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DARPA Taps General Atomics to Provide R&D Support for Cislunar Rocket Demo Program

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded General Atomics a $22.1 million contract to support the agency’s efforts to conduct a rocket test launch in cislunar orbit. General Atomics will perform Track A contract services as part of DARPA’s Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations program, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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CP Technologies, General Atomics Form Partnership for USAF Portable Workstation Development

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General Atomics' aeronautical systems business and CP Technologies have partnered to build a mobile military-grade workstation that will replace the U.S. Air Force's Ruggedized Aircraft Maintenance Test Station. The Portable Aircraft Control Station will be designed and manufactured by the two companies to support direct connect aircraft pre- and post-flight operations and engine functions through the use of multi-touch displays and Intel Xeon processors, CP Technologies said Tuesday.

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General Atomics-Led Facility Unveils Compact Tokamak Concept for Nuclear Fusion Energy

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The General Atomics-managed DIII-D National Fusion Facility has developed a compact nuclear reactor design as part of efforts to support commercial nuclear fusion initiatives. The DIII-D facility's Compact Advanced Tokamak concept builds on the high-performance computing activities of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and well as the DIII-D team's plasma physics research work, General Atomics said Monday.

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General Atomics, Parsons to Manage Radioactive Separation Activities at DOE's Savannah River Site

Salt Waste Processing Facility

General Atomics has partnered with Parsons to help the latter support radioactive operations at the Department of Energy's Salt Waste Processing Facility within the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina. General Atomics' electromagnetic systems business will perform operational support and cognizant system engineering services at SWPF, which is valued at $2.3 billion and commenced full operations in January, the company said Wednesday.

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General Atomics Taps Firefly Aerospace to Launch NASA Payload for Aerosols Study Mission

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General Atomics' electromagnetic systems business has selected Firefly Aerospace to perform launch services for a GA-EMS satellite carrying an instrument that NASA will use to study how aerosols in the atmosphere affect human health. Firefly will use its Alpha rocket to launch the Orbital Test Bed satellite, equipped with the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols instrument, in 2022 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, General Atomics said Thursday.

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General Atomics Demos New Self Protection System for MQ-9 Drone

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A General Atomics-made drone self-protection system demonstrated tracking and situational awareness functions as part of a project with U.S. Special Operations Command. The company said Friday its MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft used the new Self-Protection Pod to track infrared missile and radio frequency threats during a demonstration on Oct. 28 at Yuma Proving Grounds.

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