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Derek Tournear: Space Development Agency Plans Satellite Procurement for LEO Mesh Network


Space Development Agency Director Derek Tournear has said that SDA wants to begin the process of awarding contracts in August to procure communications and tracking satellites that will support its planned mesh network in low-Earth orbit, National Defense magazine reported Thursday.

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Satellite Operator ABS Hires 35-Year Boeing Vet Jim Simpson as CEO

Jim Simpson, a 35-year veteran of Boeing (NYSE: BA), has been named CEO of communications satellite operator ABS. ABS said Thursday Simpson will lead the company’s management team in efforts to create value for shareholders and strengthen business relationships with customers and vendors. “I look forward to leading our efforts to further strengthen and …

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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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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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Boeing-Built Intelsat 29e Satellite Launches to Space

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 29, 2016 — The Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) Intelsat 29e communications satellite launched into space Wednesday to serve government and enterprise users in Latin America, North America and the north Atlantic region, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Intelsat (NYSE: I) said Wednesday the satellite is the first of its EpicNG constellation, which will …

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