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Landsat spacecraft contract awarded by NASA to Orbital ATK - News

October 30, 2016
WASHINGTON. NASA officials awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Virginia, known publicly as Orbital ATK, for the purchase of Landsat 9 spacecraft in the amount of $129.9 million under a five-year, firm fixed-price delivery order.

Astro Aerospace completes preliminary design review on radar antenna reflector - News

August 18, 2016
CARPINTERIA, Calif. Engineers at Astro Aerospace - a Northrop Grumman company - completed a preliminary design review of the AstroMesh radar antenna reflector for the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite.

CubeSat initiative now open to educational and nonprofit groups - News

August 12, 2016
WASHINGTON. NASA officials announced that accredited educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and NASA centers can now participate in the next round of the agency?s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). Applicants must submit proposals by 4:30 p.m. EST, Nov. 22.

NASA selects six companies to develop deep space habitat prototypes - News

August 10, 2016
WASHINGTON. Under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 (NextSTEP-2) program, NASA officials selected six U.S. companies to develop deep space habitat ground prototypes and concepts. NASA estimates the combined total of all contracts covering work in 2016 and 2017 will be approximately $65 million, with additional efforts and funding continuing into 2018.

NASA officials select aerospace companies for Mars orbiter concept study - News

July 18, 2016
WASHINGTON. Five U.S. aerospace companies will conduct a concept study that will span over a four-month period for a potential future NASA Mars orbiter mission, which officials say will continue key capabilities that include telecommunications and global high-resolution imaging in support of the agency?s Journey to Mars.

NASA's Juno aircraft equipped with Cobham's battery unit arrives at destination - News

July 11, 2016
PORTLAND, Ore. Cobham officials announced at this year's Nuclear Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) that NASA?s Jupiter Near-polar Orbiter (Juno) spacecraft launched with the company's Battery Electronics Unit (BEU), providing a balance of power cells autonomously to a Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Juno arrived at its destination, Jupiter, after a five-year journey.

X-57 designation given to NASA electric research plane - News

June 30, 2016
WASHINGTON. NASA officials announced a new X-designated test aircraft, the X-57, which will be nicknamed "Maxwell." The X-57 is an electric research plane with 14 electric motors turning propellers with all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing. NASA officials will test new propulsion technology with this aircraft.