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Ball Aerospace to Deliver Main WFIRST Telescope Instrument Components Under $113M NASA Contract

Ball Aerospace and Technologies has received a $113.2 million contract to develop, build and test the main instrument components of NASA‘s upcoming observatory known as the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope. Ball will deliver design, analysis, fabrication, test and evaluation services supporting the development of WFIRST Wide Field Instrument components under the WFI Opto-Mechanical Assembly …

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ASRC Federal Subsidiary Awarded Potential $1.2B NASA Computing Services Contract

NASA has awarded ASRC Federal‘s InuTeq subsidiary a potential 10-year, $1.2 billion contract to provide high-performance computing support for the space agency’s science and engineering programs. InuTeq will provide technical services and platforms to multiple agency centers that include the Ames Research Center’s advanced supercomputing division and Goddard Space Flight …

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Peraton Supports NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 11, 2018 — Peraton performed compatibility testing and validation of ground stations and spacecraft in support of NASA‘s Deep Space Network designed to track a Mars lander recently launched aboard United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Peraton said Wednesday its team maintains and operates six DSN …

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NASA Vet Robert Lightfoot to Join LSINC as President; Alicia Ryan Comments

Robert Lightfoot, a 29-year NASA veteran and former acting administrator of the space agency, has been appointed to serve as president of LSINC. “His forward-thinking and consensus-building leadership style brings a new dimension to how we can work with those we serve,” Alicia Ryan, LSINC CEO, said in a statement released …

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Aerospace Industry Vet John Elbon Joins ULA as COO; Tory Bruno Comments

John Elbon, a 35-year veteran of Boeing (NYSE: BA), has succeeded Dan Collins as chief operating officer at United Launch Alliance. ULA said Thursday Elbon most recently served as vice president and general manager of the space exploration division at Boeing’s defense, space and security business. In this capacity, he led the …

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Engility to Support NASA’s Johnson Space Center Under Stinger Ghaffarian’s MSOC Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2018 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) will assist Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies in providing support services to NASA‘s Houston, Texas-based Johnson Space Center under the potential eight-year, $1.12 billion Mission Systems Operations Contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Engility said Tuesday the cost-plus-award-fee MSOC deal with core work, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity and level-of-effort …

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NASA Preps Launch of Lockheed-Built Spacecraft for Mars Interior Study

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2018 — A Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) spacecraft is scheduled for launch in May to support a NASA mission that aims to study Mars’ seismic activity and interior components, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Tuesday the InSight lander will lift off on May 5 …

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NASA, Boeing Vet Jon Arena Joins HII Newport News Shipbuilding as VP, Chief Counsel

Jon Arena, former senior counsel of Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) global services segment, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) as vice president and chief counsel of its Newport News Shipbuilding division. He succeeds Jim Gildea and will advise the division’s senior management on legal matters in his new position, HII said Friday. Kellye Walker, …

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ULA Launches Orbital ATK-Built Satellites for Air Force Mission; Chris Long Comments

An experimental satellite that Orbital ATK built for the U.S. Air Force took off Saturday aboard United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orbital ATK said Sunday the ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Experiment satellite that launched as part of the Air Force Space …

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Jacobs to extend NASA Johnson Space Center support under $438M contract option

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has received a two-year, $437.5 million contract option to continue providing support services to NASA‘s Johnson Space Center. This award brings the total potential value of Jacob’s JSC Engineering, Technology and Science contract to $1.46 billion and extends the performance period through April 2020, the company said Wednesday. Work …

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