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BridgeSat opens world’s first NOC for laser satellite communications

BridgeSat announced today the opening of its network operations center (NOC), the world’s first for free-space optical communications.


United Launch Alliance successfully launches GOES-S weather satellite for NASA and NOAA

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the GOES-S mission for NASA and NOAA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on March 1 at 5:02 p.m. EST. GOES-S is the second satellite in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-R series of satellites, which have played a vital role in weather forecasting, storm tracking and meteorological research.


Next Mission to Mars Gears Up: Lockheed Martin delivers NASA’s InSight spacecraft to launch site

NASA’s latest mission to Mars took its first trip on its long journey to the Red Planet. On Feb. 28, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered NASA’s InSight Mars lander to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The lander will now undergo final processing in preparation for a May 5 launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket.


Ball Aerospace teams with BAE Systems to provide advanced network communications for the U.S. Navy

Ball Aerospace will deliver multi-beam phased array antenna systems as part of a contract win by BAE Systems for the U.S. Navy Network Tactical Common Data Link (NTCDL) System.


Cleanroom World opens training center

Colorado-based controlled environment supplier provides fully-operational cleanroom training center for industry specific needs.


Sierra Nevada Corporation CEO invited to join National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group

At the second gathering of the National Space Council at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) CEO Fatih Ozmen is among leaders of the nation’s top aerospace and defense companies invited to join the Council’s Users’ Advisory Group.


Lockheed Martin completes assembly on Arabsat’s newest communications satellite

Technicians at Lockheed Martin prepare the Arabsat-6A satellite for shipment to Sunnyvale, California for testing.


Ball Aerospace launches VizZen™ software on AWS Marketplace

Ball Aerospace has launched VizZen™, a new commercial, off-the-shelf cloud-based content management and visual-data repository that is available for purchase on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.


Ascent Solar's monolithically integrated thin-film solar selected for further testing for deep space exploration by the German Aerospace Center

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCBQ: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, lightweight and flexible thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions, announces that the company has been selected by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) for further testing to develop custom PV products designed specifically for DLR's upcoming solar array deployment system.


Maxar Technologies, leader in new space economy, announces move of its headquarters to Westminster, Colorado

The move of Maxar’s headquarters is expected to result in the addition of approximately 800 jobs.