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NASA Taps Eight Companies to Study Space Comms for Scientific, Economic Benefits

NASA has awarded eight U.S. firms a total of $4M to investigate concepts that will aid existing and future space transmission systems. The goal of their five-month research period is to gain data that will assist near-Earth missions that are scheduled to begin in the mid-2020s. The agency said Thursday …

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Kratos, Partners to Create Proof of Concept for Roaming Government Satcom

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 19, 2018 — A subsidiary of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) will develop a proof of concept and demonstrate a prototype government network operating center in efforts to build on the capacity, resiliency and responsiveness of wideband satellite communications for the U.S. government, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. …

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Satellite Industry Vet Samer Halawi to Join Intelsat as Chief Commercial Officer

Samer Halawi, formerly chief commercial officer of satellite communications firm OneWeb, has been appointed to a similar role at Intelsat (NYSE:I) in a move slated to take effect Jan. 9. Intelsat said Wednesday Halawi’s appointment comes as the company aims to accelerate the commercialization of its EpicNG satellite fleet and the launch of new managed service offerings. The …

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Orbital ATK Gets Partial FCC Clearance for In-Orbit Servicing of Intelsat Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 14, 2017 — A subsidiary of Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has received clearance to deploy its Mission Extension Vehicle-1 spacecraft to perform some in-orbit servicing operations on an Intelsat satellite, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. SpaceNews reported Tuesday the Federal Communications Commission approved the first part of Space Logistics‘ request to …

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General Atomics, Intelsat Test Reaper UAS Beam Switching on EpicNG Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 17, 2017 — General Atomics has collaborated with a subsidiary of Intelsat (NYSE: I) to test the beam switching capability of a Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system connected to the Intelsat 29e satellite, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Intelsat General said Wednesday the test worked to demonstrate the first in-flight …

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Orbital ATK Begins Assembly of Satellite Servicing Vehicle for 2018 Launch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 13, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has moved forward to the assembly of a satellite servicing vehicle after receiving delivery of payload and platform components as the company aims to launch the mission in late 2018, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 will work …

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Intelsat Buys Equity Stake in Kymeta; Stephen Spengler Joins Antenna Manufacturer’s Board

Intelsat has purchased an equity stake in satellite communications antenna manufacturer Kymeta following joint efforts to develop the Kalo satellite services and mTenna antenna technology. The satellite operator said Tuesday the transaction comes with the appointment of Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler into Kymeta’s board of directors. “The demand for fast, reliable broadband connectivity requires innovation …

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September 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Post-Fed Rate Decision Gains, KBR Joins GCI After Govt Services Acquisitions

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose for a second straight session Thursday to extend gains on the Federal Reserve‘s Wednesday decision to leave interest rates unchanged on a mix of contributions from large defense platform makers and services-oriented contractors. Thursday also represented the GovCon Index’s first day of activity with KBR (NYSE: KBR) …

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September 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Returns Above 80 After Fed Holds on Rate Hike & Signals December Move

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index added 1 percent Wednesday to record its best session in two months and close above 80 points for the first time since Sept. 12 with 29 out of 30 stocks in positive after the Federal Reserve left benchmark interest rates unchanged and signaled a potential move in …

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