Tag Archives: SmallSat

NRO Director Christopher Scolese Named to 2021 Wash100 for Leading COVID-19 Response; Supporting Advancement for Space Exploration & IT Technology Capabilities

Christopher Scolese Director NRO

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Christopher Scolese, director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award, the top prize in all of government contracting (GovCon), for his leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic response and relief as well as the advancement of U.S. space exploration and development of IT technology capabilities. 

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NASA Taps Astra Space to Launch CubeSats for Storm Processes Research

Astra Space

Astra Space has secured a $7.9 million contract to help NASA launch six CubeSat small satellites designed to help meteorologists study storms. The company's Rocket 3 launch vehicle will carry the smallsats to space as part of the space agency's Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of SmallSats or TROPICS mission, NASA said Saturday.

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Maxar’s Jim McClelland: Tech Advances Fuel Smallsat Industry's Transformation

Jim McClelland VP Maxar Technologies

Jim McClelland, vice president of mission architecture at Maxar Technologies, said the small satellite industry is now more willing to take some risks, launch and learn from those launches driven by technological advances in smallsats, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “It's been a very exciting transformation of the industry,“ he said. “I have to actually, oddly enough, give a lot of credit to the cubesat guys."

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