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Ball Aerospace Wins Potential $94M Air Force Contract for Low-Earth Orbit Satellite Tech Support

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has won a potential two-year, $93.7 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide a weather system follow-on microwave technology for a low-Earth orbit satellite. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will also conduct system design and risk reduction efforts for the satellite equipped with passive microwave imaging radiometer and …

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SSL to Build LEO Satellites for DigitalGlobe’s WorldView Legion; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 10, 2017 — Space Systems Loral will build low-Earth orbit satellites for DigitalGlobe‘s (NYSE: DGI) future WorldView Legion constellation that seeks to provide Earth imaging data and geospatial intelligence, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. SSL said Thursday it will manufacture the WorldView Legion satellites at its facility in Palo Alto, California, as part …

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World’s Largest Airplane, the Stratolaunch, Rolled Out

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, with a wingspan of 385 feet, a height of 50 feet and total possible weight of 1.3 million pounds, was quietly rolled out Wednesday in the California desert. The plane is meant to carry Pegasus XL rockets designed by Orbital ATK, a Dulles-based company, that would be …

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Matt Desch: Startups’ Microsatellites Plans Present Innovation Possibilities, Challenges for Industry

TYSONS CORNER, VA March 30, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch said recent startups’ plans to build constellations of microsatellites to expand global Internet connectivity present both “interesting innovation” possibilities as well as challenges to the satellite community, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. He noted that the …

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