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  • Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Diversity, Distribution & Protection Key Elements of Satcom Resilience - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Diversity, Distribution & Protection Key Elements of Satcom Resilience

    Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat senior vice president of government strategy and policy in the U.S. government business, has listed diversity, distribution and protection of space assets as the key attributes of satellite communications resilience. Cowen-Hirsch writes in a Space News article published Mar. 28 using combined features of commercial and military satcom systems can diversify communication paths and assist interoperability in the event […] More

  • Space News: Lockheed to Consider Alternative Uses for Future NASA Habitat Module - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Space News: Lockheed to Consider Alternative Uses for Future NASA Habitat Module

    Lockheed Martin is looking into alternative uses for a habitat module it is developing for NASA‘s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships program focused on research-and-development projects to identify new technologies, Space News reported Wednesday. Bill Pratt, NextSTEP program manager at Lockheed, told the publicaiton its cislunar habitat could be used to support other countries and companies that are looking to embark […] More

  • Northrop to Operate Air Force Space, Intel Center Databases - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Operate Air Force Space, Intel Center Databases

    Northrop Grumman Corp. won a $10,999,921 Air Force contract to provide technical and engineering support for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center. The Defense Department said on Monday the Falls Church, Va.-based contractor will operate the center’s databases, web-based products and related systems. The company’s space and mission systems unit will perform work in […] More

  • Boeing Wins Air Force Space Vehicle GPS Funds - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Wins Air Force Space Vehicle GPS Funds

    Boeing has won a $14,462,422 Air Force contract modification to fund two space vehicle contract line item numbers for fiscal year 2012, the Defense Department announced Friday. The cost-plus-award-fee contract will fund launch operations support and on-orbit operations support. Work will occur in Seal Beach, Calif. with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2012. […] More

  • Ball to Work With NASA On Solar Electric Propulsion Mission Concepts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball to Work With NASA On Solar Electric Propulsion Mission Concepts

    Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. today announced it will work with NASA to develop a mission concept for demonstrating solar electric propulsion in space under a $600,000 study contract. Ball said the mission concept studies will identify technology gaps and look to implement technical solutions for transportation using solar electric propulsion systems. NASA will then […] More

  • Boeing Establishing Commercial Crew Program at NASA Fla. Space Center - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Establishing Commercial Crew Program at NASA Fla. Space Center

    In partnership with Space Florida, Boeing will manufacture, assemble and test its Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Boeing is working with Space Florida on agreements to use the KSC’s Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3, which once performed space shuttle maintenance, as well as the processing control center, which […] More

  • CSC to Continue HR, Procurement, IT Support to NASA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CSC to Continue HR, Procurement, IT Support to NASA

    Computer Services Corporation has been awarded by NASA a modification to exercise the first option year under its existing contract. This one-year option period is for the continuation of financial management, human resources, procurement and IT support services to the space agency. The one-year option increases the NASA Shared Services Center support contract by more […] More

  • Northrop Grumman Employees Honored for Raising Space Awareness - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Grumman Employees Honored for Raising Space Awareness

    Two Northrop Grumman employees have been recognized for their contributions in raising awareness of space-related issues. NASA awarded Kathy McGraw-Davids and Igor Chuyan the Silver Snoopy award. Since 1968, the award has been been to NASA employees and contractors for outstanding achievements related to flight safety or mission success. Kathy McGraw-Davids serves as audit compliance […] More

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