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  • Executive Profile: Tom McCabe, Orbital ATK SVP, General Counsel and Secretary - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Profile: Tom McCabe, Orbital ATK SVP, General Counsel and Secretary

    Tom McCabe serves as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Orbital ATK, the company resulting from the merger of Orbital Sciences Corp. and ATK‘s aerospace and defense groups. McCabe, a 20-year legal and operations management veteran, joined Orbital Sciences in January 2014 and holds responsibility over corporate legal matters, ethics, compliance and export […] More

  • Orbital Sciences to Build, Launch Satellite for NASA's 2017 Ionospheric Research Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital Sciences to Build, Launch Satellite for NASA’s 2017 Ionospheric Research Mission

    NASA has awarded Orbital Sciences a contract to help the agency send an ionosphere-monitoring satellite to orbit in mid-2017 by using the company’s Pegasus rocket. Orbital said Monday it also started production work on the Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite at a facility in Dulles, Virginia under a contract won in 2013. The company is contracted […] More

  • David Williams: Avanti Picks Orbital Sciences Satellite for EMEA Region Coverage - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    David Williams: Avanti Picks Orbital Sciences Satellite for EMEA Region Coverage

    Orbital Sciences has received a contract to manufacture a HYLAS 4 satellite for Avanti Communications Group, which seeks to connect customers in existing and new markets to Ka-band broadband communications services. Orbital Sciences said Tuesday HYLAS 4 is based on its GEOStar-3 platform, will have a capacity of up to 28 gigahertz and feature 66 fixed and four steerable beams. David Williams, CEO […] More

  • Boeing, Orbital Finish Last 2 Satellites for Mexico; Ron Dukat Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing, Orbital Finish Last 2 Satellites for Mexico; Ron Dukat Comments

    Boeing and Orbital Sciences Corp. have finished building three satellites that will be used to support police, military and emergency services in Mexico as part of the Mexsat project, the Orange County Register reported Monday. William D’Urso writes Boeing has completed two 702HP geomobile satellites named Centenario and Morelos-3, while subcontractor Orbital made one GEOStar-2 satellite named Bicentenario for […] More

  • Orbital-Built Cargo Capsule Docks With Intl Space Station - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital-Built Cargo Capsule Docks With Intl Space Station

    An Orbital Sciences-built unmanned spacecraft carrying a 2,780-pound cargo load docked with the International Space Station at 6:08 a.m. Eastern time on Sunday. Astronauts Michael Hopkins and Koichi Wakata worked together to bring the Cygnus into the ISS’ Harmony module and the Expedition 38 crew is scheduled to unload supplies from the capsule Monday, NASA said […] More

  • Orbital Sciences-Built Asian Comm Satellite Launched Into Space - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital Sciences-Built Asian Comm Satellite Launched Into Space

    A satellite Orbital Sciences built for telecommunication services provider Thaicom PLC launched into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Monday. The THAICOM 6 satellite contains Ku- and C-band transponders and is designed to provide communications network coverage across Southeast Asia and Africa, Orbital said. Orbital will conduct geostationary orbit and operational […] More

  • Virginia HS Students Build Satelite for Orbital Sciences - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Virginia HS Students Build Satelite for Orbital Sciences

    High school students from Alexandria, Va. designed and built a satellite for Orbital Sciences that will launch into space from a Minotaur I rocket Tuesday. Students at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology built the TJ3Sat and with payload that works convert strings of text to voice and transmitted back to Earth via […] More

  • Orbital Sciences Reports Increased Cash Flow, Customer Interest After NASA Demo Flight; David Thompson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital Sciences Reports Increased Cash Flow, Customer Interest After NASA Demo Flight; David Thompson Comments

    Orbital Sciences is seeing better operations cash flow and customer interest after it completed its demo flight with NASA to resupply the International Space Station, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Kathy Orton reported that the Dulles, Va.-based company’s third-quarter cash flow from operations is $31.5 million, up from the corresponding period in 2012 which was […] More

  • Orbital Sciences Set for Demo Flight to Resupply Int'l Space Station; Frank Culbertson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital Sciences Set for Demo Flight to Resupply Int’l Space Station; Frank Culbertson Comments

    Orbital Sciences Corp. is scheduled to launch a spacecraft intended to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station in a NASA demonstration flight project worth an estimated $2.5 million, Reuters reported Monday. Irene Klotz writes the company's two-stage Antares rocket, due to takeoff on Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia includes the Cygnus […] More

  • Cubic Appoints 26-Year Satellite Communications Vet Engineering, Operations VP - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cubic Appoints 26-Year Satellite Communications Vet Engineering, Operations VP

    Cubic Corp. has appointed Jim Kilfeather vice president of engineering and operations for the company’s global tracking solutions division, Cubic announced Monday. Cubic said Kilfeather, a 26-year veteran of information technology and communications sectors, will manage the engineering department’s day-to-day operations and oversee software development and information technology. Prior to joining Cubic, Kilfeather held management […] More

  • Iridium CEO to Present at Technology Conference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iridium CEO to Present at Technology Conference

    Iridium Communications Inc. announced this week Chief Executive Officer Matthew J. Desch will speak at the 2011 Stifel Nicolaus Technology, Communications & Internet Conference in San Francisco on Feb. 10. Stifel Nicolaus, a financial services company based in St. Louis, Mo., hosts a variety of client-centric conventions annually, matching investors with experts from the technology, […] More

  • Norm Augustine's Report on NASA's Bleak Future - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Norm Augustine’s Report on NASA’s Bleak Future

    After just seven more missions to the International Space Station (ISS), the Space Shuttle will retire without a replacement.  Ex-Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine, chair of the United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee review, has published his committee’s findings, and NASA’s budgetary future looks bleak. Augustine told PBS “the human space flight program really isn’t executable with […] More

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