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NASA Exercises Orbital ATK Contract Options for NOAA’s 3rd, 4th JPSS Weather Satellites

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) will develop two more weather satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in addition to the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 spacecraft after NASA exercised options that would bring the total amount of the contract to approximately $460 million. The company said Friday it is currently building …

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Orbital ATK, NASA, NOAA Conclude JPSS-2 Satellite Critical Design Review

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 5, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has collaborated with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to complete the critical design review on the second Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the JPSS-2 assessment also looked into its capability …

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Launch of 1st Joint Polar Satellite System Set for Nov. 10

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 10, 2017 — NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have scheduled the launch of the first Joint Polar Satellite System on Nov. 10 to begin its mission to support weather forecasting operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The space agency said Saturday JPSS-1, which is equipped with instruments …

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NASA Selects ULA-Built Atlas V Rocket to Launch JPSS-2 in 2021

United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has won a contract to help NASA launch a polar-orbiting environmental weather satellite for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NASA said Saturday the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 will launch aboard a ULA-built Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California sometime in …

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Vencore Lands Potential $113M Contract to Support NOAA Satellite Operations; Mac Curtis Comments

Vencore has received a potential $113 million contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to perform systems engineering services in support of environmental satellites. The company said Thursday it will work with NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service to sustain legacy systems and support transition to future ground systems for new …

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Orbital ATK Wraps Up Preliminary Design Review on 3 NOAA Polar Satellites

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 15, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has concluded the four-day preliminary design review on three Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft in collaboration with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Monday it reviewed the design of JPSS-2,  JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 at a facility in Arizona to move …

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Northrop Selects Cobham to Create Joint Polar Satellite Microwave Sounder Motion Control Tech 

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2016 — Cobham has received an $8 million contract from Northrop Grumman to create a motion control system for its two microwave instruments intended to be used for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company will create the system at …

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Ball Aerospace Receives $421M Contract Modification to Provide Instruments for JPSS-3, JPSS-4

Ball Aerospace and Technologies (NYSE: BLL) has been awarded a potential $421 million contract modification by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to deliver ozone-monitoring instruments for the Joint Polar Satellite System follow-on JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 missions. Ball Aerospace said Friday it will manufacture, test and deliver Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite instruments — which …

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Northrop’s JPSS Microwave Sounder Contract Reaches $390M on New NOAA Order

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract modification to manufacture two passive microwave instruments for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System, increasing the total contract value to $390.5 million. The $177.7 million modification awarded by NASA on behalf of NOAA requires Northrop to build,  test and deliver the Advanced …

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