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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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BAE Eyes Task Orders Under Army Space, Missile Defense Tech Dev’t Contract; DeEtte Gray Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 17, 2017 — BAE Systems will bid on task orders to provide prototype design, test and integration support to the U.S. Army‘s Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command under a potential $3 billion multi-award contract awarded in February, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said …

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Orbital ATK-Built Spacecraft to Launch April 18 for 7th Cargo Resupply Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 17, 2017 — An Orbital ATK-built (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft nicknamed S.S. John Glenn will launch to the International Space Station on April 18 as part of the company’s seventh cargo resupply mission with NASA, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The space agency said Wednesday an Atlas V rocket will launch S.S. John …

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Lockheed, DoD to Explore Air-Space-Cyber Interoperability Through C2 Wargame

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 13, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will host the three-day Multi-Domain Command and Control wargame at its Center for Innovation in Virginia to demonstrate air, cyber and space domain integration in support of command-and-control operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday it will work with the Defense …

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Northrop Secures Spot Under $3B Army Contract for Space, Missile Defense Tech Dev’t

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 29, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will pursue task orders under a potential $3.04 billion contract to provide space and missile defense technology design, development, demonstration and integration services to the U.S. Army, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract covers support …

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Vern Saunders, Federal Network Systems VP & GM at Jacobs Technology, Added to 2017 Wash100

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA March 20, 2017 — Vern Saunders, vice president and general manager of federal network systems at Jacobs Technology, has been included in this year’s Executive Mosaic Wash100 for his leadership in space program support. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector executives …

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MacDonald Dettwiler to Purchase DigitalGlobe in $3.6B Deal

Canada-based communications services company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has agreed to acquire Earth imaging services provider DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) in an estimated $3.6 billion transaction to expand MDA’s footprint in the global satellite imagery market. MDA said Friday it will pay $2.4 billion in cash-and-stock for DigitalGlobe — $17.50 in cash and one-third of an MDA …

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ACT I Appoints Phil Simonsen as Senior Space, Cyber Programs Executive; Michael Niggel Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 19, 2017 — Advanced Concepts and Technologies International has appointed Phil Simonsen, a space and intelligence community veteran, as its new senior executive for space and cyber programs, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Simonsen will work to identify and pursue new business opportunities with the National Reconnaissance Office and …

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SSL Awarded $75M Contract to Build Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft Platform for NASA

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates‘ U.S. subsidiary Space Systems Loral has received a $75 million contract to provide a composite-based spacecraft platform for a NASA mission that aims to explore the 16 Psyche metallic asteroid. SSL will build a power propulsion chassis equipped with a solar electric propulsion technology and collaborate with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory …

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AT&T to Provide VPN for NASA’s Deep Space Network Update Efforts; Mike Leff Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 20, 2016 — AT&T (NYSE: T) will provide a high-speed virtual private network to help NASA update the transmission capacity of the Deep Space Network telecommunications system, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The VPN will work to connect the network’s radio antennas around the world, support bandwidth expansion without the use …

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