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  • DARPA Seeks Payloads for 2019 Launch Competition; Todd Master Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Seeks Payloads for 2019 Launch Competition; Todd Master Comments

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency seeks payload providers who are interested in launching their spacecraft in a prize competition that aims to speed up cargo launch missions. Todd Master, program manager of DARPA“™s Tactical Technology Office, said in a statement published Thursday that the request for information provides a mutual opportunity for spacecraft developers looking […] More

  • Lockheed Plans Air Force Space Fence Integration in June - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Plans Air Force Space Fence Integration in June

    Lockheed Martin aims to integrate the U.S. Air Force“™s Space Fence on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands as early as June, SpaceNews reported Thursday. The company has confirmed to the publication that the S-band radar array met all contractual requirements and is ready to undergo full integration and assessment beginning in July. Space Fence […] More

  • DARPA Seeks New Tools, Concepts to Secure DoD Space Systems, Satellites - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Seeks New Tools, Concepts to Secure DoD Space Systems, Satellites

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency“™s Tactical Technology Office has issued a request of information on cybersecurity tools and methods for the Defense Department“™s national security space systems and low-Earth orbit satellite networks. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says DARPA seeks new platforms to secure space information systems built to collect, store, process and transmit national security […] More

  • Orbital ATK Completes Demonstration of Hypersonic Missile Warhead - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK Completes Demonstration of Hypersonic Missile Warhead

    Orbital ATK has performed and completed the demonstration of a new missile warhead being developed for use at hyper velocities. The company said Thursday it used real world data as the basis to model the design of a hypersonic missile weapon built for high temperature resistance. Additive manufacturing or 3D printing was used in producing components […] More

  • Executive Spotlight: Rob Zitz, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer at SSL Government Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Spotlight: Rob Zitz, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer at SSL Government Systems

    “I have been the ‘change agent’ throughout my career…understanding end users’ unmet needs is an absolute priority.” EM: Can you tell us a little bit about SSL Government Systems? Rob Zitz: SSL“™s Government Systems group is made up of highly experienced, cleared professionals with deep domain expertise in defense and intelligence missions. The group is […] More

  • SSL, NASA Complete System Requirements Review for Robotic Satellite Servicing Spacecraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SSL, NASA Complete System Requirements Review for Robotic Satellite Servicing Spacecraft

    Space Systems Loral and NASA have reviewed systems requirements for a robotic spacecraft designed to carry out a satellite servicing mission in low-Earth orbit. The two-day evaluation brought together SSL and NASA teams to verify functional and performance requirements for the Restore-L spacecraft, the company said Tuesday. SSL received a potential five-year, $127 million contract last year to help […] More

  • LeoLabs Raises Funds for Space Debris & Satellite Tracking Service - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    LeoLabs Raises Funds for Space Debris & Satellite Tracking Service

    LeoLabs has raised $4 million in a funding round to support an expansion of its cloud-based space debris and satellite tracking service. The investment round engaged global investors such as SRI International, Horizons Ventures and Airbus Group‘s early-stage investment arm Airbus Ventures, LeoLabs said Monday. LeoLabs will use the funds to expand its ground-based radar infrastructure and support engagements with commercial and government […] More

  • Elon Musk: Future SpaceX Rocket's Goal to Start Mars Civilization, Explore Solar System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Elon Musk: Future SpaceX Rocket’s Goal to Start Mars Civilization, Explore Solar System

    SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has revealed plans to build a 400-feet tall integrated rocket and spaceship system he hopes can send 100 people to Mars and start a civilization on the planet, Florida Today reported Wednesday. James Dean writes Musk said at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico that SpaceX’ Interplanetary Transport System could cost $10 […] More

  • NanoRacks-ULA-Space Systems Loral Team to Study Rocket Conversion Into Space Habitats - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NanoRacks-ULA-Space Systems Loral Team to Study Rocket Conversion Into Space Habitats

    A team comprised of NanoRacks, Space Systems Loral and United Launch Alliance will study the feasibility of converting rocket upper stages into habitats for low-Earth orbit and deep-space missions under a contract awarded by NASA. The Ixion Initiative Team aims to help NASA address risks associated with modules that are built on the ground and launched into orbit through the agency’s Next Space […] More

  • TCS Unveils Satellite Tracking Antenna Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS Unveils Satellite Tracking Antenna Systems

    TeleCommunication Systems has rolled out new X/Y tracking antenna systems for earth observation satellites amid growing demand for ground station monitoring terminals, CIOL reported Friday. According to the Annapolis, Md.-based communication technology solutions provider, it has design and manufacturing techniques that allows for customization using various sizes of antenna reflectors and X/Y pedestals. The tracking […] More

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