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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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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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Northrop, NASA Eye Oct. 6 Launch for Ionospheric Connection Explorer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 5, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and NASA have scheduled an early October launch for a Pegasus XL rocket that would carry a spacecraft designed to study the Earth’s ionosphere, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The team has replaced a faulty sensor and has now moved the …

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General Atomics to Provide Commercial Satellite Hosting Services for NASA Imager

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 4, 2018 — General Atomics will host a NASA space-based instrument on a commercial low-Earth-orbit satellite in support of a mission to study aerosols in the atmosphere to measure the radiance and polarization of sunlight, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The space agency said Friday the company will provide ground system design, …

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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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Wayne Rehberger: Engility Has Scale for $100M-$500M Defense, Intell & Space Contract Targets

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 22, 2018 — Wayne Rehberger, chief financial officer at Engility (NYSE: EGL), has said the company is looking into defense, intelligence and space contract opportunities in the $100M to $500M range for mission operations and systems engineering services, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 9. Rehberger said at the Jefferies 2018 Global Industrials …

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SSL’s Rob Zitz Sees Growth in Smallsat Contracts, Studies Across Defense & Intell Agencies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 22, 2018 — Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for government systems at SSL, has said small satellites will be a key element of defense and intelligence agencies’ strategy in the next few years as they seek to build on the capabilities of …

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