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Northrop Test-Fires New GEM Motor for ULA-Made Heavy-Lift Rocket

GEM 63XL static test Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has demonstrated the thrust, internal insulation and other performance aspects of a new 63-inch-diameter strap-on booster designed to propel United Launch Alliance's Vulcan Centaur heavy-lift rocket. The company said Thursday its Graphite Epoxy Motor 63XL, a new variant of the GEM 63 booster, generated almost 449,000 pounds of thrust during a 90-second validation ground test in Promontory, Utah.

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Nimbix Unveils High-Performance Computing Offerings for Gov’t Customers

Nimbix

Nimbix has announced availability of its high-performance computing services to support cloud platforms compliant with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, International Traffic in Arms Regulations and other government-imposed security standards. The company said Tuesday its JARVICE XE and HyperHub platforms offer HPC for artificial intelligence and simulation uses in defense, aerospace, energy and health care industries.

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Corner Alliance to Develop Emergency Guidance Tool for DHS

Corner Alliance

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate awarded over $1.5M to Corner Alliance for the development of a new emergency guidance planning app. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's website would feature the Alerts, Warnings and Notifications guidance tool that would offer best practices, customized resources and templates for emergency planning and readiness efforts, DHS said Tuesday.

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Satellogic Names SpaceX as Preferred Launch Provider; Tom Ochinero Quoted

Tom Ochinero Commercial Sales VP SpaceX

SpaceX has agreed to become Satellogic's preferred provider of rideshare launch services in support of the latter's plan to develop its Earth Observation Constellation by 2022. Under a new partnership between the two companies, Satellogic said Tuesday its Earth observation satellites will launch on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, with the first mission scheduled for June this year.

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Jacobs to Begin Final Processing for Orion Spacecraft at Kennedy Space Center

Orion spacecraft

A Jacobs-led ground systems engineering team will prepare the Orion spacecraft for final processing and fueling as a prerequisite to rocket integration activities of an upcoming lunar flight mission. The company said Tuesday its Exploration Ground Systems team received Orion on Saturday at Florida-based Kennedy Space Center to prepare the spacecraft for NASA's Artemis program.

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Former Dovel Exec Kevin Humphreys to Lead Finance Efforts at GRSi

Kevin Humphreys Director of Finance GRSi

Kevin Humphreys, former senior manager of financial planning and analysis at information technology services provider Dovel Technologies, has joined GRSi to serve as the professional and technical services company's director of finance. GRSi said Friday Humphreys will be responsible for team supervision on tasks related to financial reporting and analysis, pricing and customer invoicing.

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Coalfire Federal Certified to Offer Consulting on DOD’s Contractor Cybersecurity Standards

Coalfire Federal

Coalfire Federal has been certified to provide advisory services that help businesses comply with the Department of Defense's new standards for supply chain cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body named Coalfire Federal a registered provider organization that will assist businesses in following DOD's CMMC standards, the company said Wednesday.

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