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  • SpaceX Launches Orbital ATK-Built GovSat Satellite Aboard Pre-Flown Rocket - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Launches Orbital ATK-Built GovSat Satellite Aboard Pre-Flown Rocket

    A communications satellite that Orbital ATK built for GovSat ““ a public-private joint venture of SES and the government of Luxembourg ““ took off Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard SpaceX“™s Falcon 9 rocket. GovSat-1 will be placed at 21.5 degrees East orbital slot to provide maritime […] More

  • Cisco, Luxembourg Form Digital Innovation Partnership - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cisco, Luxembourg Form Digital Innovation Partnership

    Cisco and Luxembourg’s government have entered into a three-year memorandum of understanding to implement efforts to accelerate the digitization of systems in the country. Cisco said Tuesday the public-private partnership aligns with the Digital Luxembourg program and seeks to tackle four pillars that include cybersecurity, education, financial technology and internet of things. “Luxembourg aims at attracting […] More

  • ISS Spacewalk Coverage, Commercial Launch Operations to Proceed After Congress Ends Shutdown - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ISS Spacewalk Coverage, Commercial Launch Operations to Proceed After Congress Ends Shutdown

    NASA is expected to proceed Tuesday with its live television coverage of a spacewalk on the International Space Station after Congress passed a three-week stopgap bill to end a government shutdown that went into effect Saturday, Spaceflight Now reported Monday. Astronauts Scott Tingle and Mark Vande Hei are scheduled to do a spacewalk Tuesday to […] More

  • SpaceX to Launch Orbital ATK-Built Multimission GovSat Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX to Launch Orbital ATK-Built Multimission GovSat Satellite

    A multimission satellite Orbital ATK built for the GovSat brand operated by a joint venture of SES and Luxembourg’s government has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. SpaceX is scheduled to launch the GovSat-1 satellite by the end of January on board its Falcon 9 rocket, GovSat said Thursday. The satellite will employ X-band […] More

  • Universal Switching to Supply Data Distribution Systems for Canada WGS Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Universal Switching to Supply Data Distribution Systems for Canada WGS Program

    General Dynamics has awarded Universal Switching a contract to provide data distribution for satellite command and control systems that will help connect Canada’s military to the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite constellation. Universal Switching said Aug. 22 it will supply its S64530 Digital RS-530 switching system to aid Canada’s participation in the WGS constellation, called the Mercury Global project. In […] More

  • Aerospace Engineering Vet Doug Jones Joins Asteroid Mining Firm Deep Space Industries - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aerospace Engineering Vet Doug Jones Joins Asteroid Mining Firm Deep Space Industries

    Doug Jones, former chief test engineer at rocket engine manufacturer XCOR Aerospace, has joined asteroid mining company Deep Space Industries as director of propulsion systems. DSI said Tuesday Jones, who has years of experience in aerospace engineering, will lead efforts to develop new propulsion technology for small spacecraft that will support deep space exploration. “[He] is joining DSI at […] More

  • ULA's Delta IV Rocket Launches 9th Boeing-Built WGS Military Comms Satellite Into Space - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ULA’s Delta IV Rocket Launches 9th Boeing-Built WGS Military Comms Satellite Into Space

    United Launch Alliance launched a Boeing-built satellite into orbit Saturday aboard a Delta IV rocket to provide military communications support for the U.S. military and six of the country’s allies. The ninth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite with  updated digital channelizers that are designed to nearly double the bandwidth of earlier satellites in the WGS system, Boeing said Saturday. Boeing is contracted to build 10 WGS […] More

  • ULA's Delta IV Rocket Sends 8th Boeing-Built WGS Military Comms Satellite Into Orbit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ULA’s Delta IV Rocket Sends 8th Boeing-Built WGS Military Comms Satellite Into Orbit

    The Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM 8 satellite launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Delta IV rocket Wednesday to support global military communications. WGS-8 is equipped with a digital payload technology designed to offer almost twice as much bandwidth capacity as previous WGS satellites, Boeing said Wednesday. ULA said the satellite lifted off Wednesday from Space Launch Complex-37 in Cape Canaveral, Florida, at […] More

  • SES-Luxembourg JV Secures Contract for NATO Ground Surveillance System Support - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SES-Luxembourg JV Secures Contract for NATO Ground Surveillance System Support

    A public-private joint venture of SES and Luxembourg has secured a contract to provide commercial satellite communications services for NATO‘s ground surveillance system. GovSat will deliver commercial Ku-band satellite capacity and capacity management services to support the command and control and sensor data communications needs of NATO’s Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles across the AGS operational area, SES said […] More

  • Elbit Systems Arm to Provide Soldier Systems for Benelux Soldier Modernization Effort - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Elbit Systems Arm to Provide Soldier Systems for Benelux Soldier Modernization Effort

    A subsidiary of Elbit Systems will support the Smart Vest joint soldier modernization program of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg under a five-year, $150 million prime contract with the Dutch defense ministry. The company said Thursday Elbit Systems Land and C4I will supply digital soldier systems that work to bolster safety, survivability, effectiveness and other capabilities in the […] More

  • SES Taps Airbus, Boeing, Orbital ATK to Build New Satellites for Commercial, Military Markets - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SES Taps Airbus, Boeing, Orbital ATK to Build New Satellites for Commercial, Military Markets

    SES has selected Airbus, Boeing and Orbital ATK to build satellites that will provide telecommunications services to the Americas, the north Atlantic Ocean region and Europe, Space News reported Monday. Peter de Selding writes that Boeing’s space and intelligence systems business and Airbus’ defense and space segment will provide all-electric-propulsion satellites for commercial fixed, mobile and aeronautical services. The […] More

  • US, Five Countries Form Wideband SATCOM Partnership - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US, Five Countries Form Wideband SATCOM Partnership

    The U.S. and five countries are forming a partnership to expand wideband global satellite communication capabilities, the U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday. The Air Force said senior defense officials from Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the U.S. held a steering committee meeting. The agreement calls on the partnership to contribute $620 million […] More

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