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Former Virgin Galactic President Steve Isakowitz Appointed President of Aerospace Corp.

Steve Isakowitz, formerly Virgin Galactic president, will join The Aerospace Corporation as its new president on Aug. 1 and assume the added role of CEO when current CEO Wanda Austin retires in October. Aerospace said Tuesday the board of trustees and its selection committee, led by former U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, elected Isakowitz as part of …

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NASA Picks 3 Firms for Small Satellite Launch System Contracts

Three companies have won contracts to develop launch vehicles for NASA to send miniaturized satellites into low-Earth orbit for space exploration, scientific research and technology demonstration use. NASA said Wednesday it awarded $5.5 million to Firefly Space Systems, $6.9 million to Rocket Lab USA and $4.7 million to Virgin Galactic under …

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NASA Picks 4 Companies for Suborbital Flight Support Contracts

Four companies have won contracts to help NASA integrate and take research payloads onboard commercial reusable suborbital vehicles to the edge of space. NASA said Monday it awarded contracts worth at least $100, 000 each to Masten Space Systems, Paragon Space Development, Up Aerospace and Virgin Galactic for suborbital flight …

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DARPA Picks Boeing, Masten, Northrop for Hypersonic Spaceplane Program

Boeing (NYSE: BA), Masten Space Systems and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) have been awarded prime contracts to develop a reusable unmanned launch vehicle for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA intends to use the vehicle to send small satellites into low-Earth orbit by using expendable upper stages, the agency said Tuesday. …

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