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Northrop-Built ICESat-2 Spacecraft Set for Sept. 15 Launch Under NASA Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 10, 2018 — A Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) spacecraft is scheduled to launch Sept. 15 from Vandenberg Air Force Base to perform a mission for NASA that aims to collect data on Earth’s changing terrain, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The space agency said Wednesday the Ice, Cloud and land …

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NASA Picks Six Firms as Partners for Space Exploration Tech Dev’t Projects

Six companies have won contracts worth approximately $44 million combined from NASA to develop 10 technology platforms for space exploration. NASA said Thursday it selected the proposals through its Tipping Point solicitation that seeks to address the space technology mission directorate’s three technology focus areas through public-private partnerships. Those focus areas …

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Johns Hopkins APL Completes Clean-Room Prep on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 3, 2018 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has completed its clean-room work to prepare NASA‘s Parker Solar Probe for launch after mating the spacecraft to Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) Star 48BV rocket motor and encasing it within its fairing, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The probe is set to …

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Former Boeing Exec Tom Glaub Named ULA Finance Chief

Tom Glaub, a more than 25-year veteran of Boeing (NYSE: BA), has joined United Launch Alliance as chief financial officer. He will oversee ULA’s finance organization and its fiscal and fiduciary functions in his new position, the Lockheed Martin (NYSE LMT)-Boeing joint venture said June 28. Glaub most recently served as CFO of the vertical lift …

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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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Peraton Supports NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 11, 2018 — Peraton performed compatibility testing and validation of ground stations and spacecraft in support of NASA‘s Deep Space Network designed to track a Mars lander recently launched aboard United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Peraton said Wednesday its team maintains and operates six DSN …

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Govini Report: Federal Investment in Space, Hypersonic Tech Hit $83B in FY 2011-2017

A Govini report says U.S. government investments in space and hypersonic technologies from fiscal years 2011 through 2017 reached approximately $83 billion and annual government spending on such platforms rose by 6 percent over the period, SpaceNews reported Sunday. United Launch Alliance ranked first in the top 15 vendors list …

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ULA Launches Orbital ATK-Built Satellites for Air Force Mission; Chris Long Comments

An experimental satellite that Orbital ATK built for the U.S. Air Force took off Saturday aboard United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orbital ATK said Sunday the ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Experiment satellite that launched as part of the Air Force Space …

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Gary Wentz to Lead ULA Government, Commercial Programs in VP Role

Gary Wentz, formerly vice president of human and commercial systems at United Launch Alliance, has been appointed VP of government and commercial programs. He will oversee ULA’s efforts to help customers manage programs and missions, integrate hardware and launch space missions in his new position, the Boeing (NYSE: BA)-Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) …

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Orbital ATK Supplies Composite Structures, Components for Delta IV Rocket

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 17, 2018 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has provided spacecraft components for United Launch Alliance‘s Delta IV rocket that recently launched a National Reconnaissance Office payload to space, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Company-supplied components include two graphite epoxy motors, which it will also supply for the Atlas V …

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