Outer space

Jacobs Supports NASA in Hitting Major Milestone for Artemis I

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:45pm

Scheduled to launch in 2021, Artemis will be the first launch of SLS and Orion, the backbone of America's deep space exploration program.

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  • Scheduled to launch in 2021, Artemis will be the first launch of SLS and Orion, the backbone of America's deep space exploration program.
  • The Jacobs team, which handles final checkout and integration of all flight hardware for Artemis I, received the SRB hardware from Northrup Grumman (NG).
  • Several forward and aft SRB components are assembled at an NG facility at KSC and will also be transferred to Jacobs for integration.
  • In addition, Jacobs was recently selected by NASA as KSC's Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year for 2019.

Phoenix Technology Group Launches Portable Hand-Held Retinal Imaging Camera

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 11:00am

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Today, Phoenix Technology Group LLC (Phoenix), a leading provider of advanced ophthalmic imaging solutions, announced the release of the Phoenix ICON GO camera, a portable hand-held, wide-angle retinal imaging system.

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  • PLEASANTON, Calif., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Today, Phoenix Technology Group LLC (Phoenix), a leading provider of advanced ophthalmic imaging solutions, announced the release of the Phoenix ICON GO camera, a portable hand-held, wide-angle retinal imaging system.
  • In response to the launch of the Phoenix ICON GO, Phoenix Technology Group Clinical Advisory Board member Dr. R.V.
  • About Phoenix Technology Group: Phoenix Technology Group empowers people to see: we empower researchers to see more in their fight to prevent blindness; we empower clinicians to see more in their fight to save sight.
  • Founded by Bert Massie, Ph.D., inventor of the first digital camera for pediatric retinal imaging, our company created the Phoenix MICRON platform for in-vivo imaging of animals in eye research.

Orion Engineered Carbons Announces Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:30pm

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the investor relations section of the Company's website at: www.orioncarbons.com

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  • Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the investor relations section of the Company's website at: www.orioncarbons.com
    About Orion Engineered Carbons S.A.
    Orion is a worldwide supplier of Carbon Black.
  • Orion runs 14 global production sites.
  • The group has approximately 1,450 employees worldwide.
  • For more information please visit the Orion website www.orioncarbons.com .

NASA Provides Update on Commercial Crew Program, Close Call Review of Boeing's Orbital Flight Test

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 8:57pm

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDTTuesday, July 7, to discussthe outcome of its High Visibility Close Call review of the December 2019 uncrewed Orbital Flight Test of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft.

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  • WASHINGTON, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDTTuesday, July 7, to discussthe outcome of its High Visibility Close Call review of the December 2019 uncrewed Orbital Flight Test of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft.
  • Boeing was able to complete a number of test objectives during the December flight, but was unable to reach its planned orbit and dock to the International Space Station.
  • An investigation team was established in March to develop recommendations that could be used to prevent similar scenarios from occurring in the future.
  • In March, NASA and Boeing completed a joint independent review of the anomalies experienced during the flight test.

PSYC CEO Ms. Vanessa Luna Resigns Making Way For New Leadership

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 1:30pm

Ms. Luna spearheaded MTracs successful launch into the high-risk payment processing market sector which directly contributed to the Companys first significant revenue earnings in 2019.

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  • Ms. Luna spearheaded MTracs successful launch into the high-risk payment processing market sector which directly contributed to the Companys first significant revenue earnings in 2019.
  • She has worked in recent months to effectively position PSYC within the emerging medicinal psychedelic industry.
  • My time here with Global and MTrac has been a profoundly rewarding and memorable experience for me, said Ms. Luna.
  • In closing Ms. Vanessa Luna stated, To my fellow shareholders, I will be watching alongside you in deep anticipation of the future success of PSYC.

