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Lockheed Martin, NASA Test Orion Spacecraft’s Power Systems, Computers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 23, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has worked with NASA to test the Orion crew module’s vehicle management computers, power and data units and flight software during an initial power-up event at the Kennedy Space Center, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday the spacecraft will be part of …

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Lockheed Martin Building Full-Scale Deep Space Habitat Prototype for NASA

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 24, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is working to build a prototype cislunar habitat that would house astronauts during extended missions as part of NASA‘s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships effort, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday its full-scale NextSTEP-2 prototype is a refurbished Donatello Multi-Purpose …

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Stinger Ghaffarian Secures Potential $1B NASA Contract for Mission Systems Operations Support

Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies has landed a potential eight-year, $1.1 billion contract from NASA to provide mission systems operations support at the Johnson Space Center. NASA said Friday the indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract encompasses technical, managerial and administrative services for spaceflight programs. SGT will also provide assistance to the International Space Station Program that …

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Former Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Joins Orbital ATK as Senior Operations Director for CRS Program

Rick Mastracchio, a former NASA astronaut, has joined Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) as senior director of operations for the Commercial Resupply Services program within the company’s space systems group. Orbital ATK said Monday Mastracchio will oversee the CRS mission and cargo operations teams and support other programs for the human space systems …

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NASA Awards Raytheon Potential $155M Neural Buoyancy Lab Support Contract

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential seven-year, $154.5 million contract from NASA to support flight crew training and development efforts in the space agency’s Neural Buoyancy Laboratory at the Houston-based Sonny Carter Training Facility. The company’s intelligence, information and service unit will help the laboratory procure  life-support systems for submersed space-suited objects as …

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Dynetics to Build, Test SLS Universal Stage Adapter Under Potential $222M NASA Award

Dynetics has received a potential 11-year, $221.7 million contract from NASA to design, build and test a universal stage adapter for integration into the Space Launch System rocket. NASA said Thursday it will use the adapter to connect the SLS rocket to the Orion spacecraft for Exploration Mission-2, a possible first crewed and second …

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ANSER Subsidiary Enters Cooperative Deal with AFRL-Sponsored Consortium

Advanced Technology International, an Analytical Services (ANSER) subsidiary, has inked a cooperative deal with a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory-sponsored consortium which created a collaborative contract vehicle worth a potential $333 million. ANSER said Thursday the Metals Affordability Initiative was established to consolidate resources within the government and industry in a push …

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Orbital ATK, Lockheed, NASA Test Orion Launch Abort System’s Attitude Control Motor

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 3, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has completed a test of the attitude control motor on the launch abort system of the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Orion spacecraft to verify the motor’s capability to perform in case of an aborted mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. NASA and Lockheed personnel took …

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Vern Saunders, Federal Network Systems VP & GM at Jacobs Technology, Added to 2017 Wash100

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA March 20, 2017 — Vern Saunders, vice president and general manager of federal network systems at Jacobs Technology, has been included in this year’s Executive Mosaic Wash100 for his leadership in space program support. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector executives …

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ManTech to Support Stratcom, NASA Programs Under Air Force Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 13, 2017 — ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) will provide planning, coordination and other support services for the U.S. Strategic Command‘s Human Space Flight Support program and NASA‘s Commercial Crew Program and Orion program under an $8.7 million U.S. Air Force contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said …

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