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Former Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Joins Orbital ATK as Senior Operations Director for CRS Program

Rick Mastracchio, a former NASA astronaut, has joined Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) as senior director of operations for the Commercial Resupply Services program within the company’s space systems group. Orbital ATK said Monday Mastracchio will oversee the CRS mission and cargo operations teams and support other programs for the human space systems …

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NASA Awards Raytheon Potential $155M Neural Buoyancy Lab Support Contract

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential seven-year, $154.5 million contract from NASA to support flight crew training and development efforts in the space agency’s Neural Buoyancy Laboratory at the Houston-based Sonny Carter Training Facility. The company’s intelligence, information and service unit will help the laboratory procure  life-support systems for submersed space-suited objects as …

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Orbital ATK Concludes 7th Commercial Resupply Mission With NASA

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 13, 2017 — Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) seventh mission to the International Space Station as part of a NASA Commercial Resupply Services-1 contract has concluded with the re-entry of the company’s S.S. John Glenn spacecraft to Earth, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Sunday the Cygnus vehicle sent on …

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SAIC to Support NASA Goddard’s Engineering Work Through $620M Contract; Bob Genter Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 12, 2017 — Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) will provide engineering support for suborbital spacecraft components, systems and instruments at NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center under a previously announced contract potentially worth $620 million, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. SAIC said Tuesday the Omnibus Multidiscipline Engineering Services II contract tasks the company provide …

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Lockheed Develops Space-Themed Curriculum, App to Promote STEM Learning; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 12, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has unveiled new space-focused education resources that seek to develop the future workforce through increased student interest in space exploration programs such as NASA‘s mission to Mars, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday its new space-centered curriculum and interactive software …

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Bastion Technologies Awarded $268M NASA Facility Safety, Mission Assurance Contract

Bastion Technologies has received a potential eight-year, $267.5 million contract to perform safety and mission assurance support at NASA‘s Huntsville, Alabama-based Marshall Space Flight Center. NASA said Saturday the company will also provide technical and engineering services to MSFC’s safety and mission assurance directorate, the Stennis Space Center Mississippi and the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana. …

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Cobham Semiconductor Solutions Receives Sole-Source NASA Contract

Cobham Semiconductor Solutions in Plainview, N.Y. will be the sole-source contract for radiation-tolerant analog multiplexers that will assist NASA researchers with a variety of space applications. The value of the contract has not yet been negotiated. Cobham will produce flight Aeroflex multiplexers, part numbers 8511-201-1S and 8512-201-1S. “An electronic multiplexer …

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Dynetics to Build, Test SLS Universal Stage Adapter Under Potential $222M NASA Award

Dynetics has received a potential 11-year, $221.7 million contract from NASA to design, build and test a universal stage adapter for integration into the Space Launch System rocket. NASA said Thursday it will use the adapter to connect the SLS rocket to the Orion spacecraft for Exploration Mission-2, a possible first crewed and second …

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Orbital ATK Spacecraft Moves to 2nd Phase of NASA OA-7 Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 6, 2017 — The Orbital ATK-built (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft called S.S. John Glenn has started to perform its secondary payload missions for NASA after completing its primary cargo delivery mission and subsequent stay at the International Space Station, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Sunday the …

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Weatherington: DoD Has Made ‘Huge Leap’ Forward in Unmanned Systems

The Department of Defense has made “a huge leap” forward in unmanned systems in five years, said Dyke Weatherington, currently performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD) (AT&L.) Speaking at the Potomac Officers …

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