Tag Archives: NASA

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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NASA Awards $450M IDIQ for Space, Earth Systems and Operations Support

NASA has awarded a maximum $450 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support earth and space science missions and ground work at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Work will include concept study, formulation development, sustaining engineering and decommissioning. The award also provides for the design, integration and testing of ground systems …

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Lockheed, Boeing to Help NASA Prepare for Deep Space Exploration

NASA has selected Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) to develop space storage and transfer concepts important to the agency’s future deep space human exploration missions. Storing cryogenic propellants such as liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen in space for long periods of time is crucial for this …

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Lockheed Wins $133M NASA Contract to Provide Hubble Engineering and Mission Services

NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin Space Systems Corporation (NYSE: LMT) a follow-on five-year cost-plus-award fee sole source contract worth $133, 070, 796 for mission operations, systems engineering and software for the Hubble Space Telescope. Lockheed will continue to maintain Hubble’s health and safety through the next phase of its science …

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NASA Awards $1.2M Space Imaging Contract to Boston Micromachines

NASA‘ s Small Business Innovation Research Program has awarded Boston Micromachines $1.2 million in contracts to support space-based imaging research to develop compact, ultra-low-power, high-voltage multiplexed drive electronics suitable for integration with deformable mirrors in space-based wavefront control applications. “High-resolution wavefront correction with deformable mirrors is essential for all telescope architectures to …

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NASA Awards Honeywell $96M Contract for Safety and Mission Assurance Services

NASA has dramatically expanded its collaboration with Honeywell by awarding the company a five-year, $96 million contract to provide NASA centers and suppliers with audits, assessments and assurance services. Under the direction of the NASA Safety Center, Honeywell’s wholly owned subsidiary Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. will provide critical safety and …

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Ball Satellite Passes Thermal Tests

Ball Aerospace’s (NYSE: BLL) NPOESS Preparatory Project satellite came one step closer this week to NASA’s planned Oct. 25 launch date with the completion of thermal vacuum testing. The two-month process proved the satellite can function in space. “Given the fact that the U.S. has more severe weather than any …

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