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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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NASA Preps Launch of Lockheed-Built Spacecraft for Mars Interior Study

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2018 — A Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) spacecraft is scheduled for launch in May to support a NASA mission that aims to study Mars’ seismic activity and interior components, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Tuesday the InSight lander will lift off on May 5 …

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ULA Launches Orbital ATK-Built Satellites for Air Force Mission; Chris Long Comments

An experimental satellite that Orbital ATK built for the U.S. Air Force took off Saturday aboard United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orbital ATK said Sunday the ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Experiment satellite that launched as part of the Air Force Space …

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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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Boeing Lands USAF Contract Modification for Minuteman Instrumentation Support Kits

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 14, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will supply mod 7 wafer instrumentation support kits for a test flight program on the U.S. Air Force‘s Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile under a $40.6 million contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday the support kits will be used for a …

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Latest Iridium NEXT Satellite Launch Set for Dec. 22; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 4, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) anticipates the Dec. 22 launch of the next batch of Iridium NEXT satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket after SpaceX signaled the start of payload processing, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The fourth batch of 10 satellites will launch from Vandenberg Air …

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Iridium Announces Q3 2017 Govt Services Revenue, Subscribers; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) recorded $22 million in government service revenue with 95,000 government subscribers during the third quarter of 2017. Iridium said Thursday government data and voice subscribers rose 14 percent to 40,000 during the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with the same period last year. The McLean, …

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NASA Taps ULA for Potential $154M Landsat 9 Launch Services Contract

United Launch Alliance has secured a potential $153.8 million contract from NASA to provide launch support services for the Landsat 9 satellite. NASA said Friday it expects Landsat 9 to take off aboard the Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture’s Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg …

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SpaceX Lands $97M NASA Contract for Ocean Topography Mission Launch Services

SpaceX has secured a $97 million contract from NASA to launch a satellite that will work to continue a long-term effort to measure the height of the global sea surface. NASA said Friday it expects the Sentinel-6A spacecraft to lift off by November 2020 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 …

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ASRC Federal Lands Potential $319M Award for NASA KSC Infrastructure, Application & Comm Services

ASRC Federal‘s data solutions business has secured a potential five-year, $319 million to support infrastructure, applications and communication functions at NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA said Wednesday the company will also provide products and services to KSC as well as other NASA facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station …

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