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The SI Organization to Acquire QinetiQ North America Services and Solution Group : 04/22/2014

CHANTILLY, Va. (April 22, 2014) - The SI Organization, Inc. (the SI) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire QinetiQ North America Services and Solutions Group (QNA/SSG), a leading provider of differentiated, engineering services and solutions to the U.S. Federal Government. The combination of the SI and QNA/SSG brings together two highly complementary companies, each a recognized leader in systems engineering and integration, engineering services and solutions,...

Inmarsat Aids in Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 : 04/14/2014

Malaysia's Ministry of Transport has published an article detailing how Space Foundation Corporate Partner Inmarsat helped pinpoint the southern corridor flight path taken by Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

It reports that Inmarsat informed the Ministry on March 13 that routine automatic communications between the Inmarsat satellite and Malaysia Airlines flight 370 could be used to determine several possible...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supported United Launch Alliance Successful Atlas V Mission for the National Reconnaissance Office : 04/10/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 10, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a significant role in successfully launching a national security payload into orbit for the U.S. government. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, with an Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine, four AJ60 solid rocket boosters, five helium pressurization tanks and a dozen Centaur upper-stage...

L-3 Telemetry-West Introduces Next-Generation Command Decryption Solution : 04/09/2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 9, 2014) – L-3 Telemetry-West (L-3 TW) has introduced its next-generation Command Decryption Unit (CDU-200/KIR-200), a lightweight, proven, low-risk security solution for satellite command links.

This product introduction is the latest in L-3 TW’s long and rich heritage of providing cryptographic communications devices for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), as well as commercial space applications.

The CDU-200/KIR-200 allows customers to easily transition to the new...

Northrop Grumman Ships Payload Module Two Months Early For Fourth Advanced EHF Protected Communications Satellite : 04/09/2014

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (April 9, 2014) - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) continued its record of shipping Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite payload modules ahead of schedule when the fourth arrived Feb. 11, nearly two months early, at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., AEHF system prime contractor.

Complex phased array and nulling antennas, along with the advanced crosslinks, will be shipped later this year to complete payload delivery...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Awarded Contract to Develop Propulsion Technology for CubeSats : 04/08/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 8, 2014)– Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has been awarded a contract from the Flight Opportunities Program Office at Armstrong Flight Test Center to develop propulsion technology for miniature satellites that could possibly lower cost and accelerate mission schedules.

Under the first phase of the contract, Aerojet Rocketdyne will develop and perform hot-fire tests on its MPS-120 CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supports Launch of Critical Meteorological Satellite for the U.S. Air Force : 04/03/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 3, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a major role in successfully launching the 19th Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Block 5D weather satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, with an Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine, five helium pressurization tanks and a dozen Centaur...

Inmarsat Launches Next Generation Satellite Phone : 03/24/2014

24 March 2014: Inmarsat, (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today launched IsatPhone 2, an advanced handheld satellite phone, which offers dependable, high quality voice calls, text and email messaging outside of cellular and fixed network coverage. With a rugged handset design and an industry-leading eight hours of talk time (160 hours on standby), IsatPhone 2 joins Inmarsat's top-selling IsatPhone Pro as the latest addition to the company...

Orbit Logic Delivers Collection Planning Software to New Customer : 03/20/2014

GREENBELT, Md. (March 20, 2014) - Orbit Logic announced today that they will deliver their Collection Planning & Analysis Workstation (CPAW) software to an undisclosed customer for an upcoming satellite imaging system. The customer will initially use CPAW for analysis to help refine the design of their imaging system as well as demonstrate system capabilities to potential customers. CPAW will later be deployed for lights-out operational planning for the same satellite imaging system...

To Streamline Defense Acquisition Process, Position Government as Integrator, Says New Survey : 03/12/2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2014) - According to a new study from Government Business Council (GBC) and Booz Allen Hamilton, 43 percent of the senior federal and military defense leaders surveyed identified the disconnect between government and industry expectations as a significant problem in the current defense acquisition process, while 60 percent identify the same challenge in the C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance)...

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