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Lockheed Gets $512 Million Contract For HIMARS, GMLRS Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT] gained a $512 million contract to provide the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) — Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) to the Army and Marine Corps. Work on the contract will be performed at the company’s facilities in Camden, Ark., and Grand […]

Bush Budget Seeks $74 Million In Fiscal 2009 To Replace NPOESS Sensors

By Dave Ahearn President Bush will add $74 million to his fiscal 2009 budget plan to help place sensors on future satellites that were removed in 2006 from the planned National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) satellites, according to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The money will be placed […]

Bush Budget Proposal Seeks $17.6 Billion For NASA In Fiscal 2009, Up 2.9 Percent From The $17.1 Billion Appropriation In Current Fiscal 2008

Funding Plan Requests $3 Billion For Orion-Ares Spacecraft System Space Shuttle Program Would Receive $2.98 Billion, Down 8.7 Percent From The $3.3 Billion Appropriated in Current Fiscal 2008 President Bush today asked Congress to provide $17.6 billion for NASA in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2009, a 2.9 percent increase from the $17.1 billion […]

Bush Seeks $9.336 Billion For Missile Defense Agency In Fiscal 2009

Missile Defense Systems Needed As Missile Threat Increases President Bush would provide $9.336 billion for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2009, up 7.9 percent from the $8.655 billion in the current fiscal 2008, under the budget plan that Bush today sent to Congress for its review and approval. […]

Space Shuttle Atlantis Set For Liftoff At 2:45 P.M. ET Thursday At Kennedy

NASA Apparently Solves Problem With Bent Radiator Hose On Space Shuttle Special Tool Devised To Resolve Hose Woes Better late than never, at least for Space Shuttle Atlantis, which now is set to lift off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center at 2:45 p.m. ET Thursday, two months and several false starts after […]

Bush Budget Plan Provides Funding For U.S.-Israeli Missile Defense Programs

Budget Would Provide $66.3 Million For Arrow, $44.9 Million For David’s Sling President Bush would provide capabilities development funding to further U.S.-Israeli missile defense programs in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2009. U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) funding for the Arrow program would drop from $108.9 million in the current fiscal 2008 to $66.3 […]

Bush Budget Proposes $74 Million In Fiscal 2009 To Replace NPOESS Sensors Deleted In Cost Woes

Bush Also Proposes $103 Million In Fiscal 2009, Total $910 Million In Fiscal 2009-13, For Space Climate Research On Seven Future Satellites Now In Planning, Development Mikulski Provides Fiscal 2008 Funds For Ice Sheet Studies From Satellite Observations President Bush will add $74 million to his budget plan for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, […]

GAO Rejects Rocketplane Kistler Protest On Losing NASA Funding

NASA Now Likely Able to Select Another Firm For Space Transport Aid The Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied a protest by Rocketplane Kistler, which contested a NASA decision to drop potential financial backing of company efforts to develop a private commercial transport service to low Earth orbit. While NASA earlier selected Rocketplane as eligible to […]

Polish Leader Upbeat On European Missile Defense; Rep. Franks Praises Him

A key Polish leader said he expects the United States will meet Polish security concerns, as Poland considers hosting the proposed new site for the U.S. Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, a breakthrough drawing praise from Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee strategic forces subcommittee. Franks also is co-chair […]