Tag Archives: Space Exploration

Lockheed Strikes $4.4B Deal for Aerojet Rocketdyne; James Taiclet, Eileen Drake Quoted

James Taiclet President and CEO Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has agreed to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) for approximately $4.4B in a move to expand its capabilities in the areas of hypersonics, space exploration, integrated air and missile defense and tactical missiles. The deal is expected to conclude in the second half of 2021, subject to approval by Aerojet Rocketdyne’s stockholders, regulatory clearances and other customary closing conditions.

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Johns Hopkins APL-Built Spacecraft Sends Data After Flyby Near Ultima Thule

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 3, 2018 — A spacecraft that Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory built for NASA has traveled the farthest among any spacecraft in history after it reached its target object in the Kuiper Belt, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The lab said Tuesday the New Horizons mission has flown past Ultima Thule, which …

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Lockheed Presents Concept for Reusable Crewed Lunar Lander

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 5, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has unveiled a new concept for a reusable spacecraft that could operate with NASA‘s planned Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway in support of future crewed missions to the moon and Mars, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the single-stage lunar lander …

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L3 Buys Applied Defense Solutions in Space Capability Expansion Push; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has purchased Columbia, Md.-based aerospace engineering and space situational awareness services provider Applied Defense Solutions for approximately $50 million in a move to build up its space mission capabilities. L3 said Monday it will operate the newly acquired firm as L3 ADS to provide space exploration, space systems mission …

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Johns Hopkins APL Unveils Radioisotope-Powered Drone for Possible NASA Titan Exploration

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 25, 2017 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has introduced a conceptual radioisotope-powered autonomous dual-quadcopter as a possible platform to support a future NASA mission to explore Saturn’s largest moon, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. APL said Wednesday the Dragonfly concept features a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator that will work to power the …

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Aili Kujawa: Johns Hopkins APL Continues Drive Toward Innovation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 26, 2017 — Aili Kujawa, director of human resources and services at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has noted that the lab continues to pursue new investment and innovation opportunities while building on traditional capabilities. “At APL, innovation is who we are and why we were established,” …

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Lockheed Develops Space-Themed Curriculum, App to Promote STEM Learning; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 12, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has unveiled new space-focused education resources that seek to develop the future workforce through increased student interest in space exploration programs such as NASA‘s mission to Mars, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday its new space-centered curriculum and interactive software …

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