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Peraton CEO and chairman Stu Shea said the acquisition of Solers will strengthen the company’s national security space portfolio. WASHINGTON — Defense and intelligence contractor Peraton, based in Herndon, Virginia, announced on Monday it will acquire Solers, a software developer, cloud services and satellite ground systems provider located in Arlington, Virginia. Peraton CEO and chairman
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Increasing time and cost pressure requires a re-thinking of products, processes, but also of supplier-customer collaboration. Peter Guggenbach, CEO RUAG Space RUAG Space offers high-performance, reliable products for launch vehicles and satellites, offering engineering, design and production. “We are at the forefront of the industrialization of the space industry that is happening, driving process optimization
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“On National Security” appears in every issue of SpaceNews magazine. This column ran in the June 10, 2019 issue. The buzzword in military space these days is “proliferated LEO,” which is Pentagon-speak for large numbers of small satellites in low Earth orbit. LeoLabs of Menlo Park, California, uses this phased array radar near Fairbanks, Alaska, and
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The amended language retained two key provisions that help SpaceX and Blue Origin, and removed two others that were opposed by United Launch Alliance and Northrop Grumman. WASHINGTON — After a flurry of negotiations, the House Armed Services Committee early Thursday approved legislation that seeks to increase competition in the national security space launch program.
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WASHINGTON — A NASA mission to a metallic asteroid has passed a major review, but questions remain about its ability to remain on budget and schedule. NASA announced June 11 that the Psyche mission had been cleared to proceed into Phase C of its development, which includes final system design as well as assembly and
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Here on Earth we’re making big plans to send the first humans to Mars, but it looks like Starfleet may have gotten there first. In the expanse of the Hellas Planitia, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed a huge formation in the shape of the organisation’s famous chevron logo. “Enterprising viewers will make the discovery
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ST. LOUIS — As astrophysicists prepare to begin their next decadal survey, other scientists and members of Congress endorsed the overall process even as they suggested some changes. At a town hall meeting during the 234th meeting of the American Astronomical Society here June 11, leaders of the latest astrophysics decadal survey, dubbed Astro2020, said
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WASHINGTON — Small launch vehicle Vector has hired a new chief financial officer who previously held similar positions at Blue Origin and Sierra Nevada Corporation. Vector announced June 12 Stephanie Koster as its new CFO, leading the company’s finance and business operations. Koster joined the company in March, according to her LinkedIn profile. Koster previously
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