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2010-07-09 10:25:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) has been awarded a $5.75 million Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ), firm-fixed-price contract for tactical data link and satellite communications equipment and engineering support services from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C. The contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (75 percent), and the government of the Republic of Turkey (25 percent) under the Foreign...

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2010-07-09 10:15:00

The zombie satellite that controllers lost contact with in April is still drifting around in space, with engineers keeping a close eye as the Galaxy 15 satellite approaches two other spacecraft. According to its operator Intelsat, the satellite is currently heading toward a stable and predictable path.  The main focus now is to keep the Galaxy 15 from interfering with other satellites that are close-by. "The overall goal is to minimize disruption," Steve Good, Intelsat's global...

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2010-05-25 12:42:36

Two spacecraft are about to begin an unusual orbit above the Pacific Ocean in order to try and evade the interference from a third, failed satellite. Intelsat lost control of its Galaxy-15 platform in April.  It will not take commands from the ground and is in a drift towards a neighboring satellite. The nearest satellite, AMC-11, will now be eased out of its path. SES World Skies, the satellite's operator, said that customers should be unaffected. The intricacy of the maneuvers of...

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2010-05-12 10:10:00

Communications company Intelsat said on Tuesday that a TV communications satellite is drifting out of control thousands of miles above the Earth, threatening to wander into another satellite's orbit and interfere with cable programming across the U.S. The satellite's owners said it lost control of the Galaxy 15 satellite on April 5, most likely because the satellite's systems were knocked out by a solar storm.  Intelsat cannot remotely steer the satellite to remain in its orbit, so...

2010-04-28 05:08:00

PARIS and WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Washington D.C.-based Arthur C. Clarke Foundation has honoured Giuliano Berretta, Chairman of the Board of Eutelsat Communications, as the 2010 winner of the "Arthur C. Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award". Bestowed annually, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognises an individual, a group or an entity that exemplifies the values and accomplishments of Clarke, the writer and scientist whose expertise and vision ushered...

2010-04-19 07:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has been awarded an additional order valued at more than $6.6 million for Multifunctional Information Distribution System - Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), San Diego. These orders augment the $21.5 million Lot 11 delivery order previously announced by ViaSat as part of the MIDS annual Lot procurements. This new Lot 11 add-on is for LVT(1), LVT(4) and...

2010-03-25 07:05:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) has received a delivery order valued at approximately $21.5 million for Multifunctional Information Distribution System - Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), MIDS Program Office (MPO) in San Diego, California. MIDS-LVT terminals provide greater situational awareness in combat for U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and for U.S. defense partners by gathering...

2010-03-24 05:00:00

GERMANTOWN, Md., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, Ltd. (Hughes Europe) today announced an agreement with Vizada, the leading independent global distribution partner of Inmarsat's Broadband Global Network (BGAN) service. The agreement expands Hughes Europe's portfolio of Managed Network Services for major European enterprises to include delivery of broadband 'mobile office' applications worldwide. "We have built on our strong relationship with Vizada to deliver...

2010-01-13 08:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has been awarded an order valued at approximately $4.8 million for Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) terminals. This award resulted from a competitive procurement for 30 LVT(6) configuration terminals under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program through the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). The order will be for MIDS-LVTs for the F-16 aircraft. The F-16 is the world's most...

2009-11-23 13:00:00

IRIS Technology Could Enhance Military Communications CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A space-tolerant router designed by Cisco, the leading supplier of networking equipment and network management for the Internet, flew into orbit today aboard a satellite of Intelsat, Ltd., the world's leading provider of fixed satellite services. The payload, on the Intelsat 14 satellite, is a demonstration of Internet Routing in Space (IRIS) for the U.S. military, which is...


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2012-03-24 10:11:14

This was the first flight of Endeavour. Endeavour launched on May 7, 1992 at 7:40 PM EDT and Landed at Edwards AFB on May 16 at 1:57 PM PDT. The shuttle orbited 141 times at an inclination of 28.35 degrees at an altitude of 195 nautical miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes, and 38 seconds. A satellite was moved to a corrected orbit using three spacewalks. A fourth spacewalk was conducted as practice for assembling Space Station Freedom. The INTELSAT VI (F-3) satellite,...

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