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SSL Lines Up 4 Satellites With [its Next-Generation] Solar Electric Propulsion After 2 Launches in 2018

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 21, 2018 — SSL has deployed its solar electric propulsion system this year as part of two communications satellite launches as the company eyes further use of its electric engine technology in future space missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) company said Wednesday the SPT-140 propulsion …

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SSL to Develop In-Space Refueling, Dual-Mode Propulsion Tech for NASA; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 22, 2018 — SSL has entered into a public-private partnership with NASA to build two spacecraft technologies under the agency’s Tipping Point program that aims to utilize commercial space capabilities for government missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 1. Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Oct. 1 its SSL subsidiary will work to develop …

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Pratt & Whitney Gets $2B Navy Contract Modification for Lot 11 F-35 Propulsion Engines

United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a potential three-year, $2 billion contract modification from the U.S. Navy to produce the 11th batch of F135 engines for all three variants of the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Pratt & Whitney said Thursday it will …

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Boeing Gets 1st Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivery of Starliner Propulsion Hardware

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 20, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received the first set of propulsion system hardware for the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft from Aerojet Rocketdyne, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday the delivery includes the low-pressure port and starboard manifold assemblies. The propulsion system will work to provide launch-abort function …

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Orbital ATK Seeks Green Propulsion System Through Partnership With ECAPS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 27, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) will collaborate with space propulsion systems maker ECAPS to develop and market a green liquid propulsion system for both the government and commercial sectors, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The green propulsion system will work to limit environmental risks and lifecycle costs and will …

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