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Jacobs, NASA Hold Final Qualification Test on Parachute System for Orion Re-Entry

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 1, 2018 — Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has collaborated with NASA to complete a series of tests on a parachute system that will be used for the Orion spacecraft’s re-entry into Earth upon the conclusion of its mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the …

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Orbital ATK Tests Rocket Motor for Orion Spacecraft’s Launch Abort System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 6, 2018 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has tested the SR 118 rocket motor technology in preparation for the Ascent Abort 2 Flight Test, which seeks to assess a system designed to keep astronauts safe if a problem occurs during spacecraft ascent, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The …

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Boeing Subsidiary to Extend Dev’t Work on Twin-Engine UAS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 5, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary will continue its work to develop a twin-engine unmanned aircraft system for the U.S. Air Force under a potential $48 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Aurora said Wednesday the contract covers certification of the Orion UAS for deployment at international locations …

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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, $1.12 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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