Orbital ATK producing spacecraft to extend satellite lives

Dulles-based Orbital ATK announced Monday the company has made significant progress on the first commercial in-space satellite servicing system.

Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ to film seventh season in Virginia

The seventh season of “Homeland” will be filmed in central Virginia.

Washington airports’ contract workers to get a pay raise

About 4,500 workers including wheelchair attendants, baggage handlers and toll booth operators are expected to benefit. Some now earn only $7.25 an hour, the minimum wage in Virginia.

Airports Authority to market more than 500 acres at Dulles

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority plans to market more than 500 acres of land at Washington Dulles International Airport for development in a bid to increase revenue and hold down costs for airlines and passengers.

FERC green lights Dominion’s Leesburg Compressor Station expansion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given the go ahead to Dominion Transmission to expand at its Leesburg Compressor Station, the commission announced this week.

After $125K incentive package, Unanet to expand Loudoun County footprint

Unanet, which grosses nearly $20 million a year, was given a taxpayer-funded $125,000 incentive package from Loudoun County. Incentives included cash and a waiver for permit fees.

AAA: 1.3 million Virginians to travel for Thanksgiving

AAA is projecting that 1.3 million Virginians will travel 50 miles or more from home for the Thanksgiving holiday, the most travelers in Virginia since 2007.

Loudoun environmental activists call on TD Bank to halt Dakota Access pipeline funding

Leesburg environmental activists rallied in Leesburg Friday, over 1,500 miles away from North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, to protest TD Bank’s funding ties to the controversial Dakota Access pipeline.

UPDATE: Orbital ATK heads back to Wallops for space launch

Two years after a launch explosion, the Dulles-based space company Orbital ATK is returning to Virginia’s Wallops Island to send a load of supplies to the International Space Station.

Loudoun ranked third in commonwealth for tourism revenue

The U.S. Travel Association has ranked Loudoun County the third in visitor spending in the Commonwealth in 2015, according data released earlier this month by the association.