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Iridium’s Matt Desch Seeks Satellite System for Real-Time Flight Info Broadcasts

Matt Desch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2016 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said that a satellite system that works to track an aircraft’s GPS transponder can be an alternative way to support real-time flight information monitoring, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2016, told …

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Air Force Picks Boeing, Northrop for GPS Satellite Digital Waveform Generator Support

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 19, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide digital signal generation technology to the U.S. Air Force under separate contracts in support of the Orbit Reprogrammable Digital Waveform Generator program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Monday Boeing received a $16.2 million …

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Air Force Taps Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop for GPS III Phase 1 Readiness Assessment Contracts

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 9, 2016 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) potential $6 million contracts to conduct feasibility studies on the production readiness of future GPS III satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los …

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Matt Desch: 1st-Gen Iridium NEXT Constellation in Good Health, New Satellites Launch in July

Matt Desch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) will proceed with the planned July launch of the first 10 satellites in its second-generation Iridium NEXT constellation, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Space News reported Friday that the initial launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be followed by six other …

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DigitalGlobe Enters Tentative Deal With Int’l Defense Client for WorldView-4 Capacity

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 29, 2016 — DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has secured a letter of intent to provide an international defense and intelligence agency direct access to WorldView-4 satellite imagery in support of the customer’s regional security programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the tentative agreement covers three years of …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Satcom-as-a-Service to Meet Nat’l Security Needs

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 29, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for U.S. government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said military and commercial integration of satellite systems works to support unhindered warfighter access to services, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a blog entry posted Monday that integration through …

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Northrop Grumman Submits Bid for Air Force’s Follow-On GPS III Program

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 8, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has proposed a “heritage” GPS III spacecraft and prototype navigational payload as part of its bid for the U.S. Air Force‘s follow-on program on the production of future GPS III space vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the proposed spacecraft works …

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Lockheed’s Rick Ambrose: 1st GPS III Satellite to be Completed August

Rick Ambrose

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 22, 2016 — Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of space systems at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has indicated that work on the first GPS III satellite for the U.S. Air Force is scheduled to complete by August, ExecutiveBiz reported March 10. SpaceNews reported March 9 that Ambrose said in …

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Orbital ATK Records 16% Profit Bump for 2015 as Full-Year, 4Q EPS Exceed Street Outlook

Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) — one of 30 companies listed in Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index — has reported a profit increase of 16.28 percent for the full 2015 calendar year compared to 2014 and a 15.33-percent hike for the fourth quarter. Full-year profit was stated as $289.9 million, or $5.02 per share, for 2015 …

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Matt Desch: 1st Iridium NEXT Satellites to Launch in July With SpaceX Rocket

Matt Desch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 26, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has moved back the launch of the first set of Iridium NEXT satellites to July using SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket following delays in obtaining clearance from the Russian government, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The report said Iridium CEO Matt Desch told investors …

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