Tag Archives: NASA

Johns Hopkins APL Helps NASA Complete Parker Solar Probe Integration Ahead of August Launch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 9, 2018 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has helped NASA fully integrate a spacecraft that will work to study the sun’s corona as part of a mission that will launch in August, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The space agency said Thursday the Parker Solar Probe has been …

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General Dynamics Completes Installation, Initial Checkout for Space Network Ground System Update; Manny Mora Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 3, 2018 — General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) mission systems business has completed the installation and initial checkout phase of NASA’s Space Network and Ground Segment Sustainment program, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday it helped the space agency install equipment necessary to update its Space …

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L3 Buys Applied Defense Solutions in Space Capability Expansion Push; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has purchased Columbia, Md.-based aerospace engineering and space situational awareness services provider Applied Defense Solutions for approximately $50 million in a move to build up its space mission capabilities. L3 said Monday it will operate the newly acquired firm as L3 ADS to provide space exploration, space systems mission …

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Caltech Gets $30B NASA Lab Operations Support Extension

The California Institute of Technology has secured a potential 10-year, $30 billion contract to continue operations support at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Caltech will help the space agency develop and sustain key JPL programs in the astrophysics, aeronautics, heliophysics, Earth and planetary sciences and space technology areas, NASA …

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NASA Vet Todd May to Join KBR Government Arm as Space Strategy VP

Todd May, director of NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center, has been named vice president of space strategy for KBR‘s (NYSE: KBR) government services arm. He will formally join KBRwyle in July and will also lead the unit’s systems analysis and services division that serves federal civilian and defense customers, the company said Wednesday. KBRWyle President Byron Bright said …

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Northrop Grumman Powers NASA Webb Telescope’s Main Components Under Integration & Test Phase

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 22, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has switched on two main systems of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope in support of the test and integration phase of the program, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday its engineers used external power tools to generate compatible …

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ASRC Federal Unit Picked for Computing Support at NASA Ames, Goddard; Mark Gray Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2018 — A subsidiary of ASRC Federal will work to help NASA assess new computing platforms and conduct simulation and modeling as well as data analysis and visualization under a potential $1.2 billion contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The contract tasks InuTeq to provide high-performance computing support to the space …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up: SAIC’s Q1 Earnings and Top 10 Stories

Weekly Roundup June 11 – June 15, 2018 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up: SAIC’s Q1 Earnings and Top 10 Stories Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic CEO SAIC: Q1 Earnings and Other News  Two weeks ago, this column provided an overview of May contract wins for …

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Jacobs to Support Akima in Contract to Maintain NASA Goddard Center

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 15, 2018 — Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) will serve as a strategic partner to Akima Support Operations under a potential $131.7 million NASA contract to help maintain facilities at Goddard Space Flight Center, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Jacobs said Wednesday it will support GSFC’s Facilities Operations and Maintenance …

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DSA’s Paul Strasser Elected IAC Executive Vice Chair

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council has announced the election of Paul Strasser, executive vice president of information management solutions group at Data Systems Analysts, as executive vice chair of IAC, effective July 1. Strasser, who currently serves as vice chair for finance at IAC’s executive committee, will …

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