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Loral-built Intelsat 903 Telecom Satellite Launched Successfully

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Isat 903, the latest in a line of advanced communications satellites built for Intelsat by Space Systems/ Loral (SS/L), a subsidiary of Loral Space and Communications, was successfully launched on March 30, 2002. The satellite was sent into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, aboard an ILS Proton...
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MEMS at OFC - Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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According to In-Stat, the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) held in Anaheim, CA, in March, was much quieter than last year's - a real reflection of the dismal market conditions in the telecom sector right now - and the fact that the tremendous hype surrounding the use of MEMS in...
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Bluetooth Products Get Rated

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As evidenced by CeBIT and CITA, Bluetooth solutions continue to make strides. Many products have been first launched in Europe and/or Asia, as many vendors consider the North American market to be behind. However, many companies realize that unless they also make their products available to North America, they...
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S&P Releases Aerospace & Defense Industry Survey

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Standard & Poor's has released its six months forecast for the Aerospace & Defense Industry, recommending investors caution regarding defense companies for the near term, the war on terrorism and concerns in the Middle East notwithstanding. The leader in global financial research and investment analysis says that the current...
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New Radionavigation Plan Focuses on GPS

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US Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta and US Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced the release of the 2001 Federal Radionavigation Plan (FRP), which continues to strengthen the US commitment to the Global Positioning System (GPS) and its modernization as a primary means of navigation in support...
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Commerce Secretary Evans' Remarks at Broadband Technology Expo

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Commerce Secretary Don Evans made the following remarks at the Broadband Technology Expo in Washington, D.C. on March 6, 2002: As the President has made plain, economic security is a top priority for his administration. The high tech industries represented here are the backbone of the American economy in...
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France and Israel Look to Significantly Enhance the Gilat 360 Broadband Satellite Platform

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French space contractor Alcatel Space has reached an agreement in principle to form a strategic partnership with Israeli contractor Gilat Satellite Networks to significantly enhance the latter's Gilat 360 broadband satellite platform. The new agreement, which is part of the two companies' two-way broadband satellite communications joint venture with...
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R & S Wins SIVAM Transceiver Order

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German contractor Rohde & Schwarz (R & S) has been awarded a several million Euro contract to supply the Brazilian Air Force with an initial tranche of 152 108 to 400 MHz band M3AR transceivers for installation aboard EMB-314 ALX light strike aircraft that will be employed in Brazil's...
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European Imaging Satellite Successfully Launched

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The French Space Agency's (the CNES) Spot 5 imaging satellite was successfully placed in an 832 km, sun-synchronous, circular polar orbit by an Ariane 42P rocket on 3 May 2002. Developed in parallel with the Helios II military observation satellite, the 3,000 kg Spot 5 device is described as...
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Norway Selects SIRFC for NH 90 Helicopters

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Norway has selected ITT's AN/ALQ-211(V) suite of integrated radio frequency countermeasures (SIRFC) for installation aboard the 14 NH 90 helicopters it is procuring for use by its Air Force (eight aircraft) and Navy (six aircraft). First flown aboard a US Army AH-64D battlefield attack helicopter during March 1999, SIRFIC...
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