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Iridium CEO Matt Desch: Personal Mobile Connectivity a Top Trend in Satcom Market

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 5, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the satellite communications industry has seen the “bring your own device” movement become one of the top trends in the sector, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Desch, a four-time Wash100 recipient, said in an interview …

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L3 Buys Applied Defense Solutions in Space Capability Expansion Push; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has purchased Columbia, Md.-based aerospace engineering and space situational awareness services provider Applied Defense Solutions for approximately $50 million in a move to build up its space mission capabilities. L3 said Monday it will operate the newly acquired firm as L3 ADS to provide space exploration, space systems mission …

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SpaceX Wins $130M Air Force Launch Services Contract; Gwynne Shotwell Comments

SpaceX has received a potential two-year, $130 million contract to bring into orbit a U.S. Air Force satellite. The firm-fixed-price contract covers launch vehicle manufacturing, spaceflight worthiness activities, integration and launch operations support for the Air Force Space Command-52 satellite, the Defense Department said Thursday. The service’s space and missile …

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Inmarsat to Collaborate With Greek Space Agency for Technology R&D

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 8, 2018 — Inmarsat has signed an agreement with the space agency of Greece to collaborate on technology research and development as well as information-sharing efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday its partnership with the Hellenic Space Agency covers the development of technologies for …

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Lockheed Completes Launch Environment Tests on Air Force AEHF-5 Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 23, 2018 — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite has completed a series of launch environment tests in preparation for its delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2019, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday it performed a 39-day thermal vacuum …

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Iridium Preps 5 ‘NEXT’ Satellites for May 19 Launch From Vandenberg AFB

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 27, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has delivered the sixth batch of Iridium NEXT satellites to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for their launch on May 19, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the five satellites will undergo pre-launch processing procedures, including fueling, …

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General Atomics Unit Concludes Pre-Flight Tests on Orbital Test Bed Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2018 — A business unit of General Atomics has completed tests on the Orbital Test Bed satellite platform ahead of its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to perform on-orbit demonstrations of various hosted technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems conducted full-system pre-flight tests …

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Leidos Gets $117M FAA GEO 7 Satellite Development Task Order

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential 14-year, $117 million task order to build a seventh-generation geostationary Earth orbit satellite in support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wide Area Augmentation System. WAAS works to augment the GPS Standard Positioning Service to ensure the safety of flight operations, the company said …

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5th Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch Under Processing at Vandenberg AFB; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 19, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has completed the delivery of 10 satellites that will be part of the Iridium NEXT constellation as the company prepares for the fifth batch’s launch aboard a SpaceX rocket on March 29, ExecutiveBiz reported. The satellites are undergoing processing …

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Northrop to Provide Satellite Navigation System Under SSL Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 5, 2018 — SSL has tasked Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to supply the Scalable Space Inertial Reference Unit through a contract in support of commercial, government and civilian space operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Northrop said Thursday the Scalable SIRU is a navigation system that will work to facilitate stabilization of …

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