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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...

2010-08-26 09:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Two General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies' Warrior antenna terminals are now certified by the U.S. Army to use the Ka-band frequency to access the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) network, enabling warfighters to transmit and receive video, multimedia imagery and data faster and more securely. Certification ensures that the General Dynamics Warrior 1.2 and 1.8 meter, Ka-band enabled terminals meet stringent performance and operational control...

2010-08-25 12:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies received an $80 million contract from Harris Corporation to design, manufacture and install six new 16-meter antennas and upgrade four 9-meter satellite communications antennas. Supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) new GOES-R program, the antennas will enable critical command, control, telemetry and sensor data communications between satellites and ground stations....

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,...

2010-07-28 07:00:00

GERMANTOWN, Md., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced today that it will participate in the Army Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop, which is an adjunct event to LandWarNet 2010 and hosted by the Satellite Industry Association (SIA). Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division at Hughes will participate in a panel discussion on...

2010-06-17 07:00:00

GERMANTOWN, Md., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes will participate as a speaker at the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Network Services Conference. Mr. Bardo will serve as a panelist with other satellite industry executives to discuss how federal agencies can benefit from using...

2010-05-17 09:25:00

NASHUA, N.H., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Windmill International, Inc. is pleased to announce that on May 13, the company won the 2010 Smaller Business Administration of New England's (SBANE) Award for Innovation for the creation of the KA-10, also known as the Windmill Suitcase Portable Receive Suite (SPRS). Windmill was one of 8 total companies recognized with SBANE's annual Innovation Award. A total of 162 companies were nominated. Designed and developed by Windmill's Tactical SATCOM...

2010-04-29 09:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered a cutting-edge communications system module for the second satellite in the U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) program. Supporting ultra-high frequency (UHF) satellite communications (SATCOM), MUOS will provide assured communications, including simultaneous voice, video and data, for mobile warfighters. Designed and built by Lockheed Martin in Newtown, Pa., and delivered to the company's...


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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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