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Thales Alenia Space Deutschland GmbH has signed a contract, worth up to €4 million, with Thales Alenia Space-France in the frame of the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) weather satellites. This contract includes the development and the validation of the operations Satellite Simulator (SATSIM), as well as the Payload Data Generator for all the satellites.
Satellite specialist Newtec's IP traffic enhancement and shaping technology Cross-Layer-Optimization™ has been implemented to secure the downlink via satellite in the flagship Euro Hawk® Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) which detects and collects information.
Astrium continues to drive the implementation of the European Data Relay System (EDRS). As prime contractor, Astrium Services has contracted the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) to implement and operate major parts of the ground network.
Astrium and Thales Alenia Space, Europe’s leading space companies, have successfully completed the in-orbit testing of the Y1B satellite, conducted from the Yahsat control centre in Abu Dhabi (UAE).
Boeing shipped the third of 12 GPS IIF satellites for the U.S. Air Force from the company's Satellite Development Center in El Segundo to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, aboard a Boeing-built C-17 Globemaster III airlifter.
Boeing has received a $338.7 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to produce and launch a tenth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite. The authorization includes production, launch site activities, initial orbital operations and checkout.
French defense procurement agency, Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has awarded Thales Alenia Space a design contract to study military space communications capacity to be available by 2019.
Astrium has been awarded a three year contract by the European Defence Agency (EDA) to provide commercial satellite communications capacity for European military needs.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that its Signal Studio for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) software (N7609B) has been enhanced with real-time and basic mode capabilities designed to allow engineers to simulate Galileo signals for receiver testing and to address the needs of the manufacturing test market.
The Yamal-402 telecommunications satellite has been dispatched from Thales Alenia Space’s plant in Cannes, France and has arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ready for its scheduled launch on a Proton rocket on December 8, 2012.
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