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Johns Hopkins APL Wins $57M in Air Force Contracts for Computer Software R&D

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 19, 2018 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory two indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth $57.1 million combined to support research and development of computer software platforms, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Johns Hopkins APL aims to develop a tool that can assist the Air Force …

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Inmarsat to Collaborate With Greek Space Agency for Technology R&D

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 8, 2018 — Inmarsat has signed an agreement with the space agency of Greece to collaborate on technology research and development as well as information-sharing efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday its partnership with the Hellenic Space Agency covers the development of technologies for …

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Lockheed Martin Ventures Eyes $100M in Tech Startup Investments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 8, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) aims to utilize $100 million in savings the company says it generated through the U.S. tax reform to invest in technology startup companies via its venture capital arm, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Defense News reported Wednesday that Chris Moran, head …

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Kratos Wins Space, Satellite Communications Deals; Phil Carrai Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 29, 2018 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has received a number of contracts worth approximately $55 million combined to support U.S. and allied space missions and commercial satellite communications for national security, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday it will deliver products …

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Ball Aerospace to Deliver Main WFIRST Telescope Instrument Components Under $113M NASA Contract

Ball Aerospace and Technologies has received a $113.2 million contract to develop, build and test the main instrument components of NASA‘s upcoming observatory known as the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope. Ball will deliver design, analysis, fabrication, test and evaluation services supporting the development of WFIRST Wide Field Instrument components under the WFI Opto-Mechanical Assembly …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD May Focus on Resilient Satcom Under National Defense Strategy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 21, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat‘s government business, has said the National Defense Strategy serves to underscore efforts to increase U.S. capability for space-based threat awareness and space asset protection, ExecutiveBiz reported May 10. Cowen-Hirsch told C4ISRNet in …

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NASA Preps Launch of Lockheed-Built Spacecraft for Mars Interior Study

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2018 — A Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) spacecraft is scheduled for launch in May to support a NASA mission that aims to study Mars’ seismic activity and interior components, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Tuesday the InSight lander will lift off on May 5 …

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Air Force Selects DSoft for Potential $96M Space, Cyber Analysis Contract

DSoft Technology, Engineering & Analysis has won a potential $95.9 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force analyze cyber and space environments. The Air Force’s 21st Contracting Squadron received four offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that covers simulation, modeling, analysis and decision support services, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Colorado-based DSoft will …

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Engility CEO Lynn Dugle, Other Defense Execs Cite Faster Contract Process at Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2018 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) Chairman and CEO Lynn Dugle has said she believes the U.S. Air Force and units such as the Space and Missile Systems Center have taken steps to accelerate space projects, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Defense One reported April 17 that she and …

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5th Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch Under Processing at Vandenberg AFB; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 19, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has completed the delivery of 10 satellites that will be part of the Iridium NEXT constellation as the company prepares for the fifth batch’s launch aboard a SpaceX rocket on March 29, ExecutiveBiz reported. The satellites are undergoing processing …

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