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2008-10-22 09:00:31

BETHESDA, Maryland and WELLINGBOROUGH, England, October 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC and Sarantel (AIM: SLG) announce that the Sarantel PowerHelix antenna technology was selected for, and is being built into, the just-released Iridium 9555 handset. Sarantel develops and manufactures advanced miniature filtering antennas for mobile, wireless and handheld devices. Iridium is a pioneer in the satellite communications industry and is the only mobile satellite services...

2008-10-20 12:00:23

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC today unveiled its smallest, most powerful satellite phone - the Iridium "9555" - at its annual Partner Conference in Miami, Fla. The innovative, all-new design of the 9555 offers a significantly reduced size, a more hand-friendly form factor, an intuitive user interface, and new features such as an internally stowed antenna. It is compact, light and easy to use, featuring a brighter screen, a speaker phone, improved Short...

2008-10-16 18:00:21

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company focused on two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, today announced that it has received regulatory approval and authorization to provide its two-way satellite data communications services in Nigeria, Singapore, Republic of Cyprus, and Mongolia. "Regulatory authorizations are important for our International Value Added Resellers (IVARs) and Original Equipment Managers (OEMs)," said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM's...

2008-10-16 09:00:00

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 16, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT), the world's largest provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, governments and individuals, today announced it has signed an agreement with Ericsson Federal Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services to telecom operators. According to the $22.7 million contract, Ericsson will work with Globalstar to develop, implement and maintain a ground interface or core network...

2008-10-08 09:00:36

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 8, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT), the world's largest provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, governments and individuals, today announced it has launched a new satellite-based remote automated utility meter reading interface solution designed to communicate with meters located in areas not served by the traditional public landline telephone system. The Company designed the standardized meter reading interface (MRI)...

2008-10-03 09:00:28

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company focused on two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, today announced net additions of more than 21,000 billable subscriber communicators for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008, including almost 16,000 satellite and more than 5,000 terrestrial subscriber communicators. The Company has a total subscriber communicator base of almost 442,000 as of September 30, 2008. The Company believes the net...

2008-10-03 09:00:27

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company focused on two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, today announced that the U.S. Coast Guard has selected the high usage option for Automatic Identification System (AIS) data from the AIS concept demonstration satellite under its agreement with ORBCOMM. ORBCOMM will also modify the AIS satellite and ground software and provide additional technical support to the U.S. Coast Guard. In total, these amendments...

2008-09-27 21:00:21

NOVO-OGARYOVO. Sept 27 (Interfax) - A federal operator to distribute the information services provided with the use of the GLONASS global satellite navigation system will be established within the next two or three months, said Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the head of AFK-Sistema, a major Russian diversified consumer services corporation. "Everything will be clarified within two or three months as regards the establishment of a federal operator to provide information services to transportation...

2008-09-24 09:00:35

ORBCOMM (Nasdaq: ORBC), announced today that it reached an agreement with the largest Canadian wireless carrier that will expand ORBCOMM's terrestrial and dual mode wireless services with the addition of GSM service in Canada. The agreement enables ORBCOMM to offer blended plans that incorporate both cellular and satellite wireless services at one low price. The combined rate plans will be marketed by ORBCOMM and its partners to address a diverse range of applications that require ubiquitous...

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2008-09-22 16:00:49

Eleven out of the 21 industrial groups expressing interest in building Europe's Galileo satellite-navigation system were shortlisted for contracts.  The new system will compete with, but also complement, the United States' GPS network. The European Commission has budgeted more than two billion euros (almost $4 billion USD) for the project to construct 26 satellites, purchase launch rockets and set up the ground control centers. The Commission's partner, the European Space Agency (ESA),...


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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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