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  • NASA Picks 2 Teams of Agency Technologists, External Partners for Space Tech R&D - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Picks 2 Teams of Agency Technologists, External Partners for Space Tech R&D

    NASA has chosen two groups composed of agency technologists and their external partners to conduct research projects and receive grants worth up to $2.5 million over two years. The selected teams will participate in NASA’s Early Career Initiative program that offers technologists an opportunity to gain hands-on experience developing systems that can support future space […] More

  • Lockheed Facilitates Talks on Australian Space Agency Establishment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Facilitates Talks on Australian Space Agency Establishment

    Lockheed Martin hosted a forum in Canberra, Australia on Monday to discuss the Australian government’s plan to form a national space agency. The event titled “Securing Australia’s Space Industry Forum 2017” involved discussions on key opportunities and challenges facing the establishment of an Australian space agency, Lockheed said Monday. “It is critical that Australian industry, government […] More

  • NASA Taps Lockheed Subsidiary for Commercial Payload Processing Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Taps Lockheed Subsidiary for Commercial Payload Processing Services

    A Lockheed Martin subsidiary has landed a potential five-year, $45 million contract to provide commercial payload processing services for the space agency’s missions that launch from the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA said Friday that Lockheed’s Astrotech Space Operations business will support pre-launch processing of spacecraft and associated launch vehicle flight hardware for  […] More

  • NVI Awarded Follow-On NASA Baseline Interferometry Support Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NVI Awarded Follow-On NASA Baseline Interferometry Support Contract

    NVI has secured a five-year, $12 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to continue support work on NASA‘s very long baseline interferometry. NASA said Thursday that NVI will coordinate and examine VLBI observations as well as support the development, documentation, implementation and maintenance of related software under the follow-on contract. The company will also assist NASA in operation of the geophysical and astronomical observatory at the […] More

  • Rockwell Collins, NASA Conduct Sonic Boom Display Usability Demo - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins, NASA Conduct Sonic Boom Display Usability Demo

    NASA and Rockwell Collins have conducted a usability test and a pilot working group meeting that showcased a sonic boom display at the space agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. Rockwell Collins said Wednesday the two-year Sonic Boom Display project resulted in the creation of an impact visualization system designed to help pilots reduce or mitigate the risk of sonic boom impacts during […] More

  • NASA Seeks Feedback on SBIR/STTR Solicitations and Ideas for Future R&D Program Subtopics - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Seeks Feedback on SBIR/STTR Solicitations and Ideas for Future R&D Program Subtopics

    NASA has issued a request for information to solicit input on current solicitations and potential future subtopics of an agency program that offers federal research and development funding opportunities for small businesses. The space agency said Tuesday it will gather and use feedback from the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program RFI to create strategies that will help […] More

  • Lockheed to Build Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft for a NASA Discovery Program Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Build Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft for a NASA Discovery Program Mission

    NASA has selected Lockheed Martin to build, design and operate spacecraft that would support research into the bulk physical properties, geology and surface composition of  six Jupiter Trojan asteroids orbiting the sun. Lockheed said Thursday the Lucy spacecraft will be built through one of NASA’s two new Discovery Program missions and that the agency established a $450 million cap for vehicle development. […] More

  • Natl Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine Lands NASA Space Research Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Natl Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine Lands NASA Space Research Contract

    The Washington-based National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has secured a potential five-year, $34 million contract from NASA to conduct studies within the domain of the space agency’s science and technology programs. NASA said Saturday the Space Studies Board indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers research designed to address various questions regarding space science, Earth science, biological and physical […] More

  • Orbital ATK, NASA Continue SLS Rocket Booster Test Data Analysis; Mat Bevill Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK, NASA Continue SLS Rocket Booster Test Data Analysis; Mat Bevill Comments

    NASA engineers continue to analyze data collected from the second qualification test conducted on Orbital ATK-built booster for the Space Launch System to demonstrate the technology’s power and operations capacity. The assessment took place June 28 at Orbital ATK’s facility in Utah and aimed to evaluate the SLS booster against 82 qualification test objectives that were measured through more than 530 instrumentation […] More

  • General Motors, Bioservo Enter Robotic Glove Tech Licensing Agreement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Motors, Bioservo Enter Robotic Glove Tech Licensing Agreement

    Bioservo Technologies has licensed a robotic glove technology built by General Motors and NASA with the intent to repurpose the device for healthcare and manufacturing applications. The licensing deal between the two companies allows Bioservo to integrate its Soft Extra Muscle technology to the battery-powered wearable RoboGlove in an effort to build a grasp assist device that will work to help address human operator […] More

  • Steve Jurczyk: NASA Seeks University Partners to Complement Space Tech Mission Directorate Research Efforts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Steve Jurczyk: NASA Seeks University Partners to Complement Space Tech Mission Directorate Research Efforts

    NASA has asked for proposals from universities in search of ideas for multi-disciplinary university-led research efforts the agency deems Space Technology Research Institutes space technology mission directorate’s research grants and project opportunities. The space agency said Friday the Space Technology Research Institutes Appendix solicitation seeks STRIs to serve as a platform for coordination among experts from various fields in a single distributed research structure. NASA […] More

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