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USRA Lands $193M NASA Contract to Support Ames Research Center


Universities Space Research Association has secured a two-year, $193 million contract from NASA to provide academic and university-based program and project support for Ames Research Center’s science and engineering teams. The nonprofit research company will aid the center’s efforts to meet mission requirements for research and development, technology deployments and operational science …

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NASA JPL to Use On-Site Red Hat Private Cloud Infrastructure


TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2016 — A Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) private cloud infrastructure will work to support the computing requirements of NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory through the deployment of OpenStack and Linux, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the deployment is part of efforts to update and secure JPL’s storage …

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Weekly Roundup April 18 – April 22 2016: First Quarter Earnings Season Arrives & more


April 18 – April 22 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Corporate earnings season is underway for the first quarter and gives an opportunity for investors to gauge the financial health and performance of the world’s largest defense and government contractors. We …

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Ball Aerospace Receives $421M Contract Modification to Provide Instruments for JPSS-3, JPSS-4


Ball Aerospace and Technologies (NYSE: BLL) has been awarded a potential $421 million contract modification by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to deliver ozone-monitoring instruments for the Joint Polar Satellite System follow-on JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 missions. Ball Aerospace said Friday it will manufacture, test and deliver Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite instruments — which …

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NASA to Demo Detect-and-Avoid Systems Onboard General Atomics’ Ikhana

General Atomics

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 21, 2016 — NASA will help the Federal Aviation Administration develop provisions on the integration of unmanned aircraft systems using a demonstration of detect-and-avoid platforms onboard a General Atomics-built Ikhana, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The space agency said Friday the team plans a fourth series of flight tests using Ikhana with other drones to demonstrate …

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NASA Eyes New Deep-Space Tech R&D Partnerships


NASA has released a second request for proposals in search of more companies to help the agency research and develop deep-space habitation systems, advanced propulsion technologies and small satellites. The agency said Wednesday it seeks “evolvable” approaches to long-duration habitation by astronauts and aims to build full-size habitat prototypes by 2018. Companies, nonprofit organizations and universities …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help NASA Develop Electric Propulsion Flight System

Solar Electric Propulsion

Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) has been awarded a three-year, $67 million contract to design and build electric propulsion technology for use in NASA‘s deep-space exploration missions. The company will help develop a propulsion system that will comprise a thruster, a power processing unit, an electrical harness and a low-pressure xenon flow controller, NASA said Wednesday. …

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Orbital ATK to Help NASA Build, Launch Suborbital Rockets Under $200M Contract


Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has been awarded a potential five-year, $199.5 million contract to provide rockets and launch services for NASA to carry out suborbital research missions. NASA said Thursday Orbital ATK will design, build, integrate and test scientific payloads, hardware and launch vehicles under the agency’s Sounding Rockets Program. The company aims to help the agency …

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NASA Plans New Ground System at Kennedy for Lockheed’s Orion, Boeing’s SLS

Space Launch System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 31, 2016 — NASA will build new ground infrastructure at Kennedy Space Center to support the processing of the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Orion spacecraft and Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) Space Launch System, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The space agency said Wednesday its plan is the result of an assessment by …

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SSAI Awarded $253M NASA Follow-On Contract for Atmospheric Science Support Services


Science Systems and Applications Inc. has landed a $253.4 million NASA contract to provide atmospheric sciences support services to the Langley Research Center science directorate. NASA said Wednesday the 60-month Science, Technology and Research Support Services III contract is a follow-on award that seeks to widen scientific knowledge on Earth’s climate and atmosphere and could also …

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