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NASA Unveils Launch Communications Ground Segment to Support Artemis Mission

NASA has officially opened one of the three permanent ground stations of the Near Earth Network’s Launch Communications Segment that will provide services to support future space explorations including the Artemis moon landing mission. 

The space agency said Wednesday the Kennedy Uplink Station, located at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, will work with companion ground stations Ponce De Leon and Bermuda to facilitate communications for Artemis launch missions. 

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Army Tests Hit-to-Kill Function of Lockheed PAC-3 Interceptors

A pair of Lockheed Martin-built interceptors engaged ballistic missile targets during a flight test hosted by the U.S. Army at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative interceptors used hit-to-kill technology to destroy the tactical missiles and met realibility requirements in support of the service branch's Field Surveillance Program, the company said Thursday.

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NASA Gathers Gateway Design Input From Industry Prototypes; Mike Gernhardt Quoted

NASA is evaluating five mockups representative of proposed designs for facilities of Gateway, the space agency's future outpost for manned lunar missions, Reuters reported Thursday. Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corp. and Bigelow Aerospace each submitted outpost prototypes with funds from a $65M allotment.

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DHS, FFA Launch Efforts to Remove Inefficient Network Security Tools

Larry Grossman, acting chief information security officer of the Federal Aviation Administration, has said that the agency intends to reduce the amount of security tools present in their networks, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. During a recent Northern Virginia Technology Council event, Grossman told attendees that his team intends to remove two products for every network security tool the FAA acquires.

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VA Introduces Scheduling Tool for Veteran Appointments

The Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a new scheduling capability in support of the agency's plans to modernize its appointment system, Nextgov reported Thursday. Jointly built by Lockheed Martin's Systems Made Simple subsidiary and Epic, the Medical Appointment Scheduling System has been fielded at the Chalmers. P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center in Ohio until June 2020.

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Barbara Barrett, Ryan McCarthy Nominations Advance to Full Senate

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved Ryan McCarthy and Barbara Barrett for the top civilian positions at the U.S. Army and Air Force, respectively through a voice vote, The Hill reported Wednesday. Their nominations will head to the full Senate for a confirmation vote less than a week after they fielded questions from SASC members.

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