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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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Northrop to Provide Satellite Navigation System Under SSL Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 5, 2018 — SSL has tasked Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to supply the Scalable Space Inertial Reference Unit through a contract in support of commercial, government and civilian space operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Northrop said Thursday the Scalable SIRU is a navigation system that will work to facilitate stabilization of …

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Anil Wirasekara Named Maxar Interim CFO as William McCombe Steps Down

Anil Wirasekara, senior financial executive at Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR), has been appointed interim chief financial officer of the company after CFO William McCombe stepped down from his role. Maxar said Monday McCombe will stay as an adviser for a transition period and Wirasekara will temporarily perform CFO duties until the company finds …

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SSL, Air Force SMC Study New Space Architectures Against Threats; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 15, 2018 — SSL is currently working to explore new space architectures and related systems in collaboration with the Space and Missile Systems Center in support of the U.S. Air Force‘s Space Enterprise Vision, ExecutiveBiz reported. The company said the team will seek to study new enterprise-level technologies and …

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SSL Exec Rob Zitz Named to Newly Formed INSA Advisory Committee

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 25, 2018 — Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Maxar Technologies‘ (NYSE: MAXR) SSL business, has secured a seat on the Intelligence and National Security Alliance’s newly created panel of private-sector advisers, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. INSA said Tuesday Zitz and the 25 other advisory committee …

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SSL’s Richard White: Future Satellite Manufacturing to Become On-Orbit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2018 — Richard White, president of government systems at Maxar Technologies‘ (NYSE: MAXR) SSL subsidiary, has said he believes future satellite production and other operations will occur on orbit as associated government projects continue, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 27. “The satellite-manufacturing facility of the future could …

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SSL’s In-Orbit Servicing Spacecraft Completes NASA Design Review; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 8, 2018 — An SSL-built spacecraft developed for NASA‘s in-orbit satellite servicing effort has completed the space agency’s mission preliminary design review that would advance the program to the Key Decision Point C phase, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 21. The Maxar Technologies business unit said Dec. 20 it collaborated with NASA Goddard Space Flight …

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SSL to Carry SmallSats for Sun Experiment Under Project With UM, JPL; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 15, 2017 — Space Systems Loral has partnered with the University of Michigan and NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on a project that seeks to launch small satellites to study the sun and how solar energetic particles are emitted into interplanetary space, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Maxar Technologies (NYSE: …

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SSL to Analyze Propulsion Module for NASA’s Deep Space Gateway; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 21, 2017 — Space Systems Loral will conduct a study on a propulsion and control module for NASA‘s Deep Space Gateway project over four months as part of a contract from the space agency, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) business unit said Wednesday its concept …

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5 Firms to Explore Solar Electric Propulsion Under NASA Research Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 6, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), Sierra Nevada Corp. and Space Systems Loral will perform research on power and propulsion technologies for deep space missions under a $2.4 million NASA program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The space agency said …

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