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SpaceX to Help NASA Launch Exoplanet Survey Satellite


Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has been selected to supply services for NASA’s nearly $87 million satellite launch mission set to take place in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey satellite is scheduled for liftoff in August 2017 on board a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle, NASA said ...

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Stephen Spengler to Become Intelsat CEO in April 2015


Stephen Spengler, formerly president and chief commercial officer at satellite services contractor Intelsat (NYSE: I), has been promoted to deputy CEO and will transition into the chief executive role on April 1, 2015. Intelsat said Thursday the move is part of a succession plan that will see current Chairman and CEO David McGlade move into the executive chairman role at ...

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Iridium Records 7% Revenue Hike for 3Q 2014, Gov’t Services Sales Up 14%


Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) has announced financial results for the third quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2014. Revenue for the McLean, Virginia-based satellite services contractor rose 7 percent to $107.5 million from the prior-year quarter and profit increased approximately 22.9 percent to $20.4 million. The company’s ...

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Robert Delorge: Raytheon Extends Work on FAA’s Dual Frequency System

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a $131 million contract to update the Federal Aviation Administration’s wide area augmentation system as the agency moves into a dual frequency system. WAAS serves as a satellite-based augmentation system for air traffic safety functions, Raytheon said Friday. “Continuing to enhance the WAAS system is an important step ...

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Steve Lynch: Navy Selects Rome Research to Operate Civilian, Military Satellite Terminals

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A PAR Technology Corp. (NYSE: PAR) subsidiary will operate and maintain the U.S. Navy’s Chesapeake, Virginia-based satellite communications facility under a five-year, $23.5 million contract. Rome Research Corp. will also support a Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Station Atlantic component, PAR Technology said Wednesday. The firm-fixed price contract contains a one-year base ...

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Hughes to Continue SATCOM Work for GSA Distance Learning Program

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Hughes Network Systems will continue to provide its satellite-based technical services for the General Services Administration’s government distance learning program, GCN reported Monday. Kathleen Hickey writes Hughes will help install and maintain a one-way video and two-way audio network for students in the U.S. and the Caribbean region to connect with ...

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Harris CapRock Orders Comtech Subsidiary’s Comm Infrastructure Tools; Fred Kornberg Comments


Harris CapRock Communications has awarded a $5.4 million order for satellite communications infrastructure tools to a Comtech Telecommunications (NASDAQ: CMTL) subsidiary. Comtech EF Data Corp. booked that initial order in its fiscal quarter ending Jan. 31 as part of a purchasing agreement for VSAT services and radio frequency products with ...

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