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Johns Hopkins APL Transitions to Next Phase in NASA Asteroid Deflection Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 4, 2018 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has moved forward to the final assembly and design phase of a NASA program aimed to develop spacecraft that will work to redirect the path of an asteroid in support of planetary defense, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The lab …

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NASA Taps Johns Hopkins APL to Develop Components for Asteroid Exploration Missions

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2017 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will develop components for a pair of NASA Discovery missions that seek to explore and study six of Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids and the 16 Psyche metal asteroid, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. APL said Friday it will develop a telescopic camera and …

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NASA Taps Lockheed Martin to Develop Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 9, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will develop and operate a spacecraft that will work to study six Jupiter Trojan asteroids as part of NASA‘s Discovery Program missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Lucy spacecraft is scheduled for a 2021 launch and will seek to observe the geology, …

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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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