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Northrop Tests OMS Architecture for UAS Onboard Global Hawk

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TYSONS CORNER, VA June 19, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has conducted flight tests of a new Open Mission Systems architecture for unnamed aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The flight, which used a NASA RQ-4 Global Hawk, demonstrated how the unmanned aircraft system ...

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NASA Awards 10 Contracts for Crowdsourcing Project on Human Space Exploration Challenges

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NASA has awarded 10 companies contracts worth a total of $20 million over five years as part of the NASA Open Innovation Service program that aims to crowdsource solutions to human space exploration challenges. The space agency said June 4 the first challenges under the NOIS contracts target algorithms that will help ...

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NASA Eyes Commercial Use of Vehicle Assembly Facility at Kennedy Space Center; Scott Colloredo Comments

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NASA is seeking proposals from private companies for the use of the Vehicle Assembly Building – High Bay 2 facility at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center for the development of launch vehicles. The space agency said Tuesday the request for proposals is part of its 20-year plan to drive effective asset utilization at the Kennedy ...

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CSC to Administer NASA Shared Services Center

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Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has been awarded a $480 million contract to administer NASA’s shared services center located at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The company will manage the finance, human resources, procurement, information technology and agency business services areas of the center, NASA said Friday. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract ...

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NASA Issues RFP on Dedicated Launch Services for Smaller Payloads

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NASA is seeking proposals on commercial launch capability for small satellites and future science missions ahead of potential awards for the Venture Class Launch Services contract. The space agency said Saturday the request for proposals seeks dedicated support for smaller payloads under the Launch Services Program, which plans to launch 132 pounds of CubeSats ...

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Johns Hopkins APL Gets Gets NASA Funds for Compact Gamma-Ray Spectrometer

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Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has received $3 million in funds from NASA to advance the development of a miniature, gamma-ray spectrometer for the space agency’s future research missions. APL said Thursday it will collaborate with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop the compact tool, dubbed GeMiNi Plus, ...

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NASA Names Jacobs Prime Contractor for Ames Facilities Maintenance

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A Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) subsidiary will provide facilities maintenance support to NASA‘s Ames Research Center in California as the prime contractor on a hybrid contract worth up to $228 million. NASA said Friday Jacobs Technology will develop and implement a reliability-centered maintenance program across several technical services areas to drive operations and maintenance effectiveness and ...

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Boeing Awarded Commercial Crew Rotation Flight Task Order

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NASA has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) a task order to provide crew rotation services for a planned 2017 mission to the International Space Station under the company’s potential $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract. The agency said Thursday that Boeing has completed an integrated critical design review of its ...

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General Dynamics Enters New Phase in NASA Space Network Ground System Modernization Project

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TYSONS CORNER, VA April 30, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has completed testing and integration of NASA’s Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment infrastructure through a test laboratory in Arizona built to provide realistic simulations of the digital ground terminal, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Reaching program increment A3 ...

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Analytical Mechanics Associates to Help NASA Build ‘Hypervelocity’ Spacecraft Tech

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NASA has awarded Analytical Mechanics Associates a potential five-year, $43 million contract to develop and engineer a technology for manufacturing  hypervelocity space vehicles. The contract falls under NASA’s Entry Systems Technology Research and Development initiative and carries an initial value of $2.2 million over a two-year base term and three ...

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