Tag Archives: space agency

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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NASA Taps Oblong Industries to Provide Proprietary Immersive Collaboration Platform

Los Angeles-based spatial operating environment developer Oblong Industries has landed a contract to supply its proprietary immersive collaboration offering across NASA‘s aeronautics division. Oblong Industries said Wednesday its Mezzanine platform works to connect collaborators in the same room or across multiple locations and give participants data and information from multiple sources to aid the …

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Former NASA Chief Dan Goldin Launches Neural Tech Company Called KnuEdge

Dan Goldin, a former NASA chief, launched a new San Diego, California-based company called KnuEdge that provides neural computing technology for the aerospace, banking, healthcare, hospitality and insurance sectors. KnuEdge said June 6 that it has also developed a new military-grade voice recognition and authentication technology called KnuVerse that works to …

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