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VIDEO: Orbital ATK CRS-9 Mission to the Space Station: What’s On Board?

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft launched to the International Space Station aboard an Antares rocket on May 21, and is scheduled to arrive at the orbiting laboratory in the early morning hours of May 24. Among the research it will deliver to the station is the Cold Atom Lab (CAL), a …

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VIDEO: Administrator Bridenstine: Twin Spacecraft Launch to Study the Earth

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine talks about the GRACE Follow-on (GRACE-FO) mission to track Earth’s water movement. GRACE-FO is scheduled to launch May 22, 2018 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The mission will monitor changes in underground water storage, the amount of water in …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch: Private-Public Partnership Could Address Space Debris Challenge

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 21, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said public and private sector collaboration is critical in solving the current space debris problem that threatens U.S. economic and national security, ExecutiveBiz reported May 14. Desch wrote in a USA Today opinion piece published …

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Raytheon to Help Advance Sea Sparrow Missile Block 2 Program Under $77M Navy Contract

A Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) business unit has landed a $77 million contract to provide engineering services, test equipment, material and management support for the U.S. Navy‘s development activities for Block 2 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles. Services under the contract will support the Block 2 ESSM program’s transition to low-rate production and fabrication, the Defense Department said …

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VIDEO: Cold Atom Lab Launching on Board Orbital ATK Mission to Space Station

  The new Cold Atom Lab (CAL) facility is among the cargo launching to the International Space Station on the Orbital ATK CRS-9 mission. The Cold Atom Lab could help answer some big questions in modern physics. CAL produces clouds of atoms that are ten billion times colder than deep …

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Johns Hopkins APL to Engineer USAF Space Systems Under $93M IDIQ

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has secured a potential $93 million  indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to help the U.S. Air Force engineer space systems. APL will provide specialized research and development, systems engineering and technical support services to the military branch, the Defense Department said Thursday. The lab is scheduled to …

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Parsons Wins Potential $165M IDIQ to Support DIA Missile & Space Intell Center

Parsons has won a potential 10-year, $164.7 million contract to support various functions at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center in Huntsville, Ala. The Defense Department said Tuesday Parson’s government services business will help MSIC manage analytical tools for modeling and simulation architecture, as well as develop and integrate models. Work will …

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VIDEO: NASA Space Missions Possible Because of Small Businesses

NASA Deputy Associate Administrator recognizes the 2018 National Small Business Week; a time to celebrate the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. NASA honors its 2017 Agency Small Business Advocate Award winners and acknowledges the contributions made by NASA civil servant personnel throughout the Agency. The Agency …

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Northrop Grumman Receives DoD Award for Mentorship of QTEC Aerospace

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 2, 2018 — A Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) team has received the Nunn-Perry award from the Defense Department for helping women-owned small business QTEC Aerospace mature its business operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Northrop Grumman said Monday QTEC has expanded its business and workforce during the former’s three-year mentorship under …

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