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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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Alion Wins $89M USAF Task Order to Support Warfighting Integration Capability; Alan Dietrich Quoted

Alan Dietrich

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Alion Science and Technology a five-year, $89 million task order to provide advanced analysis and engineering, as well as research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) with technology insertion for the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC). Alion will provide RDT&E of emerging technologies, examine cross-domain and multi-domain techniques and develop innovative technical solutions

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Battelle-Cascade Partnership to Deliver Environmental Remediation Technology for Recalcitrant Contaminants

Battelle

Battelle has announced its intent to provide Cascade Environmental with a patented process for the use of encapsulated enzymes to remediate recalcitrant pollutants. Cascade Environmental will begin to explore the use of Battelle’s technology at its sites. The co-inventors of the process are Battelle researchers Kate Kucharzyk, Tony Duong and former Battelle researcher Ram Lalgudi.

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NASA Discusses Northrop Grumman’s Mission to Space Station

Commercial Space Stations

NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman’s 15th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA reported on Thursday. Northrop Grumman has projected its launch of the Cygnus spacecraft no earlier than Feb. 20, 2021.

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MITRE Names Gerald Gilbert as MITRE Fellow; Charles Clancy Quoted

MITRE

MITRE has appointed Gerald Gilbert as a MITRE Fellow to lead and grow quantum science initiatives. “Gerry’s contributions to MITRE and his field run deep – few people in the world have dedicated their lives to this level of expertise and innovation,” said Charles Clancy, chief futurist, senior vice president, and general manager, MITRE Labs. 

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Northrop Grumman, NASA Complete Last Sunshield Deployment Test for James Webb Space Telescope

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation and NASA have successfully completed the final sunshield deployment test on the James Webb Space Telescope, the company reported on Friday. The successful test will prepare the telescope for launch in 2021. “The success of this important milestone demonstrates the rigor and dedication of the Northrop Grumman and NASA team,” said Scott Willoughby.

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NASA Announces Priorities for Artemis Moon Landing; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

Space Debris

NASA has identified its science priorities for the Artemis III mission, which have been included in a recent NASA report. “This report helps outline a path forward toward the compelling science we can now contemplate doing on the lunar surface in conjunction with human explorers,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

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USRA Names Dr. Lisa Gaddis as Director of Lunar and Planetary Institute; Dr. Ghassem Asrar Quoted

Dr. Lisa Gaddis

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) today announced the appointment of Dr. Lisa Gaddis as director of Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), effective November 9th, the organization reported on Wednesday. Gaddis will join LPI with a broad range of scientific expertise, including geology and geophysics, remote sensing, planetary science, space mission planning and operations, cartography and data archiving.

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Vectrus to Support US Army Environmental Sustainability; Chuck Prow Quoted

Chuck Prow

Vectrus has begun testing procured biodegradable materials with food waste from base dining facilities in a live composting demonstration at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in support of the U.S. Army’s environmental sustainability goals. “We are excited to help lead this compost testing phase at Camp Arifjan that represents significant progress in meeting the Army's environmental sustainability goals in Kuwait,” said Chuck Prow.

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