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Thuraya Appoints Patrick Chenel as Chief Financial Officer : 10/19/2011

Abu Dhabi, UAE (Oct. 19, 2011) -- Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the leading international mobile satellite services (MSS) operator has announced the appointment of Patrick Chenel as Chief Financial Officer.
In addition to leading Thuraya's financial management, planning and reporting functions, he will also be responsible for maintaining and developing the Company's relationships with the relevant financial institutions and strategic suppliers across the globe.


ISU Develops Partnership with the Open University : 10/10/2011

Strasbourg, France (Oct. 10, 2011) - On Sept. 23, the International Space University (ISU) and the Open University (OU) fostered future collaborations by agreeing a Memorandum of Understanding.

The OU is the largest university in the United Kingdom providing educational opportunities to over 250,000 students through its unique distance learning provision. Its Central Campus is located in Milton Keynes some 80km north of Central London. The OU has an international reputation for educational and...

Serving Vertical Market Consumers, Thuraya’s Industry Leading Satcom Solutions Live at GITEX : 10/04/2011

ABU DHABI, UAE (Oct. 4, 2011) - Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite services operator, is set to showcase its ground-breaking portfolio of space-based products during GITEX, the Middle East’s largest ICT event. The Company will be exhibiting its full suite of data, maritime and voice solutions that continue to lead the market with unique features and functionality designed to flexibly meet the changing telecom needs of government, enterprise and private consumers.

Thuraya, which has a track...

DigitalGlobe and Ball Aerospace Successfully Complete Critical Design Review for WorldView-3 : 10/03/2011

BOULDER, Colo. (Oct. 3, 2011) - DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. jointly announced today they successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for DigitalGlobe's next generation remote-sensing satellite, WorldView-3. The successful CDR was completed in late August and keeps WorldView-3 on schedule for a planned launch in the middle of 2014. WorldView-3 will expand DigitalGlobe's orbiting...

Aerojet's AJ26 Flight Engine Delivers Successful Hot Fire Test for Orbital's Taurus II Space Launch Vehicle : 09/29/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2011) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that along with NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) (Orbital), the team conducted a successful ground test firing of an AJ26-62 flight engine that will power Orbital's Taurus® II medium-class space launch vehicle. The test was conducted at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

"The successful test is a testament to our strong belief in collaboration and commitment," said Executive Director of Space and Launch...

Aerojet Announces Milestone Reached with EPA Order : 09/28/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2011) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that on Sept. 20, 2011, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Unilateral Administrative Order to Aerojet to carry out remedial design and remedial action for the groundwater within the Perimeter Groundwater Operable Unit at Aerojet's Sacramento, Calif. facility. The Order was issued after Aerojet and EPA agreed it was the quickest route to document the remedy requirements. The Order...

Aerojet's Huntsville Office Expansion Aligns Company for Future Growth : 09/23/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif., and HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 23, 2011) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today the expansion of its Huntsville offices to provide its local customers with additional engineering expertise, business development and program management support.

A community leadership breakfast and ribbon cutting ceremony was held today to mark this event with several dignitaries and local leaders in attendance, including: Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle; County...

Successful 24th ISU SSP in Cooperation with TU Graz Leads to Official MOU : 09/16/2011

GRAZ, Austria (Sept. 16, 2011) - After the success in partnering with Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), ISU is pleased to announce the signing of an official Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.

After years of collaboration, ISU and TU Graz are now officially strengthening their academic forces to develop common research in the field of small satellites and particular in the field of ground station operations. Indeed, both universities are now fully equipped in a similar...

ISU Announces Newly Appointed President and Dean : 09/14/2011

Graz, Austria (Sept. 14, 2011) - On September 8th, the Board of Trustees of the International Space University (ISU) has named Prof. Walter Peeters as its new President succeeding Dr. Michael K. Simpson.

Prof. Peeters holds a bachelor degree in engineering and applied economics from Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, a Master of Business Administration degree from Louvain and Cornell University as well as a Ph.D. in Industrial Organization from TU Delft in the Netherlands. Prof. Peeters has been on an ESA...

Iridium Surpasses 500,000 Subscribers Worldwide : 09/12/2011

MCLEAN, Va. (Sept. 12, 2011) - Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) today announced that it has reached 500,000 total billable subscribers for its satellite voice and data services worldwide. The number is comprised of approximately 90 percent commercial customers and 10 percent U.S. Government customers.

"Our consistent double-digit growth in subscribers - more than 25 percent growth every year for the last five years - is a reflection of our global network reach, our service offerings...


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