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  • Report: US Aerospace Firms Eye Rocket Launches From Brazil - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: US Aerospace Firms Eye Rocket Launches From Brazil

    U.S. aerospace companies have shown interest in launching rockets from Brazil during a visit to the country’s Alcantara military base in December, Reuters reported Friday. Representatives from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Microcosm, SpaceX and Vector Space Systems participated in the trip that was organized by Rubens Barbosa, a former Brazilian ambassador to U.S. Raul Jungmann, Brazil’s defense […] More

  • Vector Space Systems, NASA Test First-Stage Rocket Engine Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vector Space Systems, NASA Test First-Stage Rocket Engine Tech

    Vector Space Systems has tested a first stage engine that features an injector the company produced with NASA‘s science, technology and mission directorate using three-dimensional printing technology. The engine test occurred Dec. 8 in Mojave, California, and was a key step towards Vector Space Systems’ goal to help startups gain access to space through the Vector-R rocket, the company said Thursday. “Our […] More

  • Vector Space Systems Raises Funds for Microsatellite Launch Vehicle Development - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vector Space Systems Raises Funds for Microsatellite Launch Vehicle Development

    Vector Space Systems has secured $1.25 million in a seed funding round headed by Space Angels Network to support Vector’s development of commercial launch vehicles for low-Earth orbit microsatellites. Space Angels Network offers an online investment platform designed to help accredited investors finance aerospace companies through managed funds, Vector said Friday. Vector co-founder and CEO Jim Cantrell said the […] More

  • NASA Taps Vector Space Systems to Build Launch Vehicle Upper Stage Prototype - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Taps Vector Space Systems to Build Launch Vehicle Upper Stage Prototype

    Vector Space Systems has secured a Phase II contract under NASA‘s Small Business Technology Transfer project to continue developing an upper stage prototype for the Vector-R launch vehicle. The award complements the company’s existing contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to examine the potential use of Vector-R’s first stage as a second stage for DARPA’s XS-1 experimental spaceplane, Vector Space Systems said […] More

  • Vector Space Systems Launches Test Rocket Ahead of 2018 Orbital Deployment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vector Space Systems Launches Test Rocket Ahead of 2018 Orbital Deployment

    Vector Space Systems has launched a subscale rocket that serves as a test platform to validate the upper stage engine of the company’s launch vehicle. The microsatellite space launch company said Tuesday the suborbital launch of the P-20 rocket comes ahead of the scheduled 2018 orbital deployment of the Vector 1 launch vehicle. Global imagery company Iceye also supplied its satellite computing and […] More

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