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March 17th, 2010
 
Gilat + Raysat — Acquiring Minds Want To Know — COTM Is Growth Strategy Move
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Raysat Antenna Systems, (RAS), a provider of SATCOM On The Move antenna solutions.
SpaceX — To Handle SS/L Sat Sendoff
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) have signed an agreement for the launch of an SS/L manufactured satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 as early as 2012.
Comtech EF Data — Getting To The Hub Of The Matter
Comtech EF Data Corporation previewed their new Advanced VSAT Series at the Satellite 2010 show in Washington, D.C.
O3b Networks — Culling ViaSat For Ka-band
O3b Networks Limited, developers of a new, global, high-speed, low latency, fiber-like satellite-based Internet service for telecom ops and ISPs in emerging markets, has signed a contract with ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) for the production and installation of Ka-band infrastructure.
TCS — Forward Moves For Ops
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), offering high availability and secure mobile communication technology, has been awarded an order valued at approximately $7 million to provide managed bandwidth services and terminal maintenance support for fixed satellite terminal sites supporting U.S. government personnel in forward operating areas throughout Southwest Asia including Afghanistan and Iraq.
EADS — Titanium Tech Union
EADS will have an agreement agreement with Norsk Titanium Components (NTiC) that will cover the development of near net shape plasma-based layer manufacturing technologies for aerospace, defence and space applications.
MTNGS — DISA Deployment
The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded MTN Government Services a contract worth more than $50 million to provide global broadband satellite services for five years.
Integral Systems — HDRM Happenstance In DC + Acquiring Minds Want To Know...
Integral Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISYS) demo'd their High Data Rate Modem (HDRM) during the Satellite 2010 Conference in Washington DC.
Hughes Network Systems — Polices Japan's JSAT Mobile Communications
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a provdier of broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that its advanced 9350 BGAN mobile satellite terminals are now being delivered to JSAT Mobile Communications of Japan who, in turn, is providing them for the National Police Agency of Japan.
Retraction Regarding The Passing Of Harold Kaufman...
Due to various "source" errors, we posted a story earlier this week regarding the passing of Harold Kaufman, which contained a erroneous information.
Euroconsult — Interfacing With Irwin
Euroconsult, an international consulting and analyst firm specializing in the satellite sector, has entered into exclusive discussions with Irwin Communications to establish a US subsidiary, to be based in Washington DC.?
Orbit — At Your Service — Even Better
Orbit Technology Group ramps up its service infrastructure as part of the company’s ongoing global growth. The measures are aimed at providing an enhanced customer experience for the company’s customers worldwide.
Comtech Xicom — Brings A Wave And Power Direct-to-Home
Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., announced their new, high power, antenna-mount, traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA)
Gilat and GVF Train Online And Take The Edge Off Of SkyEdge II VSAT
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. [Nasdaq: GILT] and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) today announced the upcoming availability of a new online installation training and certification course for Gilat SkyEdge II VSAT terminals.
Boeing — WGS Garner Nat'l Space Club Honor
Boeing [NYSE: BA] won the National Space Club’s 2010 Nelson P. Jackson Award for fielding the first three Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft, the highest-capacity military communications satellites in the U.S. Department of Defense arsenal.