Tag Archives: Lunar Gateway

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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Maxar, Busek Complete Solar Propulsion Fire Tests for Lunar Gateway; Robert Curbeam Quoted

Robert Curbeam Space Capture SVP Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies and Natick, Massachusetts-based space propulsion technology maker Busek have concluded hot fire tests for a solar electric propulsion component for NASA's planned lunar Gateway. Busek said Wednesday the fire test validates all parts of the Power and Propulsion Element's SEP subsystem that will help handle the Gateway's maneuvering, communications and attitude control functions in lunar orbit to support missions like the Artemis program.

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Space Tech Firm MDA Selected to Build Robotic System for NASA’s Moon Mission

The Canadian space agency has indicated its intent to award MDA Inc. a contract to build a robotic system that will serve as Canada's contribution Artemis, NASA's mission to put astronauts on the moon by 2024. Brampton, Ontario-based MDA will work to develop robotic and small dexterous arms and special tools to support heavy-duty tasks on a lunar Gateway outpost, CSA said Friday.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, Sierra Nevada Complete Solar Electric Propulsion Concept Study; Eileen Drake Quoted

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Sierra Nevada Corp. have concluded a four-month study that focused on modifying advanced solar electric propulsion vehicle concepts for future human exploration missions and deep space habitation. Sacramento, Calif.-based Aerojet said Wednesday it supplemented Sierra Nevada's Lunar Gateway concept with an SEP module for the Power and Propulsion …

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