Tag Archives: Ames Research Center

NASA Taps Lockwood Hills’ Federal Unit for Institutional Logistics Mgmt Services

Lockwood Hills‘ federal business has received a potential five-year, $31.5 million contract from NASA to provide institutional logistics management services at the space agency’s Ames Research Center in California. NASA said Friday work covers equipment, fleet and supply management, warehousing and re-distribution, graphics, janitorial services, mail service center, property disposal, refuse …

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HPE, Mellanox to Provide Interconnect, Liquid-Cooled Platforms for NASA Ames’ Supercomputer

NASA has selected Mellanox Technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to supply interconnect and liquid-cooled platforms for a high-performance computing cluster at the space agency’s Ames Research Center in California. HPE will deliver its SGI 8600 liquid-cooled system and combine it with Mellanox's EDR InfiniBand interconnect platform for integration with Ames' Electra supercomputer, Mellanox …

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Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems Awarded NASA CubeSat Development Contract

Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems has been awarded a contract to build a series of miniaturized satellites to support missions under NASA‘s Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator program. NASA said Wednesday its Small Spacecraft Technology Program will use CubeSats from the company with government-furnished technology payloads to conduct multiple flight demonstrations. Tyvak will develop a six-unit CubeSat equipped with solar …

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Booz Allen to Support NASA’s Air, Rail Safety Programs Under 5-Year IDIQ Contract

Booz Allen Hamilton has received a five-year, $33.9 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from NASA to help the space agency’s Ames Research Center manage voluntary air and rail incident reporting programs. The company said said Monday it will assist Ames Research Center in efforts to operate and maintain the Aviation Safety Reporting System and Close …

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NASA Selects 21 Proposals for Phase II Space Exploration Tech Transfer Initiative

NASA has chosen 21 innovation proposals from 41 U.S. small businesses and research institutions that aim to help the space agency develop adaptive space robotic technologies and other exploration systems. The selectees will have an opportunity to enter negotiations with NASA for phase 2 contracts under the Small Business Technology Transfer program, with each contract valued …

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NASA Selects 8 Universities to Participate in Small Spacecraft Projects

NASA has chosen eight university teams to work with the agency’s engineers and scientists on two-year projects to develop new small spacecraft technologies. The space agency said Saturday these collaborations aim to create small, lightweight spacecraft that could support science, exploration and space operations. NASA chose from a variety of submitted proposals …

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General Atomics Completes First Predator Flight at North Dakota UAS Training Facility

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has conducted the first flight of a company-owned remotely piloted aircraft at its Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Training Academy in Grand Forks, North Dakota. David Alexander, GA-ASI president of aircraft systems, noted the first Predator flight milestone for the academy works to demonstrate the company’s UAS training operations within the …

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NASA Taps Oblong Industries to Provide Proprietary Immersive Collaboration Platform

Los Angeles-based spatial operating environment developer Oblong Industries has landed a contract to supply its proprietary immersive collaboration offering across NASA‘s aeronautics division. Oblong Industries said Wednesday its Mezzanine platform works to connect collaborators in the same room or across multiple locations and give participants data and information from multiple sources to aid the …

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Freight Farms-Clemson University Team to Help NASA Develop Off-Grid Crop Production System

NASA has awarded Boston-based agriculture technology company Freight Farms a Small Business Technology Transfer grant to explore methods for the development of a self-sustaining crop production unit. Freight Farms said Tuesday it will collaborate with Clemson University in an effort to help NASA develop a crop production system for the agency’s future manned deep-space missions. Jon Friedman, …

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NASA Awards Ames Aeronautics, Exploration Modeling & Simulation Contract to STC

Hampton, Virginia-based small business Science and Technology Corp. has secured a potential five-year, $39.3 million contract from NASA for services under the Aeronautics and Exploration Mission Modeling and Simulation contract. The company will provide services to aid the space agency’s Ames Research Center along with research and development support to two advanced …

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NASA Awards 13 Phase 1 Contracts for Innovative Advanced Concepts Program; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has awarded $100,000 Phase 1 contracts for 13 selected proposals under its Innovative Advanced Concepts program that works to invest in the development of innovative aerospace technologies. The selected Phase 1 projects seek to develop technology for future aerospace missions and address requirements for priority areas that aim to explore beyond low-Earth orbit, Mars …

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NASA-Google-USRA Partnership to Use D-Wave Quantum Computing Systems

D-Wave Systems will install new quantum computing systems at NASA‘s Ames Research Center in California in support of the space agency’s research partnership with Google and the Universities Space Research Association. D-Wave said Monday its D-Wave 2X technology works to support the NASA-Google-USRA team’s efforts to study the impact of quantum computing on artificial intelligence …

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