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3rd Lockheed-Developed Missile Warning Satellite Cleared for Launch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 8, 2016 — The U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center has approved the launch of the third Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Space Based Infrared System missile-warning satellite, Executive Gov reported Wednesday. Space News reported Tuesday the military service also cleared an update for the satellite’s ground control system …

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Iridium Sets Dec. 16 Launch for Initial NEXT Satellites; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 6, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has set a Dec. 16 launch date for the first batch of the company’s next-generation communication satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Ten initial NEXT satellites will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California into low-earth orbit via SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket, Iridium said …

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SSL Awarded $127M NASA Robotic Refueling Spacecraft Support Contract

Space Systems Loral has been awarded a potential five-year, $127 million firm-fixed-price contract to support the development, deployment and operation of a robotic space vehicle for NASA’s in-orbit satellite servicing mission. SSL will provide spacecraft bus, critical hardware and associated services for the Restore-L  refueling mission under the contract, NASA said Tuesday. The agency aims …

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Iridium, Boeing Restructure Satellite Operations, Maintenance Partnership; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 1, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) is set to hire the majority of the Boeing (NYSE: BA) team that provides operations and maintenance services for the former’s satellites as part of a relationship restructure between the two companies, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The firms will also signed a …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Falcon 9 Stage 1 Booster Delivered to California

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 29, 2016 — Matt Desch, Iridium (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO, announced in a Twitter post Nov. 21 that the stage 1 booster of SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket has been delivered to California to support the launch of 10 Iridium satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Ars Technica reported Nov. 21 SpaceX …

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DigitalGlobe Deploys Lockheed-Made WorldView-4 Imaging Satellite; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2016 — DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has launched its new Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) commercial imaging satellite onboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The WorldView-4 satellite will work to increase the number of images in DigitalGlobe’s commercial satellite …

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Harris’ Antenna Reflectors Unveiled Onboard Navy MUOS-5 Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 10, 2016 — Two Harris-built (NYSE: HRS) unfurlable mesh antenna reflectors are part of the U.S. Navy‘s fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite and have been deployed Oct. 30, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Harris said Tuesday it provides a 45-foot and an 18-foot antenna per satellite on the MUOS …

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ULA Schedules DigitalGlobe WorldView-4 Satellite Flight for Nov. 11

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 4, 2016 — United Launch Alliance has scheduled the launch of DigitalGlobe‘s (NYSE: DGI) WorldView-4 commercial imaging satellite onboard its Atlas V 401 configuration rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base on Nov.11, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) WorldView 4 is designed to provide high-resolution images of …

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Harris, Capstone Vet Richard White Joins Space Systems Loral as US Govt Lead

Richard White, a 31-year veteran from Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) and former CEO of government services contractor Capstone Corp., has joined spacecraft system and satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral to lead SSL’s U.S. government business as a senior vice president. Palo Alto, Calif.-based SSL said Thursday White will be based out of …

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Orbital ATK, Airbus to Build Eutelsat Satellite to Serve Europe, North Africa

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 12, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and Airbus will build a new satellite for Eutelsat Communications that will eventually serve European and North African video markets, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Eutelsat said Tuesday Orbital ATK will produce the platform for the future EUTELSAT 5 West B satellite while Airbus’ …

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