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NASA, Boeing Vet Jon Arena Joins HII Newport News Shipbuilding as VP, Chief Counsel

Jon Arena, former senior counsel of Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) global services segment, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) as vice president and chief counsel of its Newport News Shipbuilding division. He succeeds Jim Gildea and will advise the division’s senior management on legal matters in his new position, HII said Friday. Kellye Walker, …

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ULA Launches Orbital ATK-Built Satellites for Air Force Mission; Chris Long Comments

An experimental satellite that Orbital ATK built for the U.S. Air Force took off Saturday aboard United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orbital ATK said Sunday the ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Experiment satellite that launched as part of the Air Force Space …

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Jacobs to extend NASA Johnson Space Center support under $438M contract option

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has received a two-year, $437.5 million contract option to continue providing support services to NASA‘s Johnson Space Center. This award brings the total potential value of Jacob’s JSC Engineering, Technology and Science contract to $1.46 billion and extends the performance period through April 2020, the company said Wednesday. Work …

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Iridium to launch 6th ‘NEXT’ rideshare mission on May 19

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 11, 2018 — Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) targets May 19 to launch the Iridium-6 rideshare mission aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Iridium said Monday the mission is the sixth Iridium NEXT launch overall and would increase …

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SSL to Build Interface for NASA’s Europa Exploratory Spacecraft; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 6, 2018 — NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has selected SSL, a subsidiary of Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR), to design and build a critical system for spacecraft designed to perform investigative flybys to explore Jupiter’s Europa moon, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. SSL said Tuesday it will develop the …

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Orbital ATK Tests Rocket Motor for Orion Spacecraft’s Launch Abort System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 6, 2018 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has tested the SR 118 rocket motor technology in preparation for the Ascent Abort 2 Flight Test, which seeks to assess a system designed to keep astronauts safe if a problem occurs during spacecraft ascent, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The …

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Lockheed Gets $247M NASA Supersonic X-Plane Development Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $247.5 million contract to design, build and test a supersonic aircraft for NASA. NASA said Tuesday the cost-plus-incentive-fee contract calls for the development of a Low-Boom Flight Demonstration aircraft, dubbed X-plane, designed to travel at a speed of about 940 miles per hour at …

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Thales to Help NASA Develop UAS Traffic Mgmt Concepts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 29, 2018 — Thales will collaborate with NASA to develop concepts on a traffic management platform for unmanned aircraft systems in an effort to accelerate their integration into the national airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the Space Act Agreement with NASA, which could generate jobs in …

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Navarro to Support NASA Test Facility Operations Under $80M Contract

Navarro Research and Engineering has received a potential five-year, $80 million contract to continue providing environmental compliance and operation services at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. The company will provide environmental restoration, multimedia environmental compliance, sustainability and program management expertise under the the Environmental Compliance and Operation 2 contract, NASA said …

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Northrop Grumman Preps for Final Test Phase on NASA Webb Telescope

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 14, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will soon move forward to the final test phase on NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope to prepare it for transport to the Kourou launch site in French Guiana, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. NASA said Monday Northrop will conduct the final tests on the …

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