Updated Dragon Spacecraft Launches With New Scientific Samples

Dragon SpaceX

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that NASA launched Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the company's 21st commercial resupply mission is expected to arrive at the International Space Station on Monday around 1:30 p.m. EST. The updated Dragon flew with over 6.4K pounds of cargo for the station aboard a Falcon 9 rocket and will demonstrate SpaceX's first autonomous docking with the ISS, NASA said Monday.

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Altamira to Help Develop Mission Data Processing Tech for Space Force; Blaine Worthington Quoted

Blaine Worthington COO Altamira Technologies

Altamira Technologies will collaborate with five other companies under a one-year, $8.5M contract to build a mission data processing application prototype for the U.S. Space Force's Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution program. “We are excited to have the opportunity to leverage our core capabilities and experience to further serve this important national space mission area," said Blaine Worthington, chief operating officer of Altamira.

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Army Seeks Info on JTAARS Supply Drone Concepts

JTAARS Supply Drone

The U.S. Army has asked industry for information on supply drone concepts as part of the Joint Tactical Autonomous Aerial Resupply System program. A notice published Thursday on the beta SAM website says the service is seeking a first unit equipped supply drone that could demonstrate operational capability at technology readiness level 6, could be ready for use by 2026 and could comply with regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration and the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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Accenture Nominates Beth Mooney to Join Board of Directors; Julie Sweet Quoted

Julie Sweet CEO Accenture

Accenture has nominated Beth Mooney, former KeyCorp CEO, for election to the board of directors at the company’s annual general meeting of shareholders on Feb. 3, 2021. “Beth brings exceptionally deep knowledge of the financial services industry from her 40-year career in banking, as well as a valuable perspective from her service on the boards of other large, global public companies,” said Julie Sweet, Accenture’s CEO.

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By Light Acquires Raydon to Expand Military Training Offerings; Bob Donahue Quoted

Bob Donahue Founder

By Light Professional IT Services has acquired Raydon Corporation, a supplier of virtual, adaptable integrated military training technology. "Raydon will enable By Light to provide end-to-end solutions in support of the Army's virtual training, ultimately advancing warfighter proficiency with an extremely high transfer of skills from simulation to live engagement," said Bob Donahue, founder and CEO of By Light

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