TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 19, 2020 — Leidos’ (NYSE: LDOS) Dynetics subsidiary is among the three contractors NASA selected to design and build platforms for a mission to land astronauts on the moon, GovCon Wire reported May 1.Read More »
NASA has awarded contracts worth $45.5M combined to study and develop human lander prototypes in the next six months in support of its Artemis lunar exploration initiative. The space agency said Friday the companies will produce prototypes of a human landing platform with descent, ascent, transfer and refueling elements and shoulder at least 20 percent of the total development cost under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships Appendix E contracts.Read More »
NASA has issued an updated pre-solicitation notice for its lunar lander program that seeks new spacecraft designed to bring humans back to the moon’s surface by 2024.Read More »
Lockheed Martin has completed the final version of a 13-foot-wide habitat prototype designed to support NASA’s deep space missions, Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday. The company developed the habitat at Kennedy Space Center in Florida based on the refurbished Donatello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module and as part of NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships contract.
NASA is interested in partnering with U.S.-based companies to design and build reusable systems that would land astronauts on the moon by 2028.
NASA has chosen 10 companies to build platforms designed to gather, process and utilize space-based resources for lunar and Mars missions. The agency said Friday the companies will receive contracts worth approximately $10 million combined to perform work across three tracks as part of Appendix D of the Next Space …Read More »
Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s space systems business, has been named one of the nominees for the Via Satellite magazine’s 2017 Satellite Executive of the Year award. Via Satellite said the nomination seeks to acknowledge Ambrose’s ability to advance innovation in the company’s operations, bring new business opportunities …Read More »
A joint venture of Thales and Leonardo has received three contracts to produce technologies that can help NASA accomplish human space exploration missions and address commercialization objectives of the agency’s industry partners. Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Orbital ATK will collaborate with Thales Alenia Space under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 initiative as part of …Read More »
NASA has awarded three companies $10.2 million in total grants to develop ground-based prototypes of a multimaterial fabrication laboratory. Interlog, Techshot and Tethers Unlimited will aim to deliver the prototypes within an 18-month period as part of the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships initiative, NASA said Friday. The agency plans to select …Read More »
NASA has awarded five companies $2.4 million in combined funds to study power and propulsion technologies that can support the development of a solar electric propulsion platform for deep space missions. The studies will help NASA identify requirements and reduce risk for a 50 kilowatt-class SEP system that will support human missions into deep …Read More »
NASA has asked industry to submit concept studies on solar electric propulsion vehicle platforms designed to support future deep space exploration missions. A draft broad agency announcement posted Friday on FedBizOpps says the agency seeks study proposals to support the development of concepts and approaches related to the power and propulsion …Read More »
NASA has posted a request for information on power and propulsion concepts that can help the agency meet deep space exploration objectives. The space agency said Tuesday seeks information on conceptual designs; current industry capabilities and development methods; and potential commercial applications of deep space power and solar electric propulsion technologies. “Through the RFI, …Read More »
Lockheed Martin has begun to develop a prototype of a deep space habitat for NASA designed to provide navigation support and ensure safety of astronauts during long-duration missions. Lockheed is one of the six companies that received Phase II contracts in August 2016 to further develop the design concept in …Read More »