Aerospace was contracted by Lockheed Martin to provide the launch services for the test flight including
launch operations, Spaceport and FAA launch approvals, launch facilities, and recovery of the
“Today’s launch successfully lifted off at 7 a.m. local time at
the beginning of our three-hour launch window. We are very pleased to be a small business partner working
with Lockheed Martin on their research and development technology programs by supplying low-cost, fast
turnaround launch operation,“ said UP Aerospace President Jerry Larson.
Above Photo: Lockheed Martins autonomous rocket plane lifts
off from UP Aerospace launch complex at Spaceport America in Southern New Mexico August 12,
2008 (Credit: Lockheed Martin Space Systems