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ATK Tests Spacecraft Solar Panels for NASA; Dave Shanahan Comments

ATK Tests Spacecraft Solar Panels for NASA; Dave Shanahan Comments

ATK has developed and tested a photovoltaic array for solar electric propulsion systems that NASA intends to use to power future robotic and manned spacecraft. The company’s MegaFlex solar array… Read more »

Lockheed-NASA Team Puts Orion Spacecraft to Launch, Ascent Vibration Test

Lockheed-NASA Team Puts Orion Spacecraft to Launch, Ascent Vibration Test

Lockheed Martin and NASA have completed a series of environmental tests on the Orion spacecraft to monitor how it performed during simulated launch and ascent vibrations. Engineers who conducted the Multi-Point Random… Read more »

Ball Aerospace to Install Lockheed Earth Radiation Measuring Instrument on NOAA Satellite

Ball Aerospace to Install Lockheed Earth Radiation Measuring Instrument on NOAA Satellite

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will integrate a Lockheed Martin-built instrument designed to measure global energy balance into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System. Lockheed designed… Read more »

Report: NASA to Use Google’s 3D Navigation Tech on Int’l Space Station

Report: NASA to Use Google’s 3D Navigation Tech on Int’l Space Station

A model of a three-dimensional navigation technology built by Google will support NASA‘s floating service robots at the International Space Station, EE Times reported Monday. Kevin Fogarty writes that Project Tango is an… Read more »

Deltek: FY 2014 to See 1K Contractors Leave SBA Business Development Program

Deltek: FY 2014 to See 1K Contractors Leave SBA Business Development Program

A Deltek study says approximately 1,100 contractors have exited or are scheduled to leave the Small Business Administration‘s 8(a) business development program in fiscal year 2014, the Washington Post reported… Read more »

Vinny Sica: Lockheed LNG Tanks Built With Tech From Different Industries

Vinny Sica: Lockheed LNG Tanks Built With Tech From Different Industries

Lockheed Martin is preparing to integrate a liquefied natural gas tank into a propulsion system owned by Finland-based energy provider Wartsila for use in marine operations. The 250,000-pound tank is built for installation… Read more »

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build NASA CubeSat Propulsion System; Christian Carpenter Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build NASA CubeSat Propulsion System; Christian Carpenter Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne will develop a propulsion system for NASA‘s CubeSat miniature satellites under a contract from the Armstrong Flight Test Center’s flight opportunities. The company said Tuesday the two-phased contract involves hot-fire testing on the MPS-120… Read more »

Jeff Vanden Beukel: Lockheed-Univ. of Arizona Team to Test Webb Telescope Imaging Tech

Jeff Vanden Beukel: Lockheed-Univ. of Arizona Team to Test Webb Telescope Imaging Tech

Lockheed Martin and the University of Arizona have handed over to NASA an imaging instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope ahead of a deep space research in 2018. The near… Read more »

ATK Demos Booster Avionics for NASA’s Space Launch System Rockets; Kent Rominger Comments

ATK Demos Booster Avionics for NASA’s Space Launch System Rockets; Kent Rominger Comments

ATK has demonstrated a booster avionics system the company built to centralize twin solid rockets for NASA’s Space Launch System. The technology has been integrated into hardware and software systems and… Read more »

Kathy Lueders: NASA Commercial Partners Adhere to Spacecraft Development Schedule

Kathy Lueders: NASA Commercial Partners Adhere to Spacecraft Development Schedule

NASA‘s commercial partners have completed the design reviews of their respective spacecraft and rockets intended for the agency’s program to transport mission crews to low-Earth orbit. Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra… Read more »

Ball Aerospace Team Tests ‘Green’ Propellant Thruster; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace Team Tests ‘Green’ Propellant Thruster; Jim Oschmann Comments

A team comprised of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested a thruster with “green” fuel technology in a space lab environment as part of NASA‘s Green… Read more »

Orbital Sciences to Launch NASA Ocean Wind Measurement Satellite

Orbital Sciences to Launch NASA Ocean Wind Measurement Satellite

Orbital Sciences Corp. has won an estimated $55 million contract to launch a NASA satellite system intended to help researchers forecast weather conditions. The Dulles, Va.-based company will work to process the… Read more »

Johns Hopkins APL Co-Sponsors NASA Mobile App Design Contest; Nate Parsons Comments

Johns Hopkins APL Co-Sponsors NASA Mobile App Design Contest; Nate Parsons Comments

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is sponsoring a marathon-style event designed to help NASA develop mobile applications and other technology for space program use. APL and interactive platform… Read more »

Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies to Support NASA Intelligent Systems R&D

Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies to Support NASA Intelligent Systems R&D

Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies will provide NASA‘s Intelligent Systems division with research and development services under a three-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract worth up to $300 million. Greenbelt, Md.-based SGT will also support the NASA division’s… Read more »

Mark Sirangelo: Lockheed-Sierra Nevada Team Uses NASA Facility to Build Spacecraft Parts

Mark Sirangelo: Lockheed-Sierra Nevada Team Uses NASA Facility to Build Spacecraft Parts

Lockheed Martin and Sierra Nevada‘s alliance has moved to increase manufacturing work on a private space taxi at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. SNC has been contracted to… Read more »

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