Lockheed Opens Commercial Satellite HQ in Denver


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


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


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


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


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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Satellite Telecom | Hughes Gets Nothing for Protesting Award to Artel


The GAO said it had denied a protest by satellite broadband services and equipment provider Hughes over a contract award to Artel for satellite communications support to the SSA.

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Satellite Telecom | Infrastructure Upgraded for Iridium Next Constellation


Iridium  has completed key upgrades to its ground control infrastructure in preparation for its next-generation satellite constellation.

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Ground Equipment Maker Gilat Expects To Shake Off Revenue Slump Soon


Gilat Satellite Networks said its business, both military and civil/commercial, is on the upswing and should improve markedly by late this year.

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Satellite Telecom | Orbcomm Cleared To Install Gateway Station in Oman


Orbcomm has been cleared to install a gateway Earth station in Oman following the licencing of its regional service provider.

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Michel de Rosen. Credit: Eutelsat

Cooper Leaving SIA for Intelsat Position


Intelsat has hired Patricia Cooper as vice president of government affairs and policy.

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