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Northrop Grumman Subsidiary Completes Initial Design Review on AstroMesh Reflector

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 18, 2016 — A subsidiary of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has concluded preliminary design review on the AstroMesh radar antenna reflector for a joint satellite program between NASA and India’s space research organization, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Northrop said Tuesday Astro Aerospace conducted the review to move the program forward to detailed …

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Lockheed to Deploy Lunar Imaging CubeSat With 2018 NASA Orion Mission

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 10, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will launch a CubeSat lunar research satellite with Orion‘s Exploration Mission-1 in 2018 under a contract with NASA, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the SkyFire miniature satellite will be equipped with an infrared camera and work to capture images of …

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Lockheed Ships ‘Space Based Infrared System’ GEO 3 Satellite for Launch Prep

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 9, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered the latest Space Based Infrared System satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in preparation for its launch in October, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas …

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Intelligent Decisions Sells US Army Comms, Transmission Systems Assets to Tribalco; Michele Friedman Comments

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Intelligent Decisions has sold the company’s U.S. Army communications and transmission systems business assets to Bethesda, Maryland-based government services contractor Tribalco after the Army Contracting Command approved the transaction. Tribalco said Friday the deal includes ID’s position as one of 12 awardees on a potential $4.1 billion U.S. Army contract vehicle awarded in September 2013 for …

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Leanne Caret: Boeing Considers ‘Bolt-On’ Acquisitions in Services Sector

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An official with Boeing (NYSE: BA) said the company plans to make smaller bolt-on acquisitions in the services sector in an effort to increase revenue of the firm’s defense, space and security business, Bloomberg reported Monday. Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, said Boeing plans to …

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Iridium Preps Launch of 1st NEXT Satellites Batch in September; Matt Desch Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 17, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has scheduled the launch of the first batch of Iridium NEXT satellites on September 12 following completion of assembly, integration and testing activities, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday contractors Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and Thales Alenia Space …

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ViaSat Secures Potential $73M DISA Contract for Ku-Band/Ka-Band Communications Services

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The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded a potential $73.2 million contract to Carlsbad, California-based company ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) to provide Ku-band and Ka-band communications for the agency’s senior leaders and support staff. The Defense Department said Wednesday the contract covers ViaSat subscription-based services for personnel travelling aboard an aircraft. The …

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Airbus Awarded $127M German Armed Forces Satellite Comms Contract; Evert Dudok Comments

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Airbus‘ defense and space business has received an estimated $127 million contract to provide commercial satellite communication services to the German armed forces through 2023. The German armed forces will use C- and Ku-band transponders for voice and data applications in Germany, between main overseas bases and for Navy vessels, …

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Iridium Offers Satellite-Based Alternative to GPS Service; Matt Desch Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 25, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has unveiled a new technology offering that works to support satellite-based positioning, navigation and timing services in environments without GPS coverage, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the Satellite Time and Location service is delivered through its partnership with Satelles to serve as an …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch Seeks Satellite System for Real-Time Flight Info Broadcasts

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2016 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said that a satellite system that works to track an aircraft’s GPS transponder can be an alternative way to support real-time flight information monitoring, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2016, told …

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