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Northrop, SSL, Sierra Nevada Awarded NASA Small Spacecraft Dev’t Contracts

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) innovation systems sector, Sierra Nevada and Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) SSL have each won a potential five-year, $750M contract to develop small and medium satellites, payloads, spacecraft subsystems, buses, software and ground platforms for NASA. NASA announced the awardees under the Small Spacecraft Prototyping Engineering Development and …

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Boeing to Buy Small Satellite Developer Millennium Space Systems; Leanne Caret Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to purchase El Segundo, Calif.-based Millennium Space Systems for an undisclosed sum in an effort to broaden its portfolio of space and satellite platforms. Boeing said Thursday it expects the acquisition to conclude by the end of the third quarter of 2018 and will operate …

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Adam Marks Named SSL Chief Strategy Officer, Mark Sarojak Appointed Commercial Earth Observation VP

Adam Marks, formerly vice president of strategy and corporate development at Thales Group, has joined Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) SSL subsidiary, as chief strategy officer. Marks will oversee the development of new partnerships and markets and seek new business opportunities for space systems and communications platforms in support of government …

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SSL to Carry SmallSats for Sun Experiment Under Project With UM, JPL; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 15, 2017 — Space Systems Loral has partnered with the University of Michigan and NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on a project that seeks to launch small satellites to study the sun and how solar energetic particles are emitted into interplanetary space, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Maxar Technologies (NYSE: …

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General Atomics Eyes Satellite Portfolio Expansion Via Surrey-US Asset Purchase Deal

General Atomics has purchased the majority of Surrey Satellite Technology US’ assets for an undisclosed sum in a strategy to advance the development of small satellites and other payloads. General Atomics said Monday it will incorporate Surrey-US’ employees and assets into its electromagnetic systems business in support of growth objectives. …

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DigitalGlobe to Form Small Satellite JV With Saudi Partners

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 23, 2016 — DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) will establish a joint venture with two partners in Saudi Arabia to produce small satellites that will work to capture Earth images, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Reuters reported Sunday DigitalGlobe has partnered with the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and Taqnia Space to …

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