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Maxar Ships ‘Psyche’ Spacecraft Tech to NASA Facility; Robert Curbeam Quoted

Robert Curbeam SVP Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies has delivered hardware to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California that will serve as a main component of the Psyche asteroid exploration spacecraft, which the agency expects to launch in August next year. JPL received the Maxar-built solar electric propulsion chassis for the agency's mission to study the metallic asteroid that can be found in a region between Mars and Jupiter, the company said Monday.

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NASA to Launch GRACE Satellite Replacements Aboard SpaceX Rocket in Early 2018

NASA to Launch GRACE Satellite Replacements Aboard SpaceX Rocket in Early 2018 - top government contractors - best government contracting event

NASA will launch the Airbus-built replacement satellites for the U.S.-German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellite duo aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the first quarter of 2018, Space Flight Now reported Tuesday. The space agency inked a shared launch agreement with Iridium and the Helmholtz Center-Potsdam German Research Center for Geosciences …

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SSL to Design Spacecraft for Asteroid Mission Under NASA JPL Contract

SSL to Design Spacecraft for Asteroid Mission Under NASA JPL Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Space Systems/Loral will work with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory to conduct design studies on a spacecraft for potential use in JPL’s Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission. The ARRM spacecraft will be built to land on an asteroid, extract a boulder, and redirect it into a lunar orbit in preparation for astronauts to visit in the 2020s, the company said Thursday. …

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