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SAIC Books $255M US Space Systems Engineering Contract; Mark Escobar Quoted

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has secured a potential $255 million contract from an undisclosed customer to provide systems engineering and technical assurance services for space-related missions within the continental U.S. The company said Thursday it will develop mission-planning tools with a model-based system engineering platform as part of the contract. …

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Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Concludes 9th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 1, 2018 — A Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems-built (NYSE: NOC) Cygnus spacecraft that launched in May to deliver an estimated 7,400 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station and perform secondary space missions reentered Earth’s atmosphere Monday after a 52-day stay at the space observatory, ExecutiveBiz …

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Lockheed’s Rick Ambrose: UK Pushes for Rapid, Cheaper Access to Space

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 31, 2018 — Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of the space business at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and a three-time Wash100 awardee, has said the U.K. government’s effort to further build the local space industry centers on rapid access to space at less cost, similar to …

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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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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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Mike Hale Named CACI National, Cyber Solutions Group EVP; DeEtte Gray Comments

Mike Hale, formerly vice president and intelligence community client executive at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has been named executive VP of the company’s national and cyber solutions group. He will directly report to DeEtte Gray, president of CACI’s U.S. operations, and oversee the company’s cybersecurity, space operations and resiliency and …

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Johns Hopkins APL Wins $57M in Air Force Contracts for Computer Software R&D

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 19, 2018 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory two indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth $57.1 million combined to support research and development of computer software platforms, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Johns Hopkins APL aims to develop a tool that can assist the Air Force …

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Inmarsat to Collaborate With Greek Space Agency for Technology R&D

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 8, 2018 — Inmarsat has signed an agreement with the space agency of Greece to collaborate on technology research and development as well as information-sharing efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday its partnership with the Hellenic Space Agency covers the development of technologies for …

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Lockheed Martin Ventures Eyes $100M in Tech Startup Investments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 8, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) aims to utilize $100 million in savings the company says it generated through the U.S. tax reform to invest in technology startup companies via its venture capital arm, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Defense News reported Wednesday that Chris Moran, head …

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Kratos Wins Space, Satellite Communications Deals; Phil Carrai Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 29, 2018 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has received a number of contracts worth approximately $55 million combined to support U.S. and allied space missions and commercial satellite communications for national security, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday it will deliver products …

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