Lockheed Martin commits to run tests at Spaceport America

The aerospace giant agrees to a memorandum of understanding to conduct ongoing launch tests at the New Mexico facility.

Spaceport America, located near Las Cruces, N.M., said Lockheed Martin has committed to conducting operations at the spaceport. Spaceport America

The New Mexico Spaceport Authority, which runs Spaceport America, announced Tuesday that Lockheed Martin has committed to conducting operations at the facility near Las Cruces, N.M.

According to the release, Lockheed has been involved with Spaceport for some time already, having tested new launch technologies. It said that last December, Lockheed and launch provider UP Aerospace carried out a "small demonstration launch to test proprietary technology."

Now, Lockheed has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Spaceport to conduct ongoing testing at the facility.

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