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United Monolithic Semiconductors (UMS) has announced that the PPH15X-10 MMIC GaAs power PHEMT process has been successfully space evaluated and is now part of the European Preferred Part List established by the European Space Agency/European Space Components Information Exchange System (ESA/ESCIES).
API Technologies Corp.. has completed the acquisition, through its UK-based subsidiary API Technologies (UK) Ltd., of the entire issued share capital of C-MAC Aerospace Ltd. for a total purchase price of £20.95 million (approximately $33 million).
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.
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.
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.
Thales Alenia Space España has announced the delivery of the X-band images communications system for the INGENIO satellite, the first Spanish Earth observation satellite. This system acts as a ‘voice’ of the satellite, transmitting to Earth stations images and data generated on board by their instruments, thus enabling the essential function of the mission.
Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA Inc. (SEDU) will be featuring its enhanced line of GaN HEMTs for satellite applications at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2012 show in Montreal.
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.
Infineon Technologies has introduced its first power switching devices designed specifically for use in space and avionics applications. The new Radiation Hardened (RH) PowerMOS devices of the BUY25CSXX family are claimed to offer best-in-class performance to support design of energy-efficient power conditioning and power supply systems for space use.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics congratulates National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on the successful landing of Curiosity on the Gale Crater, Mars, with InterpointTM dc-dc converter and EMI filter modules on board. Curiosity’s goal is not to find Martian life, but rather to seek out carbon-based organic compounds that are the building blocks of life, and then to determine whether the Gale Crater landing site was ever suitable for creatures. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on November 26, 2011 via an Atlas V rocket.
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