The contracts are part of NASA's Artemis programme, which aims to send astronauts back to the moon by 2024.
The primary mission of DhabiSat is to enable students to design, implement and test software modules for Attitude Determination and Control Subsystems (ADCS).
The HALO design is based on Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft, which conducts resupply missions to the International Space Station.
HALO is one of the first two elements to form the lunar gateway which will be launched in late 2023.
The new programme will interoperate with and eventually replace the US Space Force’s advanced extremely high-frequency system.
Galaxy 30 communications satellite will replace Galaxy 14 at 125 degrees west once it is in service in early 2021.
Northrop Grumman and the Boeing Company will manufacture and assemble the C-band only satellites in Dulles, Virginia and in Los Angeles, California