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2009-10-05 08:01:00

Software Upgrade Extends Range to Beyond-Line-of-Sight Communications Through Integration with Harris RF-7800B Broadband Global Area Networking (BGAN) Terminals WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (AUSA Booth #1439) -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today announced the addition of broadband satellite data capability to its JTRS-approved Falcon III(® )AN/PRC-117G wideband networking radio....

2009-09-08 08:00:00

LONDON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (DSEI Booth # 823, USA Pavilion) -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today announced the addition of a broadband satellite capability to its Falcon III(R) RF-7800M wideband networking radio that will enable global-area high-data-rate communications between senior military commanders and personnel at the tactical edge. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090908/FL71629)...

2009-09-03 08:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 3, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Working with Iridium Satellite LLC engineering and space system operations personnel, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has integrated a flight worthy Main Mission Antenna (MMA) with special test equipment to simulate on-orbit antenna performance. The team has also succeeded in developing updated antenna control software that will provide enhanced operational flexibility and more robust MMA performance. "The satellite communication systems continue...

2009-08-17 07:01:00

NEW YORK and BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GHL Acquisition Corp. ("GHL Acquisition") (NYX: GHQ) and Iridium Holdings LLC ("Iridium") today issued the following statement in regard to the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") approval of the companies' combination. "We are pleased that the FCC has approved our transaction," said Scott Bok, CEO of GHL Acquisition. "With all regulatory approvals in hand, GHL Acquisition plans to hold a special meeting of its...

2009-08-10 15:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Subscribers Up 23.9% from Prior Year Quarter to 347,000Subscriber Growth of 71.4% in Emerging Machine-to-Machine Market Revenue Up 1.2% from Prior Year Quarter: Commercial Service Revenues Up 21.6% Government Service Revenues Up 15.2% Equipment Sales Declined 25.7% Operational EBITDA(1) Up 31.5% from Prior Year Quarter Net Income Up 52.9% from Prior Year Quarter Full Year 2009 Operational EBITDA Guidance Lifted to $123-130 Million...

2009-07-20 11:33:00

BETHESDA, Md., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium) announces that it is extending and expanding its popular Trade-Up to Iridium program to include its new-generation 9555 satellite phone. Iridium launched the Trade-Up to Iridium initiative in January 2008 to provide an opportunity for customers affected by the well-publicized degradation of Globalstar's satellite voice service to take advantage of Iridium's high network quality and global coverage. The program offers...

2009-07-16 04:30:00

PAIGNTON, United Kingdom, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT), the leading provider of navigation and positioning test solutions, today announced the launch of the Spirent GSS6700 Multi-GNSS Constellation Simulator for global navigation satellite system (GNSS) testing. The GSS6700 offers not only GPS test capability but also support for the Russian GLONASS system and planned European Galileo system. (Logo:...

2009-07-13 11:37:00

BETHESDA, Md., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium) announces that, in conjunction with Boeing (NYSE: BA), the companies have achieved two major milestones to further develop and demonstrate capability enhancements to the High Integrity Global Positioning System (GPS) program for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. The first milestone, completion of an Enhanced Narrowband (ENB) software modification to computers on Iridium satellites, enables second-generation GPS-aiding...

2009-06-17 08:00:00

Global Maritime Voice and Data Service Created by Iridium and Cambridge Consultants Stands Out from the Rest BETHESDA, Md. and CAMBRIDGE, England, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium) and Cambridge Consultants are proud to announce that Global Telecoms Business (GTB) magazine has awarded its prestigious 2009 GTB Innovation Award to the two companies for excellence in the Wireless Network Infrastructure Innovation category. The award recognizes the groundbreaking Iridium...

2009-06-12 07:00:00

NEW YORK, and BETHESDA, Md., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GHL Acquisition Corp. (NYX: GHQ) ("GHL Acquisition") and Iridium Satellite LLC ("Iridium" or the "Company"), a leading provider of voice and data mobile satellite services, today jointly announced that Matt Desch, Chief Executive Officer of Iridium, is scheduled to deliver a presentation on June 17, 2009 at 9:10 a.m. GMT at the Nomura Global Satellite Conference 2009 in London. The written presentation will be available in the...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Iridium Satellite -- The Iridium satellite constellation is also a system of 66 active communication satellites and spares around the earth. Named for the element Iridium, it was originally to have 77 active satellites, but was later redesigned to have its current number, though the name was retained. Iridium allowed worldwide voice and data communications using handheld devices. The Iridium service once failed financially and the earth stations were shut down. Its financial...

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