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  • SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Carries New Solar Arrays, Science Projects for ISS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Carries New Solar Arrays, Science Projects for ISS

    SpaceX has launched a Dragon resupply spacecraft with over 7,300 pounds of new solar arrays, research materials and various supplies en route to the International Space Station. The spacecraft, which marks NASA’s 22nd SpaceX resupply mission, carries the new ISS Roll-out Solar Arrays and scientific investigations on topics including microgravity, cotton production, ultrasounds and virtual […] More

  • SpaceX Conducts 15th ISS Resupply Operation Under NASA Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Conducts 15th ISS Resupply Operation Under NASA Contract

    SpaceX launched Friday a spacecraft that contains equipment NASA intends to aid activities onboard the International Space Station, including research on artificial intelligence, cellular biology and Earth science. The Dragon spacecraft, propelled by the Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, is the 15th ISS cargo flight SpaceX has […] More

  • SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Reaches ISS for 14th Cargo Delivery Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Reaches ISS for 14th Cargo Delivery Mission

    A SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday to deliver 5,800 pounds of crew supplies and scientific experiments, Space.com reported Wednesday. Astronauts aboard ISS used the Canadarm2 robotic arm to capture Dragon at 6:40 a.m. Eastern time. On Monday, SpaceX launched the capsule atop the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in […] More

  • SpaceX's Reused Dragon Spacecraft Arrives at ISS for 13th Cargo Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX's Reused Dragon Spacecraft Arrives at ISS for 13th Cargo Resupply Mission

    A SpaceX-built spacecraft reached the International Space Station Sunday to deliver approximately 4,861 pounds of scientific experiments and crew supplies in support of more than 300 investigations aboard the orbiting laboratory, NASASpaceFlight.com reported Sunday. Astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei used a robotic arm, CanadArm2, to capture and navigate the Dragon spacecraft to the Nadir port […] More

  • Orbital ATK-Built Cygnus Spacecraft to Leave ISS, Conduct Secondary Missions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK-Built Cygnus Spacecraft to Leave ISS, Conduct Secondary Missions

    An Orbital ATK-built spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station on Wednesday after a cargo delivery effort to perform secondary missions. NASA said Friday Cygnus will be detached from ISS’ Unity module with the Canadarm2 robotic arm, then the vehicle will be maneuvered over the Harmony module to collect data that will support future rendezvous and docking […] More

  • Orbital ATK to Launch 8th ISS Resupply Mission Nov. 11 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK to Launch 8th ISS Resupply Mission Nov. 11

    Orbital ATK has set a Nov. 11 launch date for the company’s eighth cargo resupply mission that will transport crew supplies and hardware to the International Space Station on behalf of NASA. The space agency said Tuesday Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft will launch aboard the company’s Antares rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to deliver approximately […] More

  • SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft to Bring Back Science Samples From ISS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft to Bring Back Science Samples From ISS

    A SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to leave the International Space Station on Sept. 17 to bring approximately 3,800 pounds of cargo back to Earth. NASA said Monday the cargo will include science samples from human, animal, biology, biotechnology and physical science studies as well as education activities. SpaceX launched Dragon from the Kennedy Space Center […] More

  • SpaceX Moves Launch of 11th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission to June 3 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Moves Launch of 11th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission to June 3

    SpaceX has rescheduled to June 3 the launch of a Dragon spacecraft that will bring crew supplies, scientific research and equipment to the International Space Station, USA Today reported Thursday. The company’s 11th cargo resupply mission was originally slated for deployment on Thursday aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA said the new […] More

  • Orbital ATK Sets April 18 Launch Date for 7th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK Sets April 18 Launch Date for 7th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

    Orbital ATK is scheduled Tuesday to begin the company’s seventh cargo resupply mission that will transport scientific research, supplies and hardware to the International Space Station for NASA. A company-built Cygnus spacecraft, nicknamed S.S. John Glenn, will launch atop United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to deliver more than 7,600 pounds of cargo to […] More

  • NASA to Deploy Ozone Measurement Payload to ISS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA to Deploy Ozone Measurement Payload to ISS

    NASA plans to launch an instrument designed to measure Earth’s ozone as part of SpaceX‘s 10th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The agency said Saturday the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III on ISS  payload will launch with the SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft this month from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SAGE III will be attached to […] More

  • NASA Sets Oct. 13 Launch for Sixth Orbital ATK Cargo Delivery Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Sets Oct. 13 Launch for Sixth Orbital ATK Cargo Delivery Mission

    NASA has scheduled Oct. 13 as the date it aims to launch an Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft on a mission to deliver more than 5,100 pounds of crew supplies and research equipment to the International Space Station. Officials from both NASA and Orbital ATK plan to roll out Cygnus to a launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia by Oct. […] More

  • MDA Lands ISS Robotic Servicing System Contract Modification With Canadian Space Agency - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MDA Lands ISS Robotic Servicing System Contract Modification With Canadian Space Agency

    The Canadian Space Agency has awarded MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates a $26.6 million contract modification to continue to provide support for the Mobile Servicing System onboard the International Space Station. MDA said Friday the Mobile Servicing System is a robotics platform that is composed of the Canadarm2, Mobile Base System and Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator or Dextre. The company noted the three […] More

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