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Air Force Taps Northrop, ULA, Blue Origin for Rocket Prototype Dev’t OTAs

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin will build rocket prototypes under three separate other-transaction agreements with the U.S. Air Force in support of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. Northrop’s innovation systems business received a potential $791.6M OTA to develop the OmegA launch system and ULA …

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Orbital ATK Presents Rocket With Aerojet Rocketdyne Upper-Stage Engine for EELV Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2018 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has unveiled the Next Generation Launch system rocket dubbed OmegA at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado as the company continues to pursue work under the U.S. Air Force‘s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the rocket …

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ULA Gets $832M Contract Modification Under Air Force Expendable Launch Vehicle Program

United Launch Alliance has received a potential one-year, $832.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to continue to provide program management and mission assurance support for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. The Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture will also perform systems engineering, vehicle integration, launch infrastructure sustainment and …

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Iridium Eyes Satellite Launch on Jan. 14 Aboard Falcon 9; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2017 — Iridium Communications‘ (Nasdaq: IRDM) initial NEXT satellites are anticipated to launch onboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket on Jan. 14 after a change in schedule due to high winds and rain around the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch site, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The rocket will carry 10 Iridium NEXT …

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Lockheed Martin Completes Encapsulation of EchoStar XIX Broadband Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 14, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the encapsulation of the EchoStar XIX broadband satellite in anticipation of its Dec. 18 launch aboard United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V 431 rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The encapsulation required the satellite to be connected to an adapter and enclosed in a …

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NASA to Launch Orbital ATK-Built Spacecraft From Florida Launch Site

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 9, 2016 — NASA is set to launch an Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in spring 2017, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The spacecraft will be used for the seventh cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station, Daily Press reported …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Falcon 9 Stage 1 Booster Delivered to California

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 29, 2016 — Matt Desch, Iridium (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO, announced in a Twitter post Nov. 21 that the stage 1 booster of SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket has been delivered to California to support the launch of 10 Iridium satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Ars Technica reported Nov. 21 SpaceX …

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ULA Schedules DigitalGlobe WorldView-4 Satellite Flight for Nov. 11

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 4, 2016 — United Launch Alliance has scheduled the launch of DigitalGlobe‘s (NYSE: DGI) WorldView-4 commercial imaging satellite onboard its Atlas V 401 configuration rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base on Nov.11, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) WorldView 4 is designed to provide high-resolution images of …

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Thales Alenia, Orbital ATK Complete 1st Set of Iridium NEXT Satellites; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 20, 2016 — Thales Alenia Space and Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) have completed construction on 81 communications satellites for Iridium Communications‘ (Nasdaq: IRDM) Iridium NEXT mobile communications network, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Spaceflight Now reported July 13 that the satellites are ready to be delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base, where they will be …

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