Tag Archives: NASA

Aerospace Industry Vet Mark Fisher Rejoins Dynetics as Space Hardware Program Manager

Mark Fisher, formerly vice president and general manager of Schafer‘s aerospace business, has joined Dynetics as program manager for space hardware within the applied science company’s space systems division. Dynetics said Tuesday Fisher brings approximately 30 years of aerospace industry experience in program management, flight operations and propulsion systems design, analysis …

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NASA Issues RFP for $145M HQ IT Support Services III Contract

NASA has released a request for proposals for a potential five-year, $145 million contract to provide information technology services to all mission directorates and support offices at the agency’s headquarters. The Headquarters Information Technology Support Services III contract covers information systems management, application and technical architecture support, systems engineering, IT security, …

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Lockheed Martin Building Full-Scale Deep Space Habitat Prototype for NASA

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 24, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is working to build a prototype cislunar habitat that would house astronauts during extended missions as part of NASA‘s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships effort, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday its full-scale NextSTEP-2 prototype is a refurbished Donatello Multi-Purpose …

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NASA Issues $324M Tech R&D Contract Award to Analytical Mechanics Associates

Analytical Mechanics Associates has secured a potential five-year, $324.4 million contract to conduct technology research and development efforts in support of NASA missions. NASA said Friday the Technology, Engineering, and Aerospace Mission Support 3 contract covers scientific research; engineering design, analysis, and development; technology program implementation; test implementation and operations; systems analysis …

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Richard White: SSL, Partners to Explore Robotics, Propulsion for NASA Commercial Space Habitat Effort

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 28, 2017 — Space Systems Loral has teamed with NanoRacks and United Launch Alliance to work with NASA in efforts to determine the feasibility of converting rocket upper stages into commercial space habitats, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. SSL said June 21 the Ixion Initiative Team will explore the potential for …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: The New Space Race

Weekly Roundup June 19 – June 23 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Although the phrase “Space Race” brings to mind the Cold War-era struggle between the United States and Soviet Union for supremacy in spaceflight capabilities, it may begin to …

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HPE, Mellanox Tech to Help Update Capacity of NASA Ames Supercomputer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 21, 2017 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) will provide its SGI 8600 liquid-cooled petascale platform and Enhanced Hypercube system topology in a partnership with Mellanox Technologies to expand a supercomputer at NASA‘s Ames Research Center, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Mellanox said Monday its EDR InfiniBand and in-network computing technology together with …

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5 Companies Secure $199M in NASA IT Support Contracts

Five companies have received contracts worth $199.3 million combined to help NASA’s flight operations directorate develop, maintain and sustain information technology systems and software platforms. NASA said Tuesday it awarded the Joint Operations and Integrated Systems Technology contracts to Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), …

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Former Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Joins Orbital ATK as Senior Operations Director for CRS Program

Rick Mastracchio, a former NASA astronaut, has joined Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) as senior director of operations for the Commercial Resupply Services program within the company’s space systems group. Orbital ATK said Monday Mastracchio will oversee the CRS mission and cargo operations teams and support other programs for the human space systems …

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NASA Awards Raytheon Potential $155M Neural Buoyancy Lab Support Contract

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential seven-year, $154.5 million contract from NASA to support flight crew training and development efforts in the space agency’s Neural Buoyancy Laboratory at the Houston-based Sonny Carter Training Facility. The company’s intelligence, information and service unit will help the laboratory procure  life-support systems for submersed space-suited objects as …

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