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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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SSL, Air Force SMC Study New Space Architectures Against Threats; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 15, 2018 — SSL is currently working to explore new space architectures and related systems in collaboration with the Space and Missile Systems Center in support of the U.S. Air Force‘s Space Enterprise Vision, ExecutiveBiz reported. The company said the team will seek to study new enterprise-level technologies and …

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SSL’s Richard White: Future Satellite Manufacturing to Become On-Orbit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2018 — Richard White, president of government systems at Maxar Technologies‘ (NYSE: MAXR) SSL subsidiary, has said he believes future satellite production and other operations will occur on orbit as associated government projects continue, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 27. “The satellite-manufacturing facility of the future could …

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Lockheed to Use NEC’s AI Tech for Space Ops Prescriptive Analytics; Carl Marchetto Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 18, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is working with NEC to integrate the latter’s System Invariant Analysis Technology into Lockheed space programs to analyze system behavior for potential fixes, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. NEC said Thursday SIAT utilizes an analytics engine to process sensor data, detect anomalies …

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SSL to Carry SmallSats for Sun Experiment Under Project With UM, JPL; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 15, 2017 — Space Systems Loral has partnered with the University of Michigan and NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on a project that seeks to launch small satellites to study the sun and how solar energetic particles are emitted into interplanetary space, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Maxar Technologies (NYSE: …

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Northrop Vet Matt McQueen Named Peraton Chief Comms Officer; Stu Shea Comments

Matt McQueen, previously a communications executive in charge of cyber branding at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has joined Peraton as chief communications officer. McQueen will oversee strategy development and implementation of communications initiatives in the areas of media relations, employee engagement, branding and executive communications, Peraton said Monday. “With Peraton’s fresh …

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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Pursues Investments to Advance Manufacturing Process Amid ‘NewSpace’ Challenge

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 28, 2017 — Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of the space systems segment at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has noted the company’s multi-year investments in production techniques as it works to position itself against “NewSpace” startups, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Ambrose, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash 100 for …

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Johns Hopkins APL to Develop Instrument to Help Japan Study Martian Moons

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 21, 2017 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will build a gamma-ray and neutron spectrometer for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s exploration missions to two Martian moons under an agreement with NASA, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The lab said Friday the MEGANE instrument to be built as part of NASA’s Discovery …

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SSL’s Rob Zitz: Maxar Turns to ‘Persistent’ ISR With Eye Toward US Gov’t Customers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 1, 2017 — Rob Zitz, chief strategy officer of Space Systems Loral‘s government systems unit, has said the new company that resulted from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates‘ acquisition of DigitalGlobe will leverage intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance offerings in its push toward the U.S. government market, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Via …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Insights from Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Heather Wilson, USAF Contracts

Weekly Roundup October 16 – October 20 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson’s remarks from Potomac Officers Club Space Summit Air Force taps Orbital ATK for rocket motor tech IDIQ contract Pratt & Whitney lands potential $2.7B Air …

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