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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Gov’t Works to Boost Industry Partnerships for ‘Space Superiority’ Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 19, 2017 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the Defense Department and other federal agencies are pursuing policies to drive partnerships with the commercial satellite communications sector to boost U.S. space capabilities, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an …

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Lockheed Martin’s Rick Ambrose Lands NDIA Recognition for Space Systems Work

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 18, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Executive Vice President Rick Ambrose has received recognition from the National Defense Industrial Association for his work in the space systems industry, GovCon Executive reported Friday. NDIA said its space division will present the Peter B. Teets Award to Ambrose, head …

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Senate, House Disagree on Creation of U.S. Space Corps, NDAA Priorities

The House Armed Services Committee voted down an amendment that would have halted the creation of a U.S. Space Corps and instead moved forward with the provision as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which passed late Wednesday night. The provision creates a separate military branch for space …

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Former Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Joins Orbital ATK as Senior Operations Director for CRS Program

Rick Mastracchio, a former NASA astronaut, has joined Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) as senior director of operations for the Commercial Resupply Services program within the company’s space systems group. Orbital ATK said Monday Mastracchio will oversee the CRS mission and cargo operations teams and support other programs for the human space systems …

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Lockheed Martin Names ‘Generation Beyond’ Video Challenge Winners; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 14, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has awarded participants from schools in California and New Jersey as the winners in a video challenge to design part of a spacecraft that would bring astronauts to Mars, GovCon Executive reported June 7. The company said June 6 the …

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Lockheed Develops Space-Themed Curriculum, App to Promote STEM Learning; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 12, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has unveiled new space-focused education resources that seek to develop the future workforce through increased student interest in space exploration programs such as NASA‘s mission to Mars, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday its new space-centered curriculum and interactive software …

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Orbital ATK Spacecraft Moves to 2nd Phase of NASA OA-7 Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 6, 2017 — The Orbital ATK-built (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft called S.S. John Glenn has started to perform its secondary payload missions for NASA after completing its primary cargo delivery mission and subsequent stay at the International Space Station, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Sunday the …

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Northrop Grumman Navigation Tech Supports NASA Spacecraft Maneuver Near Saturn

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 30, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has provided the Space Inertial Reference Unit navigation platform that helped maneuver NASA‘s Cassini space vehicle through a 1,500-mile-wide gap between Saturn and its rings as part of its mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the SIRU tool worked to provide attitude …

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Boeing Advances to Fabrication, Flight Test Phases of DARPA Experimental Spaceplane Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 26, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will design, build and test a demonstration spacecraft for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in support of efforts to use a hypersonic aircraft that would bring national security payloads to space with less cost and time spent, ExecutiveBiz reported …

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Orbital ATK, Lockheed, NASA Test Orion Launch Abort System’s Attitude Control Motor

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 3, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has completed a test of the attitude control motor on the launch abort system of the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Orion spacecraft to verify the motor’s capability to perform in case of an aborted mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. NASA and Lockheed personnel took …

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