Posts from GovConDaily for 03/13/2018

Lockheed’s Marillyn Hewson to Present at UAE Aerospace Industry Summit

Marillyn Hewson, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin, plans to discuss the company’s strategic partnerships at the Global Aerospace Summit 2018 that will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from April 30 to May 1, Arabian Aerospace reported Tuesday…
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Iridium NEXT Satellites Arrive in California for 5th Launch; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has announced the arrival of the fifth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for the launch aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket that is set to take off on March 29…
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Sends Communications Satellite, Secret Payload Into Orbit

A communications satellite with a classified secondary payload took off March 6 aboard a SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, Spaceflight Now reported Monday. The classified secondary satellite, dubbed PODSat, was integrated into Spain’s Hispasat 30W-6 communications satellite through the Payload Orbital Delivery System built by Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary…
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Robert Lightfoot to Retire as NASA Acting Administrator

NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot plans to retire in April after a 29-year career at the space agency, Spaceflight Now reported Monday. He told agency employees in a memo, obtained by Spaceflight Now, that he will work with the White House to help ensure a smooth transition…
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DHS S&T Releases Cybersecurity Guides Based on R&D Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has published two new cybersecurity guides that build on multiple research and development efforts. Under the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program, the Portfolio Guide provides 15 overviews regarding the department’s cybersecurity R&D portfolio, while the Technology Guide features 70 R&D efforts and suggestions on transition-ready technologies, DHS said Monday…
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Army Equips National Guard With New Disaster Response Tools

The U.S. Army has initiated an effort to equip National Guard units across all states with a new suite of disaster response equipment. The Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal was designed to provide a wide range of first response communications tools that enable access to phone networks, Wi-Fi and 4G Long-Term Evolution, the Army said Monday…
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NOAA Weather Satellite Arrives in Geostationary Orbit

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite on Monday reached geostationary orbit and is set to carry out the second deployment phase for solar array components Tuesday. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S officially adopted the name GOES-17 following its arrival at the geostationary orbit and is scheduled to enter the post-launch calibration and testing phase on March 26, NOAA said Monday…
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Report: Lockheed, Rafael Offer Missiles for Army Multimission Launcher

Lockheed Martin and Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will offer their respective missiles to the U.S. Army for possible integration with the service branch’s Indirect Fires Protection Capability multi-mission launcher, Defense News reported Monday…
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Kymeta Produces, Markets Electronically-Steered Flat Satellite Antennas

Kymeta has begun production of electronically-steered flat satellite antennas in partnership with government clients, Space News reported Monday. A hundred of these Mtenna flat satellite antennas have already been shipped across 23 countries…
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Northrop Unveils 2018 CyberCenturion Competition Winners in UK

Northrop Grumman has announced the winners of the 2018 CyberCenturion competition that featured 10 teams of U.K. students aged 12 to 18 years old. The company said Monday a team from St. George’s School in Birmingham won the national finals, which were held at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in London…
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Rick Aviation to Provide Propeller Aircraft for DON Airborne Threat Simulation Efforts

Rick Aviation has won a potential five-year, $27.5 million contract to provide contractor owned and operated propeller aircraft to support airborne threat simulation activities of Department of the Navy fleet customers…
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VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with Aircraft Maintainers

The Air Force uses thousands of aircraft to complete its mission. Take a look behind the scenes at some of the maintainers who keep the Air Force flying.#KnowYourMil
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