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Thuraya Telecoms and WiCis Sports to Support Himalaya Expeditions : 03/30/2016

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March, 2016 – Leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company and WiCis Sports have joined forces in a bid to support climbing expeditions to the Himalayas.  

The expedition, beginning on 19 March, is part of a six-month project which will take climbers from Jomsom in Nepal, to Lo Manthang, on to a high-altitude trek, followed by a trip to K2 in June.

Thuraya Telecommunications has donated its IP+ terminal, SatSleeve+ and SatSleeve Hotspot to...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Helps Deliver Resupply Mission to International Space Station : 03/23/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (March 23, 2016) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), helped propel the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft yesterday on its fifth operational cargo delivery flight under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services contract, transporting supplies and materials to the International Space Station (ISS). The flight, known as OA-6, was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket....

Intelsat Promotes Skot Butler to President of Intelsat General Corporation : 03/17/2016

Luxembourg and McLean, VA, (17 March 2016) Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone today announced the promotion of Skot Butler to President of Intelsat General Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary that provides satellite communications solutions to military, commercial and government customers. Mr. Butler, who will begin his new role on April 4, 2016, will continue to be based in McLean, Virginia.

In his new role, Mr. Butler will oversee Intelsat...

Intelsat General and L-3 Communication Systems-West Successfully Demonstrate Automatic Beam Switching for Unmanned Aerial System on Intelsat EpicNG : 03/07/2016

McLean, VA, (March 7, 2016) -- Intelsat General Corporation (IGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, and L-3 Communication Systems-West (L-3 CS-West) announced today the successful demonstration of new automatic beam switching technology that enables Unmanned Airborne Systems (UAS) fitted with L-3 CS-West satellite communications packages to operate on Intelsat’s high-throughput satellite (HTS) platform, Intelsat EpicNG....

Sierra Nevada Corporation Successfully Tests & Transfers In-Orbit Satellite Operations to ORBCOMM : 03/07/2016

ORBCOMM Initiates OG2 Commercial Service to Global Customers

SPARKS, Nev. (March 7, 2016) – Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems has successfully completed all in-orbit checkout procedures of the final 11 satellites in the ORBCOMM Generation 2 (OG2) constellation designed and built by SNC, culminating in the transfer of operations of these satellites from SNC to ORBCOMM. All 11 OG2 satellites have begun providing machine-to-machine (M2M) messaging, including...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Complex 3-D Printed Injector in World’s Most Reliable Upper Stage Rocket Engine : 03/07/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (March 7, 2016) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), marked another major milestone in its ongoing effort to incorporate additive manufacturing technology into its products by completing a series of successful hot-fire tests of its RL10 upper-stage rocket engine. The RL10 development engine, dubbed XR708, included a core main injector built using additive manufacturing technology, often referred to as 3-D printing. The work was done in conjunction...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Follow-on Contract to Support Orbital ATK’s Commercial Resupply Services Programs : 03/01/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (March 1, 2016)Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems was recently awarded a contract to provide multiple Passive Common Berthing Mechanisms (PCBM) by Special Aerospace Services (SAS) of Boulder, Colorado for Orbital ATK’s Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft in support of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 1 and 2 (CRS1, CRS2) programs. This contract follows a previous order with SNC resulting in the complete delivery of eight PCBM units in support of Orbital...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Names Dynetics as Key AR1 Engine Team Member : 02/29/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Feb. 29, 2016) – Following the U.S. Air Force selection of AR1 for a Rocket Propulsion System award, Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), named Dynetics of Huntsville, Alabama, as a key team member for the AR1 engine development.

The AR1 engine is designed as a replacement for the Russian-built RD-180 engine, currently being used to launch America’s defense and national security assets on the Atlas V launch vehicle. AR1 is a 500,...

NASA delegation visits Thuraya satellite operations in Sharjah : 02/29/2016

Dubai, 29 February 2016: Thuraya Telecommunications hosted a delegation from NASA (the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration) at its primary gateway office in Sharjah.

Organised in conjunction with the UAE Space Agency, the visit was an opportunity to showcase Thuraya’s communication and satellite network systems, helping to demonstrate the country’s satellite capabilities.

The NASA party, led by Badri Younes, Deputy Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, was given a guided...

ComSpOC Expands Provider Network to Track GEO Debris Threats : 02/29/2016

ComSpOC expands capabilities through additional radar sensor site at the Algonquin Radio Observatory

Exton, PA, USA (February 29, 2016)— ComSpOC signed a data provider agreement last week with Thoth Technology, operators of the Algonquin Radio Observatory (ARO), to formalize efforts to advance the state of radar tracking of Geostationary (GEO) satellites and debris. This endeavor will upgrade a 46-meter radio astronomy antenna to include radar for surveying debris at geostationary...


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