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Lockheed-Built MAVEN Spacecraft Enters Mars’ Orbit; Charles Bolden Comments

Lockheed Martin and NASA have confirmed that the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has entered Mars’ orbit as they prepare for MAVEN’s primary mission to collect data on gases in the planet’s upper atmosphere. NASA said Sunday that the team used data from Lockheed’s Colorado operations center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s California navigation facility to confirm orbit …

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Lockheed, NASA Prepare MAVEN to Enter Mars Orbit; Bruce Jakosky Comments

Lockheed Martin flight controllers will oversee the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft’s health and safety functions as the company and NASA prepare for MAVEN to enter Mars’ orbit on Sunday. MAVEN’s orbital insertion concludes its 10-month interplanetary mission and starts its mission to collect data on upper-atmosphere gases on Mars and their interaction with solar winds, NASA said Wednesday. “The …

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Sao Paulo Adopts IBM Tools to Consolidate Traffic Data; Eric-Mark Huitema Comments

IBM has won a contract to consolidate traffic data in Sao Paulo using analytics to provide ARTESP, the Brazilian city’s public transportation regulatory agency, with real-time insights on its highways. The project will use IBM Intelligent Transportation software to form an information control center that will gather data from the local highway …

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Johns Hopkins APL Picks Northrop Solar Probe Navigator for NASA Program; Bob Mehltretter Comments

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has awarded Northrop Grumman a $3 million contract to supply the navigational system for NASA’s Solar Probe Plus satellite. Northrop will build the Scalable Space Inertial Reference Unit to help the robotic shuttle stay on its flight path using the company’s hemispherical resonator gyro technology, Northrop said Tuesday. …

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Jessica Nielsen, Lockheed VP of Comms & Marketing, Discusses Branding, Int’l Expansion and Her Georgetown Professorship

Jessica Nielsen serves as vice president of communications and marketing at Lockheed Martin where she is responsible for all facets of communications at the company’s Information Systems and Global Solutions division. She previously was executive director of global communications at Dell and was chief of staff to the BAE Systems group …

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Ball Aerospace-Made Orbiter Camera Spots Gully Formations on Mars’ Surface

NASA‘s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted gullies on the Red Planet by using a high-resolution imaging science experiment camera that is built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. U.S. scientists examined images captured by the spacecraft’s HiRISE optical system and found that Martian gully formations occurred during seasonal carbon dioxide …

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Ball Aerospace Receives Northrop’s CERES Instrument for Integration Into NOAA Satellite

Ball Aerospace and Technologies has received the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System instrument built by Northrop Grumman for integration into the Joint Polar Satellite System beginning later this year. Ball Aerospace said Thursday that CERES will help JPSS-1 support the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership‘s weather and climate measurement missions for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. CERES is designed …

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Ashish Mahadwar to Lead CSC’s Strategic Business as EVP, GM

Ashish Mahadwar, formerly a Cognizant senior vice president, has joined Computer Sciences Corp. as executive vice president and general manager for that company’s strategic business. Mahadwar will report to CSC President and CEO Mike Lawrie and will be responsible for promoting growth in the company’s line of big data, cloud computing and cybersecurity products and …

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Iridium Team to Demo Satellite-Connected Tracking Tool for the U.S. Army; Ken Flowers Comments

Iridium Communications will demonstrate a NAL Research-built tracking device that provides position and location information as part of the U.S. Army‘s Network Integration Evaluation process for commercial communications technology. The company said Monday the Enhanced Mobile Satellite System Beacon is designed to support geo-fencing and integration with the Nett Warrior system to track …

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