Tag Archives: InSight

NASA OKs May 2018 Launch Date for Lockheed-Built InSight Mars Lander

NASA‘s science mission directorate has cleared the space agency’s new plan to launch a Lockheed Martin-built robotic spacecraft May 5, 2018 as part of efforts to investigate the deep interior of Mars. The agency said Friday it expects the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander to reach the Red Planet by Nov. 26, …

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Qualtrics Achieves ‘In-Process’ Status in FedRAMP Compliance For Insight Collection Platform

Qualtrics has achieved “in-process” status under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for its cloud-based insight collection and analysis platform. The software company said Wednesday the Department of Health and Human Services sponsors its efforts to obtain compliance certification at the moderate level. Ryan Smith, co-founder and CEO of Qualtrics, said the in-process …

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Brian Hall: Microsoft Partners With Booz Allen, IBM to Expand Surface Tablet Features

Booz Allen Hamilton and IBM have joined Microsoft‘s Surface Enterprise Initiative with the goal to create and offer a range of support tools for government and commercial organizations that use Windows 10-equipped Surface tablets. Brian Hall, general manager of Microsoft’s devices business group, wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday that Booz Allen will develop new …

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Steve Jurczyk: NASA Aims to Send Payloads to Mars Through SpaceX’s Red Dragon

NASA plans to collaborate with SpaceX to use the company’s Red Dragon unmanned spacecraft concept to send payloads designed for technology demonstrations to Mars, Space News reported Thursday. Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for NASA’s space technology mission directorate, said at the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference that potential payloads could include resource utilization-based platforms …

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GSA Seeks Partners for Govt Cloud Services Contract Development Input

The U.S. General Services Administration is searching for industry and government partners to provide input and feedback for a cloud computing products and services contract under development for defense and civilian agencies. GSA’s Cloud Computing Services Program Management Office has started to develop a multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract called Cloud Contract Fostering Innovation in Government, …

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Lockheed Ships ‘InSight’ Mars Spacecraft for March 2016 Launch; Stu Spath Comments

Lockheed Martin has delivered a company-built Mars lander to a launch site in California for NASA‘s upcoming mission to study the red planet’s deep interior. A U.S. military aircraft transported InSight on Wednesday from Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where the space vehicle will undergo …

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Executive Profile: Tony Frazier, Gov’t Solutions SVP at DigitalGlobe

Tony Frazier serves as senior vice president of government solutions at DigitalGlobe, where he oversees the company’s business with the U.S. government and leads product strategy, business development and analytic services delivery functions. He previously led DigitalGlobe’s Insight line of business, which helps organizations apply imagery and other geospatial analysis tools to make decisions. He joined …

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Lockheed NASA-Commercial Engineering Team Includes Intuitive Machines, Deep Space Systems

Lockheed Martin’s space systems company has awarded a potential five-year, $50 million contract to Deep Space Systems for technical services in support of Lockheed’s work for commercial and NASA programs. Deep Space Systems will serve as prime contractor to Lockheed and Intuitive Machines is a teammate of DSS for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, Intuitive Machines said Wednesday. …

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