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Former Bigelow Aerospace Exec Michael Gold Joins SSL as VP of DC Operations

Palo Alto, California-based aerospace company Space Systems Loral has appointed Michael Gold as vice president of its Washington operations. Gold, who previously worked for Bigelow Aerospace as director of Washington operations and business growth, will work to assist SSL’s government business expansion goals and establish its presence in the capital, SSL said Monday. …

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NASA Astronauts Test Boeing Training Simulators for Starliner Spacecraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 6, 2016 — NASA astronauts visited Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) St. Louis facility in Missouri to train on launch, flight and return operations for the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft using cloud-based, touchscreen simulators, Executive Gov reported Thursday. The space agency said April 27 two commercial crew astronauts tested the part-task trainers …

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FAA, NASA, Hitachi Test Ground-to-Aircraft Aviation Data Exchange

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 5, 2016 — A Hitachi-developed wireless communication system for aircraft played a key part in a test conducted by NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration to check support for ground-to-aircraft information exchange, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. NASA said Wednesday ground operators transmitted aviation data to an FAA test plane using …

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USRA Lands $193M NASA Contract to Support Ames Research Center

Universities Space Research Association has secured a two-year, $193 million contract from NASA to provide academic and university-based program and project support for Ames Research Center’s science and engineering teams. The nonprofit research company will aid the center’s efforts to meet mission requirements for research and development, technology deployments and operational science …

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NASA JPL to Use On-Site Red Hat Private Cloud Infrastructure

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2016 — A Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) private cloud infrastructure will work to support the computing requirements of NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory through the deployment of OpenStack and Linux, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the deployment is part of efforts to update and secure JPL’s storage …

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Weekly Roundup April 18 – April 22 2016: First Quarter Earnings Season Arrives & more

April 18 – April 22 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Corporate earnings season is underway for the first quarter and gives an opportunity for investors to gauge the financial health and performance of the world’s largest defense and government contractors. We …

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Ball Aerospace Receives $421M Contract Modification to Provide Instruments for JPSS-3, JPSS-4

Ball Aerospace and Technologies (NYSE: BLL) has been awarded a potential $421 million contract modification by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to deliver ozone-monitoring instruments for the Joint Polar Satellite System follow-on JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 missions. Ball Aerospace said Friday it will manufacture, test and deliver Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite instruments — which …

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NASA to Demo Detect-and-Avoid Systems Onboard General Atomics’ Ikhana

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 21, 2016 — NASA will help the Federal Aviation Administration develop provisions on the integration of unmanned aircraft systems using a demonstration of detect-and-avoid platforms onboard a General Atomics-built Ikhana, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The space agency said Friday the team plans a fourth series of flight tests using Ikhana with other drones to demonstrate …

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NASA Eyes New Deep-Space Tech R&D Partnerships

NASA has released a second request for proposals in search of more companies to help the agency research and develop deep-space habitation systems, advanced propulsion technologies and small satellites. The agency said Wednesday it seeks “evolvable” approaches to long-duration habitation by astronauts and aims to build full-size habitat prototypes by 2018. Companies, nonprofit organizations and universities …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help NASA Develop Electric Propulsion Flight System

Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) has been awarded a three-year, $67 million contract to design and build electric propulsion technology for use in NASA‘s deep-space exploration missions. The company will help develop a propulsion system that will comprise a thruster, a power processing unit, an electrical harness and a low-pressure xenon flow controller, NASA said Wednesday. …

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