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Jacobs Uses Crawler-Transporter to Move Mobile Launcher Across KSC Amid Exploration Mission-1 Prep

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 27, 2018 — Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has helped transport a modified mobile launcher between the vehicle assembly facility and launch pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center using the Crawler-Transporter 2 tracked vehicles as part of the company’s Exploration Ground Systems operations support contract with NASA, …

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Gets $564M NASA X-ray Satellite Support Extension

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has received a potential 12-year, $563.5M contract extension to help NASA manage a space observatory built to detect X-ray emissions from outer space. SAO will continue to support Chandra X-ray Observatory system engineering, ground system development and maintenance; scientific research; outreach; and mission execution and planning activities through the …

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Northrop, SSL, Sierra Nevada Awarded NASA Small Spacecraft Dev’t Contracts

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) innovation systems sector, Sierra Nevada and Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) SSL have each won a potential five-year, $750M contract to develop small and medium satellites, payloads, spacecraft subsystems, buses, software and ground platforms for NASA. NASA announced the awardees under the Small Spacecraft Prototyping Engineering Development and …

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KBRwyle to Supply Space Geodesy Satellite Laser Ranging Stations to NASA

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 17, 2018 — KBRwyle will deliver and commission satellite laser ranging stations as part of a NASA project on space geodetic techniques under a potential $48M contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. NASA said Friday the KBR (NYSE: KBR) global government services business will build and deploy as many …

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Kim Doering, Mike Durboraw, Keith McCollum Named to VP Roles at Dynetics

Dynetics has promoted Kim Doering, Mike Durboraw and Keith McCollum to vice president roles to lead the company’s space systems, intelligence and spectrum warfare, and systems technologies divisions. Doering, a three-decade aerospace veteran, will serve as VP of space systems division with oversight on space programs for NASA, Defense Department and …

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Tony Moraco, Lynn Dugle Talk SAIC’s Planned Buyout of Engility

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) announced Monday its plans to acquire Engility Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EGL), in a deal valued at $2.5 billion. If completed, the all-stock transaction will create the second largest independent technology integrator serving government clients. “The highly complementary portfolios, combined with our similar cultures, operating …

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SSL to Study Possible Satellite Manufacturing in Space; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 7, 2018 — SSL will help NASA conduct a feasibility study on the use of space-based commercial habitats to house satellite manufacturing operations in an effort to address challenges in launch schedules and volume, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 30. Parent company Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Aug. 29 SSL will …

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Northrop, NASA Eye Oct. 6 Launch for Ionospheric Connection Explorer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 5, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and NASA have scheduled an early October launch for a Pegasus XL rocket that would carry a spacecraft designed to study the Earth’s ionosphere, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The team has replaced a faulty sensor and has now moved the …

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General Atomics to Provide Commercial Satellite Hosting Services for NASA Imager

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 4, 2018 — General Atomics will host a NASA space-based instrument on a commercial low-Earth-orbit satellite in support of a mission to study aerosols in the atmosphere to measure the radiance and polarization of sunlight, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The space agency said Friday the company will provide ground system design, …

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Johns Hopkins APL Transitions to Next Phase in NASA Asteroid Deflection Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 4, 2018 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has moved forward to the final assembly and design phase of a NASA program aimed to develop spacecraft that will work to redirect the path of an asteroid in support of planetary defense, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The lab …

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