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SSL to Work on Environmental Defense Fund Smallsat Design Project; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 16, 2018 — SSL will design and establish requirements under an Environmental Defense Fund contract for the development of a small satellite that will work to monitor methane emissions from oil and gas plants, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Thursday its SSL business will collaborate …

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SSL Lines Up 4 Satellites With [its Next-Generation] Solar Electric Propulsion After 2 Launches in 2018

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 21, 2018 — SSL has deployed its solar electric propulsion system this year as part of two communications satellite launches as the company eyes further use of its electric engine technology in future space missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) company said Wednesday the SPT-140 propulsion …

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SSL-Built Robotic Arm Supports NASA InSight Mission on Mars; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 17, 2018 — SSL continues its support for NASA‘s space exploration efforts with the deployment of a robotic arm to perform operations as part of the space agency’s current InSight mission to study the interior of Mars, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 4. The Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) company said Dec. …

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Radiant, SSL Work on Space-Based Sensing Tech for Missile Defense; Tony Frazier, Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 29, 2018 — Maxar Technologies‘ (NYSE: MAXR) Radiant Solutions and SSL subsidiaries will collaborate to build a prototype space-based missile detection layer for the Missile Defense Agency, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 3. SSL will lead the team, which also includes Systems Engineering Associates, as it works to develop …

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SSL to Develop In-Space Refueling, Dual-Mode Propulsion Tech for NASA; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 22, 2018 — SSL has entered into a public-private partnership with NASA to build two spacecraft technologies under the agency’s Tipping Point program that aims to utilize commercial space capabilities for government missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 1. Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Oct. 1 its SSL subsidiary will work to develop …

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SSL to Study Possible Satellite Manufacturing in Space; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 7, 2018 — SSL will help NASA conduct a feasibility study on the use of space-based commercial habitats to house satellite manufacturing operations in an effort to address challenges in launch schedules and volume, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 30. Parent company Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Aug. 29 SSL will …

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SSL to Build Onboard Computer for NASA ‘Psyche’ Spacecraft; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 24, 2018 — SSL will help Zin Technologies build and test a flight system component that NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory designed for the future Psyche mission, which aims to study its namesake metallic asteroid in order to understand the Earth’s formation, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 10. The Maxar Technologies …

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SSL-Built Comms Satellite Performs Post-Launch Maneuvers on Schedule

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2018 — An SSL-built communications satellite has begun post-launch operations following its deployment Sunday as part of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) company said Monday the Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite it built …

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SSL’s Richard White Outlines Factors in On-Orbit Satellite Servicing Process

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 11, 2018 — Richard White, president of the government systems business at SSL, has explained that spacecraft client design, orbit and other requirements may influence the on-orbit satellite servicing process, which he said generally involves rendezvous between servicer and client, capture, servicing tasks using robotic arms …

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SSL, Air Force SMC Study New Space Architectures Against Threats; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 15, 2018 — SSL is currently working to explore new space architectures and related systems in collaboration with the Space and Missile Systems Center in support of the U.S. Air Force‘s Space Enterprise Vision, ExecutiveBiz reported. The company said the team will seek to study new enterprise-level technologies and …

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