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Navy, Air Force Advance Nuclear Triad Modernization Efforts

Officials said the Air Force and the Navy are accelerating efforts to deliver new platforms designed to replace legacy systems of the U.S. nuclear triad, National Defense reported Friday. Vice Adm. Johnny Wolfe, director of strategic systems programs for the Navy, said the service considers the procurement of Columbia-class submarines a top acquisition priority and plans to have the lead boat ready by 2031.

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USAF, Northrop Conclude Critical Design Review of Polar Satcom Program

The U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman have completed a critical design review under a program that aims to deploy satellite communications payloads in the North Polar Region. The Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization program would deliver eXtended Data Rate payloads that would operate in the region until USAF gets access to polar variants of protected and evolved satcom technology in the 2030s, Los Angeles AF Base said Monday.

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Greg Robinson: NASA Makes Progress in James Webb Telescope Dev’t

Greg Robinson, program director of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, said his team and Northrop Grumman are working on testing and integration towards the observatory spacecraft's launch in March 2021, Space News reported Tuesday. The activities, including optics and instrument integration, took place at Northrop Grumman's facility in Southern California.

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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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NASA Sets Date for Northrop’s Next ISS Resupply Mission

NASA has scheduled Northrop Grumman's 12th International Space Station commercial resupply launch for Nov. 2. The company will launch a Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard an Antares rocket from NASA's Virginia-based Wallops Flight Facility, the space agency said Wednesday.

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