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  • NASA to Kick Off Laser Communications Relay Demo in June - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA to Kick Off Laser Communications Relay Demo in June

    NASA will launch a payload in June in an effort to enable laser- or optical technology-based communications that can potentially deliver a bandwidth boost of 10 to 100 times than radio frequency equipment. The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration, or LCRD, will be carried by the primary spacecraft of the Department of Defense’s third Space Test […] More

  • Orbital ATK to Integrate Multiple Instruments for Space Test Program Mission; Chris Long Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK to Integrate Multiple Instruments for Space Test Program Mission; Chris Long Comments

    Orbital ATK has secured a contract from the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missiles Systems Center to provide integration, test and support services for the primary payload of the Space Test Program – 3 mission. The company said Monday it will fit the STPSat-6 payload onto a modified satellite bus and support launch and on-orbit check-out operations to prepare for the STP-3 mission that […] More

  • Air Force Releases Space Test Program-3 Mission Launch Service RFP; Samuel Greaves Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Releases Space Test Program-3 Mission Launch Service RFP; Samuel Greaves Comments

    The U.S. Air Force seeks a contractor to provide satellite and secondary payload launch services for the military branch’s future Space Test Program-3 mission. The Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center will accept responses to its request for proposals on the STP-3 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle contract through Dec. 2, according to a notice posted Thursday on FedBizOpps. Space News reported Friday the […] More

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