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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Legacy LEO Satellites to Complete Deorbiting in Q1 2019 Amid Transition to NEXT

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company’s first-generation low-Earth-orbit communications satellites are scheduled to finish the deorbiting process within the first quarter of 2019, with 41 of 66 units in the constellation already removed, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 13. …

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SSL to Produce Antenna Subsystem Prototypes for USAF Tactical Satcom; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 28, 2018 — SSL will build antenna subsystems to help the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center ensure secured tactical satellite communications under a deal with the Space Enterprise Consortium, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 17. Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Aug. 16 its SSL subsidiary will leverage …

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Globecomm’s Dwight Hunsicker: Satellite Network Tech to Support Gov’t Broadband Connectivity Demand

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 31, 2018 — Dwight Hunsicker, executive vice president and general manager of government solutions at Globecomm Systems, has said U.S. government agencies can utilize satellite network technologies to deliver secure and resilient broadband connectivity for deployed personnel, ExecutiveBiz reported July 17. Hunsicker wrote in a Milsat Magazine …

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Inmarsat Provides Satcom Connectivity for General Atomics RPA Trans-Atlantic Flight Test

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 16, 2018 — An Inmarsat Government L-band satellite communications system has helped General Atomics’ aeronautical systems division control an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft on its first flight across the Atlantic, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The SwiftBroadband system, which uses the I-4 satellite network to provide worldwide connectivity, was used in …

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Report: EchoStar Calls for Talks With Inmarsat Board Over $3.2B Takeover Offer

Colorado-based EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) called on Inmarsat to initiate discussions with shareholders about its $3.2 billion takeover offer and that it would pursue the bid if given a deadline extension, Reuters reported Friday. EchoStar has until Friday, July 6, to decide whether to present a firm offer for Inmarsat or drop the …

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Inmarsat Government’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Funding, Leadership Support Needed to Leverage Comsatcom for National Security

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 3, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has urged the administration to support appropriations focused on an integrated satellite communications infrastructure that utilizes commercial technologies in line with national security goals, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in …

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Report: EchoStar Reveals 3% Equity Stake in Inmarsat

Colorado-based EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) disclosed in a stock exchange filing that it has secured a 3 percent equity stake in U.K.-based Inmarsat valued at approximately $108.9 million and a 10.4 percent position in the latter’s convertible bonds worth $67.4 million, Reuters reported Friday. EchoStar needs to decide by July 6 whether …

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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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Private Equity Firms Buy Space Tech Maker LinQuest

CoVant Management and Madison Dearborn Partners have purchased Los Angeles-based space systems technology platforms provider LinQuest for an undisclosed sum. LinQuest CEO Leon Biederman will continue to oversee the company and maintain “a significant minority ownership position” in the firm along with other members of the management team, CoVant said Tuesday. Biederman …

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Inmarsat L-Band Satcom Service Gets MSUA Mobility Innovation Award

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 16, 2018 — Inmarsat‘s L-band Tactical Satellite service has been named the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” under the Mobile Satellite Users Association’s 2018 Mobility Innovation Awards, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday this is its third straight year to secure an MSUA Mobility Innovation Award following recognition for …

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