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2008-10-09 09:00:13

Thales, leader in information systems and communications security and E-Band Communications, the leading developer of multi-gigabit capacity wireless communication systems today announced an alliance to provide secure high-bandwidth wireless solutions for use by government entities and financial institutions. This partnership will deliver solutions that enable the U.S. federal government and local municipalities to meet the Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 8100.2 and also enable large...

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2008-09-04 10:10:00

As preparations for the launch of GOCE on 10 September continue on schedule, an important milestone has just been achieved as engineers at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia say farewell to the satellite as it is encapsulated in the two half-shells of the launcher's fairing. Now sealing the slender five-meter long GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) spacecraft from view, the protective fairing will not be opened again until around three minutes after...

2008-08-27 06:00:39

MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 27, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT), the world's largest provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, government and individuals, today announced that satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space has begun production assembly, integration and testing of the first Globalstar second-generation flight model satellites. Globalstar, Thales Alenia Space and Arianespace company officials presented the latest updates to members of...

2008-08-15 03:00:25

SES S.A. (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), today announced that its AMC-21 satellite, procured by SES' leasing company, SES Satellite Leasing Limited in the Isle of Man, roared into space onboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle from the French Guiana Spaceport in Kourou August 14 at 5:44 p.m. local time (4:44 p.m. Eastern U.S.; 10:44 p.m. CET). After approximately 30 minutes, the spacecraft separated from the Ariane upper stage and was placed into geostationary transfer orbit....

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...

2008-07-30 06:00:44

THE departure of Alcatel-Lucent chairman Serge Tchuruk may speed up efforts to sell the group's stake in Thales, Europe's largest defence electronics firm, which he helped take public. Analysts said a sale of the 20.8 per cent stake was more likely because of a strategic disparity between the two groups, though Alcatel-Lucent's finance director stressed it was under no pressure to sell the shares to fund its operations. Alcatel obtained the stake after participating in Thales's...

2008-07-11 18:00:00

By TOM MCTAGUE THE Irish Aviation Authority had to shut down the radar it uses to guide planes safely in and out of Dublin Airport after two glitches. The first problem with the EUR115million French Thales system happened at 11.45am on Wednesday when it stopped displaying information for 10 minutes. It meant controllers could not identify aircraft. The second glitch was at 1.30pm. Departing aircraft were held on the ground and some in the air were told to maintain holding patterns....


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