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Jim Reagan on The SI’s Shift to ‘Vencore’ and Integration of QinetiQ’s US Services Arm

Jim Reagan on The SI’s Shift to ‘Vencore’ and Integration of QinetiQ’s US Services Arm

Jim Reagan, chief financial officer at Vencore, brings nearly two decades of financial leadership to his role at the technology services contractor and oversees the company’s fiscal support functions. Vencore,formerly known… Read more »

Exelis Completes Testing on No. 2 GOES-R Imager Payload; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis Completes Testing on No. 2 GOES-R Imager Payload; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis has completed environment testing for the second of four advanced baseline imagers for the government’s next-generation weather satellite. The imager payload will be attached to the National Oceanic and… Read more »

Report: ULA, Blue Origin Form Rocket Engine Development Team

Report: ULA, Blue Origin Form Rocket Engine Development Team

United Launch Alliance will announce on Wednesday a collaboration with Blue Origin to develop and offer a rocket engine for U.S. space programs, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal writes the… Read more »

Surrey Subsidiary to Research Landsat Sensor Alternatives; Doug Gerull Comments

Surrey Subsidiary to Research Landsat Sensor Alternatives; Doug Gerull Comments

Surrey Satellite Technology US will conduct a study on sustainable land imaging reduced instrument envelope as an alternative to the current Landsat imaging sensors under a new contract from NASA‘s Goddard Space… Read more »

NASA Introduces Welding Tech for Heavy-Lift Rocket; Charles Bolden Comments

NASA Introduces Welding Tech for Heavy-Lift Rocket; Charles Bolden Comments

NASA demonstrated a 170-foot welding platform for the Space Launch System at a ceremony held Friday at the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Vertical Assembly Center is… Read more »

NASA Extends Wyle’s NASA Space Crew Support Contract

NASA Extends Wyle’s NASA Space Crew Support Contract

Wyle‘s science, technology and engineering business unit in Houston has received a $75 million contract modification from NASA for continued support to the Johnson Space Center’s human health and performance directorate. The modification brings… Read more »

NASA’s Mark Geyer: Orion Spacecraft Set for Flight Test in December

NASA’s Mark Geyer: Orion Spacecraft Set for Flight Test in December

NASA‘s engineers have completed work on the crew module on the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft, a move the agency says marks the end of work on all major components of Orion. The… Read more »

NASA to Unveil 170-Foot SLS Welding Platform at Michoud Assembly Facility

NASA to Unveil 170-Foot SLS Welding Platform at Michoud Assembly Facility

NASA has built a large machinery for assembling and testing components for the Space Launch System, a rocket the agency intends to use on manned missions to Mars or asteroids…. Read more »

John Vickers: NASA Tests Boeing-Made Composite Rocket Cryotank

John Vickers: NASA Tests Boeing-Made Composite Rocket Cryotank

NASA engineers have assessed a Boeing-built cryogenic fuel tank in a series of tests that simulated the physical stresses a rocket experiences during launch. Testing on the 5.5-meter composite cryotank… Read more »

John Shannon: Boeing Eyes 2016 Delivery of NASA ISS Docking System

John Shannon: Boeing Eyes 2016 Delivery of NASA ISS Docking System

Boeing will move forward on its work to build a fresh docking system for the International Space Station following completion of the technology’s critical design review. The company will design the NASA… Read more »

DynCorp-NASA Team Rebuilds WB-57 Aircraft to Carry New Payloads

DynCorp-NASA Team Rebuilds WB-57 Aircraft to Carry New Payloads

DynCorp International has helped NASA rebuild the WB-57 aircraft as part of the agency’s Aircraft Maintenance Operational Support program in a move to revive the plane 40 years of extended storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base… Read more »

Kathy Lueders: NASA, Partners Discuss Progress on Commercial Space Vehicles

Kathy Lueders: NASA, Partners Discuss Progress on Commercial Space Vehicles

Four contractors met with NASA throughout July to discuss updates on space capsules they are developing under a second round of the agency’s Commercial Crew Development competition. NASA said Thursday… Read more »

Boeing Wraps Up CST-100 Design, Risk Evaluations

Boeing Wraps Up CST-100 Design, Risk Evaluations

Boeing has evaluated the safety features of a commercial spacecraft the company is building for NASA‘s human flight missions into low-Earth orbit. The company said Thursday it conducted the CST-100… Read more »

Frank Culbertson: Orbital Sciences-Built Capsule Returns From ISS Cargo Delivery Mission

Frank Culbertson: Orbital Sciences-Built Capsule Returns From ISS Cargo Delivery Mission

The Orbital Sciences-built Cygnus spacecraft has returned from its voyage to the International Space Station, where the cargo ship delivered 3,669 pounds of supplies for the ISS crew. Cygnus unberthed… Read more »

Johns Hopkins APL Picks Northrop Solar Probe Navigator for NASA Program; Bob Mehltretter Comments

Johns Hopkins APL Picks Northrop Solar Probe Navigator for NASA Program; Bob Mehltretter Comments

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has awarded Northrop Grumman a $3 million contract to supply the navigational system for NASA’s Solar Probe Plus satellite. Northrop will build the Scalable Space Inertial… Read more »

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