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Ball Aerospace Gets $255M Modification for Weather System Follow-on Microwave

Ball Aerospace and Technologies has received a $255.4M firm-fixed-price contract modification to continue development and fabrication work for the U.S. Air Force‘s Weather System Follow-on Microwave program for a low-Earth orbit satellite. The modification is the result of an exercised option and raises the contract‘s cumulative value to $349M, the …

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Northrop-Built Spacecraft Completes 11-Year NASA Mission in Asteroid Belt

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 5, 2018 — A Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) spacecraft that was built to study Vesta and Ceres in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter has concluded its mission after 11 years of providing data and images to researchers, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the Dawn …

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HPE’s Spaceborne Computer to Provide HPC Support for Space Research

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 5, 2018 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) will provide high-performance computing services to astronauts at the International Space Station using its Spaceborne Computer, which has completed a yearlong evaluation of its operation in space conditions, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the supercomputer will …

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Radiant, SSL Work on Space-Based Sensing Tech for Missile Defense; Tony Frazier, Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 29, 2018 — Maxar Technologies‘ (NYSE: MAXR) Radiant Solutions and SSL subsidiaries will collaborate to build a prototype space-based missile detection layer for the Missile Defense Agency, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 3. SSL will lead the team, which also includes Systems Engineering Associates, as it works to develop …

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Northrop Designates Latest Space Station Cargo Resupply Spacecraft as SS John Young

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 29, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has named the Cygnus spacecraft that will launch Nov. 15 to bring scientific cargo to the International Space Station after the late NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy officer John Young, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. NASA said Friday the S.S. John Young, which will …

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SSL to Develop In-Space Refueling, Dual-Mode Propulsion Tech for NASA; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 22, 2018 — SSL has entered into a public-private partnership with NASA to build two spacecraft technologies under the agency’s Tipping Point program that aims to utilize commercial space capabilities for government missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 1. Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Oct. 1 its SSL subsidiary will work to develop …

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SSL Lands Spot on $750M NASA Small Spacecraft Tech Prototyping IDIQ; Richard White Quoted

Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary has secured a position on a potential five-year, $750M contract from NASA to develop spacecraft technologies for the Defense Department. SSL is among three contractors selected to support the the Small Spacecraft Prototyping Engineering Development and Integration–Space Solutions program managed by NASA’s Ames Research Center, Maxar said Monday. Richard …

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Aerospace Corp. Lands $1B Award to Support Federally Funded R&D Center for Space Systems

Aerospace Corp. has received a one-year, $1.05B contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to support engineering and integration of national security space systems via a federally funded research and development center. Work covers planning, systems definition and technical specification operations, as well as user needs assessment, design alternatives, interoperability, …

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