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February 09, 2016 9:27 AM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Company Overview

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is a U.S. government agency that researches, develops, conducts, and tests civilian and military aerospace systems, satellites, and space probes for space exploration, research, technology, and peaceful purposes. NASA’s projects and missions include moon landings, the orbiting Skylab space station, the Voyager 2 mission, Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the manned space shuttle Columbia of 1981. National Aeronautics and Space Administration was established in 1958 and is headquartered in Washington, District Of Columbia. It has additional centers and field facilities in Moffett Field, Pasadena, and Edwards, California; Cleveland, Ohio; Green...

300 East Street S.W.

Washington, DC 20546-0001

United States

Founded in 1958





Key Executives for National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Key Developments

Hera Systems Licenses Nasa Technology for COTSAT Spacecraft

Hera Systems has signed a licensing agreement to use Nasa technology in its Spacecraft Avionics and Technologies (COTSAT) spacecraft. The licensing deal for two patent pending technologies was signed with Nasa's Ames Research Centre to use them in the development of an ultra-high resolution commercial imaging system. Under the deal, Hera will have access to Nasa's technology to develop COTSAT, a rapid-prototype, low-cost spacecraft to be used in scientific experiments and other technology demonstrations. The ultra-high resolution commercial imaging system will be able to gather the Earth's sub-metre resolution imagery. Hera is planning to launch the system in 2017. The company is also planning to demonstrate and test three advanced payloads of the system in 2017. The deal allows Hera to have unlimited access to Nasa's COTSAT source code related to two pending patents, including modular spacecraft software architecture and low-burden star tracker. The company is already using COTSAT technology, research and components.

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Presents at 11th Annual Livingston Conference, Dec-07-2015 03:00 PM

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Presents at 11th Annual Livingston Conference, Dec-07-2015 03:00 PM. Venue: Loeb & Loeb, 345 Park Avenue, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Jason Derleth.

NASA to Layoff 200 Workers

Nearly 200 workers at NASAs Michoud Assembly Facility in eastern New Orleans will lose their jobs in January after the maintenance contract for the facility changes hands. It is not yet clear how many jobs the new contractor will keep. Jacobs Technology, the company that now maintains and operates Michoud, notified state workforce officials that it failed to win renewal of its contract with NASA and will eliminate 195 jobs. The layoffs are effective January 31, when the company's contract ends. Syncom Space Services, based in Arlington, Va., will take over management of the facility.

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