Lockheed Martin’s Plan to ‘Ignite’ Space Innovation

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SATELLITE 2023 — Defense sector behemoth Lockheed Martin Space has established a new unit, called Ignite, designed to not just foster innovation but rapidly mature new technologies in order to meet its customer’s — the Pentagon, the Intelligence Community and NASA — need for speed in acquiring new on-orbit capabilities, executive vice president Robert Lightfoot said today.

“What we’ve heard from the traditional customers is: ‘we need better technical maturity, we need to get it faster,’” he told Breaking Defense in an interview during the Satellite 2023 conference.

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