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Richard White, President of SSL Government Systems, Inducted Into 2019 Wash100 for Leading the Efforts to Revolutionize Space Exploration & Innovating Spacecraft Technology

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that Richard White, president of SSL Government Systems, will be inducted into the 2019 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his efforts to innovate spacecraft technology and revolutionize humanity’s exploration of space. This marks his first Wash100 honor.

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SSL to Design Methane Emission Detection Satellite; Richard White Quoted

Maxar TechnologiesSSL subsidiary has received a contract from Environmental Defense Fund to design and define requirements for a small satellite designed to detect and monitor methane emissions from oil and gas facilities worldwide. MethaneSAT is a small form-factor satellite that will work to provide high-resolution images to help detect and measure low- and high-emission sources in regions that constitute more than 80 percent of global production of oil and gas per week, Maxar said Thursday

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SSL-Built Robotic Arm Begins to Operate on InSight Mars Lander; Richard White Quoted

Maxar Technologies‘ SSL business has built the robotic arm that currently aids NASA’s InSight probe in a mission to study Mars’ deep interior. The Instrument Deployment Arm is designed to place lander instruments, including a seismometer, onto the Martian surface, SSL said Monday. Richard White, president of SSL’s government systems business, said the company is …

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Radiant Solutions, SSL to Collaborate on DARPA Satellite Telescope Dev’t Program; Tony Frazier, Richard White Quoted

Maxar Technologies’ Radiant Solutions subsidiary has received a potential $2M contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design and build a new optical telescope platform for constellations of small Earth observation satellites. Radiant Solutions will lead a team and combine its experience in geospatial mission engineering with SSL’s …

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SSL, Radiant Solutions Partner on Space Sensor Layer for MDA; Richard White, Tony Frazier Quoted

Two Maxar Technologies subsidiaries will work together to develop a space-based layer prototype concept designed to help the Missile Defense Agency detect and track missile threats. SSL will leverage and combine its space systems expertise with Radiant Solutions’ experience in ground systems engineering to build the Space Sensor Layer, Maxar …

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SSL, NASA Partner on Two ‘Tipping Point’ Space Tech Platforms; Richard White Quoted

NASA has picked Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary to develop two spacecraft technologies under the agency’s Tipping Point program. SSL will work with NASA through a public-private partnership to demonstrate an in-orbit fuel transfer system to support on-orbit refueling and servicing missions, Maxar said Monday. The company and the space agency will also …

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SSL to Help NASA Explore Use of Commercial Habitats in Space; Richard White Quoted

NASA has chosen Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary to study the feasibility of using space-based commercial habitats as satellite manufacturing facilities. SSL said Wednesday it believes establishing a capacity to build satellites in space will help save time and resources by doing away with launch vehicle volumes and schedules, as well as help save …

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SSL to Develop Satcom Antenna Tech Prototypes for Air Force; Richard White Quoted

The Space Enterprise Consortium has chosen Maxar Technologies‘ SSL subsidiary to develop antenna subsystems for the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center to secure tactical satellite communications. SSL said Thursday it aims to create, analyze and test subsystem prototypes as part of a military satcom resiliency demonstration effort under the contract from the Advanced Technology International-managed …

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SSL Government Execs See Space Innovation Opportunity With On-Orbit Servicing

Richard White, president of SSL Government Systems, said the development of on-orbit servicing technology can help accelerate innovation efforts meant to support future space missions, Geospatial World reported Friday. White added an SSL-designed servicer will work to integrate with government and commercial spacecraft in orbit. NASA awarded the Maxar Technologies …

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Richard White Talks SSL’s On-Orbit Satellite Servicing, Assembly Work

Richard White, president of government systems business of Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary, has said he believes on-orbit satellite servicing initiatives could transform the basic principles of how industry and government use and regard satellites, the Via Satellite magazine reported in its August 2018 issue. White mentioned the company’s on-orbit assembly work through …

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SSL’s Richard White: On-Orbit Servicing Process Can Depend on Client Spacecraft Requirements

Richard White, president of SSL‘s government systems business, said in a Geospatial World report published Thursday the actual satellite servicing process can change depending on a client spacecraft’s design, orbit and requirements. White added on-orbit servicing generally covers “rendezvous and gentle capture of the client, completion of servicing tasks using the servicer’s …

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SSL to Build Interface for NASA’s ‘Europa’ Exploration Spacecraft; Richard White Comments

Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary has secured a contract from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to design and develop a critical system for a spacecraft designed to explore Jupiter’s Europa moon through investigative flybys. SSL said Tuesday it will build a critical interface – Remote Engineering Unit – for the Europa Clipper spacecraft that …

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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Richard White, President of SSL Government Systems

When working with U.S. government agencies on defining next-generation space technologies, industry leaders across the board are all hands on-deck. SSL Government Systems, for instance, is helping the U.S. Air Force test the security of hosting payloads on commercial satellites; researching power and propulsion for NASA’s Deep Space gateway; developing …

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