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NASA to Issue RFP for Potential $6B Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV Contract

NASA plans to release in April a draft request for proposal for a potential 10-year, $6B follow-on contract vehicle for spacecraft systems and related services. The Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV contract will provide a means for NASA and other federal agencies to procure commercial offerings in support of science and …

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SSL to Build Interface for NASA’s Europa Exploratory Spacecraft; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 6, 2018 — NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has selected SSL, a subsidiary of Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR), to design and build a critical system for spacecraft designed to perform investigative flybys to explore Jupiter’s Europa moon, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. SSL said Tuesday it will develop the …

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Boeing Reveals CST-100 Starliner Crew Spacesuit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has unveiled the spacesuit that the crew of the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft will wear during NASA missions to low-orbit destinations, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Wednesday the Boeing Blue spacesuit is designed to protect astronauts during the launch and return to Earth and …

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Orbital ATK’s Next Cygnus ISS Cargo Mission to Launch in March

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2017 — NASA has scheduled the launch of Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft for the next International Space Station cargo mission on March 16 after the company delivered the vehicle’s pressurized cargo module, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The module will undergo processing and assembly at the space agency’s …

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NASA Taps Lockheed Martin to Develop Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 9, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will develop and operate a spacecraft that will work to study six Jupiter Trojan asteroids as part of NASA‘s Discovery Program missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Lucy spacecraft is scheduled for a 2021 launch and will seek to observe the geology, …

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NASA to Launch Orbital ATK-Built Spacecraft From Florida Launch Site

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 9, 2016 — NASA is set to launch an Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in spring 2017, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The spacecraft will be used for the seventh cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station, Daily Press reported …

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SSL Awarded $127M NASA Robotic Refueling Spacecraft Support Contract

Space Systems Loral has been awarded a potential five-year, $127 million firm-fixed-price contract to support the development, deployment and operation of a robotic space vehicle for NASA’s in-orbit satellite servicing mission. SSL will provide spacecraft bus, critical hardware and associated services for the Restore-L  refueling mission under the contract,  NASA said Tuesday. The agency …

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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Completes 6th Cargo Delivery Mission to ISS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 2, 2016 — Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft has completed its sixth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station as part of NASA‘s OA-5 mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The mission marked the company’s return to flight operations at the space agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, as well as …

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Orbital ATK’s Unmanned Cargo Ship Begins Secondary Missions in Space

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 23, 2016 — An Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft that has left the International Space Station will facilitate meteorological and fire experiments as part of the unmanned cargo ship’s secondary missions in space, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Orbital ATK said Monday its S.S. Alan Poindexter spacecraft will launch CubeSats into orbit with a deployer system to …

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