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SSL’s Richard White Outlines Factors in On-Orbit Satellite Servicing Process

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 11, 2018 — Richard White, president of the government systems business at SSL, has explained that spacecraft client design, orbit and other requirements may influence the on-orbit satellite servicing process, which he said generally involves rendezvous between servicer and client, capture, servicing tasks using robotic arms …

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General Dynamics Vet Chris Pogue Joins Maxar’s MDA as Govt Division President

Chris Pogue, a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) veteran, has joined Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) MDA business as president of the newly created government division. Pogue will directly report to Mike Greenley, MDA group president, and oversee defense, enterprise information technology, Earth observation systems and government space robotics business lines, Maxar said Tuesday. …

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Adam Marks Named SSL Chief Strategy Officer, Mark Sarojak Appointed Commercial Earth Observation VP

Adam Marks, formerly vice president of strategy and corporate development at Thales Group, has joined Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) SSL subsidiary, as chief strategy officer. Marks will oversee the development of new partnerships and markets and seek new business opportunities for space systems and communications platforms in support of government …

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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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