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2011-04-18 08:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thales Alenia Space has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to develop, test and support integration of payload application software for the Iridium NEXT satellites. Thales Alenia Space is the prime contractor for Iridium NEXT, the next-generation satellite constellation being designed, built and launched for Iridium Communications Inc., (Nasdaq: IRDM), of McLean, Va. Iridium NEXT is expected to begin launching in 2015, and...

2011-02-01 08:00:00

Turboprop Manufacturer To Deploy Seven Mechtronix 42/72 Maintenance Flight Simulation Training Devices Worldwide MONTREAL, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc., an MWC company, a world leading manufacturer of Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD), today announced that ATR has acquired seven Maintenance Flight Simulation Training Devices (MFSTD) - also named Virtual Procedure Trainer (VPT) by ATR - featuring all ATR current variants (72-500, 42-500, 72-200 and 42-300) to...

2010-12-10 00:00:49

Tessella to lead world class team in development of advanced models for Attitude and Orbit Control Systems (AOCS) Oxford, UK (PRWeb UK) December 8, 2010 Tessella, the international provider of science powered technology and consulting services, is pleased to announce that the European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Tessella to develop generic sets of unit simulation models that can be used by AOCS providers throughout the project lifecycle, from study simulators through to real time test...

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2010-09-16 07:20:24

On Wednesday, ESA held the first IXV Industrial Workshop. Thales Alenia Space and its main industrial partners presented the detailed design of ESA's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle. The workshop was hosted by Dassault Aviation in Saint Cloud, France. This was the first opportunity for industry to present the hardware development activities that have been undertaken to support the proposed design solutions. During the event, technical and programmatic achievements in the IXV project were...

2010-08-10 22:26:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SEAKR Engineering, Inc., a privately held company, today announced that Thales Alenia Space (TAS), the Iridium NEXT prime contractor, has awarded the communication processor for the Iridium NEXT constellation to SEAKR Engineering. The Iridium NEXT constellation will ultimately replace the existing Iridium constellation providing enhanced mobile satellite communication services worldwide, with the first Iridium NEXT satellite launches scheduled for...

2010-07-19 08:23:00

World Leading Aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Renews Its Trust in Mechtronix' FFT X(TM) Concept for New Aircraft Program FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW, United Kingdom, July 19 /PRNewswire/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc., an MWC company, a world leading manufacturer of Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD), today announced that ATR once again selected Mechtronix' novel FFT X(TM) to support the Entry Into Service (EIS) of its new ATR 42/72-600 aircraft program. The FSTD will be the first...

2010-06-02 00:33:00

MCLEAN, Va., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) today announced its comprehensive plan for funding, building and deploying its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Specifically, the Company announced the execution of a fixed price contract with Thales Alenia Space, a joint company between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%), for the design and construction of satellites for the Iridium NEXT constellation. In addition, the...

2010-03-31 06:18:40

NASA has awarded contracts to eight aerospace firms for Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III spacecraft and related services. Each contractor has one or more core spacecraft offerings available under its Rapid III contract. All fixed price indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity Rapid III contracts have a combined potential maximum value of $4 billion. The contractors selected for award of Rapid III contracts are: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp in Boulder, Colo., General Dynamics...

2009-12-22 06:00:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) said today it has acquired Alenia North America's half of Global Aeronautica, LLC, a South Carolina fuselage subassembly facility for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, and is now the sole owner of that entity. Alenia North America is a subsidiary of Italy's Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company. Operationally, Boeing will integrate the Global Aeronautica facility with the rest of Boeing's organization in North Charleston, S.C. "The...

2009-11-09 14:00:00

Nearly 100 members of the military and their families attended concert and charitable donation presentation WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday night, Finmeccanica North America hosted wounded warriors from National Naval Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort Meade and Fort Belvoir in a celebration to honor their courage and patriotism on and off the battlefield. This tribute event at the Embassy of Italy, called "Italian Belcanto in America,"...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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