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  • 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

  • Mynaric to Demo Optical Comms Terminal on Airbus-Built ISS Bartolomeo Testbed; Tim Deaver Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mynaric to Demo Optical Comms Terminal on Airbus-Built ISS Bartolomeo Testbed; Tim Deaver Quoted

    Mynaric will host and demonstrate its optical communications terminal on a functional testbed, dubbed Bartolomeo, on the International Space Station under a contract with Airbus’ U.S. space and defense business. Mynaric said Thursday it will demonstrate and test a range of space-based laser communications use cases of its Condor Mk2 terminal, which will be hosted […] More

  • Sierra Space's 1st Dream Chaser Nears Completion; Tom Vice Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sierra Space’s 1st Dream Chaser Nears Completion; Tom Vice Quoted

    A Sierra Nevada subsidiary is close to completing the first Dream Chaser spaceplane being built at a facility in Colorado, SpaceNews reported Friday. Sierra Space has yet to install thermal protection systems and other components into the vehicle, dubbed Tenacity. Sierra Space CEO Tom Vice said the spaceplane’s structural testing is already completed and the […] More

  • Axiom Astronauts Board ISS to Conduct Experiments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Axiom Astronauts Board ISS to Conduct Experiments

    Axiom Space astronauts have boarded the International Space Station for an eight-day period of working on over 25 research experiments aimed at supporting human spaceflight and life on Earth. The Axiom Mission 1 crew entered ISS on Saturday with the welcome of Expedition 67 including astronauts from NASA and the European Space Agency, Axiom said […] More

  • Accenture Announces Strategic Investment in Titan Space Technologies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Accenture Announces Strategic Investment in Titan Space Technologies

    Accenture has invested in Titan Space Technologies to help the latter further develop its artificial intelligence models and other orbital compute platforms to support space experimentation. The strategic investment marks Titan’s participation in an Accenture Ventures program, dubbed Project Spotlight, that seeks to invest in companies working on enterprise technologies and link software startups to […] More

  • SpaceLink Announces Axiom as Implementation Partner for ISS Relay Service Demo - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceLink Announces Axiom as Implementation Partner for ISS Relay Service Demo

    SpaceLink has selected Axiom Space as its partner to demonstrate on the International Space Station its end-to-end communications relay service. As implementation partner, Axiom will help SpaceLink demonstrate and assess the use of a 10 Gigabit per second optical terminal for real-time voice, data and video exchange in support of ISS crew, experiments and onboard […] More

  • CACI Laser Tech Heads to MIT Lab for NASA Optical Communications Demo - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CACI Laser Tech Heads to MIT Lab for NASA Optical Communications Demo

    CACI International has sent its free-space optical modem to a Department of Defense-funded research and development center in preparation for a NASA-led demonstration of high-bandwidth laser communications from a low-Earth orbit. The modem will be integrated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory and will be part of the Integrated Laser Communications Relay Demonstration […] More

  • NASA’s Commercial Space Station Initiative Furthers Tech Collaboration Between Government, Industry - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA’s Commercial Space Station Initiative Furthers Tech Collaboration Between Government, Industry

    In line with the White House’s Space Priorities Framework, published in December 2021, federal agencies are looking to the private sector for assistance in maintaining a robust, responsible U.S. space enterprise while global competition, innovation and technology development in the domain continues to accelerate. The framework outlines how the U.S. plans to retain its competitive edge […] More

  • SpaceX's Dragon Splashes Down With Cargo From ISS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX’s Dragon Splashes Down With Cargo From ISS

    SpaceX‘s Dragon spacecraft has returned to Earth with 4,900 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station after the recent CRS-24 resupply mission with NASA. Dragon splashed down off Florida’s coast, where the spacecraft will be transported to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in the state, Mark Garcia, a social media professional, said in a NASA […] More

  • Report: SpaceX Secures $337M in Equity Financing Round - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: SpaceX Secures $337M in Equity Financing Round

    SpaceX has received $337.4 million in a round of equity financing, Reuters reported Wednesday. The space company, which raised approximately $1.16 billion in equity funding in April, reached a valuation of $100 billion after a secondary share sale in October. Its investors include Alphabet and Fidelity Investments. Elon Musk’s company disclosed the new funding round […] More

  • NASA Picks Axiom Space for 2nd Private Astronaut Mission to ISS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Picks Axiom Space for 2nd Private Astronaut Mission to ISS

    Axiom Space has been selected by NASA to perform the second private manned mission to the International Space Station. Axiom Mission 2 is expected to launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida between fall 2022 and late spring 2023 to support private astronauts’ in-orbit activities in coordination with ground flight controllers and crew members […] More

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