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Former Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Joins Orbital ATK as Senior Operations Director for CRS Program

Rick Mastracchio, a former NASA astronaut, has joined Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) as senior director of operations for the Commercial Resupply Services program within the company’s space systems group. Orbital ATK said Monday Mastracchio will oversee the CRS mission and cargo operations teams and support other programs for the human space systems …

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NASA Awards Raytheon Potential $155M Neural Buoyancy Lab Support Contract

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential seven-year, $154.5 million contract from NASA to support flight crew training and development efforts in the space agency’s Neural Buoyancy Laboratory at the Houston-based Sonny Carter Training Facility. The company’s intelligence, information and service unit will help the laboratory procure  life-support systems for submersed space-suited objects as …

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Orbital ATK Concludes 7th Commercial Resupply Mission With NASA

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 13, 2017 — Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) seventh mission to the International Space Station as part of a NASA Commercial Resupply Services-1 contract has concluded with the re-entry of the company’s S.S. John Glenn spacecraft to Earth, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Sunday the Cygnus vehicle sent on …

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Bastion Technologies Awarded $268M NASA Facility Safety, Mission Assurance Contract

Bastion Technologies has received a potential eight-year, $267.5 million contract to perform safety and mission assurance support at NASA‘s Huntsville, Alabama-based Marshall Space Flight Center. NASA said Saturday the company will also provide technical and engineering services to MSFC’s safety and mission assurance directorate, the Stennis Space Center Mississippi and the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana. …

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Orbital ATK Spacecraft Moves to 2nd Phase of NASA OA-7 Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 6, 2017 — The Orbital ATK-built (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft called S.S. John Glenn has started to perform its secondary payload missions for NASA after completing its primary cargo delivery mission and subsequent stay at the International Space Station, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Sunday the …

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Orbital ATK Spacecraft Launches to Bring Cargo to International Space Station

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 20, 2017 — An Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft has launched Tuesday aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to transport cargo to the International Space Station as part of its Commercial Resupply Services-1 contract with NASA, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the spacecraft …

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Orbital ATK-Built Spacecraft to Launch April 18 for 7th Cargo Resupply Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 17, 2017 — An Orbital ATK-built (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft nicknamed S.S. John Glenn will launch to the International Space Station on April 18 as part of the company’s seventh cargo resupply mission with NASA, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The space agency said Wednesday an Atlas V rocket will launch S.S. John …

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AWS Tech to Support NASA Live-Stream Video From Space

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 13, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) will support a NASA live-stream event on April 26 using its Elemental encoding software and CloudFront content delivery network, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Variety reported Tuesday the 4K Ultra HD video feed from space will feature a panel discussion between NASA astronaut Peggy …

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Vern Saunders, Federal Network Systems VP & GM at Jacobs Technology, Added to 2017 Wash100

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA March 20, 2017 — Vern Saunders, vice president and general manager of federal network systems at Jacobs Technology, has been included in this year’s Executive Mosaic Wash100 for his leadership in space program support. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector executives …

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SSL-Managed Firm Gets Recognition for NASA Robotic Servicing Mission Support; Rich White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 20, 2017 — MDA US Systems, a division of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates that Space Systems Loral manages, has received recognition for its support to a NASA robotic servicing mission in January, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. SSL said Wednesday the Johnson Space Center cited MDA US Systems’ help in …

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