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NASA Enlists 8 Firms for Small Spacecraft, Launch Vehicle Tech Maturation Program

Eight companies have received contracts worth a combined $17 million to help NASA advance small launch and space vehicle technologies under the second round of the agency’s Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies program. NASA said Thursday each contract contains a performance period of two years, technical progress-related milestone fees and a provision for industry …

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Jerry Tarnacki, John Schneider Take New VP Roles at Aerojet Rocketdyne

Jerry Tarnacki, vice president of quality and mission assurance at Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD), has been named senior VP of the firm’s newly created space business unit. Tarnacki will directly report to Eileen Drake, Aerojet’s president and CEO, and manage all programs related to defense, NASA, space and launch strategies, …

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February 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Sets 5th Straight Record Close on Boeing & Huntington Ingalls Lifts

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index crawled to a fifth straight record close Friday to extend its current stretch of weekly gains to three and record a five-day advance of 2.72 percent . The U.S. stock benchmark S&P 500 also inched to a record close for a weekly gain of more than 1 percent despite investor …

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Parsons to Provide Program, Construction Mgmt Services to NASA JPL; Carey Smith Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 16, 2017 — Parsons will provide program management, architectural design and construction management services to NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory under a contract award in support of an office upgrade project, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. “Parsons has a history of 40+ years providing engineering, procurement, and construction services on projects …

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Chenega Elevates 14-Year Company Vet Tim Lamb to Security Business Unit President

Tim Lamb, president of physical security and fire protection services contractor Chenega Infinity, will transition into a new role of president for Chenega Corp.’s security strategic business unit in July to succeed the retiring Paul Raggio. At that time, Lamb will hold management and oversight responsibilities for seven Chenega-owned businesses: Chenega …

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NASA Targets March 19 Launch Date for Orbital ATK’s 7th ISS Cargo Delivery Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 7, 2017 — NASA looks to launch an Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft on March 19 for the company’s seventh commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The space agency said Friday the spacecraft will be launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket …

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Weekly Roundup January 30 – February 3 2017: The 28 CEOs in This Year’s Wash100 & more

Weekly Roundup January 30 – February 3 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Our fourth annual Wash100 list of Government Contracting’s Most Influential Figures hit the presses last week to recognize leaders in the public and private sectors and those …

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Iridium, SpaceX Close Deal on NEXT, NASA-GFZ Satellite Rideshare; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 1, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has closed a deal with SpaceX for the simultaneous launch of the former’s NEXT communications satellites and the NASA-GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences mission’s twin satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Five Iridium NEXT satellites will be deployed with the NASA/GFZ Gravity Recovery and Climate …

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Boeing Reveals CST-100 Starliner Crew Spacesuit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has unveiled the spacesuit that the crew of the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft will wear during NASA missions to low-orbit destinations, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Wednesday the Boeing Blue spacesuit is designed to protect astronauts during the launch and return to Earth and …

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Orbital ATK Picks EaglePicher to Supply Battery System for NOAA Polar Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 3o, 2017 — EaglePicher has been chosen by Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) to produce a battery system with GS Yuasa Lithium Power-manufactured lithium-ion cells for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System-2, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. EaglePicher said Thursday it will integrate Li-ion battery platforms used on Orbital …

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