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NASA Picks 11 Companies to Build Human Lunar Lander Prototypes

NASA has awarded contracts worth $45.5M combined to study and develop human lander prototypes in the next six months in support of its Artemis lunar exploration initiative. The space agency said Friday the companies will produce prototypes of a human landing platform with descent, ascent, transfer and refueling elements and shoulder at least 20 percent of the total development cost under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships Appendix E contracts.

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Maxar to Add Image Mosaic, Urban Change Detection Tool to ESRI Geospatial Platform; Tony Frazier Quoted

Maxar Technologies has agreed to integrate its NaturalVue 2.0 global image mosaic and National Urban Change Indicator with Esri’s collection of maps dubbed ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World on the cloud-based ArcGIS Online geospatial platform. Tony Frazier, executive vice president of global field operations at Maxar, said in a statement published Thursday the addition of NICU and NaturalVue 2.0 to the ArcGIS Online platform provides geographic information system professionals the ability to address global geospatial problems.

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Tony Frazier, President of Radiant Solutions, Inducted Into 2019 Wash100 for His Leadership in Developing Emerging Technology

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Tony Frazier, president of Radiant Solutions, as an inductee into the 2019 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for leading Radiant Solutions' efforts to support government missions with emerging technology. This marks the fourth Wash100 award for Frazier.

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SSL to Design Methane Emission Detection Satellite; Richard White Quoted

Maxar TechnologiesSSL subsidiary has received a contract from Environmental Defense Fund to design and define requirements for a small satellite designed to detect and monitor methane emissions from oil and gas facilities worldwide. MethaneSAT is a small form-factor satellite that will work to provide high-resolution images to help detect and measure low- and high-emission sources in regions that constitute more than 80 percent of global production of oil and gas per week, Maxar said Thursday

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SSL Demos Solar Electric Spacecraft Propulsion Tech; Dario Zamarian Quoted

SSL demonstrated its solar electric propulsion system on two communications satellites that were launched into geostationary orbit this year. The Maxar Technologies subsidiary said Wednesday SPT-140 is an updated version of the SPT-100 electric thruster that has supported 34 missions and logged more than 100K firing hours. SPT-140 is designed to use the Power Processing Unit 140 and …

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SSL-Built Robotic Arm Begins to Operate on InSight Mars Lander; Richard White Quoted

Maxar Technologies‘ SSL business has built the robotic arm that currently aids NASA’s InSight probe in a mission to study Mars’ deep interior. The Instrument Deployment Arm is designed to place lander instruments, including a seismometer, onto the Martian surface, SSL said Monday. Richard White, president of SSL’s government systems business, said the company is …

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Radiant Solutions, SSL to Collaborate on DARPA Satellite Telescope Dev’t Program; Tony Frazier, Richard White Quoted

Maxar Technologies’ Radiant Solutions subsidiary has received a potential $2M contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design and build a new optical telescope platform for constellations of small Earth observation satellites. Radiant Solutions will lead a team and combine its experience in geospatial mission engineering with SSL’s …

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SSL Ships Planet’s Two SkySat Imaging Satellites to Vandenberg Air Force Base; Dario Zamarian Quoted

Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary has delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California two Earth observation satellites the company built for Planet. The SSL-made SkySat 14 and 15 will fly aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket as part of Spaceflight’s maiden Sun Synchronous rideshare mission for Planet’s constellation that works to provide …

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SSL’s Rob Zitz: Space Sensor Layer Will Benefit From End-to-End Solution

Rob Zitz, a senior vice president at Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary, told SpaceNews in an interview published Monday that a space layer designed for missile defense will benefit from an end-to-end solution including sensors and satellites. Zitz, chief strategy officer for government systems at SSL, said artificial intelligence and other technology …

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SSL, Radiant Solutions Partner on Space Sensor Layer for MDA; Richard White, Tony Frazier Quoted

Two Maxar Technologies subsidiaries will work together to develop a space-based layer prototype concept designed to help the Missile Defense Agency detect and track missile threats. SSL will leverage and combine its space systems expertise with Radiant Solutions’ experience in ground systems engineering to build the Space Sensor Layer, Maxar …

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