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Lockheed-Northrop-Comtech Team Integrates Comms Terminal With AEHF Network

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 13, 2017 — A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Comtech Telecommunications (Nasdaq: CMTL) team has integrated and tested a new communications terminal with the Advanced Extremely High Frequency network, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The test works to check the Low Cost Terminal‘s hardware and software …

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DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Satellite Begins Operations After Testing & Calibration

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 7, 2017 — DigitalGlobe‘s (NYSE: DGI) WorldView-4 satellite has entered service after it completed in-orbit testing and calibration activities, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday WorldView-4 will work to provide customers direct access to 30-centimeter resolution images, as well as satellite tasking and archive support by the latter half of …

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Boeing Extends Sustainment Support for Air Force GPS II Constellations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 6, 2017 — The U.S. Air Force has tasked Boeing (NYSE: BA) to extend its sustainment support for the service branch’s on-orbit Global Positioning System II satellites for another five years, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it will help sustain the GPS IIA and IIF satellites as it works …

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Iridium, SpaceX Close Deal on NEXT, NASA-GFZ Satellite Rideshare; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 1, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has closed a deal with SpaceX for the simultaneous launch of the former’s NEXT communications satellites and the NASA-GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences mission’s twin satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Five Iridium NEXT satellites will be deployed with the NASA/GFZ Gravity Recovery and Climate …

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Air Force Launches Latest Lockheed-Built Missile Warning Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 24, 2017 — The U.S. Air Force has launched the third Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) missile warning satellite that will work to perform infrared surveillance and provide global situation awareness to the U.S. and its allies, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Space Based Infrared System GEO Flight 3 satellite was launched aboard …

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Iridium Eyes Satellite Launch on Jan. 14 Aboard Falcon 9; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2017 — Iridium Communications‘ (Nasdaq: IRDM) initial NEXT satellites are anticipated to launch onboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket on Jan. 14 after a change in schedule due to high winds and rain around the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch site, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The rocket will carry 10 Iridium NEXT …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch: Iridium NEXT Constellation to Offer Updated Services for Customers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 6, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has stated the company’s Iridium NEXT satellite constellation project will seek to address the future requirements of government and private customers and provide a potential alternative to GPS navigation, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. “We see it having lots of opportunities …

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Orbital ATK Eyes New Missions for Pegasus XL Rocket After 2017 NASA Launch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 30, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) is exploring new mission opportunities for its Pegasus XL air-launched rocket after the launch of NASA‘s Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite in June 2017, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Spaceflight Now reported Tuesday the company has no plans of phasing out the rocket after the completion …

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Lockheed Martin Completes Encapsulation of EchoStar XIX Broadband Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 14, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the encapsulation of the EchoStar XIX broadband satellite in anticipation of its Dec. 18 launch aboard United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V 431 rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The encapsulation required the satellite to be connected to an adapter and enclosed in a …

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DigitalGlobe Shares First Image From WorldView-4 Satellite; Lockheed’s Carl Marchetto Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 14, 2016 — DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has shared the first image captured by the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) WorldView-4 satellite that was launched in November from Vandenberg Air Force Base, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Lockheed said Monday the WorldView-4 is designed to take photos with 30-cm resolution …

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