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Orbital ATK Readies 2nd Qualification Motor for NASA SLS Booster Test

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 11, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has completed the installation of a second qualification motor for the Space Launch System boosters at a Utah facility ahead of a planned static-fire test on June 28, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the QM-2 motor will be used in a …

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Weekly Roundup April 18 – April 22 2016: First Quarter Earnings Season Arrives & more

April 18 – April 22 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Corporate earnings season is underway for the first quarter and gives an opportunity for investors to gauge the financial health and performance of the world’s largest defense and government contractors. We …

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NASA Plans New Ground System at Kennedy for Lockheed’s Orion, Boeing’s SLS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 31, 2016 — NASA will build new ground infrastructure at Kennedy Space Center to support the processing of the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Orion spacecraft and Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) Space Launch System, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The space agency said Wednesday its plan is the result of an assessment by …

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Dynetics-Radiance Team to Build Build NASA Space Launch System’s Core Stage; David King Comments

A team comprising Dynetics and Radiance Technologies team has been selected to build the core stage Pathfinder vehicle for NASA’s Space Launch System under a delivery order awarded through a potential five-year, $350 million contract vehicle. Team technical lead Dynetics said Thursday the companies will work to fabricate, assemble and …

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Lockheed Delivers Orion Crew Module as NASA Preps Launch Onboard Boeing’s SLS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 5, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered the Orion crew module to NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center, where it will undergo tests before engineers integrate it with other spacecraft hardware, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the Orion spacecraft will launch as part of Exploration Mission-1 onboard …

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Boeing-Built Rocket to Carry Lockheed Martin’s Skyfire CubeSat

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 4, 2016 — The Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) Space Launch System will carry the Orion unmanned spacecraft and 13 CubeSats to deep space in 2018, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. NASA said Wednesday two of the CubeSats that will be onboard the SLS are the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Skyfire and Morehead …

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Jacobs Receives $128M NASA Engineering, Science Services Contract Extension; Terence Hagen Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) will continue to perform engineering and science services for NASA’s Huntsville, Alabama-based Marshall Space Flight Center under a one-year, $127.8 million contract modification. Jacobs said Tuesday the company started its science and engineering and technician support to MSFC on Oct. 3, 2015 and will …

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Weekly Roundup Oct 5 – Oct 9 2015: CNBC’s Jim Cramer Talks Up Defense Stocks as 3Q Earnings Season Looms & more

Weekly Roundup Oct 5 – Oct 9 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson One of the most listened-to voices in business media singled out the defense sector and one of its biggest players as among the best performers during recent …

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Dynetics Space Launch Booster Tester Undergoes Proof, Burst Tests

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 14, 2015 — A Dynetics-built cryogenic tank to be used to test space launch system viability has undergone a series of proof and burst evaluations in Iuka, Mississippi, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Dynetics, prime contractor for the SLS Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction tank, said …

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John Shannon Appointed Boeing Space Launch System VP, Program Manager

John Shannon, formerly Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) International Space Station program manager, has been named vice president and program manager for the company’s space launch system. He succeeds retiring Virginia Barnes, Boeing said Thursday. Shannon previously served as deputy associate administrator for NASA’s exploration planning in the human exploration and operations …

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