CAPE CANAVERAL – The maiden flight of the Next Generation commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the firms Cape Canaveral launch facility is set to soar to space on Monday afternoon, Nov. 25 on a ground breaking mission that will be most difficult ever.
The upgraded Falcon 9 booster is slated to haul the commercial SES-8 telecommunications satellite for the satellite provider SES for SpaceX’s first ever payload delivery to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).
Astrotech Corp processed this launch starting on October 2, 2013. Should be a great success and bring more business to Astrotech. Perhaps most of SpaceX's business.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I am continuing to buy stock. Thanks for keeping the price down. Others are starting to see the real value.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Perhaps a former employee, who used to own many shares, and has not worked for a year, and who may have run out of money, has sold off his shares to survive. Of course he may also need money for his lawyers for an questionable litigation action. What ever the case, there are now more large blocks of stock for sale, hence the price should rise again. Astrotech Corp is getting better every day.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
You are probably short the stock, but I would not short or sell at these levels. This was a manipulted downturn, soon to reverse. See you at $1.60.
Misinformation again, I think ASTC put a bid and has a good chance
SADIF Analytics releases new summary due diligence report for Astrotech Corp (ASTC)
19.11.2013 - 09:43
Ilhavo, Portugal - SADIF Investment Analytics, announces a new summary due diligence report covering Astrotech Corp (ASTC). The report uses SADIF's powerful StockMarks™ stock rating system and contains important analysis for any current or potential Astrotech Corp investor.
Report Summary: Astrotech Corp is a below average quality company with a neutral outlook. Astrotech Corp has weak business growth and is run by passable management. The trend in Astrotech Corp fair value exchange rate against its closest rated-competitor, Orbit International Corp., has been stable over the past 2 weeks. When compared to its closest competitor, Astrotech Corp shows similar undervaluation and is equally likely to underperform the market.
The report breaks down the Total StockMark into its three components - business, management and price, performing an in-depth analysis of Astrotech Corp for long-term investors.
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1st Detect develops, manufactures and sells ultra-small mass spectrometers and related equipment. Mass spectrometers, in general, measure the mass and relative abundance of ions in a sample to create a "mass spectrum". This resulting mass spectrum is a unique fingerprint for each chemical that can be compared to a reference library of mass spectra to verify the identity of a sample. Mass spectrometers can identify chemicals with more accuracy and precision than competing instruments given their extreme sensitivity and specificity and they are a staple of almost all analytical laboratories. By leveraging technology initiated by an engagement with NASA to develop a mass spectrometer for the ISS, the Company has developed a series of instruments that are significantly smaller, lighter, faster and less expensive than competing mass spectrometers, and significantly more sensitive and accurate than other competing chemical detectors. Our efforts have resulted in a technology that can provide mass spectrometry performance in real-time or in the field.
The MMS-1000TM is a small, low power mass spectrometer designed initially for the laboratory market. The unique design of this unit enables mass spectrometric quality chemical analysis in a small package (about the size of a shoebox) that operates off less power than a typical light bulb. This allows high quality chemical analysis to be performed in locations where mass spectrometers have not been used before, such as directly on the factory floor or in the battlefield, without compromising the quality of the analysis.
The OEM-1000 s a mass spectrometer component that was developed for applications where customers need the high quality analysis provided by a mass spectrometer but in a platform that can be integrated into customer specific packages. The OEM-1000 uses the same high performance analyzer as the MMS-1000TM but is provided as an open platform for customers and development partners to integrate with their compleme
Astrotech Corp actually has a good chance of getting the contract for many reasons. Look up to one year ago message board posts, and you will see who has it now, who used to administer the contract, and why Astrotech Corp is in the running
Cape Launch Operations and Infrastructure Support (CLOIS)
This combined ~$600m 10-year contract is up for renewal in Early 2015 and the government is looking to see if there are any alternative suppliers. I think ASTC could handle this easily and I believe they put in a bid. They are great at fueling Rockets, Etc.
ASTC does this type of fueling all the time and are experts at it. And they can definitely handle the contract.
I think Astrotech Corp has a bid in on this contract. Sweet success ASTC if the current federal government people are wise and they make it happen!
I agree. Drop today was manipulated on small volume. Still smacks of a Whale acquiring a large position. They can not hide this from the public forever. Eventually Stats of stock acquisition will surface.
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND PRINCIPAL
The following table sets forth as of March 7, 2013, certain information regarding the beneficial ownership of the Company’s outstanding common stock held by (i) each person known by the Company to be a beneficial owner of more than five percent of any outstanding class of the Company’s capital stock, (ii) each of the Company’s directors, (iii) the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and two most highly compensated executive officers at the end of the Company’s last completed fiscal year, and (iv) all directors and executive officers of the Company as a group. Unless otherwise described below, each of the persons listed in the table below has sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares indicated as beneficially owned by such party.
Name and Address of Beneficial
Owners Amount and Nature
Ownership # Shares
Options ($) Total($) Percentage of
Certain Beneficial Owners
Bruce & Co., Inc. (2) 1,070,073 — 1,070,073 5.5%
Non-Employee Directors: (3)
Mark Adams 450,019 41,000 491,019 2.5%
John A. Oliva 170,000 45,000 215,000 1.1%
William F. Readdy 150,000 40,000 190,000 1.0%
Sha-Chelle Devlin Manning 135,000 — 135,000 *
Daniel T. Russler 25,000 — 25,000 *
Named Executive Officers:
Thomas B. Pickens III 3,733,746 500 3,734,246 19.2%
Carlisle Kirkpatrick — — — *
John M. Porter (4) 350,000 — 350,000 1.8%
Don M. White 85,900 51,200 137,100 *
All Directors and Named Executive Officers as
a Group (9 persons) 5,099,665 172,700 5,277,365 27.1%
Indicates beneficial ownership of less than 1% of the outstanding shares of common stock.
Includes unvested restricted stock grants.
Calculated pursuant to Rule 13d-3(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Under Rule 13d-3(d), shares not outstanding which are subject to options, warrants, rights or conversion privileges exercisable within 60 days are deemed outstanding .....
Astrotech Corp definitely has a long term business relationship with Lockheed Martin. This could lead to a joint venture with them. All these things take time.