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SSL-Built Robotic Arm Supports NASA InSight Mission on Mars; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 17, 2018 — SSL continues its support for NASA‘s space exploration efforts with the deployment of a robotic arm to perform operations as part of the space agency’s current InSight mission to study the interior of Mars, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 4. The Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) company said Dec. …

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Peraton Supports NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 11, 2018 — Peraton performed compatibility testing and validation of ground stations and spacecraft in support of NASA‘s Deep Space Network designed to track a Mars lander recently launched aboard United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Peraton said Wednesday its team maintains and operates six DSN …

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NASA Preps Launch of Lockheed-Built Spacecraft for Mars Interior Study

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2018 — A Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) spacecraft is scheduled for launch in May to support a NASA mission that aims to study Mars’ seismic activity and interior components, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Tuesday the InSight lander will lift off on May 5 …

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Lockheed, NASA Check InSight Lander’s Solar Arrays Ahead of Mars Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 29, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has collaborated with NASA to conduct an assessment on the solar arrays of a robotic spacecraft as part of preparations for its future mission to Mars, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory-led Mars Exploration Program at NASA reported Tuesday that …

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Johns Hopkins APL to Develop Instrument to Help Japan Study Martian Moons

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 21, 2017 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will build a gamma-ray and neutron spectrometer for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s exploration missions to two Martian moons under an agreement with NASA, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The lab said Friday the MEGANE instrument to be built as part of NASA’s Discovery …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: The New Space Race

Weekly Roundup June 19 – June 23 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Although the phrase “Space Race” brings to mind the Cold War-era struggle between the United States and Soviet Union for supremacy in spaceflight capabilities, it may begin to …

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Lockheed Martin Names ‘Generation Beyond’ Video Challenge Winners; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 14, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has awarded participants from schools in California and New Jersey as the winners in a video challenge to design part of a spacecraft that would bring astronauts to Mars, GovCon Executive reported June 7. The company said June 6 the …

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