Tag Archives: aerospace

NASA Software Catalog Offers Hundreds of Downloadable Applications For Public Use; Bill Nelson Quoted

Bill Nelson

NASA has created many computational innovations designed to support space exploration. NASA’s technology can also be used for important terrestrial purposes. The Administration's more recent software catalog has hundreds of popular programs, including over 180 new ones, all available to download for free. WorldWind visualizes NASA data collected by satellites using a video game-like virtual globe of Earth.

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Iridium Announces Operation Arctic Lynx To Test Arctic Satellite Communications


Iridium Communications Inc. announced Thursday the launch of Operation Arctic Lynx (OAL). The Operation is a series of partnership-driven field exercises deploying Iridium and Iridium-connected technologies that involve over 20 organizations, primarily focused above 60 degrees north latitude and stretching as far as 82 degrees north latitude.  

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Ball Aerospace Ships TEMPO Spectrometer For Spacecraft Integration; Makenzie Lystrup Quoted

Ball Aerospace

Ball Aerospace announced on Friday that the company has shipped the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Tropospheric Emission: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) spectrometer, an air quality monitoring instrument, to the spacecraft manufacturer for integration. Ball will work closely with NASA and the manufacturer to support spacecraft integration and testing. The TEMPO mission is scheduled to launch sometime in 2022.

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Viasat Appoints Jim Bridenstine to Board of Directors

Jim Bridenstine

Viasat Inc. announced Thursday the company’s appointment of former National Aeronautics and Space Administration administrator and Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine to its Board of Directors. Bridenstine, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, will serve as a Class II director, and his initial term will expire at Viasat’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. 

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Pine Island Names David Wajsgras, Matthew Levine as Partners

David Wajsgras

Pine Island Capital Partners has appointed David Wajsgras, a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, and Matthew Levine to serve as partners and on the firm’s investment committee. Wajsgras will bring two decades of experience at the senior executive management level, where he has provided operational, strategic and financial leadership across the aerospace, commercial and defense industries.

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Raytheon Technologies Business Enters Alliance with C3.ai to Develop AI Solutions


C3.ai and Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, have entered an alliance to develop artificial intelligence solutions (AI) for aerospace and defense missions, such as the U.S. Air Force and Intelligence Community (IC). The companies will work to identify applicable use cases for AI and help the military adopt new technology.

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GSA Names Payman Sadegh as New CDO; Bob De Luca Quoted

General Services

Payman Sadegh has been appointed as chief data officer (CDO) with the General Services Administration (GSA). Sadegh will succeed Kris Rowley, the first appointed CDO, who left the agency for the private sector March 31 after serving a seven year tenure. In the interim, deputy chief information officer, Beth Killoran, served as acting CDO.

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US-EU Aviation Safety Agreement Updated to Expand Scope of Cooperative Efforts

Aviation Safety

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has expanded its areas of collaboration with the European Commission (EU) under an updated US-EU safety agreement that reflects new annexes regarding flight simulator equipment and pilot licensing. FAA and EC decided to facilitate the conversion of private pilot licenses and aircraft and instrument ratings between the US and European aviation regulators. 

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ST Engineering Names Dianne Howells President, CEO of Miltope Corporation; Tom Vecchiolla Quoted

ST Engineering

ST Engineering North America has appointed Dianne Howells as president and chief executive officer of Miltope Corporation, effective Sept. 28, 2020, the company reported on Monday. Howells will succeed Jack Haley, who has led Miltope Corporation since 2017. Howells has more than two decades of experience in the aerospace and defense industry.

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