The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has turned on power to the system module of the program’s first spacecraft, designated GPS III Space Vehicle One (SV-1). The milestone is a key indication the team is on track to deliver the first satellite for launch availability in 2014.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., received an order for $1.1 million for the company's 500 Watt, continuous wave ("CW"), high-power amplifiers for high throughput satellite ("HTS") services operating in the Ka-Band frequency.
Boeing will continue modernizing the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation for up to five more years, extending the company's role in the vital military and civilian navigation network.
Boeing recently achieved two important milestones on the U.S. Air Force Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminal (FAB-T) program, which will provide protected wideband satellite communications among ground and airborne terminals for the command and control of U.S. nuclear forces.
MITEQ has announced that the company’s president, Howard Hausman will deliver a 40 minute workshop at EDI CON 2013 titled, “Applications of Fiber Optic Links in RF and Microwave Systems” to the audience of RF, microwave and high speed digital designers attending this premier event in Beijing, China.
XTAR LLC, the first U.S. commercial provider of satellite services in the X-band frequency, announced that it has gained a significant segment of the growing airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (AISR) market over the last 12 months. These contracts represent more than 100 MHz of bandwidth and are valued at more than $8 million.
Cambridge Consultants has been selected by Iridium Communications Inc. to play a key role in the deployment of Iridium NEXT, the company’s second-generation satellite constellation, expected to begin launching in early 2015.