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Spire Global to Host KeyW ‘InSpace’ Payloads Under Tech Validation Effort, Bill Weber Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 22, 2019 — KeyW (Nasdaq: KEYW) has tapped Spire Global to provide hosted payload services in support of the former’s efforts to demonstrate its space technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported March 12. Spire, whose space-as-a-service offering enables it to host third-party payloads on its satellite constellations, will help …

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MEI Wins $340M Air Force Space Tech R&D Contract

Millennium Engineering and Integration has won a potential seven-year, $340M contract to help a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory directorate develop space technology concepts. Arlington, Va.-based MEI will support AFRL’s space vehicles directorate in development, analysis, integration, experimentation, demonstration and evaluation efforts, the Department of Defense said Friday. Work will …

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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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Air Force Increases ATI Space Enterprise Consortium OTA Ceiling to $400M

Advanced Technology International has received a $400M “other transaction” agreement modification from the U.S. Air Force to continue to manage a consortium tasked with developing prototypes of space-related technology platforms for the Defense Department. DoD said Tuesday ATI will further guide the Space Enterprise Consortium in efforts to build ground, launch and …

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Lockheed Wraps Quality Tests on Satellite Fuel Tank With 3D-Printed Parts; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 18, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has concluded quality tests on a titanium container that it built with 3D-printed parts to store fuel for the LM 2100 satellite bus as part of a multiyear development effort, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said July 11 it used the Electron Beam …

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NASA Selects 128 Tech R&D Proposals for $96M SBIR Phase II Award

NASA has awarded multiple two-year contracts worth a combined $96 million to 128 proposals from U.S. small businesses that will conduct research and development projects in support of the agency’s future space missions. Selected companies will perform R&D work under the second phase of NASA’s 2017 Small Business Innovation Research program, …

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ATI to Manage Space Enterprise Consortium Under Potential $100M Air Force Deal

Advanced Technology Institute has won a potential five-year, $100 million “other transaction” agreement from the U.S. Air Force to oversee a consortium of commercial, nonprofit and academic organizations to develop space-related technology prototypes. The ATI-led Space Enterprise Consortium will aim to build ground, launch and space segment, software, processes and combined systems …

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NASA Enlists 8 Firms for Small Spacecraft, Launch Vehicle Tech Maturation Program

Eight companies have received contracts worth a combined $17 million to help NASA advance small launch and space vehicle technologies under the second round of the agency’s Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies program. NASA said Thursday each contract contains a performance period of two years, technical progress-related milestone fees and a provision for industry …

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USRA Lands $193M NASA Contract to Support Ames Research Center

Universities Space Research Association has secured a two-year, $193 million contract from NASA to provide academic and university-based program and project support for Ames Research Center’s science and engineering teams. The nonprofit research company will aid the center’s efforts to meet mission requirements for research and development, technology deployments and operational science …

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