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2008-09-11 00:00:10

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC reports that its mobile satellite communications service has been providing peak levels of reliable, critical lifelines to first responders in the Gulf Coast Region since news of hurricanes Gustav, Hanna and Ike started to appear. "When first responders tell us they have positioned their Iridium equipment and services in the eye of the storm, we know we're doing our job," said Greg Ewert, executive vice president for global...

2008-09-08 09:05:00

Chinese Vice Premier hails launching of disaster-monitoring satellites BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu on Saturday sent a congratulatory letter to the team that put two small disaster-monitoring satellites into orbit. "My heartfelt thanks and profound respect go to all the researchers, scientists and staff who participated in the research and launch work of the satellites," read the letter. Hui, who is also chairman of the national disaster reduction...

2008-09-06 09:00:13

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Chinese Vice Premier Hails Launching of Disaster- Monitoring Satellites"] BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) - Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu on Saturday sent a congratulatory letter to the team that put two small disaster-monitoring satellites into orbit. "My heartfelt thanks and profound respect go to all the researchers, scientists and staff who participated in the research and launch work of...

2008-09-06 03:00:18

By Saka, M Halis Finding an Optimum Location for a Fixed Pseudolite In Support of CPS Navigation in Poor Visibility Conditions Over the last decade or so, global positioning system (GPS) positioning has played an escalating role in navigation, and it has become a primary tool for precise positioning. However, in some applications (e.g., urban canyons, valleys, deep open-cut mines and near-shore applications) the number of visible satellites may not be sufficient to reliably determine the...

2008-09-03 18:00:28

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company focused on two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, today announced that Susan Saadat has been named Senior Vice President - Operations. Ms. Saadat will focus her efforts on all aspects of ORBCOMM's operational processes, including customer service, technical support, service assurance, application development, subscriber communicator development and type approval, as well as development of internal...

2008-08-05 18:00:10

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC today announced financial results for the second quarter which ended June 30, 2008. "Our strong second quarter solidifies our position as the fastest-growing voice and data mobile satellite services (MSS) company," said Matt Desch, Iridium chairman and CEO. "For our fifth consecutive quarter, we posted double-digit increases for all the important metrics -- revenue, earnings and subscriber gains. As the only MSS provider with a...

2008-08-04 00:00:05

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC today announced it has selected two companies - Lockheed Martin and Thales Alenia Space - to participate in the final phase of its procurement process for the company's next-generation satellite constellation, "Iridium NEXT." Iridium chose Lockheed Martin and Thales Alenia Space as a result of their initial, innovative constellation design concepts; demonstrated understanding of performance requirements and capabilities; and...

2008-07-29 18:00:41

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company focused on two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, today announced that Lucas Binder has been named Vice President - Business Development and Investor Relations. Binder's primary responsibility will be developing new business opportunities and evaluating ORBCOMM's competitive landscape. Binder will also work on stock valuation and analyst research coverage, as well as oversee investor communications...

2008-07-14 09:00:53

MOSCOW _ The European Commission has decided to start buying satellites and ground-based equipment for its Galileo satellite navigation project. By 2010, the system should comprise 30 satellites and a ramified ground infrastructure. Europe's independence from the U.S. Global Positioning System will cost it 3.4 billion euros by 2013. But the European Commission thinks it is worth it. Galileo, an initiative launched by the European Union and the European Space Agency, will provide...

2008-06-24 02:30:09

Echo Satellite Communications has announced an agreement with Satcom Global, according to which Satcom will resell Echo's SatMAX advanced satellite communications systems to both its Iridium- and Inmarsat-linked customers. Inmarsat's IsatPhone service is available within Asia, Africa and the Middle East on the Inmarsat-4 F1 satellite. Don Bresina, Echo's CEO, said: "Our service provider agreement with Satcom Global confirms that the SatMAX technology provides value across multiple...


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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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