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ULA Sends Atlas V Rocket to Space Force for 5th SBIRS Satellite Launch

Atlas V transport

United Launch Alliance has shipped its Atlas V vehicle to the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida ahead of launching a Lockheed Martin-built satellite that will join a constellation of missile-warning spacecraft. An Atlas V 421 rocket will send the Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit 5 satellite to orbit on behalf of the Space and Missile Systems Center, ULA said Thursday.

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Lockheed Martin Space EVP Rick Ambrose Receives Sixth Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Rick Ambrose EVP Lockheed Martin Space

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin's space business segment, has been named to the list of recipients of the 2021 Wash100 Award. He's received the highest honor in all of government contracting (GovCon) for his significant contributions to the federal sector and space domain and his drive to advance spacecraft development and other space tech capabilities. 

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Boeing Defense President, CEO Leanne Caret Receives Fifth Consecutive Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Leanne Caret Boeing Defense Space

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, received the Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for the fifth consecutive time after being named to the 2021 Wash100. Be sure to visit GovConWire to read Leanne Caret's full 2021 Wash100 Award profile.

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Northrop Test-Fires New GEM Motor for ULA-Made Heavy-Lift Rocket

GEM 63XL static test Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has demonstrated the thrust, internal insulation and other performance aspects of a new 63-inch-diameter strap-on booster designed to propel United Launch Alliance's Vulcan Centaur heavy-lift rocket. The company said Thursday its Graphite Epoxy Motor 63XL, a new variant of the GEM 63 booster, generated almost 449,000 pounds of thrust during a 90-second validation ground test in Promontory, Utah.

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