Tag Archives: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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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ULA to Provide Atlas V Launch Services for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), will provide Atlas V 541 launch services to NASA for a follow-up rover mission to Mars. NASA said Friday it estimates that the Mars 2020 launch will cost $243 million, including spacecraft and planetary protection processing, rocket integration and tracking, data …

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NASA Taps 5 Companies to Develop Mars Orbiter Concepts

NASA has awarded separate contracts to five companies to perform concept studies for a future Mars orbiter mission as part of efforts to develop telecommunications and global high-resolution imaging tools to support the space agency’s exploration of the Red Planet. The agency said Monday its Jet Propulsion Laboratory will manage four-month concept studies by Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed …

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Harris Supports Deep Space Network for NASA’s Juno Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 7, 2016 — Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has supported NASA‘s Juno mission to Jupiter by providing operations, maintenance and engineering support to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Deep Space Network, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday it managed the operations centers, maintenance facilities and antenna infrastructure of DSN, which works to …

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Former Bigelow Aerospace Exec Michael Gold Joins SSL as VP of DC Operations

Palo Alto, California-based aerospace company Space Systems Loral has appointed Michael Gold as vice president of its Washington operations. Gold, who previously worked for Bigelow Aerospace as director of Washington operations and business growth, will work to assist SSL’s government business expansion goals and establish its presence in the capital, SSL said Monday. …

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NASA JPL to Use On-Site Red Hat Private Cloud Infrastructure

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2016 — A Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) private cloud infrastructure will work to support the computing requirements of NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory through the deployment of OpenStack and Linux, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the deployment is part of efforts to update and secure JPL’s storage …

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Northrop’s Astro Aerospace Firm to Build Radar Antenna for NASA Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 2,  2015 — Northrop Grumman‘s  (NYSE: NOC) Astro Aerospace company will design and build a radar antenna under a contract with NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The antenna will be part of the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite and features Astro Aerospace’s AstroMesh mesh reflector technology, …

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Exelis Wins $435M to Run NASA Intl Comm Net; Pamela Drew Comments

NASA’s Deep Space Network supports missions to explore the solar system and the universe, as well as certain Earth-orbiting missions, Exelis said Wednesday. The agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Goldstone, Calif. awarded the subcontract, which contains five base years and options for another five years. “This award extends Exelis support …

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