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2014-07-10 12:21:05

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has successfully completed environmental testing of the U.S. Navy's third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite. It recently cleared thermal vacuum trials, which validate performance in simulated space conditions, and the satellite is now in final check out. [Download a new high-res image of the third and fourth MUOS satellites here:...

2014-07-01 08:22:08

PALO ALTO, CA, July 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected to provide a multi-mission communications satellite to Spanish satellite operator HISPASAT Group. The satellite, Hispasat 1F will be used for a broad range of services in Europe and the Americas. "Hispasat 1F is the third satellite that SSL will build for HISPASAT and we are pleased to welcome our colleagues back to our facility," said...

2014-05-14 08:39:28

Xplornet commits over $200 Million to acquire all Canadian capacity On upcoming High Throughput Satellite for Rural Broadband WOODSTOCK, NB, May 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's leading rural broadband service provider, today announced that it has committed to Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), to a lifetime lease for all of the Canadian satellite broadband capacity on Hughes' EchoStar XIX, a next-generation high throughput satellite due for launch in...

2014-05-14 08:37:13

Xplornet commits over $200 million to acquire all Canadian capacity enabling the continued expansion of rural broadband GERMANTOWN, Md., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced that Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's largest rural broadband provider, has committed to a lifetime lease for all of the Canadian satellite broadband capacity on Hughes' Echostar XIX, a...

2014-05-08 16:20:46

50-Year-Old Legacy Continues in Space Research and Development PALO ALTO, Calif., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The research and development center at Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] responsible for space technology innovation is changing its name to the Space Technology Advanced Research and Development Laboratories, or STAR Labs. The organization leads advanced research and development projects, from solar studies and nano applications to 3-D printing and communications research. "The...

2014-05-01 20:20:37

New Satellite Will Advance Weather Forecasts on Earth and in Space DENVER, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The two large modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite spacecraft were delivered to a cleanroom at Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems facility near Denver. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) is NOAA's next-generation geostationary weather satellites. With the delivery of the system module and the propulsion module, the weather...

2014-04-29 16:22:19

PALO ALTO, CA, April 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected to provide a high power satellite to EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS). "We are honored and proud that EchoStar continues to ask us to support its business with powerful and state-of-the art satellite systems," said John Celli, president of SSL. "The close working relationship between our companies is a reflection of our mutual focus...

2014-04-28 08:21:14

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems' Engineered Polymer Products (EPP) facility in Jacksonville, Fla. recently received Nadcap (national aerospace and defense contractors accreditation program) accreditation for manufacture of aerospace composites. The company's EPP team specializes in designing, manufacturing, testing and servicing acoustic and structural composite products for both military and commercial applications. EPP is part of the...

2014-04-24 20:24:54

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT), an innovator in satellite and other wireless networking systems and services, announced today that a federal court jury has awarded ViaSat $283 million in damages in its patent infringement and breach of contract case against Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). The jury found SS/L infringed three ViaSat patents relating to its ViaSat-1 high-capacity satellite system: U.S. Patent Nos. 8,010,043, 8,068,827, and...

SPHERES Flying Circles Around Ordinary Satellites
2014-02-17 11:58:45

[ Watch The Video: The ISS SPHERES Facility ] Laura Niles - NASA These are, in fact, the droids that NASA and its research partners are looking for. Inspired by a floating droid battling Luke Skywalker in the film Star Wars, the free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying aboard the International Space Station since Expedition 8 in 2003. Although there have been numerous SPHERES investigations...


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