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The GovCon Tech Makers, Service Firms Behind NASA’s 1st Orion Test Flight

The GovCon Tech Makers, Service Firms Behind NASA’s 1st Orion Test Flight

NASA took the first step Friday in what it hopes to be a new era for human space exploration as the agency sent the Orion capsule into a nearly four-hour… Read more »

NASA Preps for Orion Unmanned Test Flight Today; Richard Boitnott Comments

NASA Preps for Orion Unmanned Test Flight Today; Richard Boitnott Comments

NASA will launch the Lockheed Martin-built Orion unmanned spacecraft this week as part of the agency’s efforts to build capability for future space missions that would bring humans to Mars, Bloomberg Businessweek reported Tuesday…. Read more »

Boeing Reports Progress Toward CCtCap Certification Goal

Boeing Reports Progress Toward CCtCap Certification Goal

Boeing has passed a NASA certification baseline review the space agency conducted for the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability program. NASA said Monday this is the first of several Boeing must go through to complete… Read more »

Orbital Sciences to Build, Launch Satellite for NASA’s 2017 Ionospheric Research Mission

Orbital Sciences to Build, Launch Satellite for NASA’s 2017 Ionospheric Research Mission

NASA has awarded Orbital Sciences a contract to help the agency send an ionosphere-monitoring satellite to orbit in mid-2017 by using the company’s Pegasus rocket. Orbital said Monday it also… Read more »

Ball Aerospace Delivers Camera, Antenna Systems for Orion Spacecraft; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace Delivers Camera, Antenna Systems for Orion Spacecraft; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has supplied four phased array antennas and three cameras for the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft. Orion’s antenna system is comprised of more than 5,000 components and… Read more »

Northrop Places Mesh Reflector on NASA Soil Moisture Research Satellite; Geoff Marks Cinnebts

Northrop Places Mesh Reflector on NASA Soil Moisture Research Satellite; Geoff Marks Cinnebts

Northrop Grumman has installed its AstroMesh Reflector on NASA‘s Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite ahead of SMAP’s launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in January. The company said Friday it designed the mesh reflector to aid SMAP… Read more »

Frank Pace: General Atomics Sense and Avoid System Ready for Flight Tests

Frank Pace: General Atomics Sense and Avoid System Ready for Flight Tests

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has completed the proof-of-concept test phase for its sense and avoid system aboard a remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration and Honeywell to test the Predator… Read more »

Jorge Titinger: SGI Computing Tech to Support NASA Climate Research Data Work

Jorge Titinger: SGI Computing Tech to Support NASA Climate Research Data Work

SGI will provide its high-performance computing products to support the climate research and analysis activities of NASA‘s Center for Climate Simulation at Goddard Space Flight Center. The company said Monday NCCS… Read more »

Lockheed Starts InSight Mars Spacecraft Integration Work; Stu Path Comments

Lockheed Starts InSight Mars Spacecraft Integration Work; Stu Path Comments

Lockheed Martin has entered the final production stage of a new Mars lander that is scheduled for launch by NASA in March 2016. The company said Monday its technicians will… Read more »

NASA’s Kathy Lueders: Commercial Crew Program Industry Partners Offer Updates

NASA’s Kathy Lueders: Commercial Crew Program Industry Partners Offer Updates

Boeing, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp. and SpaceX have reported their current statuses on their respective agreements with NASA under the Commercial Crew Program for space transportation systems. “Our partners’ detailed progress… Read more »

Lockheed-Built Orion Spacecraft Set for Dec. 4 Launch; Mark Geyer Comments

Lockheed-Built Orion Spacecraft Set for Dec. 4 Launch; Mark Geyer Comments

The Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft is set for space launch on Dec. 4 to test its heat shield, parachutes, avionics and attitude control systems. The spacecraft arrived at NASA‘s Space Launch Complex 37 at… Read more »

NASA, Lockheed Prep ‘Orion’ Spacecraft for Rollout to Launchpad

NASA, Lockheed Prep ‘Orion’ Spacecraft for Rollout to Launchpad

Preparations for the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft’s December maiden flight from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will begin with its rollout from NASA’s Launch Abort System Facility on Nov. 10. The… Read more »

Lockheed, University of Arizona Partner to Operate UK’s Infrared Telescope; Matthew Bold Comments

Lockheed, University of Arizona Partner to Operate UK’s Infrared Telescope; Matthew Bold Comments

Lockheed Martin and the University of Arizona have teamed up to operate the United Kingdom’s Maunakea, Hawaii-based infrared telescope. The team will collaborate with NASA‘s Orbital Debris Program Office at the Johnson Space… Read more »

NASA, Lockheed Wrap Up Orion Spacecraft Assembly, System Evaluations

NASA, Lockheed Wrap Up Orion Spacecraft Assembly, System Evaluations

Lockheed Martin and NASA have moved another step closer to launching the Orion crew exploration vehicle following completion of production and assessment work on the spacecraft. The Lockheed-built Orion capsule… Read more »

Charles River Analytics to Help NASA Analysts Estimate Device Life; Avi Pfeffer Comments

Charles River Analytics to Help NASA Analysts Estimate Device Life; Avi Pfeffer Comments

Charles River Analytics will develop a probabilistic modeling system for NASA researchers to evaluate flight systems with a focus on aviation safety. NASA analysts will work to estimate the remaining useful life of… Read more »

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