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SpaceX Lands $97M NASA Contract for Ocean Topography Mission Launch Services

SpaceX has secured a $97 million contract from NASA to launch a satellite that will work to continue a long-term effort to measure the height of the global sea surface. NASA said Friday it expects the Sentinel-6A spacecraft to lift off by November 2020 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 …

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Former Army CIO Robert Ferrell Named WWT Federal Strategy VP

Robert Ferrell, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, has joined World Wide Technology as vice president of federal strategy. Bryan Thomas, VP of federal sales at WWT, said in a statement published Monday Ferrell will become a member of WWT’s federal leadership team and support the company in its innovation …

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Jean Milbrandt Succeeds Mark Kontos as Mitre CFO

Jean Milbrandt, formerly director of business operations at Mitre, has been promoted to vice president and chief financial officer of the nonprofit corporation. Mitre said Tuesday Milbrandt succeeds the retiring Mark Kontos and aims to help maintain the company’s position as manager of federally funded research and development centers. “Jean blends a long background …

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The Potomac Officers Club Adds Jim Martin as a Panelist and MG (Ret.) Marty Whelan as Moderator for Space: Innovations, Programs & Policies Summit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 11, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Jim Martin to the list of Panelists and Major General (Ret.) Marty Whelan as the Moderator for the 2017 Space: Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit. Jim Martin is Director of NRO’s …

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Launch of 1st Joint Polar Satellite System Set for Nov. 10

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 10, 2017 — NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have scheduled the launch of the first Joint Polar Satellite System on Nov. 10 to begin its mission to support weather forecasting operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The space agency said Saturday JPSS-1, which is equipped with instruments …

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The Potomac Officers Club Adds William Bailey and Brig Gen Mark Baird as Panelists for Space: Innovations, Programs & Policies Summit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 09, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added William Bailey and Brigadier General Mark Baird as Panelists for the 2017 Space: Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit. William Bailey currently serves as Deputy Director of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities …

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Orbital ATK, NASA Eye Nov. 10 Liftoff for 8th Cygnus Cargo Resupply Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 3, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has scheduled a Nov. 10 launch for a Cygnus spacecraft that will carry scientific equipment and supplies to the International Space Station as part of the company’s eighth cargo resupply mission for NASA, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The space agency …

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Boeing Australia Develops VR Training Platform for Starliner Spacecraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 27, 2017 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) business in Australia has utilized virtual reality and simulation technology to build a training platform for NASA‘s future CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday the trainer is part of its space research and development efforts outside the U.S. and …

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The Potomac Officers Club Adds Dr. George Nield as Keynote for 2017 Space: Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 22, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Dr. George Nield as a Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Space: Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit. Dr. George C. Nield serves as the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the …

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General Dynamics-Built Radio Supported NASA Cassini Mission; Manny Mora Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has supported the final data transmission of NASA‘s Cassini spacecraft before the Saturn orbiter ended its 13-year mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday it built the transponder or radio that Cassini had used to send images and other …

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