Virgin Galactic Announces Date for World’s First Virtual Reveal of Spaceship Cabin Design

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 11:45am

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (Virgin Galactic or the Company), a vertically integrated aerospace company, today announced that SpaceShipTwos cabin interior design reveal will take place on July 28, 2020.

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  • Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (Virgin Galactic or the Company), a vertically integrated aerospace company, today announced that SpaceShipTwos cabin interior design reveal will take place on July 28, 2020.
  • The unveiling of the spaceship cabin design marks the latest milestone towards Virgin Galactics operational readiness and will accentuate the Companys focus on using inspired and bold design to transform the entire customer journey.
  • George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic, said: One of the defining hallmarks of the Virgin brand has been experience-enhancing, pioneering design.
  • The Virgin Galactic spaceship cabin has taken these design prerequisites and overlaid them with touches and features specifically created to elevate the experience of space for a new generation of private astronauts.

NASA Awards NOAA's Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1) Solar Wind Plasma Sensor (SWiPS)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 9:00pm

GREENBELT, Md., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA has awarded the Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1) Solar Wind Plasma Sensor (SWiPS) contract to South West Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • GREENBELT, Md., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA has awarded the Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1) Solar Wind Plasma Sensor (SWiPS) contract to South West Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas.
  • The principal purpose of this requirement within the Space Weather Follow On (SWFO) Project is to design, analyze, develop, fabricate, integrate, test, calibrate, evaluate, and support launch and on-orbit check-out of the Solar Wind Plasma Sensor (SWiPS) instrument as part of the SWFO-L1 Observatory.
  • SWFO-L1 will provide NOAA with the continuity of solar wind data and coronal mass ejection imagery, the National Weather Service's highest priority for space weather observations.
  • NASA is the program's flight system procurement agent, and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is the lead for this acquisition.

NASA Names Joel Montalbano International Space Station Program Manager

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:30am

"We look forward to seeing Joel continue to make great contributions to the International Space Station and know he'll do a great job leading the program."

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  • "We look forward to seeing Joel continue to make great contributions to the International Space Station and know he'll do a great job leading the program."
  • Montalbano had served as deputy program manager for NASA's space station program since 2012, a role in which he shared responsibility with the program manager for day-to-day management, working across organizations and with NASA centers, other government agencies, and partners to ensure seamless and efficient space station integration.
  • "The International Space Station has allowed us to accelerate the power of a space economy in low-Earth orbit throughout the past 20 years," said Mark Geyer, director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, which is home to the space station program office.
  • "It is an honor to be named as the International Space Station Program Manager," Montalbano said.

The HeroZona Foundation Launches Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 2:55pm

I have a deep appreciation for Alan "AP" Powell, Founder of the HeroZona Foundation, for brining the additional testing sites to our state where it's needed the most.

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  • I have a deep appreciation for Alan "AP" Powell, Founder of the HeroZona Foundation, for brining the additional testing sites to our state where it's needed the most.
  • The testing will be conducted by Lab24 , a family owned business located in South Florida that operates nationally with a focus in molecular testing.
  • "Additional testing is needed immediately in South Phoenix to keep our communities safe," said HeroZona Foundation Founder and U.S. Army Desert Storm Veteran, Alan "AP" Powell .
  • The mission of HeroZona Foundation is to create and empower Heroes in Phoenix communities.

Florida Based Lunasphere Launches Disinfecting Light Tunnel For Home and Office

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 1:05pm

Florida based Lunasphere announced today the official launch of the Luna, a convenient solution for disinfecting items at the home and office.

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  • Florida based Lunasphere announced today the official launch of the Luna, a convenient solution for disinfecting items at the home and office.
  • The Luna by Lunasphere is a revolutionarydisinfectanttunnel designed for residential and commercial use to effectively kill viruses and micro bacterium.
  • Bill Reicherter, CEO of Lunasphere said, "We know that people are looking for additional ways to protect their families and their employees and customers.
  • "I am so proud to come together with my Father to officially announce and share Luna by Lunasphere.