Tag Archives: NASA

Johns Hopkins APL Gets NASA Funds for Compact Gamma-Ray Spectrometer

Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has received $3 million in funds from NASA to advance the development of a miniature, gamma-ray spectrometer for the space agency’s future research missions. APL said Thursday it will collaborate with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop the compact tool, dubbed GeMiNi Plus, …

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NASA Names Jacobs Prime Contractor for Ames Facilities Maintenance

A Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) subsidiary will provide facilities maintenance support to NASA‘s Ames Research Center in California as the prime contractor on a hybrid contract worth up to $228 million. NASA said Friday Jacobs Technology will develop and implement a reliability-centered maintenance program across several technical services areas to drive operations and maintenance effectiveness and …

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Boeing Awarded Commercial Crew Rotation Flight Task Order

NASA has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) a task order to provide crew rotation services for a planned 2017 mission to the International Space Station under the company’s potential $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract. The agency said Thursday that Boeing has completed an integrated critical design review of its …

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General Dynamics Enters New Phase in NASA Space Network Ground System Modernization Project

TYSONS CORNER, VA April 30, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has completed testing and integration of NASA’s Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment infrastructure through a test laboratory in Arizona built to provide realistic simulations of the digital ground terminal, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Reaching program increment A3 …

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Analytical Mechanics Associates to Help NASA Build ‘Hypervelocity’ Spacecraft Tech

NASA has awarded Analytical Mechanics Associates a potential five-year, $43 million contract to develop and engineer a technology for manufacturing  hypervelocity space vehicles. The contract falls under NASA’s Entry Systems Technology Research and Development initiative and carries an initial value of $2.2 million over a two-year base term and three …

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John Shannon Appointed Boeing Space Launch System VP, Program Manager

John Shannon, formerly Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) International Space Station program manager, has been named vice president and program manager for the company’s space launch system. He succeeds retiring Virginia Barnes, Boeing said Thursday. Shannon previously served as deputy associate administrator for NASA’s exploration planning in the human exploration and operations …

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NASA Issues 9-Month Extension for Wyle’s Johnson Space Center Support Contract

Wyle‘s integrated science and engineering group has received a nine-month, $97 million contract modification from NASA that extends the company’s support for the Johnson Space Center’s Human Health and Performance Directorate. NASA said Tuesday the modification brings the contract’s total value to $1.5 billion and extends Wyle’s services through the end of January 2016. The …

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Jacobs Engineering to Continue Test Evaluation Support for NASA

Jacobs Technology will continue to provide NASA with test evaluation and support services at the White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico under a one-year, $100 million contract option. NASA said Friday it exercised the second of two options to extend its three-year, $300 million Test Evaluation and Support Team contract with …

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NASA to Enter Contract Talks for Research, Tech Transfer Proposals; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA‘s solicitation for aerospace research and technology under phase two of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs will move forward to contract negotiations. The agency said Wednesday the 149 proposals have total estimated value of $118.1 million and involve 117 U.S. small businesses and research institutions from …

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Orbital ATK to Supply Steering Control for Orion Launch Abort System; Mike Kahn, Cary Ralston Comment

TYSONS CORNER, VA April 9, 2015 — Executive Mosaic —ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) landing a $90 million contract to supply the steering control technology for the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system. Orbital said Tuesday its attitude control motor can produce up to 7, 000 pounds of steering force,  using …

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