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Articles Tagged with ''space''

6th Boeing-built wideband satellite expands tactical communications

Aerospace & Defense
August 8, 2013

With today’s launch of the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force continue to expand the advanced WGS communications network that serves the U.S. Department of Defense and its international partners, including the Australian Defence Force.


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U.S. Navy to launch Lockheed Martin secure communications satellite

Aerospace & Defense
July 17, 2013

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite on Friday, July 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.


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ITT Exelis to design advanced receiver for next-generation weather satellite

Aerospace & Defense
June 27, 2013

ITT Exelis has received a $3.2 million contract from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. to design an advanced receiver chain for the U.S. Air Force Weather Satellite Follow-on (WSF) program. The new design will improve measurements of ocean surface winds used for severe weather forecasting.


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ViaSat announces next generation broadband satellite

Aerospace & Defense
May 17, 2013

ViaSat has executed a contract with Boeing to build ViaSat-2, which is based on ViaSat’s next generation, Ka-Band satellite technology and architecture. ViaSat-2 is expected to be, by far, the world’s highest capacity satellite at the time of launch (scheduled for mid-2016).


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QinetiQ satellite launched for earth observation mission

International
May 13, 2013

Proba-V, a small satellite-based earth observation system for vegetation studies, developed by QinetiQ Space for the European Space Agency (ESA), has been launched from Kourou, French Guiana.


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ITT Exelis to supply NASA/JPL with advanced antennas to support multinational climate research

May 2, 2013

ITT Exelis has been awarded a contract by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA, to provide specialized antennas for the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere & Climate-2 (COSMIC-2) program.


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Fourth Lockheed Martin MUOS satellite entering system test as communication module and multi-beam antenna installed

Aerospace & Defense
April 11, 2013

Lockheed Martin has integrated two of the most important components onto its fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for the U.S. Navy. Recently engineers mated the multi-beam assembly, which hosts 16 ultra-high frequency (UHF) antennas for distributed, global communications coverage. Earlier this year, the team delivered and integrated the vehicle’s communications system module. With bus and payload now together, the satellite is entering its first system check-outs before progressing to environmental test.


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TE Connectivity to showcase connectivity developments for extreme environments

April 8, 2013

TE Connectivity (TE) is featuring its latest high-performance electronic connectivity products and technologies designed for the space environment at the 29th National Space Symposium.


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Google and Carlson bring TV white space internet to South African schools

March 28, 2013

Carlson Wireless announces the launch of the first TV white space (TVWS) trial in South Africa. Led by Google, the trial will test TVWS wireless broadband in ten schools across the Cape Town area. Carlson, the project’s equipment vendor, Google and other project partners will attempt to show that broadband can be offered over white spaces without interfering with licensed spectrum holders.


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World government expenditures for space facing short-term decline

March 18, 2013

According to Euroconsult's newly released research report, Government Space Markets, World Prospects to 2022, government spending on space reached a peak in 2012 of $72.9 billion, a non-negligible increase compared to 2011 which followed two consecutive years of minimal growth.


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