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Weekly Roundup January 16 – January 20 2017: Trump Transition Is Here, New Wash100 Next Week & more

Weekly Roundup January 16 – January 20 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson All eyes were on Washington today as Donald Trump took the oath of office on Capitol Hill to become the 45th President of the United States and officially …

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NASA Vet William Parsons Joins PAE-BWXT JV S3 as President

William “Bill” Parsons, an 18-year NASA veteran, has been named president of Syncom Space Services, a joint venture of PAE and BWX Technologies (NYSE: BWXT). Parsons will oversee S3’s operations at NASA that include management of facility operations, test and manufacturing services and maintenance requirements at Stennis Space Center in …

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KBR Subsidiary to Support NASA Exploration Missions Under Potential $442M IDIQ Award

A subsidiary of KBR (NYSE: KBR) has been awarded a potential five-year, $442 million contract to provide engineering support services for more than 20 Earth and space science missions at NASA. KBRwyle Technology Solutions will support concept studies, formulation development, design, implementation, systems and sustaining engineering, decommissioning, integration, ground system and operations …

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Orbital ATK’s Next Cygnus ISS Cargo Mission to Launch in March

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2017 — NASA has scheduled the launch of Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft for the next International Space Station cargo mission on March 16 after the company delivered the vehicle’s pressurized cargo module, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The module will undergo processing and assembly at the space agency’s …

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NASA Taps Johns Hopkins APL to Develop Components for Asteroid Exploration Missions

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2017 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will develop components for a pair of NASA Discovery missions that seek to explore and study six of Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids and the 16 Psyche metal asteroid, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. APL said Friday it will develop a telescopic camera and …

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NASA Taps Lockheed Martin to Develop Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 9, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will develop and operate a spacecraft that will work to study six Jupiter Trojan asteroids as part of NASA‘s Discovery Program missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Lucy spacecraft is scheduled for a 2021 launch and will seek to observe the geology, …

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SSL Awarded $75M Contract to Build Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft Platform for NASA

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates‘ U.S. subsidiary SSL has received a $75 million contract to provide a composite-based spacecraft platform for a NASA mission that aims to explore the 16 Psyche metallic asteroid. SSL will build a power propulsion chassis equipped with a solar electric propulsion technology and collaborate with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Arizona …

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NASA Picks Potential $188M Mission to Explore Black Holes, Cosmic X-Rays’ Polarization

NASA plans to launch a potential $188 million mission by 2020 to explore and collect information on black holes, pulsars, neutron stars and other cosmic X-rays. The space agency selected the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer mission out of three mission concepts that were chosen from a set of 14 offers …

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Boeing, SpaceX Secure Additional Crewed Missions Under NASA’s Commercial Space Transport Program

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and SpaceX have secured four additional missions each to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA‘s Commercial Crew Program. NASA said Wednesday that Boeing and SpaceX each have six orders for crewed missions now under the companies’ respective Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contracts with the space agency. …

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Orbital ATK Eyes New Missions for Pegasus XL Rocket After 2017 NASA Launch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 30, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) is exploring new mission opportunities for its Pegasus XL air-launched rocket after the launch of NASA‘s Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite in June 2017, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Spaceflight Now reported Tuesday the company has no plans of phasing out the rocket after the completion …

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