Super-Storm Early Warnings From Four Extreme Weather-Tracking Satellites

In both 2016 and 2018, Lockheed Martin launched one next-generation weather tracking satellite—known as GOES, or Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites—capable of detecting almost every bolt of lightning in the Western Hemisphere. Two more of these 6,000-pound satellites will be launched in 2021 and 2024. With all four in place, they’ll be able to monitor electrical activity in the atmosphere—and the data they amass will help to …

NASA Begins Working on the Concorde Jet’s Successor

NASA has hired aerospace company Lockheed Martin to design a “low-boom” supersonic passenger plane that could become the successor to the famous Concorde jet. The “low-boom” specification of the design would require it to break the sound barrier with a “soft thump” rather than the boisterous boom supersonic flight is known for. It will be the first X-plane in NASA’s New Aviation Horizons initiative. Read …