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  • Northrop Sets Nov. 7 Launch for NASA“™s ICON Satellite Aboard Pegasus Rocket - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Sets Nov. 7 Launch for NASA“™s ICON Satellite Aboard Pegasus Rocket

    Northrop Grumman is set to launch on Wednesday, Nov. 7, a NASA satellite built to explore Earth“™s space environment aboard its Pegasus XL rocket. The company said Tuesday Pegasus carrying the Northrop-built Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite will be dropped in mid-air by the Stargazer L-1011 carrier aircraft once the plane takes off from Cape Canaveral Air Force […] More

  • Air Force to Launch Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Satellite Thursday - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force to Launch Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Satellite Thursday

    The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to launch a Lockheed Martin-built missile warning satellite Thursday onboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight 3 satellite will work to perform surveillance operations in support of missile warning and defense, battlespace awareness and technical intelligence missions, Lockheed said Tuesday. The […] More

  • Northrop Builds Spacecraft Bus for Webb Telescope - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Builds Spacecraft Bus for Webb Telescope

    Northrop Grumman has completed the production and assembly of the spacecraft bus for NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope at Northrop’s Redondo Beach facility in California. The company said Thursday the structure is made of carbon fiber composites and works to integrate Webb’s optical telescope, instrument electronics and sunshield. It also houses the propulsion system, communications system and electrical power, and mounts Webb […] More

  • Ball Aerospace Installs 2 Environmental Instruments on NOAA Spacecraft; Cary Ludtke Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace Installs 2 Environmental Instruments on NOAA Spacecraft; Cary Ludtke Comments

    Ball Aerospace & Technologies has integrated two of five scientific payloads into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System. The company installed its Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite-Nadir instrument and the Northrop Grumman-built Clouds and Earth’s Radiant Energy System on the JPSS-1 spacecraft bus, Ball Aerospace said Thursday. The environmental satellite is […] More

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