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Orbital ATK-Built Multimission Satellite Preps for Launch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2018 — The Orbital ATK-built (NYSE: OA) GovSat-1 multimission satellite has been shipped to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in preparation for its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at the end of the month, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. GovSat said Thursday the satellite will work to support a …

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SSL’s In-Orbit Servicing Spacecraft Completes NASA Design Review; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 8, 2018 — An SSL-built spacecraft developed for NASA‘s in-orbit satellite servicing effort has completed the space agency’s mission preliminary design review that would advance the program to the Key Decision Point C phase, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 21. The Maxar Technologies business unit said Dec. 20 it collaborated with NASA Goddard Space Flight …

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Lockheed Integrates Harris-Built Navigation Payload With 4th GPS III Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 19, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the integration of a satellite navigation payload that Harris (NYSE: HRS) built for the U.S. Air Force‘s fourth GPS III space vehicle, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Harris said Friday it will deliver four more payloads in 2018 out of …

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General Atomics Unit to Support Army Satcom System Under Consortium Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 12, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit will collaborate with Advanced Technology International to provide support for a U.S. Army satellite system designed to facilitate communications and data capture capabilities, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. General Atomics said Friday its electromagnetic systems business will perform work under the Defense Department Ordnance …

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Boeing Exec Craig Cooning Joins Board of Directors at BridgeSat

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 30, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) veteran Craig Cooning has been named a board member at satellite communications technology firm BridgeSat amid the latter’s effort to develop an advanced optical communications network, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. BridgeSat said Tuesday the addition of Cooning to the board of directors comes as …

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ArchIntel to Provide Tailored Business Intelligence to a Leading Satellite Communications Provider

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 22, 2017 – ArchIntel, a provider of concise actionable intelligence to business leaders today announced that it will provide the entire suite of ArchIntel business information services to a leading satellite communications technology innovator and services provider. ArchIntel will be providing the customer with daily intelligence briefings covering …

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SSL’s Rob Zitz: Maxar Turns to ‘Persistent’ ISR With Eye Toward US Gov’t Customers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 1, 2017 — Rob Zitz, chief strategy officer of Space Systems Loral‘s government systems unit, has said the new company that resulted from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates‘ acquisition of DigitalGlobe will leverage intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance offerings in its push toward the U.S. government market, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Via …

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NASA Taps ULA for Potential $154M Landsat 9 Launch Services Contract

United Launch Alliance has secured a potential $153.8 million contract from NASA to provide launch support services for the Landsat 9 satellite. NASA said Friday it expects Landsat 9 to take off aboard the Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture’s Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg …

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Lockheed Begins Construction of $350M Satellite Factory in Colorado; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 5, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has begun the construction of a future 266,000-square-foot satellite manufacturing facility in Colorado in efforts to address upcoming production requirements, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Denver Business Journal reported Thursday that Lockheed’s space systems business led the groundbreaking ceremony for the …

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Harris, exactEarth Plan 5 More Satellites for Maritime Asset-Tracking Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 31, 2017 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) has partnered with exactEarth to add five new automatic identification system satellites to the latter’s constellation that will work to support real-time ship tracking operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The additional satellites will bring the AIS constellation to nine units in service as …

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