Tag Archives: NASA

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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Orbital ATK’s Next Cygnus ISS Cargo Mission to Launch in March

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2017 — NASA has scheduled the launch of Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft for the next International Space Station cargo mission on March 16 after the company delivered the vehicle’s pressurized cargo module, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The module will undergo processing and assembly at the space agency’s …

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NASA Taps Johns Hopkins APL to Develop Components for Asteroid Exploration Missions

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2017 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will develop components for a pair of NASA Discovery missions that seek to explore and study six of Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids and the 16 Psyche metal asteroid, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. APL said Friday it will develop a telescopic camera and …

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NASA Taps Lockheed Martin to Develop Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 9, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will develop and operate a spacecraft that will work to study six Jupiter Trojan asteroids as part of NASA‘s Discovery Program missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Lucy spacecraft is scheduled for a 2021 launch and will seek to observe the geology, …

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