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  • Harris Delivers Mirror for NSF's Ground-Based Astronomical Observatory - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Harris Delivers Mirror for NSF’s Ground-Based Astronomical Observatory

    Harris has built and delivered a 3,500-pound mirror the National Science Foundation will integrate with a ground-based observatory designed to identify new solar systems and potentially hazardous asteroids. The company said Monday it shipped the secondary mirror for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and will also provide associated ground support equipment and cell assembly components for LSST. An NSF-led […] More

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    AT&T to Help NASA Update Deep Space Network’s Comms Capacity Through VPN; Mike Leff Comments

    AT&T has been selected by NASA to provide a high-speed virtual private network intended to connect the radio antennas of a scientific telecommunications system that supports the agency’s interplanetary spacecraft missions. The company said Wednesday its VPN technology will work to increase the Deep Space Network‘s data transmission capacity up to three times faster than its current bandwidth without the need for hardware upgrades. […] More

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    Northrop Subsidiary to Help Build Optics System for Thirty Meter Telescope Project

    A Northrop Grumman subsidiary has received funds from the Thirty Meter Telescope organization to continue support work on a narrow field infrared adaptive optics system for the TMT astronomical observatory construction initiative. Northrop said Tuesday its subsidiary AOA Xinetics will design and build a functional actuator mirror equipped with nearly 400 channels as well as test the mirror against TMT operational requirements. An […] More

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    Huntington Ingalls Division Awards STEM Grants to Mississippi, Alabama Schools

    Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division has awarded grants worth approximately $100,000 to support 25 science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects at elementary, middle and high schools in Alabama and Mississippi. “These grants allow students to implement STEM knowledge into these projects, while having fun in learning and interacting with each other,” Edmond Hughes, vice president […] More

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    NASA to Grant $2.5M for University R&D Projects

    NASA will provide $250,000 in grants to 10 universities for projects that focus on technologies used in astrophysics and space exploration. The one year of financial support will be provided under the space technology research grants program within the agency’s space technology mission directorate, NASA said Wednesday. The space agency wants each R&D studies to […] More

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    Northrop Sponsors National Science Radio Program

    Northrop Grumman has partnered with the University of Texas’ McDonald Observatory to serve as the official sponsor of a daily science radio show beginning Sept. 1. “StarDate“ provides listeners two minutes of information about astronomy and astrology and offers updates on space research and missions, the university said Wednesday. David Lambert, a university director, said […] More

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