Lockheed Martin Realigns its Space Business to Boost Efficiency

Lockheed Martin Realigns its Space Business to Boost Efficiency

The Space business area within Lockheed Martin announced upcoming changes in order to promote greater effectiveness in delivering on customer missions, support growth and innovation, and create stronger collaboration with customers, suppliers and partners. The realignment follows the recent establishment of Lockheed Martin Space’s Ignite organization, an innovation hub for rapid capability development.

“With an eye toward the future and building on our current business momentum, these changes position us to deliver end-to-end solutions for today’s mission demands and well into the future,” said Robert Lightfoot, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Space. “I’m both excited about this next chapter and confident in our team’s ability to unlock new and enhanced impact for our customers.”

As Space capabilities continue to be a critical enabler within the battlespace and global economy, the industry is seeing significant movement in customer requirements, a renewed competitive environment, and a shift in the pace and urgency to address emerging threats. To meet these needs, Lockheed Martin Space will transition from five lines of business to three, better enabling the business to deliver 21st Century Security capabilities and pursue innovation, exploration and discovery missions.

  • Commercial Civil Space will continue to include scientific discovery and exploration missions, while focusing on space infrastructure development.
  • National Security Space will be a new line of business that incorporates classified and defense portfolios, aligning programs that support military space, mission solutions and special programs customers.
  • Strategic and Missile Defense Systems will continue to include strategic deterrence, missile defense and hypersonic programs.

This new National Security Space team will be led by Vice President and General Manager Maria Demaree, who holds a proven track record leading Lockheed Martin Space’s classified and defense portfolio and brings companywide experience across domains and customer missions. Her experience also includes leading Lockheed Martin’s enterprise JADC2 corporate initiative, in which Demaree oversees the ongoing imperative for modernized capabilities enabling customers to sense, make sense and act quickly—regardless of their branch of service. In this capacity, she leads the development of an integrated product strategy across the company’s business areas.

During this transition, Johnathon Caldwell, vice president and general manager of Military Space, and Stacy Kubicek, vice president and general manager of Mission Solutions, will remain in their current roles and serve as strategic advisors working closely with Demaree on the creation and shaping of the new National Security Space organization.

Lockheed Martin Space will also stand up a Product Center focused on driving affordability and marketability of Lockheed Martin Space products for internal and external customers. It will be led by Mike Patton, who previously ran Lockheed Martin Space Operations and brings a career in production expertise from GE. Lockheed Martin Space will transition into this new organizational alignment over the coming months.

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Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


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GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


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Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


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Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013