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DigitalGlobe Enters Tentative Deal With Int’l Defense Client for WorldView-4 Capacity


TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 29, 2016 — DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has secured a letter of intent to provide an international defense and intelligence agency direct access to WorldView-4 satellite imagery in support of the customer’s regional security programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the tentative agreement covers three years of …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Satcom-as-a-Service to Meet Nat’l Security Needs

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 29, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for U.S. government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said military and commercial integration of satellite systems works to support unhindered warfighter access to services, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a blog entry posted Monday that integration through …

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Northrop Grumman Submits Bid for Air Force’s Follow-On GPS III Program

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 8, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has proposed a “heritage” GPS III spacecraft and prototype navigational payload as part of its bid for the U.S. Air Force‘s follow-on program on the production of future GPS III space vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the proposed spacecraft works …

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Lockheed’s Rick Ambrose: 1st GPS III Satellite to be Completed August

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 22, 2016 — Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of space systems at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has indicated that work on the first GPS III satellite for the U.S. Air Force is scheduled to complete by August, ExecutiveBiz reported March 10. SpaceNews reported March 9 that Ambrose said in …

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Orbital ATK Records 16% Profit Bump for 2015 as Full-Year, 4Q EPS Exceed Street Outlook

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Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) — one of 30 companies listed in Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index — has reported a profit increase of 16.28 percent for the full 2015 calendar year compared to 2014 and a 15.33-percent hike for the fourth quarter. Full-year profit was stated as $289.9 million, or $5.02 per share, for 2015 …

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Matt Desch: 1st Iridium NEXT Satellites to Launch in July With SpaceX Rocket

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 26, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has moved back the launch of the first set of Iridium NEXT satellites to July using SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket following delays in obtaining clearance from the Russian government, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The report said Iridium CEO Matt Desch told investors …

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Boeing-Lockheed JV’s Rocket Launches NRO National Security Payload

Launch of Atlas V MUOS-2, July 19, 2013 from Cape Canaveral AFS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 12, 2016 — A rocket built by the joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) carried a national security payload to space as part of the NROL-45 mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. United Launch Alliance said Wednesday an Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) RS-68A engine and Orbital ATK (NYSE: …

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Final Boeing-Built Air Force GPS IIF Satellite Launches to Space

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 9, 2016 — The 12th and final Global Positioning System IIF satellite Boeing (NYSE: BA) built for the U.S. Air Force has launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard an Atlas V rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Air Force reported Friday the launch marks the completion …

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Lockheed Martin to Build New S-Band Satellite Based on A2100

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 4, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will build a new S-band satellite based on the A2100 design for delivery to Sky Perfect JSAT Corp. in 2019, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Lockheed said Wednesday the future JCSAT-17 will be the eighth satellite that SJC ordered from Lockheed and will work to support capacity …

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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Martin-Built GPS III Satellite Concludes Thermal Vacuum Test

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 15, 2016 — Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) space systems segment, said the first GPS III satellite has completed a thermal vacuum test as part of the U.S. Air Force’s program, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Space News reported Wednesday the test works to identify …

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