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Maxar’s Lunar Gateway PPE Passes First Design Review; Chris Johnson Quoted

Chris Johnson

Maxar Technologies announced on Monday that the company's Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) it is developing for NASA’s Lunar Gateway has passed its first Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and remains on track for launch in 2024. The PPE is the foundational element of the Lunar Gateway as it provides power, maneuvering, attitude control and communications systems for the lunar orbiting outpost. 

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Maxar Board of Directors Approves Quarterly Dividend

Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR) , a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of one cent ($0.01) per share. The dividend is payable on June 30, 2021, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 15, 2021.

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Maxar Names Dr. Heather Wilson to Board of Directors; Dan Jablonsky Quoted

Dr. Heather Wilson

Maxar Technologies has appointed Dr. Heather Wilson, two-time Wash100 Award recipient, to the company’s Board of Directors to serve as director for a term expiring at the Maxar’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, when she will stand for election by the stockholders. “We are extraordinarily pleased to welcome Dr. Wilson to Maxar’s Board,” said Maxar chairman Gen. (Ret.) Howell Estes III. “

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NASA Assigns New Administrative Roles to Four Executives

Executive Moves

NASA has made four new executive moves in its administrative team, including both current officials and newcomers to the space agency. Mike Gold, who formerly led NASA’s Office of International and Interagency Relations on an acting basis, has been named the agency's associate administrator for space policy and partnerships, NASA said Wednesday in a notice posted by Space Ref.

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NASA Launches Nat’l Initiative to Promote On-Orbit Satellite Servicing

Satellite Servicing

NASA has launched a national initiative focused on establishing partnerships between government, industry and academia to conduct satellite servicing and spacecraft repair activities in orbit, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. NASA partnered with Made in Space to begin the construction of OSAM-2, which is intended to build a solar array in orbit.

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Maxar Enters Contract Extension with Esri to Continue Licensing Data; Dan Jablonsky Quoted

Dan Jablonsky

Maxar Technologies has signed a multi-million dollar contract extension with Esri to continue licensing data for the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World through 2023, Maxar reported on Tuesday. The agreement will provide access to Maxar imagery and expanded rights for Esri developers focused on commercial location-based applications to integrate Maxar imagery products.

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Maxar Successfully Launches BSAT-4b Satellite; Megan Fitzgerald, Tatsuhiko Inoue Quoted

Megan Fitzgerald

Maxar Technologies has successfully launched the BSAT-4b satellite, built for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT). Maxar’s BSAT-4b will function as a back-up geostationary satellite to BSAT-4a, which is co-located at 110 degrees East longitude. BSAT-4b has been equipped with 24 Ku-band transponders. 

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