Artemis

ABL Space selected for NASA Cryogenic Demonstration Mission

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 4:00pm

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --ABL Space Systems announced that is has been selected as the launch provider for the NASA Cryogenic Demonstration Mission.

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  • EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --ABL Space Systems announced that is has been selected as the launch provider for the NASA Cryogenic Demonstration Mission.
  • Developed under a NASA Tipping Point contract awarded in 2020, the Cryogenic Demonstration Mission will launch in 2023 and demonstrate in-space transfer of cryogenic liquid hydrogen (LH2), the most challenging but highest-performing propellant for lunar and deep space exploration.
  • The mission will help demonstrate numerous novel cryogenic propellant management technologies and help forge a path to sustainable Artemis operations on the moon and beyond.
  • This selection marks ABL's first NASA science mission award and 60th mission contracted with the prime contractor, Lockheed Martin.

NASA Statement on National Aerospace Week

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:49pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on National Aerospace Week, hosted by Aerospace Industries Sept. 13-17.

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  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on National Aerospace Week, hosted by Aerospace Industries Sept. 13-17.
  • This week recognizes innovations from aerospace manufacturers, suppliers, and workforce.
  • "As we mark the 11th anniversary of National Aerospace Week, the Biden-Harris Administration and NASA commemorate the U.S. aerospace and defense community's innovative history and recognizes the industry's role to build back better.
  • "The Biden-Harris Administration, NASA, and the aerospace and defense industry also share a commitment to preparing tomorrow's workforce today.

NASA Awards Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. $3.7M Contract for VIPER Mission

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 8:00pm

VIPER is NASA's first lunar robotic rover , and is the first resource-mapping mission on the surface of another celestial body.

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  • VIPER is NASA's first lunar robotic rover , and is the first resource-mapping mission on the surface of another celestial body.
  • Additionally, the thermal control system developed jointly by ACT and NASA will be the first to maintain operation for a 100-day mission while in shadowed conditions.
  • "It's exciting to demonstrate some of the best passive thermal management solutions on such an important mission," said Bill Anderson, Chief Engineer at ACT.
  • For this contract, Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT) will deliver a combination of high-performance, passive thermal technologies specifically designed to meet the challenges associated with a long-term lunar mission.

Nebraska Youth to Hear from NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 9:36pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Students participating with the Nebraska 4-H will have an opportunity next week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

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  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Students participating with the Nebraska 4-H will have an opportunity next week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
  • NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet will answer prerecorded video questions from participants in the Nebraska 4-H's youth development activities.
  • Linking students directly to astronauts aboard the space station provides unique, authentic experiences designed to enhance student learning, performance, and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Astronauts living in space aboard the orbiting laboratory can communicate with NASA's Mission Control Center in Houston 24 hours a day through the Space Network's Tracking and Data Relay Satellites .

NASA Invites Media to Kennedy for Artemis Activities

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 9:27pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting a limited number of media to capture imagery of the fully stacked and integrated Artemis I mission Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting a limited number of media to capture imagery of the fully stacked and integrated Artemis I mission Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • Experts from NASA, industry partners, and contractors will be available for interviews at the media availability, which the agency anticipates will take place over two days in early fall.
  • Media will see the rocket and spacecraft inside Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building, where teams from NASA's Exploration Ground Systems currently are completing assembly.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to see Artemis II and III Orion spacecraft and other flight components as well.

Hardinge Inc. Acquires Ohio Tool Works

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 12:36am

BERWYN, Pa. & ASHLAND, Ohio, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hardinge Inc. ("Hardinge") and Ohio Tool Works, L.L.C.

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  • BERWYN, Pa. & ASHLAND, Ohio, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hardinge Inc. ("Hardinge") and Ohio Tool Works, L.L.C.
  • Hardinge, Inc. is the trusted global provider of high precision, computer-controlled machine tool solutions for critical, hard-to-machine metal parts and advanced workholding accessories.
  • Ohio Tool Works (OTW) is a leading manufacturer of industrial honing machines, tooling, and abrasives.
  • For more information on Ohio Tool Works, please visit: www.ohiotoolworks.com .

Artemis Consulting Appraised at CMMI Level 3 for Development and Services

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 1:36pm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Artemis Consulting, a leading provider of innovative information technology solutions and professional services to U.S. federal government agencies, has been successfully appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for both Development and Services.

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  • WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Artemis Consulting, a leading provider of innovative information technology solutions and professional services to U.S. federal government agencies, has been successfully appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for both Development and Services.
  • As a CMMI Level 3 appraised company, Artemis Consulting is able to provide timely delivery and quality products throughout the services and software development lifecycle with repeatability and low risk.
  • This validates that proven and consistent processes follow the CMMI best practices for product development and services delivery, providing value to clients.
  • Artemis Consulting, is a woman-owned IT Services and Management Consulting firm in the Washington D.C. metro area.

Cutting-Edge Science Launches on NASA's SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission

Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 9:40am

The cargo Dragon, launched on SpaceX's 23rd Commercial Resupply Services mission, is scheduled to autonomously dock at the station around 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, and will remain at the station for about a month.

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  • The cargo Dragon, launched on SpaceX's 23rd Commercial Resupply Services mission, is scheduled to autonomously dock at the station around 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, and will remain at the station for about a month.
  • The metabolites that will be tested come from plant extracts generated as waste products in wine production.
  • Protecting the health of crew members from the effects of microgravity is crucial for the success of future long-duration space missions.
  • This study could improve scientists' understanding of the physical changes that cause bone loss and identify potential countermeasures.

NASA Names Jacobs Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 7:22pm

DALLAS, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) was selected as NASA's Agency-Level 2020 Small Business Industry Award (SBIA) Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year for NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The Agency-Level award follows Jacobs' FY-20 Center-Level SBIA Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award at two NASA Centers: Langley Research Center (LaRC) and Kennedy Space Center (KSC).

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  • DALLAS, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) was selected as NASA's Agency-Level 2020 Small Business Industry Award (SBIA) Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year for NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC).
  • The Agency-Level award follows Jacobs' FY-20 Center-Level SBIA Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award at two NASA Centers: Langley Research Center (LaRC) and Kennedy Space Center (KSC).
  • "As NASA's largest service provider, we are committed to providing integrated solutions in support of the agency's mission and the nation's space program."
  • Jacobs was nominated for its most recent award by NASA KSC, where the company serves as the prime contractor for NASA's Exploration Ground Systems program, responsible for the development and operations of flight vehicle components.

Rocket Lab Completes Merger with Vector Acquisition Corporation to Become Publicly Traded End-to-End Space Company

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 11:45am

Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) (Rocket Lab or the Company), a global leader in launch services and space systems, today announced that it completed its previously announced merger with Vector Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: VACQ) (Vector) to take Rocket Lab public.

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  • Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) (Rocket Lab or the Company), a global leader in launch services and space systems, today announced that it completed its previously announced merger with Vector Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: VACQ) (Vector) to take Rocket Lab public.
  • We are excited to be making that a reality by embarking on our next chapter as a public company, said Rocket Lab founder and Chief Executive Officer, Peter Beck.
  • As a public company, Rocket Labs position as a leader in end-to-end space services spanning launch, spacecraft manufacture, and on-orbit spacecraft management is further strengthened.
  • Vector Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: VACQ) is a blank check company led by veteran technology investor Alex Slusky.