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2011-01-19 09:30:00

NEWTON, N.C., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies received a $40.7 million contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to build two additional 34-meter (112-foot wide) beam waveguide antennas as part of NASA's modernization and transformation plan to continue scientific studies of the Earth as well as explore distant bodies in the solar system. The new antennas will be located at the Deep Space...

2010-12-13 07:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO) for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) and ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) have successfully demonstrated the ability to integrate commercial mobile SATCOM networks with JTRS networks. This integration allows the commander to interconnect dispersed field forces using JTRS radios and then backhaul communications to command centers or any other locations, including mobile locations, throughout the globe....

2010-11-01 07:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has successfully demonstrated full-mesh satellite communications at Ka-band between an Australian Army deployable 1.0-metre Compact Transmit Receive Suite (CTRS) terminal located at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and a 48-cm communication-on-the-move (COTM) terminal located at BAE Systems Australia using a ViaSat LinkWay®(S2) MF-TDMA satellite modem. This demonstration...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced its HX System for land mobile, maritime and airborne communications-on-the-move (COTM) is undergoing Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) certification by the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) SATCOM Systems Expert (SSE). WGS is a satellite communications system that provides flexible, high-capacity bandwidth on X-band and Ka-band for...

2010-10-25 07:00:00

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced it will co-present, with industry and government partners, two papers at the Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) 2010 under the Unclassified Technical Program. The first paper titled "Analysis and Demonstration of Policy-Based Satellite Communications Resources," references work done with the Defense Information Systems...

2010-10-18 15:18:00

MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveTV Airfone LLC, TrueNorth Avionics Inc. and Satcom Direct Inc. have announced plans to develop and market a next-generation Magnastar(TM) system that will be the first terrestrial network to encompass voice, data, Wi-Fi, smartphone support, e-mail, text messaging and multichannel VoIP for a complete business solution. Available in 2011, the new Magnastar(TM) system will be based on a hardware concept derived from TrueNorth's open-architecture...

2010-10-08 07:15:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has received a $14 million award from NATO for turnkey integration and installation of three UHF Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) Network Control Stations (NCS). Two fixed NCS sites will be installed to set up satellite communication channels for NATO operations in the Balkans, Afghanistan, and other theatres within NATO maritime and ground component commands, and a third, portable NCS is intended to enable...

2010-10-05 06:00:00

LONDON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- GVF, the leading non-profit association serving the satellite communications industry, today announced the successful kick-off of the Maritime Satcom Forum, a new group dedicated to promoting the growth of satellite communications in the maritime industry. During the group's first meeting at the Comsys VSAT 2010 Conference in London, members determined initial priorities including education, outreach and regulatory issues. The Maritime Satcom Forum's first...

2010-09-15 08:00:00

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc. (VT Systems) today announced that GE Satcom, a leading provider of satellite communications services throughout EMEA, has unveiled the commercial launch of a satellite-based communications service for merchant vessel operators based on iDirect's Intelligent Platform. Following a successful six-month pilot testing, the service has been scheduled for an initial roll out to 14 commercial ships. To...

2010-09-08 02:00:00

LONDON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- GVF, the leading non-profit association serving the satellite communications industry, today announced the formation of the Maritime Satcom Forum, a new group dedicated to promoting the growth of satellite communications in the maritime industry. The group's first meeting, sponsored by maritime satellite technology provider iDirect and service providers Orange Business Services and SpeedCast Limited, will be held at the upcoming Comsys VSAT 2010 Conference...


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2012-03-10 09:09:46

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 26, 1985 at 7:29 PM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on December 3 at 1:33 PM PST. The shuttle orbited 109 times at an altitude of 225 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 2.8 million miles. Three communications satellites were deployed: MORE LOS-B (Mexico), AUSSAT-2 (Australia) and SATCOM KU-2 (RCA Americom). MORELOS-B and AUSSAT-2 were attached to the Payload Assist Module-D motors, SATCOM KU-2 to a...

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