Tag Archives: Orbital Sciences

CAES CEO Mike Kahn Selected to 2021 Wash100 for Leading Company Transformation, Innovation in Electronic Capabilities

Mike Kahn CEO CAES

Executive Mosaic is thrilled to introduce Mike Kahn, CEO of CAES, as a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient for implementing new initiatives to renew the company's focus on providing mission critical electronics that support the aerospace and defense sectors. This represents the second-time that Kahn has been selected for a Wash100 Award.

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Bloomberg Government Team Predicts FY 2016 Reversal of Contract Spending Declines, M&A Reshaping to Continue

Total federal contract spending declined for the sixth consecutive year in the government’s 2016 fiscal year but the team of analysts at Bloomberg Government predict that negative trend to reverse in the current FY 2016. In its BGOV 200 study released Tuesday, Bloomberg Government said federal unclassified contract spend for fiscal year 2015 fell …

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Int’l Space Station Captures Orbital ATK Cygnus Spacecraft for 50-Day Stay

The International Space Station captured an Orbital ATK-built spacecraft at 6:19 a.m. Eastern time to start a 50-day berthing period for astronauts on the ISS to carry out scientific studies with cargo and other research supplies delivered by the company’s Cyngus ship. NASA said Wednesday astronaut Kjell Lindgren used the space station’s robotic arm to …

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Orbital Orders Satellite Electric Propulsion Subsystems from Aerojet Rocketdyne; Warren Yasuhara Comments

Orbital Sciences has ordered Aerojet Rocketdyne electric propulsion subsystems for installation on its communications satellite platform. Aerojet Rocketdyne will deliver the XR-5 subsystems over the next three years for the GEOStar-3 geostationary orbit satellite, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday. The XR-5 subsystem comprises 5-kilowatt class Hall thrusters with flow regulation valves, power processing units …

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Jim Sponnick: ULA to Launch Orbital’s Cygnus Cargo Delivery Spacecraft to ISS

United Launch Alliance has partnered with Orbital Sciences to provide launch services for the transportation of cargo to the International Space Station as part of NASA‘s Commercial Resupply Services program. ULA said Tuesday the agreement includes one cargo mission that will launch late next year from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with the Atlas V 401 vehicle as well …

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NASA Starts Commercial Resupply Services Program’s 2nd Round; William Gerstenmaier Comments

NASA has released a second request for proposals through its commercial space program for more companies to launch logistical and research payloads and help send supplies to the International Space Station. The Commercial Resupply Services 2 program includes at least six flights to and from ISS for each potential contract through 2020 and an option for additional flights through …

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David Thompson: Orbital to Build Ka-band Satcom for Middle Eastern Operator

Orbital Sciences has won a contract of an undisclosed value to manufacture a lightweight broadband communications satellite for United Arab Emirates-based satcom operator Yahsat. The Al Yah satellite will be built on the Orbital GEOStar-3 infrastructure and work to provide Ka-band coverage for Yahsat customers throughout Brazil and Africa, Orbital …

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Joseph Bushman: Orbital Sciences’ Carbon-Monitoring Satellite Joins ‘A-Train’ Constellation

An Orbital Sciences-built carbon tracker spacecraft has arrived at its final orbital position in the Afternoon Constellation, which comprises of multiple satellites designed to collect environmental data worldwide. NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 completed nine orbit-raising maneuvers before reaching  an operational orbit at the A-Train head that is located approximately 438 …

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Orbital Sciences-Built Cygnus Spacecraft Transports Supplies, Equipment to Int’l Space Station

Orbital Sciences‘ Cygnus cargo spacecraft has delivered science, supplies and spacewalking payloads to the International Space Station under a $1.9 billion NASA resupply services contract. SS Janice Voss was launched aboard an Orbital Sciences-built rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia and the Expedition 40 crew received the nearly …

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