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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Sends First Lockheed-Built GPS III Satellite to Orbit; Johnathon Caldwell Quoted

The first GPS III satellite that Lockheed Martin built for the U.S. Air Force took off Sunday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. GPS III Space Vehicle 01 established communications with the defense contractor’s launch-and-checkout facility in Denver nearly two hours after launch, Lockheed said Sunday. …

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Barbara Humpton: Siemens Gets Army Contract Modification for Battle Tank Repair Facility Upgrades

Siemens has received a potential $37 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to carry out upgrades at the Lima, Ohio-based Joint Systems Manufacturing Center to help reduce the facility’s energy consumption. The Army Corps of Engineers made the award as a modification to a previously awarded contract in March worth approximately …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, Space Systems Loral Products Reach Centennial Milestones

Aerojet Rocketdyne and commercial satellites manufacturer Space Systems Loral have achieved centennial milestones for their respective products. SSL sent to space its 100th SSL 1300-based satellite and Aerojet completed 100 bipropellant apogee thrusters for those 100 satellites, the latter company said Wednesday. Aerojet also produced the 100th high-performance apogee thruster for SSL’s …

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UMass Lowell Completes PICTURE-B Exoplanet Research Mission Using Northrop-Built Mirror

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology has concluded its Planet Imaging Coronagraphic Technology Using a Reconfigurable Experimental Base exoplanet research mission following its return from space. PICTURE-B features a 22-inch-diameter silicon carbide primary mirror built by Northrop Grumman‘s AOA Xinetics subsidiary, Northrop said Tuesday. The mirror worked to …

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DARPA Starts Air Warfare Systems Integration Project; John Shaw Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has partnered with seven companies to build tools for distributing air warfare functions across multiple unmanned and manned platforms. DARPA said Monday it aims to blend new and existing airborne sensors, weapons, navigation, electronic warfare, positioning, navigation, communication and battle management architectures through the agency’s …

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