SpaceX to Help NASA Launch Exoplanet Survey Satellite

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has been selected to supply services for NASA’s nearly $87 million satellite launch mission set to take place in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey satellite is scheduled for liftoff in August 2017 on board a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle, NASA said Tuesday. The three-year mission aims to detect a sample of exoplanets in...

Orbital Sciences to Support NASA Ionosphere Monitoring Spacecraft Launch

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Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE: ORB) has won a $56.3 million task order to help NASA launch a satellite intended to study the boundary region between Earth’s upper atmosphere and space. The company will process the Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite as well as integrate payloads and install telemetry, data and tracking systems in the spacecraft, NASA said Thursday. ICON is scheduled for...

Steve Cook Appointed Dynetics Corporate Development VP; Marc Bendickson Comments

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Steve Cook Steve Cook, formerly director of corporate development at Dynetics, has moved up to the role of vice president of corporate development and will be responsible for strategy, business opportunities and other business development efforts. “We are pleased to have someone with Steve’s experience and energy direct our corporate development effort,” Marc Bendickson, CEO of Dynetics,...

Orbital Sciences to Operate NASA Balloon Program Facilities

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Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE: ORB) has won a potential $186.3 million contract to operate NASA‘s balloon program. Orbital Sciences will perform the work at the Goddard Space Flight Center and three other facilities in Virginia, New Mexico and Texas, NASA said Thursday. The task is schedule to take place between Feb. 1, 2015, and Sept. 30, 2016, under a basic core contract worth $64.9...

DLT to Help NASA Buy Autodesk, Red Hat Software Products; Brian Strosser Comments

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DLT Solutions has been awarded two blanket purchase agreement contracts to provide a range of Autodesk and Red Hat software products and service offerings to NASA. DLT said Tuesday the first BPA has potential value of $8 million over four years and covers Autodesk-made platforms for building information modeling, design, construction and engineering. The second BPA covers Red Hat-built open source...

NASA Taps ASRC Federal Subsidiary for Program Analysis Contract

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ASRC Federal‘s InuTeq subsidiary will provide documentation, configuration and scheduling management and other support services to NASA under a potential five-year, $296 million contract. NASA said Monday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Program Analysis and Control IV contract is effective Jan. 1 and also covers general business and accounting services. A 45-day phase-in period...

NASA Extends Northrop’s Environmental Satellite Radiometer Contract

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A Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) subsidiary has been awarded a $121 million contract modification to develop a microwave sounding instrument for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 spacecraft. NASA said Wednesday Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems will produce and test the JPSS-2 Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder as well as deliver satellite launch and post-launch support services. The modification...

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Thruster, Power Systems for US 2020 Mars Rover

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded contracts from NASA and the U.S. Energy Department to develop thruster propulsion and electrical power systems for a rover that is slated to launch in 2020. The contract with NASA calls for the company to produce 16 thrusters that are similar to the ones used to put NASA’s Curiosity rover down on the red planet in 2012, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Friday. NASA...

NASA Adds 41 Contracts to $20B Enterprise IT GWAC Program

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NASA has awarded an additional 41 contracts under a potential $20 billion program that covers work to deliver information technology equipment, peripherals and related services across the federal government. Forty-one contractors will compete for task orders to provide server support systems under the “Group C” category of NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V contract...

Ward Johnson: NASA Extends Jacobs’ Test Support for Kennedy Space Center

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Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) will continue to provide test and operations support to the Kennedy Space Center for another two years after NASA exercised a $172.8 million contract extension option. The company said Tuesday the modification also includes a concurrent two-year extension of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity provision for task orders. “We are pleased to support...