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The Rocket City Space Pioneers' Lander to be Named "Spirit of Alabama" : 03/09/2012

Pelham, AL (March 9, 2012) - "Spirit of Alabama" will be the name of the Alabama-based Rocket City Space Pioneers' (RCSP's) lunar lander competing in the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE thanks to some help from Karen McDonald's fourth-grade class at Valley Intermediate School. The students won the team's "Name the Lander" contest, earning them a trip to Space Camp™ in Huntsville and their teacher a $500 gift card for classroom supplies. The surprise announcement was made to the class yesterday.

The...

Thuraya Showcases World's Most Portable Voice and Data Solutions at Satellite 2012 : 03/08/2012

Abu Dhabi (Mar. 8, 2012) - In applications from field journalism to Government end users, and from humanitarian relief to disaster assistance, the need for small, light, highly portable satellite broadband terminals has never been greater and Thuraya is highlighting its sleek, convenient Thuraya IP at Satellite 2012, from March 12 to 15 in Washington, DC.

A world leader maintaining 60% market share of the satellite handheld market in its coverage area, Thuraya has also been first worldwide in...

The International Space University's 27th Space Studies Program to Convene in Montreal, Canada : 03/01/2012

Strasbourg, France (Mar. 1, 2012) - The International Space University (ISU) is proud to announce that its 27th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) session will be hosted by the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and HEC Montréal in 2014.

The 2014 session will mark the third time that the ISU has convened an SSP in Canada. After Toronto in 1990 and Vancouver in 2005, the selection of Montréal will bring the SSP to a centre of Canadian Space Excellence, home to a large number of space-related...

Aerojet Propulsion Propels Atlas V Launch Vehicle and Delivers MUOS Satellite to Orbit : 02/24/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, provided its solid rocket boosters to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launch vehicle for the inaugural launch of the U.S. Navy's five-satellite Mobile User Object System (MUOS). Built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system that will significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move.

Five Aerojet AJ60 Solid Rocket Boosters (...

Space Experts Gather at ISU to Discuss Sustainability of Space Activities : 02/17/2012

Strasbourg, France (Feb. 17, 2012) - From 21 to 23 February, the International Space University (ISU) in collaboration with NASA will welcome more than 150 space experts from various space agencies, industries and academia at the occasion of its 16th Annual Symposium entitled

"SUSTAINABILITY OF SPACE ACTIVITIES: INTERNATIONAL ISSUES AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS"

Each year, the International Space University (ISU) organizes a three...

Iridium Pilot™ Raises the Bar for Affordable Broadband Maritime Communications : 02/09/2012

MCLEAN, Va. (Feb. 9, 2012) - Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) announces the launch of its second-generation maritime broadband platform, Iridium Pilot™.  Iridium Pilot will utilize the Iridium OpenPort® service - the world's first when it comes to fully global maritime broadband.  

Iridium Pilot is engineered for enhanced durability to withstand the harshest maritime conditions, all the while packaged in a small, lightweight antenna.  It has a fixed,...

Georgetown Med School Alumnus Researches Gene Therapy, Writes Novel : 02/06/2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 6, 2012) - Fred Ledley (M'78) combines his love of writing and work as a gene therapy researcher in his first published novel, Sputnik's Child.

He says the book shows how baby boomers growing up with the startling discoveries in science of the 1960s and 1970s came to have so much confidence in science and technology.

"We really have confidence that diseases can be cured - that the crises that we encounter as doctors and in the case of the book, as parents...

The International Space University's 25th Space Studies Program soon to land on the Florida Space Coast : 02/01/2012

Strasbourg, France (Feb. 1, 2012) - The International Space University (ISU) selected the United States' Florida Space Coast as a natural fit to convene its Space Studies Program as the US gateway to exploring, discovering and understanding our universe.

There are only five months to go before the launch of the 25th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) session at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida, USA and the NASA Kennedy Space Center north of Melbourne, The session will...

Jean-Jacques Dordain re-elected as ISU's Chancellor : 01/25/2012

Strasbourg, France(Jan. 25, 2012) - Mr Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director-General of the European Space Agency (ESA), has been re-elected by the Board of Trustees to act as Chancellor of the International Space University for a period of 3 years (ISU).

Despite his busy professional life, Prof. Dordain has remained committed to education and to the next generation of space professionals. Throughout his 43 years in the space sector, first at Onera and for the last 22 years in ESA, he...

Thuraya Signs Service Partner Agreement with Africell Holding to Serve African Markets : 01/23/2012

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Jan. 23, 2012) - To embolden its distribution network in Africa, Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite operator has signed a service partner agreement with Africell Holding (a subsidiary of Lintel Holding). Through this partnership, Africell, one of Africa's most dynamic GSM operators, will be providing Thuraya's data and voice services in Gambia, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

Thuraya provides border-to-...

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