Tag Archives: I&SS

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Completes Crew-1 Mission for NASA

SpaceX Crew-1 mission

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft carrying four astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday after a nearly six-month stay at the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Crew-1 mission. Resilience carrying NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Victor Glover and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi performed a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:56 a.m. Eastern time.

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SpaceX President, COO Gwynne Shotwell Receives Fourth Wash100 Award

Gwynne Shotwell President

Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, has received a 2021 Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for driving company growth, developing groundbreaking space technology and expanding our space capabilities. This marks the fourth time in her federal career that Shotwell has won a Wash100 Award. 

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Boeing Defense President, CEO Leanne Caret Receives Fifth Consecutive Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Leanne Caret Boeing Defense Space

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, received the Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for the fifth consecutive time after being named to the 2021 Wash100. Be sure to visit GovConWire to read Leanne Caret's full 2021 Wash100 Award profile.

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Northrop's SharkSat Payload Transmits Telemetry Data Back to Ground; Candace Givens Quoted

Candace Givens VP Northrop Grumman

The Northrop Grumman-built SharkSat payload collected and transmitted performance and telemetry data back to mission controllers while orbiting the Earth during a two-week demonstration aboard the company's Cygnus spacecraft in January. “SharkSat's success directly reflects the speed and agility that our team put forth to deliver mission success,“ said Candace Givens, vice president of payload and ground systems division at Northrop.

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Microsoft, HPE Partner to Link Azure Cloud to Orbiting Laboratory Via SpaceBorne Computer-2

ISS

Microsoft has teamed up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to connect its Azure cloud to the International Space Station through HPE's Spaceborne Computer-2. SBC-2 is set to fly aboard Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft as part of Northrop's 15th commercial resupply mission to the orbiting laboratory on Feb. 20, and will bring artificial intelligence, cloud connectivity and edge computing capabilities to the ISS.

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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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Northrop’s Cygnus to Kick Off ‘SharkSat’ Tech Demo Upon Departure From ISS

Northrop Grumman Cygnus

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station and host a two-week demonstration of the SharkSat payload once it leaves the ISS. SharkSat is intended to test and demonstrate multiprocessor systems, digital receivers, integrated circuits and other electronic components to facilitate the development of a Ka-band software defined radio that could have potential applications in 5G, space-to-ground and space-to-space communications.

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Voyager to Acquire Majority Stake in XO Markets

Voyager Space Holdings

Voyager Space Holdings has agreed to acquire a majority stake in XO Markets and its largest subsidiary Nanoracks. Houston-based Nanoracks offers commercial space services for satellite deployment and research across more than 30 nations. "With Voyager, we're confident in our expanded team's ability to continue to deliver game-changing technology industry-wide," said Jeffrey Manber, CEO of Nanoracks.

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