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2011-08-11 14:09:00

RESTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The GPS industry's failure to comply with the Department of Defense's (DoD) filtering standards is the root cause of potential interference issues involving LightSquared's proposed broadband wireless network, LightSquared Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy Jeffrey Carlisle wrote in a letter filed today at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). "Had the GPS industry complied with DoD's recommended filtering...

2011-07-16 03:55:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE -- The U.S. Air Force successfully launched GPS IIF-2 Space Vehicle Number (SVN) 63 carried aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium rocket at 2:41 a.m. EDT today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. "I am extremely proud of the tremendous efforts that hundreds of people on the launch team have expended for today's launch. I would like to thank United Launch Alliance, Boeing, my launch...

2011-07-05 11:00:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has successfully completed on-schedule a System Design Review (SDR) for the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIIB satellite increment under the U.S. Air Force's next generation GPS III program. GPS III will improve position, navigation and timing services and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability for users around the globe. Lockheed Martin Space Systems,...

2011-06-30 09:51:00

Coalition Members Say Report Verifies LightSquared Plan Defies Laws of Physics; Call for Company to Move Completely Out of Band Adjacent to GPS WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a report submitted today to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by an FCC-mandated technical working group on the potential for interference to Global Positioning Systems (GPS)by LightSquared's proposed broadband network, the "Coalition to Save Our GPS" issued the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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