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NASA to Launch Orbital ATK-Built Spacecraft From Florida Launch Site

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 9, 2016 — NASA is set to launch an Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in spring 2017, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The spacecraft will be used for the seventh cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station, Daily Press reported …

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Parsons Receives NASA Awards for Small Business Support; Carey Smith Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 8, 2016 — Parsons has received the Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year and the Mentor-Protege Agreement of the Year awards from NASA for the company’s support to small businesses, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The 2016 Small Business Industry Awards recognized Parsons’ efforts to provide opportunities to small businesses through …

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NASA Taps A.I. Solutions for Potential $388M Launch Services Program Support IDIQ

A.I. Solutions has secured a potential $387.6 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support launch of NASA and agency-sponsored payloads aboard commercial expendable launch vehicles. NASA said Thursday the Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 contract includes launch site engineering, launch vehicle and spacecraft ground processing, communication engineering and telemetry system maintenance and operations support for the …

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SSL Awarded $127M NASA Robotic Refueling Spacecraft Support Contract

Space Systems Loral has been awarded a potential five-year, $127 million firm-fixed-price contract to support the development, deployment and operation of a robotic space vehicle for NASA’s in-orbit satellite servicing mission. SSL will provide spacecraft bus, critical hardware and associated services for the Restore-L  refueling mission under the contract, NASA said Tuesday. The agency aims …

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ULA to Support Air Force Launch Vehicle Configuration Under $269M Contract Modification

United Launch Alliance has received a $269.2 million contract modification to configure the Delta IV Heavy rocket as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s launch vehicle production requirement for fiscal year 2017. The Defense Department said Friday work will occur in Centennial, Colorado; Decatur, Alabama; and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, through April …

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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Completes 6th Cargo Delivery Mission to ISS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 2, 2016 — Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft has completed its sixth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station as part of NASA‘s OA-5 mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The mission marked the company’s return to flight operations at the space agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, as well as …

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Weekly Roundup November 21 – November 23, 2016: L-3 Squeezes Buy in Before Rate Hike

November 21 – November 23, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Interest rates are all but certain to go up in December and one large defense contractor has seemingly gotten ahead of the game to make one more big buy …

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SpaceX to Provide Falcon 9 Launch Services for NASA’s Surface Water Survey Satellite

Elon Musk’s SpaceX business has been chosen by NASA to help the space agency launch a satellite designed for global survey of Earth’s surface water. NASA said Wednesday it expects the cost of launch service, spacecraft processing, payload integration and tracking, data and telemetry support for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission to reach $112 million. …

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Carahsoft Adds Lexis Nexis Legal Software to Schedule 70, SEWP V Portfolio

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 21, 2016 — Carahsoft Technology has partnered with Lexis Nexis to offer the latter’s legal software to government customers through the General Services Administration‘s Schedule 70 and NASA‘s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Carahsoft said Thursday it will add Lexis Nexis’ DiscoveryIQ, Concordance Desktop, Early Data Analyzer, LAW …

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A&D Industry Vet Stephan Farrand Joins Oblong Industries as Federal Team’s Regional Sales Manager; Michael Friedel Comments

Stephan Farrand, a 16-year aerospace and defense industry veteran, has joined Los Angeles-based visual collaboration platforms provider Oblong Industries as regional sales manager of the company’s federal team. Farrand will work through the company’s office in Arlington, Virginia, and help the firm expand capabilities in support of municipal and defense …

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