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  • NASA Taps Spaceflight for Launch, Integration Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Taps Spaceflight for Launch, Integration Services

    Spaceflight has received a potential three-year, $5 million contract from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center to provide launch and integration services. The satellite rideshare service company said Monday the contract includes launch services for a maximum of 24 U-Class payloads in 2018 as well as options to provide services for up to 24 additional payloads in 2019 and 2020. […] More

  • NASA to Launch GRACE Satellite Replacements Aboard SpaceX Rocket in Early 2018 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA to Launch GRACE Satellite Replacements Aboard SpaceX Rocket in Early 2018

    NASA will launch the Airbus-built replacement satellites for the U.S.-German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellite duo aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the first quarter of 2018, Space Flight Now reported Tuesday. The space agency inked a shared launch agreement with Iridium and the Helmholtz Center-Potsdam German Research Center for Geosciences called GFZ to launch the […] More

  • Matt Desch: Iridium Seeks Insurance on NEXT Satellites - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Matt Desch: Iridium Seeks Insurance on NEXT Satellites

    Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, told investors Wednesday the company wants to insure its upcoming constellation of NEXT satellites against potential operational risks, Space News reported Thursday. “We have to place insurance before launch and we“™re in that process right now,“ he was quoted as saying. Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for […] More

  • Iridium CEO Matt Desch: SpaceX, Kosmotras Ready for Rescheduled Iridium NEXT Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iridium CEO Matt Desch: SpaceX, Kosmotras Ready for Rescheduled Iridium NEXT Launch

    Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch announced that the company has rescheduled the launch of the first two Iridium NEXT satellites to October to give an additional four months for payload-software validation, SpaceNews reported Monday. Peter de Selding writes Iridium has confirmed with launch providers SpaceX and Russia’s Kosmotras their readiness for an accelerated launch schedule between October 2015 and late […] More

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