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Northrop Completes JPSS-2 Microwave Instrument Assembly; Bob Mehltretter Quoted

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has assembled a microwave instrument for the second Joint Polar Satellite System being built to support weather forecasting and climate monitoring efforts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The company began testing JPSS-2's Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder to determine whether the technology can withstand environmental conditions during liftoff and in space, NASA said Thursday.

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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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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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Orbital ATK Picks EaglePicher to Supply Battery System for NOAA Polar Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 3o, 2017 — EaglePicher has been chosen by Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) to produce a battery system with GS Yuasa Lithium Power-manufactured lithium-ion cells for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System-2, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. EaglePicher said Thursday it will integrate Li-ion battery platforms used on Orbital …

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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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Orbital ATK to Deliver More Polar-Orbiting Satellites to NASA, NOAA

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) will design, manufacture, integrate and test the Joint Polar Satellite System 2 spacecraft under a $253 million delivery order from NASA through the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III contract vehicle. NASA said Monday the company will also provide mission operations support and five Flight Segment Emulators for JPSS-2, which will support the National Oceanic …

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NASA Issues $221M Infrared Instrument Contract Extension to Exelis

Exelis‘ (NYSE: XLS) geospatial systems division has received a $221 million contract modification from NASA to continue support for the agency’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 mission for an additional three years. The contract covers work to manufacture, test, deliver, integrate and perform launch and post-launch support of the Cross-track Infrared Sounder instrument for the JPSS-2 mission, …

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