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General Dynamics to Help Navy Update Satellite Simulator; Manny Mora Comments

General Dynamics to Help Navy Update Satellite Simulator; Manny Mora Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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General Dynamics to Help Navy Update Satellite Simulator; Manny Mora Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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General Dynamics“™ mission systems business has secured a contract from the U.S. Navy to update and maintain a satellite simulator at the Naval Postgraduate School.

The simulator at the school“™s Spacecraft Research and Design Center/Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence is a model of a communications satellite, Navy Fleet Satellite, and works to help students improve their skills to manage technical issues related to space platforms, the company said Tuesday.

Manny Mora, a vice president and general manager of space and intelligence systems at General Dynamics Mission Systems, said the company“™s naval satellite operations center team has supported the school for more than a decade and efforts to update the simulator system seek to offer training opportunities for students.

“They will have a realistic, “˜hands-on“™ learning experience, while we support the development of future U.S. Department of Defense space engineers and leaders,“ Mora added.

The company“™s NAVSOC team at Naval Air Station in California helps the service operate the Ultra-high Frequency Follow-on and FLTSAT satellite constellations and supports the postgraduate school“™s instructors as they teach students about spacecraft design and maintenance, space payloads and other space system-related technical topics.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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