Carol Collins

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Takes in Boeing-Built SLS Rocket Core Stage

SLS core stage Boeing photo

Boeing has delivered the final piece of hardware that will complete NASA’s Space Launch System rocket intended to launch Artemis I, an uncrewed mission to the moon with the Orion spacecraft. Aboard the Pegasus barge, the 212-foot-tall rocket core stage arrived at Kennedy Space Center to be stacked with the upper stage, twin rocket boosters, a launch vehicle stage adapter and Orion, the company said Thursday.

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Fairbanks Morse Rebrands to Highlight Defense Market Focus; George Whittier Quoted

Fairbanks Morse Defense

Fairbanks Morse has changed its name as part of a rebranding effort to emphasize the company's work with defense customers. The Beloit, Wisconsin-based marine technology supplier said Tuesday it will now operate as Fairbanks Morse Defense with three business units that focus on providing engines, aftermarket services and motor and control systems in the military and commercial maritime sectors.

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Managed Care Advisors CEO Lisa Firestone Receives Women Impacting Public Policy Recognition

Lisa Firestone President and CEO Firestone

Lisa Firestone, president and CEO of Managed Care Advisors, has been inducted into the Women Impacting Public Policy organization's 2021 Legacy Leadership Circle in recognition of her accomplishments as a business owner and leader. WIPP honors Firestone and other women entrepreneurs who are committed to supporting business development, policymaking and economic development initiatives, MCA said Monday.

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Collins Aerospace’s Satcom Antenna Facilitates Data Transmission for Iridium Satellite During Test

Iridium Certus service

Collins Aerospace has completed a data transfer test between its airborne satellite communications platform with a high gain antenna and an Iridium satellite in orbit. Collins Aerospace said Monday it achieved the second milestone in ongoing work on Iridium Certus airborne satellite communications equipment following a similar demonstration of its active low gain antenna in August of last year.

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Axon-RapidSOS Partnership Seeks to Provide Real-Time Data Access for Emergency Response

Axon Respond

Axon and RapidSOS have partnered to develop a public safety technology product that will offer emergency dispatchers and first responders access to critical information in real time. The partnership aims to integrate data from RapidSOS Ready connected devices with the cloud-based Axon Respond awareness and communications platform to help 911 telecommunicators obtain relevant details such as caller location, health status and building information.

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NIST Evaluates Satelles’ Indepedendent Timing Service; Gregory Gutt Quoted

Satelles Inc.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has found during a study that a satellite time and location service developed by Satelles could serve as a source of timing data, even in deep indoor places that global navigation satellite systems cannot reach. NIST presented data from its performance review of Satelles' STL offering at the Workshop on Synchronization and Timing Systems hosted by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions.

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Elbit Systems of America to Deliver Night Vision Tech to Marine Corps

Night Vision Tech

The U.S. subsidiary of Elbit Systems will provide night vision devices and spare parts to the U.S. Marine Corps under a $41 million delivery order. Elbit Systems of America is scheduled to deliver Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggles to the military branch through March next year, as part of a $249 million indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract awarded in 2019, the company said Tuesday.

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