NASA’s first economic impact report suggests that the agency generated nearly $65 billion in economic impact during fiscal year 2019, with much of that activity coming from the Artemis program to return astronauts to the moon by 2024.
The agency released the report (which covers the period between Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019) as it continues negotiations for its fiscal 2021 budget. That 2021 budget request by the Trump administration calls for a 12% increase for the agency to $25 billion, including a substantial contribution to Artemis for a planned 2024 astronaut landing on the moon. That budget has not been approved yet, as both the House and Senate continue markups of their versions of the bill. On Sept. 30, the Senate averted a government shutdown by passing a stopgap measure that will keep the government running until Dec. 11, according to The Hill.
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The new study, which you can read on NASA’s website, was conducted by the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
“In this new era of human spaceflight, NASA is contributing to economies locally and nationally, fueling growth in industries that will define the future, and supporting tens of thousands of new jobs in America,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement. “With an investment of just one-half of 1% of the federal budget, NASA generates significant total economic output annually.”
The report estimates that NASA supported more than 312,000 jobs across the U.S., including 69,000 jobs in the agency’s “moon to Mars” initiative, which includes Artemis.
ACD&B, formerly Applied Creative, has unveiled its rebrand, strengthened its team with the appointment of a creative account manager, bolstered its service offering with the addition of PR, and extended its office.
The West Yorkshire-based independent creative agency specialises in providing clients with branding, artworking, creative design and web design.
Following increased demand for its services, it has appointed Alice Moss as creative account manager.
Previously she has held roles with StormBrands, where she managed Morrisons’ The Best account, and Face Facts Research.
The agency has also partnered with Marie Lees Public Relations. Lees is working alongside managing director, Chris Parkinson and the team, to provide ACD&B’s roster of clients with PR as well as devise and implement the company’s communications and business development strategy.
Parkinson said: “Since launching the agency it has evolved and I felt we needed a brand that elevated our specialisms and commitment to providing clients with creative branding and design.
“I’m delighted to welcome Alice and Marie to the team. The agency continues to go from strength to strength with increasing demand from new and retained clients.
“Alice will support clients and the team to ensure we continue to deliver outstanding creative work.
“We’ve ambitious growth plans. Part of our strategy is to offer new opportunities to clients so I’m excited to be collaborating with Marie and to now provide PR, which perfectly complements our service offering.
“In addition, Marie will be integral in maximising awareness of ACD&B and for business development.”
ACD&B has also expanded its offices in Cleckheaton. The expansion is part of the agency’s ongoing investment and will not only accommodate its growing team, when they return to the office, but will provide a new, breakout area to inspire creativity.
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SDA Director Derek Tournear said SpaceX “came in with an extremely credible proposal” that leverages the Starlink assembly line
WASHINGTON — The Space Development Agency awarded $193.5 million to L3Harris and $149 million to SpaceX to build four satellites each to detect and track ballistic and hypersonic missiles.
The contracts announced Oct. 5 are for the first eight satellites for a potentially much larger constellation of sensor satellites the Space Development Agency is calling Tracking Layer Tranche 0.
The awards mark the first time the U.S. military has announced an order of satellites from SpaceX, which opened a factory in Seattle several years ago to produce thousands of small satellites for its Starlink broadband megaconstellation.
Both SpaceX and L3Harris are required to deliver their satellites by September 2022, Space Development Agency Director Derek Tournear told SpaceNews.
Each satellite will have a “wide field of view” overhead persistent infrared (OPIR) sensor capable of detecting and tracking advanced missile threats from low Earth orbit. The satellites will also be equipped with optical crosslinks to pass data to relay satellites.
Tournear said the winners were selected based on technical merit and ability to deliver satellites quickly.
SpaceX’s missile-tracking satellite will be based on its Starlink bus with an OPIR sensor acquired from another supplier, Tournear said. He declined to name the payload provider and SpaceX has not disclosed subcontractors for the project.
L3Harris, according to Tournear, bid a complete satellite with the bus and payload produced in-house.
The optical crosslinks in the Tracking Layer must be compatible with the optical links used in the Transport Layer satellites that Lockheed Martin and York Space Systems are building for the Space Development Agency under contracts awarded in August.
The Transport Layer is the backbone that moves data collected by the sensors to anywhere in the
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