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SpaceX Lands $97M NASA Contract for Ocean Topography Mission Launch Services

SpaceX has secured a $97 million contract from NASA to launch a satellite that will work to continue a long-term effort to measure the height of the global sea surface. NASA said Friday it expects the Sentinel-6A spacecraft to lift off by November 2020 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 …

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Serco Receives ESA Contract for Specialist Scientific & Engineering Personnel

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 3, 2017 — Serco will provide personnel and specialist scientific and engineering services in support of eight directorates within the European Space Agency under a potential $78.1 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the contract calls for skilled experts in the fields of engineering, electromagnetics, optics, …

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Airbus Secures $212M Contract to Build ESA’s 2nd Orion Spacecraft Service Module

Airbus‘ defense and space business has been awarded a potential $212 million contract by  the European Space Agency to produce a second service module for the Orion spacecraft that Lockheed Martin currently builds for NASA. Airbus said Thursday the second European service module will be built to provide propulsion, power and thermal control as well as water …

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NASA, Industry Team Resume James Webb Space Telescope Vibration Tests

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 27, 2017 — NASA and the industry team working on the James Webb Space Telescope have resumed vibration tests following a shutdown of assessments in December due to a sensor reading anomaly, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The team comprised of Goddard Space Flight Center, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Orbital ATK …

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Inmarsat to Lead Mobile SatCom Tech Feasibility Study for ESA

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 20, 2015 — Inmarsat has forged an alliance with the European Space Agency to expand and promote mobile satellite communications technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Under the public private partnership deal, the company said it will head a $6.5 million-funded study to look into the viability of …

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Serco Wins Five-year European Space Agency IT support contract

In league with Capgemini and Orange Business Services (OBS) Serco has received a new contract to provide IT support services to the European Space Agency (ESA). The €55 million quinary agreement has flexibility for a two-year extension, beginning on the first of July. Conditional to this contract Serco will be …

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Boeing-Lockheed JV Wins $173M to Help NASA Study the Sun

A United Launch Alliance subsidiary has been awarded a $172.7 million contract to launch a NASA spacecraft that is designed for solar research, The Motley Fool reported Tuesday. Rich Smith writes United Launch Services LLC will work to integrate the Solar Orbiter‘s payload, monitor the spacecraft’s flight and track the mission’s …

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