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SSL’s Robert Zitz Moderates Panel on Next-Gen Satellites at GEOINT 2017 Symposium

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 8, 2017 — Robert Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer of Space Systems Loral‘s government systems business, has participated at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium as moderator of a panel discussion on next-generation satellites, GovCon Executive reported Monday. The company said June 1 it was also set to …

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Harris Ship-Tracking Receivers Hosted on Iridium Next Satellites Now Operational

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 7, 2017 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) has started the operations of four maritime vessel tracking receivers that are hosted on the Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) satellites launched in January, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Iridium Next-hosted payloads work to track an estimated 250,000 ships around the world and provide Automatic …

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ANSER Subsidiary Enters Cooperative Deal with AFRL-Sponsored Consortium

Advanced Technology International, an Analytical Services (ANSER) subsidiary, has inked a cooperative deal with a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory-sponsored consortium which created a collaborative contract vehicle worth a potential $333 million. ANSER said Thursday the Metals Affordability Initiative was established to consolidate resources within the government and industry in a push …

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2nd ‘Iridium Next’ Launch Scheduled on June 25; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 30, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) anticipates the launch of the second 10-unit batch of Iridium Next satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on June 25 — four days ahead of the original schedule, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. SpaceX notified Iridium of the earlier range availability …

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Boeing-Built SES Satellite to Help Augment GPS Services, Support In-Flight Connectivity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 22, 2017 — A Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) SES satellite has launched to space carrying a Wide Area Augmentation System-hosted payload that will work to build on the global positioning system in support of the Federal Aviation Administration, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. SES said Thursday the SES-15 hybrid satellite is …

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Matt Desch: First Iridium Next Satellites Complete Commissioning

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 3, 2017 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has unveiled that eight of the Iridium Next satellites that launched in January have started data and voice transmissions by mid-April, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. “We completed the commissioning of these Iridium Next satellites about one week …

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Orbital ATK Builds Propulsion, Other Hardware for Rockets to Carry Large Payloads

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 5, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has begun work to produce hardware for large and intermediate-class space launch vehicles as part of a U.S. Air Force effort to develop rockets that could carry sizable payloads to space, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday it completed design …

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Serco to Manage Operations of 4 European Meteorological Satellites

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 20, 2017 — Serco will provide operations management services to the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites under a potential nine-year contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said March 13 it will oversee the operations of four EUMETSAT geostationary meteorological satellites and the associated mission control center, ground …

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SpaceX Wins Potential $97M GPS III Satellite Launch Service Contract

SpaceX has won a potential two-year, $96.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to help the service branch send a GPS III satellite into orbit. The Defense Department said Tuesday that SpaceX will conduct satellite launch vehicle production, launch operations, mission integration, mission and spaceflight worthiness efforts under the firm-fixed-price contract. DoD noted …

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Hughes’ Rick Lober: Backlog in Launch Schedule for Military Comms Satellites Eases

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 14, 2017 — Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of defense and intelligence systems at Hughes Network Systems, has said commercial satellite operators have expressed some concern over the schedule backlog in the launch of military communications satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. National Defense Magazine reported …

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