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Tom McCabe serves as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Orbital ATK, the company resulting from the merger of Orbital Sciences Corp. and ATK‘s aerospace and defense groups. McCabe, a 20-year legal and operations management veteran, joined Orbital Sciences in January 2014 and holds responsibility over corporate legal matters, ethics, compliance and export […] More
Orbital Sciences has received a contract to manufacture a HYLAS 4 satellite for Avanti Communications Group, which seeks to connect customers in existing and new markets to Ka-band broadband communications services. Orbital Sciences said Tuesday HYLAS 4 is based on its GEOStar-3 platform, will have a capacity of up to 28 gigahertz and feature 66 fixed and four steerable beams. David Williams, CEO […] More
Orbital Sciences Corp. has launched three satellites into space in an effort to help the U.S. Air Force gain situational awareness of man-made objects in Earth orbit. Two satellites took off aboard a Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida on July 28 as part of the Air Force's Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program, […] More
Boeing and Orbital Sciences Corp. have finished building three satellites that will be used to support police, military and emergency services in Mexico as part of the Mexsat project, the Orange County Register reported Monday. William D’Urso writes Boeing has completed two 702HP geomobile satellites named Centenario and Morelos-3, while subcontractor Orbital made one GEOStar-2 satellite named Bicentenario for […] More
Orbital Sciences Corp. is set to launch a cargo spacecraft carrying supplies to the International Space Station on Wednesday. Orbital's Antares rocket will lift off the Cygnus cargo spacecraft from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia into orbit for post-launch activation and testing before the spacecraft reaches the ISS on Jan. 12, Orbital Sciences said […] More
Orbital Sciences Corp. has completed its Commercial Orbital Transportation Service demonstration mission to the International Space Station. The project culminated with the reentry of the space technology company's Cygnus cargo shuttle into the Earth's atmosphere at 2:15 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Orbital said. “With the COTS development phase now successfully completed, we are now turning our […] More
Orbital Sciences Corp. is scheduled to launch a spacecraft intended to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station in a NASA demonstration flight project worth an estimated $2.5 million, Reuters reported Monday. Irene Klotz writes the company's two-stage Antares rocket, due to takeoff on Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia includes the Cygnus […] More
ATK has won a contract from Orbital Sciences Corp. to provide the propulsion system for an air-launched space rocket. ATK will design, develop and provide the flight hardware of the first and second stage propulsion for Orbital’s air launch vehicle for Alabama-based Stratolaunch, ATK announced Tuesday. “Our design solution for the ALV will take full advantage […] More
ITT Exelis has won a contract to fabricate a composite bus structure for a Orbital Sciences Corp. communications satellite platform. The bus is intended to bring electric power to the satellite's payload and propulsion systems and contains equipment for telemetry, tracking and control, Exelis said Tuesday. Exelis will build and test the bus in Rochester, […] More
TASC verified the avionics systems and flight software for the Minotaur V rocket that launched Friday and contains a NASA moon-observing satellite. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer lifted off from NASA’s Wallops flight facility in Virginia aboard the five-stage rocket, TASC said Monday. Orbital Sciences Corp. builds the Minotaur family of launch vehicles for […] More
As first covered on GovCon Wire in March, Alex Heidt, a former senior vice president at Harris Corp., now serves as Alion Science and Technology Corp. as senior vice president and manager of its acquisition programs management group. The former U.S. Marine will lead Alion's expert program, acquisition, services and engineering support for the U.S. […] More
Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. will co-host a two-day workshop starting Tuesday that intends to identify and document best practices for mission assurance in the U.S. space program The 2013 Mission Assurance Improvement Workshop in Boulder, Colo. is intended to culminate a nine-month private-public effort initiative to address issues facing the US space community, Ball Aerospace […] More
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