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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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DigitalGlobe to Use Raytheon’s Automated Mission Planning Tech for WorldView-4


TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 11, 2015 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will provide its Constellation Scheduling System to DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) to support mission planning for the 2016 launch of the WorldView-4 satellite, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. CSS will work to perform automated planning and scheduling tasks for WorldView-4’s ground station to help DigitalGlobe boost …

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Matt Desch: First Iridium NEXT Satellites to Launch in April

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 13, 2015 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has moved back the launch schedule for the first two Iridium NEXT satellites in order to fix an issue discovered on the Ka-band transmit-receive modules, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Spaceflight Now reported Tuesday the satellites will launch instead in April after prime contractor Thales Alenia Space discovered …

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Harris Gets Extension for AF Satellite Control Network O&M; Wayne Lucernoni Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 12, 2015 — Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will continue to operate and maintain the U.S. Air Force‘s satellite control network as part of a $40 million contract extension, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday the contract covers support at two U.S. network control locations and at global …

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DigitalGlobe 3Q Earnings Top Wall Street Forecasts; US Gov’t Sales Up 26%


DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has reported third quarter earnings of 12 cents per share, a figure 1 cent above the consensus Wall Street estimate. The geospatial satellite services contractor posted a profit of $9.6 million compared to $900,000 and no earnings per share reported for the same quarter last year. Revenue increased …

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Orbital ATK 3Q Earnings, Revenue Top Wall Street Forecasts; Company Raises 2015 Outlook

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Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) — one of 30 companies listed on Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index — has reported third quarter earnings of $1.35 per share, 25 cents above Wall Street analyst forecasts. The Dulles, Va.-based space systems and ammunition maker also posted $1.135 billion in revenue for the quarter on strong …

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TCS Lands $223M US Army Micro Satellite Contract; Michael Bristol Comments


TeleCommunication Systems (Nasdaq: TSYS) has been awarded a $223.4 million contract to produce micro satellite very small aperture terminals for the U.S. Army. TCS said Wednesday will acquire MicroVSAT .65M and .95M terminals and 1.3M Flyaway VSAT terminals from Thales’ Tampa Microwave subsidiary and purchase baseband networking equipment from Klas Telecom. “With the continuing strong demand …

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Aerospace Corp. Gets $828M US Air Force Systems Engineering, Integration Contract Modification

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The Aerospace Corp. has received a five-year, $828,255,889 contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to engineer and integrate systems for the national space community. Aerospace will work to assess technical performance, monitor the launch vehicle and satellite processing, and validate launch readiness, the Defense Department said Friday. The contract …

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