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Weekly Roundup July 18 – July 22 2016: 2Q Earnings Season to Hit High Gear & more


July 18 – July 22 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson    As is the custom of recent times, Lockheed Martin started a new earnings season for GovCon companies Tuesday with a boost to its full-year guidance and second quarter financial …

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NASA Taps 5 Companies to Develop Mars Orbiter Concepts

NASA Mars exploration program

NASA has awarded separate contracts to five companies to perform concept studies for a future Mars orbiter mission as part of efforts to develop telecommunications and global high-resolution imaging tools to support the space agency’s exploration of the Red Planet. The agency said Monday its Jet Propulsion Laboratory will manage four-month concept studies by Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed …

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Orbital ATK to Launch 6th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission on Aug. 22

Orbital ATK

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 18, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) plans to launch its sixth International Space Station cargo resupply mission under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA by Aug. 22, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The space agency said Friday Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft will launch from the Wallops Flight Facility in …

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Jacobs Receives NASA Task Order For Orion Space Capsule Parachute System


Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) has received a $40.3 million task order from NASA‘s Johnson Space Center to carry out manned flight qualification tests on the agency’s Orion space capsule’s parachute system. Jacobs said Tuesday it will also produce, deliver and install flight parachutes for the first Orion Exploration Mission which will circumnavigate the moon …

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Weekly Roundup July 5 – July 8 2016: Lockheed’s Hand in NASA’s Jupiter Journey & more

deep space

July 5 – July 8 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson   Americans everywhere celebrated the country’s 240th birthday Monday and those interested in the U.S. space program had another reason to cheer as NASA’s Juno vehicle arrived inside Jupiter’s orbit as …

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Carlos Kingston Promoted Qualis COO

Carlos Kingston

Carlos Kingston, former vice president of Qualis‘ missiles and space business, has been appointed to chief operating officer for the technical and engineering support services provider. The Huntsville, Alabama-based small business said Tuesday Kingston’s new role entails oversight and leadership of Qualis contracts that require advisory and assistance services to the Defense Department, NASA and industry …

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Johns Hopkins APL Scientist Earns NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal


TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 7, 2016 — A scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has received NASA‘s Distinguished Public Service Medal for his work to advance space exploration programs, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. Tom Krimigis has contributed to the Voyager, Cassini Saturn Orbiter, New Frontiers and Discovery missions, Johns …

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Harris Supports Deep Space Network for NASA’s Juno Mission


TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 7, 2016 — Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has supported NASA‘s Juno mission to Jupiter by providing operations, maintenance and engineering support to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Deep Space Network, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday it managed the operations centers, maintenance facilities and antenna infrastructure of DSN, which works to …

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Former Virgin Galactic President Steve Isakowitz Appointed President of Aerospace Corp.


Steve Isakowitz, formerly Virgin Galactic president, will join The Aerospace Corporation as its new president on Aug. 1 and assume the added role of CEO when current CEO Wanda Austin retires in October. Aerospace said Tuesday the board of trustees and its selection committee, led by former U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, elected Isakowitz as part of …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Consolidate 6 Business Units Into Defense, Space Organizations


Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) will combine its six business units into defense and space organizations as part of a corporate reorganization effort. The company said Monday the future senior vice presidents of Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc.‘s defense and space businesses will report directly to Eileen Drake, president and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings. Warren …

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