Tag Archives: NASA

Lockheed Wins $370M to Test Orion Vehicle for NASA

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) has secured a $370 million sole source contract from NASA to perform a test flight of Lockheed’s Orion crew vehicle, NextGov reports. NASA issued a justification notice for the contract Thursday, saying only Lockheed could fulfill the space agency’s requirements for the test flight. NASA …

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RightNow Stockholders Approve Oracle’s $1.4B Acquisition of Company

RightNow Technologies (NASDAQ: RNOW) stockholders voted to approve Oracle Corp.’s acquisition of RightNow (NASDAQ: ORCL) at a meeting Thursday. Oracle agreed to buy RightNow in October for nearly $1.4 billion in cash, or $43.00 per share (see our previous story on TheNewNewInternet here). RightNow’s federal customers include NASA, the Social Security Administration, the Customs and …

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Lockheed Wins $165M Extension for NASA Mission Control Services

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $165 million option by NASA that extends the Facilities Development and Operations contract the company originally won in 2009 through Sept. 30, 2013. The total contract is now worth $919.5 million with one more option available to be exercised. Under the contract, Lockheed will continue to provide mission control …

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Boeing Wins $289M Modification to Build 6th NASA Satellite

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $289 million contract modification from NASA to build an additional tracking and data relay satellite, the sixth satellite Boeing will have built for the agency. The company indicated it has already delivered three TDRS satellites to NASA and has two more in the pipeline under …

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TASC Wins Potential $134M NASA Software Services, R&D Contract

NASA has awarded TASC Inc. a cost-plus-award-fee contract potentially worth $133.9 million to provide software services to the agency’s independent verification and validation facility in Fairmont, W.Va. The contract has a total period of performance of five years, including options. A NASA announcement of the award said TASC’s support will include research …

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CSC to Provide NASA IT, Financial Services Support; Mike Gaffney Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has received a $41 million contract modification to continue providing financial management, human resources, procurement and information technology support services to NASA. The modification exercises the second option period for the NASA Shared Services Center contract. The NSSC is a cooperative partnership between NASA, CSC …

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Northrop Wins $30M Contract for Polar Satellite Microwave Technologies

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $30 million contract to provide microwave equipment for a polar weather satellite. The company will provide microwave temperature-sounding instruments used to forecast weather for the military and collect climate information. NASA awarded the contract on behalf of the National Oceanic …

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Ball Aerospace Wins up to $600K for NASA Space Studies

Ball Aerospace (NYSE: BLL) will be awarded up to $600, 000 to study the storage and transfer of cryogenic propellants in space under a six-month contract with NASA. Ball will help develop a mission concept to test key technologies required for deep space exploration. NASA is pursuing human missions to an asteroid by 2025, …

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CSC Wins $41M NASA Modification for IT, Financial Management Services

NASA has awarded Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) a more than $41 million contract modification to exercise the second option year on the NASA shared services center support contract. CSC will continue to provide financial management services, information technology and IT support through Sept. 30, 2012. The NSSC is a partnership …

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Boeing VP of Space Exploration Brewster Shaw Retires, John Elbon to Succeed

Brewster H. Shaw has announced his retirement as vice president and general manager of Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: BA) space exploration division, effective Aug. 26, 2011. Shaw has led all of Boeing’s civil space programs since 2006 and oversaw the company’s on-orbit assembly of the International Space Station. He flew three space shuttle …

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