Insight, NASA’s next Mars explorer, has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California – a big step forward in the countdown to T-zero on May 5. For launch status: https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/mission… The spacecraft is called InSight – short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport – and it’s being tested, fueled and encapsulated for launch aboard the powerful United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The upcoming liftoff will mark the first time an interplanetary mission has launched from the West Coast.
Aerojet Rocketdyne will develop a propulsion technology for an anti-submarine warfare weapon under a $63.2M other transaction agreement with the U.S. Navy.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) a potential five-year, $93M contract to configure F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler training systems for the Australian air force.