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Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Announces Update on Proposed Merger Transaction with Lockheed Martin

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 25, 2022 – Earlier this month, Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Rocketdyne agreed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that we would not close the transaction before Jan. 27, 2022, to enable the parties to discuss the scope and nature of the merchant supply and firewall commitments previously offered by Lockheed Martin. Aerojet Rocketdyne…

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Astroscale US and Orbit Fab Sign First On-Orbit Satellite Fuel Sale Agreement

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Astroscale and Orbit Fab Break the Single-Use Satellite Paradigm with the First Purchase of Gas Stations in Space™ Refueling Services Jan. 11, 2022, DENVER — Orbit Fab, the Gas Stations in Space™ refueling service provider and Astroscale U.S. Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. and market leader in securing long-term orbital sustainability, today announced…

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Ball Aerospace Honored in Built In’s 2022 Best Places to Work Awards

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 5, 2022 — Built In today announced that Ball Aerospace was honored in its 2022 Best Places to Work Awards. Specifically, Ball Aerospace earned a place on: Best Large Companies to Work for in Colorado 2022 – Ranked 11 out of 100 Best Places to Work in Colorado 2022 – Ranked 36 out…

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Ball Aerospace-Built Optics and Mirror System Launched Today Aboard James Webb Space Telescope

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 25, 2021 — Ball Aerospace is celebrating today’s launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) from French Guiana. The Colorado-based company designed and built the advanced optical technology and lightweight mirror system that will enable Webb to detect light from the first stars and galaxies. “It is truly an honor to be…

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Ball Aerospace-Built Spacecraft for NASA X-Ray Astrophysics Mission Successfully Launches from Kennedy Space Center

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Cape Canaveral, Fla., Dec. 9, 2021 — NASA’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer spacecraft built by Ball Aerospace successfully launched today aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After reaching its final orbital position, the small explorer will begin its mission of observing polarized X-rays from extreme objects, such as neutron…

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Dr. Janet Kavandi of Sierra Space Honored with 36th Women in Aerospace Lifetime Achievement Award

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LOUISVILLE, Colo, December 3, 2021 – Sierra Space President Dr. Janet Kavandi was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the 36th Women in Aerospace Awards (WIA) for her outstanding contributions to aerospace. Women in Aerospace is a leading professional organization dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities for leadership, education and visibility in the aerospace community. Women in…

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NASA Selects Orbital Reef to Develop Space Station Replacement

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December 2, 2021 – Orbital Reef, led by partners Blue Origin and Sierra Space, was selected today by NASA for a funded Space Act Agreement for collaboration to design a commercially owned and operated space station in low Earth orbit (LEO). NASA’s Commercial LEO Development program aims to shift NASA’s research and exploration activities in LEO to commercial space stations, helping stimulate a growing…

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NASA’s First Planetary Defense Mission Propelled by Aerojet Rocketdyne

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REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 24, 2021 – NASA’s first planetary defense mission—the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)—launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, on Nov. 23, equipped with a full suite of Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion. The mission is designed to assess if kinetic impact is a reliable method to deflect asteroids. The DART spacecraft will be flown head-on…

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Sierra Space Secures Record $1.4 Billion Series A Growth Investment and Achieves $4.5 Billion Valuation

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Investment led by General Atlantic, Coatue and Moore Strategic Ventures, with participation from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock Private Equity Partners and AE Industrial Partners Sierra Space secures $1.4 billion Series A capital raise; represents largest aerospace and defense capital raise globally in 2021, second-largest private capital raise globally in the aerospace and defense sector ever…

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SNC President and Owner Eren Ozmen Honored with Prestigious James Forrestal Industry Leadership Award from NDIA

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SPARKS, Nev. (Nov. 16, 2021) – The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) awarded its highest honor, the James Forrestal Industry Leadership Award, to Eren Ozmen, Chairwoman, President and Owner of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), in recognition of her contributions and visionary leadership in business, and tireless advocacy for the U.S. industrial base. The James Forrestal Industry Leadership Award is…

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