The U.S. Defense Department uses commercial satellite communications to keep in touch with UAV, such as the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft show here. Credit: Wikicommons
U.S. Army Sgt. Samantha Dubuis, Senior Satcom communication systems operator, 578th Signal Company, Fort Bragg, N.C., makes a radio call during a Best Warrior Competition at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., June 10, 2014. Credit: Spc. Lakendra Stevens/US Army
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Harris Delivers First Aireon Flight Payload

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Harris has delivered the first flight payload for the Aireon aircraft navigation venture, which will use the Iridium Next satellite constellation to help airlines save money by flying more efficient routes.

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Lockheed Opens Commercial Satellite HQ in Denver

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Lockheed Martin Space Systems officially christened the new headquarters for its Commercial Space division at its Denver facility Oct. 29 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Orbcomm Books 16,000-unit Order from Large Retail Fleet

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Orbcomm said that it will supply 16,000 tracking and monitoring devices to a U.S. retailer with a large fleet of dry and refrigerated transportation assets.

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Spain’s MOD Approves Use Of Globalstar Handset

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Spain’s Ministry of Defence approved the use of Globalstar’s GSP-1700 handheld satellite phone by its personnel and ordered an additional 300 of the company’s SPOTGen3 GPS tracking and safety devices.

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Swisscom Taps SES’s Astra Connect in Broadband Push

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SES signed an agreement with Swisscom to deliver high-speed Internet service via satellite to Swiss homes beyond the reach of terrestrial solutions that meet Switzerland’s speed requirements.

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CNES To Fund Design of Satellite Broadband Chipsets

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STMicroelectronics and Thales will co-invest between 20 million and 30 million euros in a chip to facilitate introduction of France’s THD-Sat project to extend broadband to regions beyond the terrestrial grid.

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