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The US Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $238M contract for production of the third and fourth satellites in the next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation, known as GPS III. The acquisition of the next two GPS III satellites at one time will allow the Lockheed Martin-led team to maximize efficiencies in satellite manufacturing.
The World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12) has opened in Geneva, Switzerland, to review and revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbits.
IFEN, working in partnership with WORK Microwave, announced an enhanced version of its NavX®-NCS Professional, a multi-frequency simulator, which is optimized for research and development of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) safety and professional applications.
Newtec has successfully tested its new high speed Ka-Band technology for SES Broadband Services. The test was completed with next generation Ka-Band Sat3Play® terminals, which feature download speeds beyond 10 Mbps, and related hub infrastructure including a new high speed modem and outdoor unit.
AtlanTecRF claims that its new ALR series of Satellite Loop Test Translators (LTT) introduces, for the first time, the concept of synthesised Local Oscillator (LO) frequency control to provide the user with a compact, versatile and comprehensive approach to satellite communications equipment alignment and quality monitoring in both the Ka-band and Ku-bands.
New from the Engineering Division of Link Microtek is a series of waveguide switches that offer environmental sealing to IP65 standard, enabling them to operate reliably even when subjected to dusty or moist environmental conditions.
Roke Manor Research Ltd.'s Gioconda industry consortium has been awarded a contract to deliver a major element of a UK MoD's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory's research programme.
Astrium has been awarded two contracts from the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) for the delivery of two telecommunication satellites – Express AM4R and Express AM7.
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new generation of amplifiers that has the ability to measure data that is currently buried by noise.
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