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October 23rd, 2008
SatWiMAX En Route To Africa, South America + Asia Via Norsat Int'l
Norsat International has established a WiMAX business unit to pursue satellite-enabled WiMAX opportunities in emerging markets throughout Africa, South America, and Asia.
NASA's Space Shuttle Preps, Includes To-Do List
The Space Shuttle Program’s Flight Readiness Review concluded Wednesday with program managers evaluating the readiness of space shuttle Endeavour to perform a re-supply mission and maintenance to the International Space Station.
SCADA VSATS Reach 10,000 For Stratos
Stratos Global Corp. has reached a milestone of 10,000 active supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) VSAT sites. The sites primarily support the upstream oil & gas, utility, water-management and tower-monitoring markets nationwide.
FindWhere You Are, Now in Arabic
FindWhere, a real-time GPS location tracking company now has a website available in Arabic at www.findwhere-me.com.
More Than 100K Flight Hours For ViaSat's ArcLight
ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) recently passed 100,000 flight hours for its ArcLight? airborne broadband system. The system delivers cable-like broadband service to business aircraft.
Financially Speaking... Space Systems/Loral
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications (Nasdaq:LORL) and a leading provider of high-power commercial satellites, has entered into a three year, fully secured $100 million revolving credit agreement.
SMi Brings Milcom Event To Your Attention
On January 28th and 29th at the Marriott Prague in the Czech Republic, the Mobile Deployable Communications conference occurs.
NSOM Program For U.S.A.F. To Continue With Harris
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has been awarded a $60 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to continue work under the first-year option for the Network and Space Operations and Maintenance (NSOM) program.
Financially Speaking... The Boeing Company
The Boeing Company’s [NYSE: BA] third-quarter net income declined 38 percent, to $695 million, while earnings per share declined 33 percent to $0.96 per share.
Daily Tech Offers Interesting Report On SatPower Generated Lightbulb
That's correct — power from space! According to DailyTech's online website, there's a new project that hopes to gather and then send enough power from space to light one lightbulb.
Xianglong UAV Being Developed By China
China is reported to be developing a new UAV that's similar to the U.S.' RQ-4 Global Hawk. The Chinese aircraft is the Xianglong (Soaring Dragon) and is about half the size of the Global Hawk.
Heron UAVs To Fly For Turkey
Israeli contractors will be delivering 10 unmanned aircraft to Turkey to be used for, among other things, intelligence-gathering operations against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
On The Move... Satamatics...
Satamatics provides satellite telematics, asset tracking, and monitoring services, and the Company has relocated their U.S. operation to larger premises in Marion, Illinois.
Getting More Of Hispasat
A five percent stake in Hispasat has been acquired by abertis, through that Company's abertis telecom subsidiary. The agreement to acquire this portion of the Spanish satellite operator was made with EADS/CASA and raises abertis' Hispasat stake to 32.4 percent.
Boeing Joins The PlanetSpace Team
PlanetSpace announced they have added the Space Exploration division of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) to its existing teammates, Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), on the proposed solution to NASA for the Commercial Resupply Services to the International Space Station.
Financially Speaking... Lockheed Martin...
Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) has reported third quarter 2008 net earnings of $782 million ($1.92 per diluted share), compared to $766 million ($1.80 per diluted share) in 2007.
XMM-Newton Is Alive!
Last weekend, the European Space Agency (ESA) lost contact with its XMM-Newton X-ray observatory. Many space agencies and organizations are now joining forces trying to fix the problem — a feeble radio signal has been heard, and ground-based observations confirm that the spacecraft is intact.
Stratos Global's Milestone Out of Stratosphere
Stratos Global Corp., a provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has reached a milestone of 10,000 active supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) VSAT sites.
Thuraya's Got the Whole World In Its Hand
Thuraya, provider of handheld mobile satellite services offered demonstrations of a series of new products and services at GITEX 2008, furthering their business diversification and expansion.