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2010-06-17 11:37:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a seven-year contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center for the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS) project. The company will modernize the ground system and network for NASA's Tracking Data and Relay Satellite (TDRS) constellation. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity...

2010-06-16 07:29:28

NASA has awarded the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment project contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems of Scottsdale, Ariz. The cost-plus-award fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a total potential value of approximately $642.2 million, including options. The period of performance is from June 21, 2010 through June 20, 2017. The Space Network Ground Segment is part of NASA's Space Network. The agency's Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) comprise the space...

2010-02-22 15:42:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) K-L program completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) and Production Readiness Review (PRR) in El Segundo, Calif. on Feb. 19. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The CDR and PRR bridge the design and manufacturing stages of the TDRS program. With the successful completion of this review, Boeing Space Intelligence Systems will proceed with assembly of the K and L...

2009-12-02 07:25:00

RICHLAND, Wash., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohr and Associates, a supplier of electronic test and measurement instrumentation, announced it has won a contract award from the U.S. Navy to supply high-resolution metallic Time-Domain Reflectometer (TDR) cable testers with companion TDR waveform analysis software. The $7.42 million contract has a Best Estimated Quantity (BEQ) of 500 units over a five-year period. The Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP), the primary equipment purchasing agent...

2009-10-14 11:20:00

GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a rocky start and then a stellar 26-year performance, NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite - 1 (TDRS-1) is scheduled for decommissioning on October 28. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Communications equipment that links TDRS-1 to the ground has failed and without this capability it can no longer relay science data and spacecraft telemetry to ground stations located at the White Sands Complex...

2009-07-22 10:35:00

GREENBELT, Md., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's desire to provide outstanding communications support for the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope, and other unmanned spacecraft moved closer to this goal in July when agency officials approved critical elements for the next generation of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, TDRS K and TDRS L. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Christopher Scolese, NASA's Associate Administrator,...

2009-07-07 08:25:00

COLUMBIA, Md., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISYS), today announced that RT Logic, a wholly-owned subsidiary, has delivered and made operational its products supporting the South Pole Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) Relay II Project (SPTR II). Under a contract awarded by LJT & Associates, Inc. (LJT, Inc.), for SPTR II, RT Logic supplied several products including its Telemetrix 1200HDR (T1200HDR) high data rate modem, the Telemetrix...

2009-06-24 15:15:00

FAIRFAX, Va., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is providing the communications link for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission launched on June 18, 2009. The mission will use General Dynamics-made transceivers to communicate with ground control as it maps and studies the lunar environment. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). LRO will fly to the moon atop an Atlas V rocket...

2009-04-06 07:03:00

RICHLAND, Wash., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohr and Associates today introduced software upgrades for their CT100 Series Time-Domain Reflectometer (TDR) cable testers and bundled CT Viewer(TM) TDR analysis software that add real-time Internet streaming and remote control for leverage of remote engineering expertise. The upgrades also allow CT Viewer to remotely capture TDR data in an AVI video file at more than 250 waveforms per second for later analysis of transient impedances. Real-Time...

2009-03-31 15:15:00

EL SEGUNDO, CA, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - COM DEV USA, LLC, a subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), today announced that it has been awarded a contract by The Boeing Company to supply passive microwave components for the next generation of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS). The design and production work will be performed at the Company's manufacturing facility in El Segundo, Calif. The full contract is valued in excess of US$20 million, including an...


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2012-05-12 09:26:09

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 13, 1995 at 9:41 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 22 at 8:02 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 143 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles and an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 3.7 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes, and 5 seconds. The primary objective of the mission was accomplished when the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-G was deployed from the orbiter payload bay about six hours after...

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2012-03-24 09:31:31

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on March 13, 1989 at 9:67 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on March 18 at 6:35 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 80 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2 million miles. The mission lasted 4 days, 23 hours, 38 minutes, and 50 seconds. The crew photographed Earth with a handheld IMAX camera. The launch manifested for February 18 was reassessed for a late February/early March launch to...

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2012-03-03 12:37:51

The first flight of space shuttle Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 4, 1983 at 1:30 PM (EST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on April 9, 1983 at 10:53 AM (PST). Challenger orbited 81 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. Mission duration was 5 days, 0 hours, 23 minutes, and 42 seconds. The launch was originally set for January 20 and was delayed by a hydrogen leak into the engine compartment...

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