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Firefly Names Former Department of Defense and Intelligence Community Air Force Colonel to Lead Firefly Space Transport Services

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Jason Mello tapped to lead efforts in spaceflight customer acquisition as Firefly continues its momentum into large-scale production CEDAR PARK, Texas – November 3, 2021 – Firefly Aerospace, Inc., an emerging leader in economical launch vehicles, spacecraft, and in-space services, today announced that Jason B. Mello will join the team as President of Firefly Space…

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SNC Delivers Two Additional Fully Integrated EMARSS Aircraft to U.S. Army

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Mission Enhancement Kit Continues to Enhance Fleet Capabilities SPARKS, Nev., November 3, 2021 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, recently delivered two more fully integrated Mission Enhancement Kit (MEK) aircraft in support of the U.S. Army’s surveillance operation. SNC’s MEK adds enhanced mission capabilities to…

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L3Harris Selected For Second Major US Weather Satellite Study

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  Confirms company’s leadership in weather satellite technology Study will accelerate production of advance satellite sensors for severe storm tracking Follows NOAA’s recent imager design study award MELBOURNE, Fla. Oct. 14, 2021 — NASA has selected L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) to conduct a second advanced study to significantly improve the accuracy and timeliness of U.S. weather…

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Ball Aerospace Selected for NOAA Geostationary Extended Observations Sounder Instrument Study

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 28, 2021 — Ball Aerospace was selected by NASA for a 20-month contract for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Geostationary Extended Observations (GeoXO) Phase A sounder (GXS) study within NOAA’s GeoXO program. Ball will study hyperspectral infrared (IR) sounder instrument design options. Hyperspectral IR sounder observations from GEO will provide a…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Reports 2021 Third Quarter Results

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD) (the “Company”) today reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2021. Financial Overview Three months ended September 30, Nine Months ended September 30, 2021 2020 2021 2020 (In millions, except percentage and per share amounts) Net sales $ 545.3 $ 527.7 $…

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Blue Origin & Sierra Space Developing Commercial Space Station

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New Orbital Destination Opens Up Space For Business And Travel, Creating New Ecosystem LOUISVILLE, Colo., October 25, 2021 – Blue Origin and Sierra Space today announced plans for Orbital Reef, a commercially developed, owned, and operated space station to be built in low Earth orbit. The station will open the next chapter of human space exploration and…

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Ball Aerospace Opens New Facility in Colorado, Continues Expansion of Another

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., October 19, 2021 — Ball Aerospace recently completed and officially opened its state-of-the-art Payload Development Facility (PDF) in Broomfield, Colo. and is in the process of expanding its Aerospace Manufacturing Center (AMC) in neighboring Westminster, Colo., scheduled for completion this fall. “Ball Aerospace has experienced tremendous business growth in recent years, which has allowed…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Successful Space Launch System Rocket Engine Test Series

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STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., Sept. 30, 2021 – Today’s RS-25 engine test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center completed the Retrofit-2 test series, which validated modernized, lower-cost components for new RS-25 engines to be used on the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. RS-25 development test engine No. 0528 completed a full duration firing of 500 seconds…

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Sierra Space and yuri Team-Up for Microgravity Research that Could Assist Medical Cures and Discovering Advanced Materials

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Agreement Showcases Emerging Low-Earth Orbit Economy Featuring Dream Chaser® Spaceplane and LIFETM Habitats LOUISVILLE, CO., and MECKENBEUREN, Germany – September 29, 2021 –Sierra Space and German start-up yuri announce a joint venture to explore bold and visionary commercial opportunities for microgravity research that could help create medical breakthroughs by using the benefits of zero gravity in space. Sierra Space is the…

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Ball Aerospace’s Land Imaging Instrument on NASA’s Landsat 9 Satellite Launches Successfully

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 27, 2021 — The Ball Aerospace-built Operational Land Imager 2 (OLI-2) instrument successfully launched today aboard Landsat 9, the latest in a series of joint missions between NASA and the United States Geological Society (USGS) that has provided essential monitoring of key natural and economic resources from orbit for nearly 50 years.…

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