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Kratos Reports $65M in Additional Space, Satcom Program Pipeline; Phil Carrai Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 7, 2018 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) will work on several space and satellite communications programs with U.S. and other defense customers via an estimated $65M in new contract wins, options and renewals, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Dec. 31 it will supply …

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Engility’s Lynn Dugle Notes Complementary Programs, Shared Investment Targets With SAIC

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 18, 2018 — Lynn Dugle, CEO of Engility (NYSE: EGL), has said the company shares several complementary programs and activities with Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), which has agreed to acquire the Chantilly, Va.-based defense contractor for $2.5B in stocks, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 6. Dugle, …

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Maxar Shareholders OK US Incorporation; Howard Lance Quoted

Shareholders at Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) cleared the company’s plan for U.S. domestication at a special meeting held Friday in Westminster, Colo. The company said Friday holders of approximately 76 percent of outstanding and issued shares in Maxar voted in the meeting with 99.8 percent approving the firm’s U.S. incorporation. …

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Northrop-Built Spacecraft Completes 11-Year NASA Mission in Asteroid Belt

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 5, 2018 — A Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) spacecraft that was built to study Vesta and Ceres in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter has concluded its mission after 11 years of providing data and images to researchers, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the Dawn …

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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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SAIC’s Planned Engility Buy Inches Closer to Completion as Waiting Period Under Antitrust Law Ends

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has met one of the conditions needed to complete its proposed acquisition of Engility (NYSE: EGL) with the expiration of the required waiting period for the deal under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. SAIC said Tuesday the waiting period ended Monday, Oct. 22, with respect to …

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Johns Hopkins APL Lands Air Force Contract for Space Program Support

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has received a $23.8M contract from the U.S. Air Force for lifecycle services in support of the service branch’s space assets, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said Thursday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award includes a cost-plus-fixed-fee task order and covers technical and program …

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Deloitte to Help Tech Accelerator Prepare Space, InfoSec Startups for Gov’t Market

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 19, 2018 — Deloitte has entered into a partnership with technology accelerator Dcode in an effort to help startup companies market their information security and space offerings to public sector customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The team aims to build on the number and capabilities of technology startups focused …

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Report: AWS Possibly Looking Into Space Opportunities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 13, 2018 — Amazon Web Services is reportedly looking to hire a data processing engineer and a product manager for space and satellite systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. CNBC reported Tuesday the Amazon-tracking website This Just In first discovered the job postings, which were later removed, noting that …

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Boeing Ventures Arm Invests in BridgeSat for Space-Based Optical Comms Effort

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 11, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) investment arm is backing Denver-based BridgeSat in the startup’s effort to develop an optical ground station network that supports space-based connectivity, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The aerospace company said Monday its HorizonX Ventures unit led a Series B funding round for BridgeSat and will provide …

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