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NASA Receives Full-Scale Mockup of Blue Origin-Led National Team’s Human Landing System

National Team HLS mockup

A Blue Origin-led team has handed over to NASA an engineering mockup of a human landing system that could bring astronauts to the lunar surface. Blue Origin was one of the three prime contractors tapped by NASA in late April to develop a landing platform in support of the agency’s Artemis moon mission in 2024 and the company said Thursday that it works with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper as part of the HLS National Team.

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NASA’s Lunar Payload Delivery Support Contract Paves Way for Industry Partnerships

Some industry executives have said that NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program has provided companies an opportunity to advance their technology platforms and form partnerships with additional firms, SpaceNews reported Thursday. “Going back to the moon with commercial technology opens the floodgates,” said Grant Anderson, president, CEO and co-founder of …

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New Army Northeast Research Hub to Collaborate With Industry on Science, Tech Projects

The Army Research Laboratory has established a regional hub on the Northeastern University campus in Burlington, Massachusetts to conduct science and technology projects. ARL Northeast is located at NU’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security and will collaborate with multiple companies and academic researchers in efforts to build …

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Defense Science Board Report: Unmanned Systems Could Boost US Undersea Advantage

A Defense Science Board task force has published a report that describes ways to increase the capacity of U.S. undersea assets and manned platforms using unmanned systems. The report titled “Next-Generation Unmanned Undersea Systems” explores how unmanned systems could disrupt adversary strategies and perform operations that are on hold due to lack of assets, Johns …

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Lockheed Breaks Ground on Minuteman III ICBM Replacement Program Mgmt Facility in Utah

Lockheed Martin has kicked off construction of a program management facility at  the Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park in Utah to support the U.S. Air Force‘s project to develop a follow-on intercontinental ballistic missile system. Lockheed said Friday it will move into the company’s program management office at Falcon Hill by August 2017 as part of the Ground …

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Lockheed Vet Joanne Maguire Joins Tetra Tech Board of Directors

Joanne Maguire, former executive vice president for space systems at Lockheed Martin, has joined Tetra Tech as a member of the California-based consulting and engineering services company’s board of directors. Tetra Tech said Wednesday she will be assigned to the company’s corporate governance and strategic planning and enterprise risk committees. Maguire previously held various executive roles at Lockheed …

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Lockheed to Establish ICBM Replacement Program Mgmt Office at Northern Utah AF Base

Lockheed Martin has selected Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park at Hill Air Force Base in Utah as the location of the company’s program management office for the U.S. Air Force‘s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile replacement effort. Lockheed said Thursday it signed a lease agreement with Falcon Hill developer Woodbury Corp. for 25,000 square feet of …

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John Karas: Lockheed Submits Bid, Reveals Subcontractors for Air Force ICBM Replacement Program

Lockheed Martin has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile replacement program and named the companies that will work as subcontractors on the program, the National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Vivienne Machi writes John Karas, a vice president and ground-based strategic deterrent program manager at Lockheed, said …

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DARPA Partners With 4 Firms to Develop Battery-Powered Atomic Clocks

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded separate contracts to Physical Sciences, OEwaves, HRL Laboratories and Charles Stark Draper Laboratory to support a program that seeks to develop battery-powered atomic clocks, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday. John Keller writes HRL Laboratories secured a $775,159 contract for phase one work under the Atomic Clock with Enhanced Stability program …

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Next Century to Help IARPA Develop SIGINT-Based Event Forecasting Tool

Next Century has received a three-year contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to develop a signals intelligence-based tool that will work to forecast societal events as part of IARPA’s Mercury Program. The SIGINT-based Anticipation of Future Events technology will be built to detect and predict terrorist or military activities, civil unrest and rare …

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DARPA Picks 10 Participants for Nano-to-Millimeter-Scale Manufacturing Project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected 10 participants in its Atoms to Product program, which seeks technology that can manufacture millimeter-scale products or materials out of nanometer-scale pieces. DARPA said Tuesday researchers will work to address the gap between nano-scale and millimeter-scale components through fabrication from atoms to microns …

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NASA, Johns Hopkins APL to Launch Earth Radiometer CubeSat in 2015; Bill Swartz Comments

NASA and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory are building a miniature satellite with the goal of helping scientists quantify Earth’s energy imbalance. The Radiometer Assessment Using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes cubesat is scheduled for a 2015 launch and will contain technology built to measure the radiation being emitted from the …

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