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2012-03-14 09:22:59

Aerospace and defense plane builder Boeing announced Tuesday that it won a contract to manufacture four “all-electric” satellites -- a technological breakthrough that the Seattle, Washington-based company said would help cut costs in the competitive satellite industry. Boeing, investing a lot of time and money into its 702SP satellite over the past two years, said the new satellites will be a smaller version of that one. The contract will boost the company℠s commercial...

2010-08-06 01:30:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that it has received a contract from Inmarsat to build three Ka-band satellites to add to Inmarsat's current mobile satellite services fleet. Financial details were not disclosed. The fixed-price contract, with options, calls for three 702HP commercial spacecraft with 89 Ka-band beams that will operate in geosynchronous orbit with flexible global coverage. The new satellite series, called Inmarsat-5,...

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2009-07-28 13:55:00

The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-14, provided its first visible full disk image of Earth on July 27, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The prime instrument on GOES, called the Imager, is taking images of Earth with a 1 kilometer (km) or 0.62 mile resolution from an altitude of 36,000 km (22,240 miles) above Earth's surface, equivalent to taking a picture of a dime from a distance of seven football fields."The first GOES-14 visible full disk image shows little activity in the...