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  • Northrop Launches 7th Space Station Resupply Mission Under NASA CRS-2 Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Launches 7th Space Station Resupply Mission Under NASA CRS-2 Contract

    Northrop Grumman kicked off a seventh cargo flight under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract on Monday morning to deliver over 8,200 pounds of science experiments and crew supplies to the International Space Station. The Cygnus spacecraft, nicknamed ‘S.S. Sally Ride’ after the first American woman to reach space, launched from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility […] More

  • Sierra Nevada to Develop, Demo ISS Waste Management System Under NASA Award - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sierra Nevada to Develop, Demo ISS Waste Management System Under NASA Award

    Sierra Nevada Corp. has secured a modification to a previously awarded contract from NASA for the development and demonstration of a waste compaction system for the International Space Station. Work on phase B of the trash compaction and processing system is under a potential five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract worth up to $13.8 million, the space agency […] More

  • Northrop, Firefly Aerospace to Develop US-Built 1st-Stage Upgrade for Antares Rocket - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop, Firefly Aerospace to Develop US-Built 1st-Stage Upgrade for Antares Rocket

    Northrop Grumman and Firefly Aerospace have teamed up to build the first-stage Antares rocket upgrade and a medium launch vehicle to support customers in national security, civilian and commercial space launch markets. “Through our collaboration, we will first develop a fully domestic version of our Antares rocket, the Antares 330, for Cygnus space station commercial […] More

  • SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Performs 25th Resupply Mission to International Space Station - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Performs 25th Resupply Mission to International Space Station

    A SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket took off Thursday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deliver over 5,800 pounds of crew supplies, science experiments and other cargo to the International Space Station as part of the company’s 25th resupply services mission to the ISS. The spacecraft is expected to arrive […] More

  • NASA to Send Climate Research to ISS via SpaceX Dragon Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA to Send Climate Research to ISS via SpaceX Dragon Resupply Mission

    SpaceX will launch a spacecraft Thursday to carry cargo to the International Space Station for its 25th resupply services mission, which will include a NASA payload for climate change research. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will help enable NASA’s orbital laboratory-based investigation of the composition of the Earth’s mineral dust and the effects of the dust […] More

  • Northrop-Made Cygnus Spacecraft Reboosts ISS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop-Made Cygnus Spacecraft Reboosts ISS

    A Northrop Grumman-built cargo spacecraft has reboosted the International Space Station to its desired altitude on orbit in preparation for future space operations. The company said Monday Cygnus used its main onboard engine to conduct station orbit adjustment several months after the spacecraft docked to the ISS to deliver equipment and supplies to the astronauts […] More

  • NASA to Order 5 More SpaceX Crewed Flights - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA to Order 5 More SpaceX Crewed Flights

    NASA has indicated its intent to award SpaceX a contract modification to fly an additional five crewed missions as the agency seeks to ensure the availability of human transportation services to the International Space Station. The agency said Wednesday that SpaceX, which is currently the only company that secured certification under the Commercial Crew Transportation […] More

  • Boeing’s Starliner Completes Uncrewed Orbital Flight Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Starliner Completes Uncrewed Orbital Flight Test

    The Boeing-built CST-100 Starliner spacecraft returned to Earth Wednesday by landing at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, marking the completion of the vehicle’s unmanned Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA. “With the completion of OFT-2, we will incorporate lessons learned and continue working to prepare […] More

  • Boeing's Starliner Spacecraft Reaches International Space Station - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Starliner Spacecraft Reaches International Space Station

    The Boeing-built CST-100 Starliner spacecraft completed its docking to the International Space Station Friday as part of the Orbital Flight Test-2 mission under a partnership with NASA. The reusable spacecraft reached the ISS a day after it launched atop a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, Boeing […] More

  • Boeing's Starliner Spacecraft Begins 2nd Orbital Flight Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Starliner Spacecraft Begins 2nd Orbital Flight Test

    A Boeing-built reusable spacecraft carrying more than 800 pounds of crew supplies and cargo lifted off Thursday as part of the Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station under a partnership with NASA. The CST-100 Starliner spacecraft launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket from a space launch complex at Cape […] More

  • NASA to Launch 5 CubeSats to Orbit for ELaNa 45 Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA to Launch 5 CubeSats to Orbit for ELaNa 45 Mission

    NASA will liftoff five small research satellites aboard a SpaceX spacecraft to the International Space Station for the latest Educational Launch of Nanosatellites mission. As part of SpaceX’s 25th Commercial Resupply Services mission, the ELaNa 45 will launch to orbit on June 7 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the space agency […] More

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