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Lockheed Completes Launch Environment Tests on Air Force AEHF-5 Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 23, 2018 — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite has completed a series of launch environment tests in preparation for its delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2019, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday it performed a 39-day thermal vacuum …

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Iridium Preps 5 ‘NEXT’ Satellites for May 19 Launch From Vandenberg AFB

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 27, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has delivered the sixth batch of Iridium NEXT satellites to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for their launch on May 19, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the five satellites will undergo pre-launch processing procedures, including fueling, …

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General Atomics Unit Concludes Pre-Flight Tests on Orbital Test Bed Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2018 — A business unit of General Atomics has completed tests on the Orbital Test Bed satellite platform ahead of its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to perform on-orbit demonstrations of various hosted technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems conducted full-system pre-flight tests …

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Leidos Gets $117M FAA GEO 7 Satellite Development Task Order

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential 14-year, $117 million task order to build a seventh-generation geostationary Earth orbit satellite in support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wide Area Augmentation System. WAAS works to augment the GPS Standard Positioning Service to ensure the safety of flight operations, the company said …

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5th Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch Under Processing at Vandenberg AFB; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 19, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has completed the delivery of 10 satellites that will be part of the Iridium NEXT constellation as the company prepares for the fifth batch’s launch aboard a SpaceX rocket on March 29, ExecutiveBiz reported. The satellites are undergoing processing …

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Northrop to Provide Satellite Navigation System Under SSL Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 5, 2018 — SSL has tasked Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to supply the Scalable Space Inertial Reference Unit through a contract in support of commercial, government and civilian space operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Northrop said Thursday the Scalable SIRU is a navigation system that will work to facilitate stabilization of …

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Air Force Begins GPS III Phase 2 Production Contract Solicitation

The U.S. Air Force has issued a request for proposals for the second phase of a program that seeks to procure 22 GPS III satellites. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the service will award a fixed-price-incentive contract to build the GPS III space vehicles and expects production work to …

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Northrop Subsidiary Completes Critical Design Review of Radar Satellite Mesh Reflector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 31, 2018 — A Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) subsidiary has concluded the critical design review of a radar antenna reflector for an imaging satellite that will perform joint NASA and Indian space research organization missions in the future, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Astro Aerospace checked the design of the AstroMesh …

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Hughes’ Rick Lober: Commercial Satellite Procurement to Guide DoD Space Acquisition

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 19, 2018 — Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Network Systems‘ defense and intelligence systems unit, has said the procurement principles for commercial satellite technologies will serve to guide the Defense Department in its acquisition of space hardware, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 4. He wrote in a piece …

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Kratos Lands Delivery Order for Military Satellite Operations Support; Phil Carrai Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 19, 2018 — Phil Carrai, president of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions‘ technology and training division, has said a recently awarded U.S. Air Force delivery order to the company will facilitate integrated technical services for military satellite operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 5. The company said Jan. …

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