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Jacobs to Begin Final Processing for Orion Spacecraft at Kennedy Space Center

Orion spacecraft

A Jacobs-led ground systems engineering team will prepare the Orion spacecraft for final processing and fueling as a prerequisite to rocket integration activities of an upcoming lunar flight mission. The company said Tuesday its Exploration Ground Systems team received Orion on Saturday at Florida-based Kennedy Space Center to prepare the spacecraft for NASA's Artemis program.

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NASA Orders Six More Boeing-Made Solar Arrays for ISS

ISS

Boeing will provide six more solar arrays for the International Space Station under a sustainment contract modification with NASA. The company said Monday it will deliver the arrays to boost ISS's power supply with over 120 kilowatts of solar electricity that will be used to power its systems and equipment and support public and private experiments and research in the station.

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GSA Seeks Info on Potential IT Services for Regulations Mgmt

GSA

The General Services Administration needs market information on externally hosted information technology services in support of systems used by the agency's Office of Regulation Management. GSA said Thursday in a SAM notice sought IT services include maintenance and enhancement of the office's eRulemaking System, Regulatory Information Service Center Consolidated Information System and other IT systems.

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HawkEye 360 to Help NGA Adopt Radio Frequency Data for Analysis; John Serafini Quoted

John Serafini CEO HawkEye 360

HawkEye 360 will use its satellite constellation to provide the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency with radio frequency data and analytics in support of a pilot program centered on the use of commercial RF GEOINT. The company said Wednesday it will offer the service to help analysts perform augmented intelligence works to support various NGA missions.

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Lockheed Martin Demos U-2 Dragon Lady Aircraft With Kubernetes Cloud; Jeff Babione Quoted

Jeff Babione Skunk Works VP

Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the use of Kubernetes-based processing aboard a U-2 Dragon Lady reconnaissance aircraft as a precursor to achieving real-time software deliveries during flights. The Kubernetes containerization technology test, conducted in November, supports an effort to create a secure software development environment that allows aircraft to accommodate software updates when airborne, Lockheed said Monday.

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Sierra Nevada Corp. to Help Air National Guard Adopt Link 16 Comms for EC-130J Aircraft

SNC

The Air National Guard has tapped Sierra Nevada Corp. to equip the security force's EC-130J Commando Solo aircraft with new Link 16 communications. The tactical datalink update would allow the military reserve's aircraft to communicate on the Link-16 network that provides situational awareness across the U.S. Air Force fleet and other users, SNC said Monday.

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Air Force Needs Market Info on Future ISR Technologies

USAF

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center seeks market information on signal and geospatial intelligence technologies that would transmit information to support rapid targeting. AFLCMC said Monday in a SAM notice that it requires these on-platform SIGINT and GEOINT technologies to address requirements under the country's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Dominance Flight Plan and National Defense Strategy.

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Kim Pattillo Brownson, Alicia Harkness Bring Health, Education Expertise to AIR Board

American Institutes for Research

Kim Pattillo Brownson, director for policy and strategy at Ballmer Group; and Alicia Harkness, partner at Guidehouse, have been tapped to join the American Institutes for Research board of directors. Pattillo Brownson and Harkness brought education and health expertise, respectively, to the board to help provide roadmap for the organization, AIR said Monday.

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