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Orbital ATK, NASA Eye Oct. 9-13 Launch Window for 6th Cargo Resupply Mission

Orbital ATK

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 22, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and NASA are considering the window between Oct. 9 and 13 to launch the sixth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station under the company’s Commercial Resupply Services contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The space agency said Wednesday an Orbital ATK Antares rocket …

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ULA Explores Reusable 2nd Stage for Rocket to Support In-Orbit Activities

Tory Bruno

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 30, 2016 — A Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture is working to develop a reusable second rocket stage that will remain in low Earth orbit to support potential activities in space, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Quartz reported Saturday Tory Bruno, CEO of the …

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Harris FY 2017 Guidance Below Street Estimate, 4Q Swings to Profit as Radio Maker Inks Board Appointment Pact With Jana Partners


Harris Corp.’s (NYSE: HRS) guidance for its 2017 fiscal year started July 4 came in below Wall Street’s consensus forecast before markets opened Tuesday as the communications technology contractor anticipates pressure in its tactical and maritime energy businesses to continue. Melbourne, Florida-based military radio maker Harris cited global oil price declines …

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CACI Wins Potential $446M Air Force Satellite Control Net Consolidation Contract

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CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has won a potential seven-year, $445,900,944 contract that consolidates maintenance services for the U.S. Air Force‘s main Satellite Control Network into a single purchasing mechanism in an effort to reduce the service branch’s operation and sustainment costs. A Monday contracting notice on FedBizOpps says the Consolidated Air Force Satellite Control Network Modifications, …

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Lockheed Martin to Introduce ‘Mars Base Camp’ Concept

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 20, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has said NASA can use a manned spacecraft orbiting Mars as a platform to send humans to the planet by the 2030s as part of the company’s Mars Base Camp concept, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Popular Science reported Wednesday that Lockheed is …

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AE Industrial Partners Acquires Composite & Metallic Parts Manufacturer AC&A

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AE Industrial Partners has acquired AC&A, a manufacturer of composite and metallic parts and tooling for the aerospace, defense, space and automotive markets. The private investment firm said Thursday the deal follows AEI’s purchase of Belcan, an engineering project management and technical staffing company, and Kellstrom Materials, a parts support and supply chain management provider for …

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Lockheed’s Rick Ambrose: Defense-Industry System Convergence to Drive Future Space Investments

Rick Ambrose

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 28, 2016 — Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of the space systems business at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), believes the integration of defense and commercial systems works to support the future space requirements of government, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Ambrose told Space News in an interview published Monday that this …

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Honeywell Lifts Guidance After 1Q Earnings, Revenue Beat on Aerospace Repair & China Boost


Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) — one of 30 companies listed in Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index — has reported first quarter earnings and revenue above Wall Street’s expectations on higher aerospace repair and overhaul volume and growing automation and control systems sales in China. The Morris Plains, N.J.-based industrial conglomerate posted earnings of $1.53 …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Satcom Resilience Based on Space Asset Diversity, Distribution, Protection

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 20, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said satellite communications resilience is centered on the diversity, distribution and protection of space assets, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a Space News article published March 28 that diversity …

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Northrop Grumman Submits Bid for Air Force’s Follow-On GPS III Program

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 8, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has proposed a “heritage” GPS III spacecraft and prototype navigational payload as part of its bid for the U.S. Air Force‘s follow-on program on the production of future GPS III space vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the proposed spacecraft works …

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