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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up: Northrop Concludes Acquisition of Orbital ATK and Top 10 Stories

Weekly Roundup June 4 – June 8, 2018 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up: Northrop Concludes Acquisition of Orbital ATK and Top 10 Stories Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic CEO Northrop Concludes Acquisition of Orbital ATK       This year has seen significant M&A activity, as …

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Lockheed, Boeing JV Assigns $134M for Vulcan Rocket Devt; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 14, 2016 — The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing (NYSE: BA) joint venture United Launch Alliance has assigned $134 million toward the development of the Vulcan rocket in an effort to be independent from the Russian RD-180 engine, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Space News reported Thursday the U.S. Air Force plans to put $201 …

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TASC Wins Potential $134M NASA Software Services, R&D Contract

NASA has awarded TASC Inc. a cost-plus-award-fee contract potentially worth $133.9 million to provide software services to the agency’s independent verification and validation facility in Fairmont, W.Va. The contract has a total period of performance of five years, including options. A NASA announcement of the award said TASC’s support will include research …

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Ball Aerospace Wins up to $600K for NASA Space Studies

Ball Aerospace (NYSE: BLL) will be awarded up to $600, 000 to study the storage and transfer of cryogenic propellants in space under a six-month contract with NASA. Ball will help develop a mission concept to test key technologies required for deep space exploration. NASA is pursuing human missions to an asteroid by 2025, …

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Boeing Snags $92 Million NASA Deal

Boeing secured one of four Space Act Agreements in the second round of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development project, worth $92 million. The contracts function “to advance commercial crew space transportation system concepts and mature the design and development of elements of their systems, such as launch vehicles and spacecraft.” “We’re …

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Lockheed Pens Iridium NEXT Subcontract; Matt Desch Comments

Thales Alenia Space awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to oversee payload application software for the Iridium NEXT satellites. Thales Alenia Space is the prime contractor for Iridium NEXT, the next-generation satellite constellation being designed, built and launched for Iridium (NASDAQ: IRDM). Iridium NEXT, the replacement for the …

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Minotaur I Rocket Launches with NRO Payload

Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) successfully launched a U.S. Government payload aboard a Minotaur I rocket in a mission that originated from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Feb. 6. Saturday’s launch marked the 20th for the Minotaur launch vehicles line since 2000.  All 20 missions were deemed successful. “For just …

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Lockheed Blasts Off to NASA In-Space Servicing Deal

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) picked up a contract from NASA to provide Systems Engineering for In-Space Servicing (SEISS). The 18-month deal carries a value of $31.2 million. According to NASA, “Lockheed will provide systems and discipline engineering support to develop and execute two demonstrations to test and verify new robotic …

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SAIC Wins $321 Million NASA IT Deal; Group Pres. Joe Craver Comments

SAIC (NYSE: SAI) picked up a contract from NASA to provide IT operations for the Administration’s Enterprise Applications Competency Center.  The deal holds a total maximum value of $321 million. The Enterprise Applications Service Technologies (EAST) contract offers SAIC a two-year base term, a two-year option and a single one-year …

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Thales, Iridium Satellite Construction Partnership Moves Forward; Iridium’s Matt Desch Remarks

Thales Alenia Space’s deal with Iridium Communication (Nasdaq: IRDM) for 81 communication satellites for use in the Iridium NEXT low-orbit constellation is well underway. According to Thales, “with the closing of Iridium’s Coface credit facility, the FSD (Full Scale System Development) contract between Iridium and Thales Alenia Space replaces the  …

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