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NASA Taps Eight Companies to Study Space Comms for Scientific, Economic Benefits

NASA has awarded eight U.S. firms a total of $4M to investigate concepts that will aid existing and future space transmission systems. The goal of their five-month research period is to gain data that will assist near-Earth missions that are scheduled to begin in the mid-2020s. The agency said Thursday …

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David Wajsgras and Tiffanny Gates Continue to Battle Over First Place, Michael Corkery Climbs Rankings, Wash100 Voting Ends on Tuesday

With only five days left to vote, the race for first place in the Wash100 rankings remains white-hot as the finish line approaches on April 30th. David Wajsgras of Raytheon took first place from Tiffanny Gates of Novetta, Steve Harris of Dell EMC Federal and Teresa Carlson of Amazon Web …

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David Wajsgras Takes First Place, Steve Harris and Teresa Carlson Climb Rankings, Craig Abod Has Huge Week in Weekly Wash100 Voting

After last week’s Wash100 voting rankings were reported, it appeared that Tiffanny Gates of Novetta established herself in first place, and the Wash100 rankings were beginning to settle down. However, the GovCon community submitted nearly 3,000 votes during the past week, and most GovCon executives changed positions in the top …

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David Wajsgras Threatening to Take First Place from Tiffanny Gates, Steve Harris Continues Hot Streak, John Harris Rises in the Ranks in Weekly Wash100 Voting

Over 11,500 votes have been cast from the GovCon community to determine the top vote getter in the 2019 Wash100 voting. With the April 30th deadline approaching, voting remains strong with David Wajsgras and John Harris of Raytheon tallying the most votes and recording the biggest impact in the rankings …

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Tiffanny Gates Holds First Place, David Wajsgras Takes Second Place from Mac Curtis, Steve Harris Has Big Week in Weekly Wash100 Voting

The race is on to reach the top of the Wash100 rankings before voting ends on April 30th. With the deadline drawing near, there have been some surprises over the last two weeks as the GovCon community continues to select their favorite executives. A shake-up occurred in the rankings to …

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SpaceX Wins Potential $297M Contract for USAF, NRO Satellite Launch Services

SpaceX has won a potential $297M contract to send U.S. Air Force and National Reconnaissance Office satellites into orbit during the government’s 2021 fiscal year. The firm-fixed-price contract covers launch services and the production of associated vehicles to support the AFSPC-44 mission as well as the NROL-87 and NROL-85 missions, …

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Aerospace Industry Vets Josh Brost, David Giger, Tim Buzza Join Relativity Executive Team

Former SpaceX senior leaders Josh Brost, David Giger and Tim Buzza have joined the executive team of satellite launch services provider Relativity. Relativity said Thursday it named Brost as vice president of government business development; David Giger as VP of launch vehicle development for the company’s Terran 1 rocket; and Tim Buzza as distinguished engineer. …

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Jim Maser Named Aerojet Rocketdyne Space Business SVP

Jim Maser, a more than 32-year aerospace industry veteran and former president of technical consulting firm James G. Advisors, has been named senior vice president of Aerojet Rocketdyne‘s (NYSE: AJRD) space business in a move that takes effect Aug. 13. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Wednesday Maser will report directly to President and CEO …

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SSL-Built Comms Satellite Performs Post-Launch Maneuvers on Schedule

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2018 — An SSL-built communications satellite has begun post-launch operations following its deployment Sunday as part of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) company said Monday the Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite it built …

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SpaceX Wins $130M Air Force Launch Services Contract; Gwynne Shotwell Comments

SpaceX has received a potential two-year, $130 million contract to bring into orbit a U.S. Air Force satellite. The firm-fixed-price contract covers launch vehicle manufacturing, spaceflight worthiness activities, integration and launch operations support for the Air Force Space Command-52 satellite, the Defense Department said Thursday. The service’s space and missile …

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