Tag Archives: Mars

NASA Picks 14 Companies for $372M in Space Exploration Tech Dev’t Projects; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine Administrator NASA

NASA has awarded 14 companies contracts worth approximately $372.2M combined to develop technologies for the agency’s lunar and Mars exploration programs. The proposals were selected under the fifth solicitation for the Tipping Point program and address three topic areas: lunar surface, cryogenic fluid management and closed-loop descent and landing capability.

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Northrop Wins $690M Task Order to Build DIA Data System; Ginger Wierzbanowski Quoted

Ginger Wierzbanowski VP-Intelligence Solutions Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $690 million task order contract by the General Services Administration’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center to develop a suite of data systems for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the company announced Wednesday. Under the task order, Northrop will support the agency's Transforming All-Source Analysis with Location-Based Object Services program.

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DARPA Selects BAE to Develop Semi-Autonomous Mission Planner; Chris Eisenbies Quoted

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has chosen BAE Systems to create a semi-autonomous technology that would help military personnel to plan missions. BAE will develop the Multi-domain Adaptive Request Service software to facilitate automatic battlespace data collection across air, sea, land and space domains, the company said Tuesday.

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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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