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  • NASA's Science Mission Directorate Seeks Tech Ideas via Entrepreneurs Challenge - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Seeks Tech Ideas via Entrepreneurs Challenge

    NASA’s science mission directorate is working again with aerospace industry accelerator Starburst to source new technology concepts from the business sector for the second iteration of the agency’s Entrepreneurs Challenge. The two-stage prize competition seeks novel ideas for the development of small satellites, metamaterials-based sensors and biomarker sample handling and processing systems, NASA said Monday. […] More

  • Orbital ATK to Support NASA's Test for a Future Mars Missions Parachute - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK to Support NASA’s Test for a Future Mars Missions Parachute

    NASA will test a supersonic parachute system for potential use in future Mars missions through the launch of a suborbital sounding rocket supported by Orbital ATK under a contract from the space agency’s Heliophysics Division. Orbital ATK has received the NASA Sounding Rocket Operations contract and will provide mission planning, engineering and field operations services […] More

  • NASA Seeks R&D Proposals for Future Robotic Planetary Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Seeks R&D Proposals for Future Robotic Planetary Mission

    NASA has begun to solicit proposals for a robotic planetary mission that the space agency aims to launch by the mid-2020s. The agency said Friday the future program will serve as the fourth mission under NASA’s New Frontiers portfolio that includes the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt; the Juno mission to Jupiter; and the […] More

  • NASA Posts Call for Asteroid Redirect Mission Partnerships - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Posts Call for Asteroid Redirect Mission Partnerships

    NASA has released a broad agency announcement on an umbrella for partnerships to support the Asteroid Redirect Mission and work to boost technologies, capacities and spaceflight experience for continued human exploration. A presolicitation notice posted Thursday says the space agency wants subsequent awards from the BAA to foster partnerships between U.S. and international partners for commercial, scientific, exploration technology and planetary defense ARM […] More

  • NASA OKs May 2018 Launch Date for Lockheed-Built InSight Mars Lander - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA OKs May 2018 Launch Date for Lockheed-Built InSight Mars Lander

    NASA‘s science mission directorate has cleared the space agency’s new plan to launch a Lockheed Martin-built robotic spacecraft May 5, 2018 as part of efforts to investigate the deep interior of Mars. The agency said Friday it expects the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander to reach the Red Planet by Nov. 26, 2018. “Our robotic scientific explorers […] More

  • NASA Releases Mercury's Initial Global Topographic Model from Messenger Mission; Kris Becker Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Releases Mercury's Initial Global Topographic Model from Messenger Mission; Kris Becker Comments

    NASA's Planetary Data System has unveiled Mercury's initial global digital elevation model produced through the use of at least 100,000 images and data collected by the space agency's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging spacecraft. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory said Friday the global DEM details the planet's lowest and highest elevation and other topographic features. […] More

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