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Lockheed-Built Asteroid Sampling Spacecraft to Launch in September

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 23, 2016 — The Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer spacecraft is scheduled to launch Sept. 8 to begin its mission to collect samples from the asteroid Bennu, Executive Gov reported Monday. NASA said Thursday OSIRIS-REx will work to return the samples to Earth …

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Lockheed Vet Michael Grasso Joins Engility as Business Development Leader

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Michael Grasso, a 35-year veteran and former vice president of government relations at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has joined Engility (NYSE: EGL) as senior vice president of business development and strategic planning for the government services contractor. Engility said Monday he will report directly to CEO Lynn Dugle in his new role. Grasso’s career at Lockheed includes …

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Siemens Unit Installs Asset Monitoring Service at NASA Armstrong

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 19, 2016 — A business unit of Siemens has deployed an online asset monitoring service at NASA‘s Armstrong Flight Research Center to help evaluate the condition of critical facilities and provide recommendations for predictive maintenance measures, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday its plant data services division installed the data-based service and …

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Northrop Grumman Subsidiary Completes Initial Design Review on AstroMesh Reflector

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 18, 2016 — A subsidiary of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has concluded preliminary design review on the AstroMesh radar antenna reflector for a joint satellite program between NASA and India’s space research organization, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Northrop said Tuesday Astro Aerospace conducted the review to move the program forward to detailed …

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Orbital ATK, NASA Analyze Data From 2nd SLS Booster Qualification Test

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 16, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) continues to work with NASA to analyze data from a second qualification test on the company-built booster engine for the Space Launch System, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The space agency said Friday initial test results indicate that the booster functioned according to objectives at 40 degrees Fahrenheit, …

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Orbital ATK Targets September for Return to Flight of Antares Rocket

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 15, 2016 —  Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has set a goal of launching its Antares flight vehicle in the second half of September after the rocket completed a stage test in May, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company is working with NASA to set the return-to-flight date for Antares along with the OA-5 cargo resupply mission to …

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Weekly Roundup August 8 – August 12 2016: KBR and HPE Make Public Sector M&A Plays & More

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August 8 – August 12 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Government contracting sector observers got a twin bill of significant acquisition developments during the Thursday evening-Friday morning “down time” in financial markets to continue the GovCon industry’s ongoing deal spree. Prior to this …

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KBR Agrees to Purchase Honeywell Govt Services Arm for $300M in Continued Federal Push

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Houston-based engineering and construction company KBR (NYSE: KBR) has agreed to purchase the U.S. government services business of Honeywell (NYSE: HON) for $300 million in a push to continue expansion efforts in the federal market. KBR said Friday it expects to close the transaction subject to regulatory approval in October and …

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Lockheed to Deploy Lunar Imaging CubeSat With 2018 NASA Orion Mission

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 10, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will launch a CubeSat lunar research satellite with Orion‘s Exploration Mission-1 in 2018 under a contract with NASA, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the SkyFire miniature satellite will be equipped with an infrared camera and work to capture images of …

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6 Firms Awarded NASA Deep-Space Habitat Concept Devt Contracts

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NASA has awarded six companies separate contracts worth up to $65 million combined to help the agency research concepts and develop ground prototypes for deep space habitats. Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), Sierra Nevada, Bigelow Aerospace and NanoRacks were chosen through the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 initiative, the agency said Wednesday. The six companies will perform …

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