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Iridium, SpaceX Close Deal on NEXT, NASA-GFZ Satellite Rideshare; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 1, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has closed a deal with SpaceX for the simultaneous launch of the former’s NEXT communications satellites and the NASA-GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences mission’s twin satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Five Iridium NEXT satellites will be deployed with the NASA/GFZ Gravity Recovery and Climate …

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Boeing Reveals CST-100 Starliner Crew Spacesuit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has unveiled the spacesuit that the crew of the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft will wear during NASA missions to low-orbit destinations, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Wednesday the Boeing Blue spacesuit is designed to protect astronauts during the launch and return to Earth and …

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Orbital ATK Picks EaglePicher to Supply Battery System for NOAA Polar Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 3o, 2017 — EaglePicher has been chosen by Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) to produce a battery system with GS Yuasa Lithium Power-manufactured lithium-ion cells for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System-2, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. EaglePicher said Thursday it will integrate Li-ion battery platforms used on Orbital …

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NASA, Industry Team Resume James Webb Space Telescope Vibration Tests

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 27, 2017 — NASA and the industry team working on the James Webb Space Telescope have resumed vibration tests following a shutdown of assessments in December due to a sensor reading anomaly, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The team comprised of Goddard Space Flight Center, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Orbital ATK …

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Potomac Officers Club Rounds Out Speakers List for Internet of Things Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA., January 24, 2017 — The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — rounds out speakers for their 2017 Internet of Things – Emerging Technologies Forum. The Internet of Things (IoT)—a term used to describe the set of physical objects embedded with sensors or actuators …

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Lockheed Begins Development of Optical Component to Support NASA ‘Dark Energy’ Research

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 23, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has begun to develop an optical instrument assembly for NASA‘s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope to support the space agency’s dark energy and exoplanet research efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Scientists and engineers at Lockheed’s Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto, California, are …

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Neurala Raises Series A Funds for Deep Learning Neural Networks Platform

Boston-based software firm Neurala has received $14 million in a Series A funding round led by venture capital firm Pelion Venture Partners. Neurala will use the funds to meet customer demand and add built-in autonomous behavior and intelligence functions to its deep learning neural networks software that works to make cars, …

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Weekly Roundup January 16 – January 20 2017: Trump Transition Is Here, New Wash100 Next Week & more

Weekly Roundup January 16 – January 20 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson All eyes were on Washington today as Donald Trump took the oath of office on Capitol Hill to become the 45th President of the United States and officially …

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NASA Vet William Parsons Joins PAE-BWXT JV S3 as President

William “Bill” Parsons, an 18-year NASA veteran, has been named president of Syncom Space Services, a joint venture of PAE and BWX Technologies (NYSE: BWXT). Parsons will oversee S3’s operations at NASA that include management of facility operations, test and manufacturing services and maintenance requirements at Stennis Space Center in …

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KBR Subsidiary to Support NASA Exploration Missions Under Potential $442M IDIQ Award

A subsidiary of KBR (NYSE: KBR) has been awarded a potential five-year, $442 million contract to provide engineering support services for more than 20 Earth and space science missions at NASA. KBRwyle Technology Solutions will support concept studies, formulation development, design, implementation, systems and sustaining engineering, decommissioning, integration, ground system and operations …

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