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Raytheon to Upgrade NASA, NOAA Environmental Satellite; Mark Sargent Comments

Raytheon to Upgrade NASA, NOAA Environmental Satellite; Mark Sargent Comments

Raytheon has relocated its environmental satellite ground sustainment team to Maryland as part of a move to upgrade the existing satellite system of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The… Read more »

NASA’s Lockheed-Built MAVEN Spacecraft Observes Dust Cloud, Aurora on Mars

NASA’s Lockheed-Built MAVEN Spacecraft Observes Dust Cloud, Aurora on Mars

The Lockheed Martin-built Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has detected aurora-like atmospheric lights and a dust cloud at orbital altitude during its mission for NASA‘s Mars Exploration Program. NASA said Wednesday MAVEN’s Langmuir Probe and Waves instrument… Read more »

Lockheed Unveils Jupiter-Exoliner System for Low-Earth Orbit, Deep-Space Missions

Lockheed Unveils Jupiter-Exoliner System for Low-Earth Orbit, Deep-Space Missions

Lockheed Martin is developing a new spaceflight system consisting of the Jupiter space tug and Exoliner disposable supply module that the company hopes will support future cargo missions beyond low Earth orbit,… Read more »

Orbital ATK Completes Ground Test for NASA’s Rocket Booster; William Gerstenmaier Comments

Orbital ATK Completes Ground Test for NASA’s Rocket Booster; William Gerstenmaier Comments

Orbital ATK has completed the ground test for NASA’s rocket booster as part of efforts to qualify the system for missions to thrust the agency’s Space Launch System and the… Read more »

Edward Sayadian: Exelis, NASA Working on System That Tracks Drones Beyond Line of Sight

Edward Sayadian: Exelis, NASA Working on System That Tracks Drones Beyond Line of Sight

Exelis will soon release a surveillance system that works to track drones flying at low altitudes beyond the line of sight to perform tasks such as land surveys and delivery of… Read more »

Analysts: Aerospace Firms Grow Interest in NASA’s Cargo Resupply Services Program

Analysts: Aerospace Firms Grow Interest in NASA’s Cargo Resupply Services Program

At least five companies have submitted bids to NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station through a second round of commercial resupply services competition, the Washington Post reported… Read more »

Orbital ATK-Built Dawn Probe Arrives in Ceres Orbit; Mike Miller Comments

Orbital ATK-Built Dawn Probe Arrives in Ceres Orbit; Mike Miller Comments

NASA and Orbital ATK confirmed that the Dawn probe has made it into orbit around the Ceres dwarf planet after a 7.5-year journey. Ceres’ gravity captured the Orbital ATK-built spacecraft… Read more »

Govini 2015 GovCon Scorecard: Commerce Dept is Top Agency, Lockheed is Top Vendor

Govini 2015 GovCon Scorecard: Commerce Dept is Top Agency, Lockheed is Top Vendor

Govini‘s latest Federal Scorecard report points to a “highly competitive” government contracting space in 2014 with the Commerce Department leading in agency spending percentage increase and Lockheed Martin ahead in captured contract… Read more »

STC Lands NASA Mission Support Contract for Langley Research

STC Lands NASA Mission Support Contract for Langley Research

Science and Technology Corporation has been awarded a potential $25 million contract from NASA to provide support services for the space agency’s aeronautics laboratory in Virginia. The five-year contract includes… Read more »

Julie Van Kleeck: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Army, AF Develop Green Propellants

Julie Van Kleeck: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Army, AF Develop Green Propellants

Aerojet Rocketdyne has secured a three-year contract to help the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force conduct research and development work on sustainable propulsion technology for rockets, missiles, and divert and attitude control systems…. Read more »

Exelis Delivers Infrared Sounder to NOAA; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis Delivers Infrared Sounder to NOAA; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis has delivered the cross-track infrared sounder to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for installation in the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft. The sounder is designed to produce atmospheric… Read more »

Lockheed Sends New Earth Imaging Camera to Space; Joe Mobilia Comments

Lockheed Sends New Earth Imaging Camera to Space; Joe Mobilia Comments

Lockheed Martin has launched an optical payload into space aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spacecraft to capture a single-view image of the Earth’s sunlit side. The Earth Polychromatic Imaging… Read more »

Larry Price: Lockheed Uses Flight Test Data to Improve Orion Spacecraft’s Design

Larry Price: Lockheed Uses Flight Test Data to Improve Orion Spacecraft’s Design

Larry Price, a deputy program manager at Lockheed Martin, said data from the December test flight of the Orion spacecraft helped validate the company’s spacecraft design and performance models, Florida… Read more »

Ball Aerospace Radiometer to Support Solar Energy Observation; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace Radiometer to Support Solar Energy Observation; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace and Technologies‘ Scripps NISTAR radiometer instrument will launch to space as part of the Deep Space Climate Observatory mission of NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the National Oceanic… Read more »

Northrop Grumman Reflector Launched with NASA’s Soil Moisture Mapping Satellite; John Alvarez Comments

Northrop Grumman Reflector Launched with NASA’s Soil Moisture Mapping Satellite; John Alvarez Comments

Northrop Grumman has incorporated a reflector system into NASA’s recently launched soil moisture mapping satellite in order to help the spacecraft collect data upon deployment. The AstroMesh-Lite reflector, developed by… Read more »

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