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Thuraya to Participate in 28th National Space Symposium in US : 04/16/2012

Abu Dhabi (April 16, 2012) -  Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite operator will be a key participant at the premier US space policy and program forum, the 28th National Space Symposium. A delegation led by Thuraya's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Samer Halawi will be representing the Company that has market leadership in mobile satellite handhelds, with a 60 percent market share within its coverage area that spans Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

At this event that will...

Northrop Grumman Highlights Capabilities for Leading Next Generation into Space at 28th National Space Symposium : 04/13/2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (April 13, 2012) - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is leading the next generation into space with strategic products and systems it will highlight throughout the 28th National Space Symposium (NSS) in Colorado Springs April 16-19 at exhibit #600.

"We are featuring innovative missions of all sizes and showcasing a group of key products we've developed to support them," said Jeff Grant, vice president and general manager of Space Systems for Northrop Grumman...

Boeing to Demonstrate Leadership in Space at National Space Symposium : 04/09/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 9, 2012) - The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will spotlight its satellites, human spaceflight activities, cyber capabilities and advanced space development at the Space Foundation's 28th National Space Symposium. This year's event takes place April 16-19 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

"Space continues to be an important frontier for innovative capabilities and advanced technologies, and Boeing is...

Orbital Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Company's Founding : 04/02/2012

Dulles, Va.,  (Apr. 2, 2012) - Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) celebrated the company's first three decades in the space business today as it completed 30 years of operations since the enterprise's founding on April 2, 1982. At anniversary events at the company's Dulles, Virginia headquarters and at other sites in Arizona, California, Maryland and Virginia, Orbital executives thanked employees and customers for making possible the company's successes to date, and for providing exciting opportunities for...

Thuraya Elects New Board of Directors during Annual General Meeting : 04/02/2012

Abu Dhabi, (April 2, 2012) -  Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite operator yesterday announced the election of a new Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting. Serving a three-year term, the newly elected 2012 Board of Directors comprises:

1. Mr. Mohammad Hassan Omran, Chairman -- ETISALAT
2. Mr. Khalid Ahmed Balkheyour, President & CEO -- ARABSAT
3. HH Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Munarak Saif Al Thani -- QTEL
4. Mr. Nasser Bin Obood, A/CEO -- ETISALAT UAE
5. Mr. Yousuf Al...

Aerojet Propulsion Helps Deliver Astronaut Care Packages : 03/27/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 27, 2012 -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engines will be providing the main propulsion for Europe's Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) as it maneuvers for a scheduled docking with the International Space Station (ISS) on March 28.

Working with the ATV prime contractor Astrium, an EADS company, Aerojet provides four R 4D-11 110 lbf class liquid bipropellant engines for ATV maneuvering as the spacecraft approaches the ISS. The vehicle's flight...

Aerojet Marks 70 Years Serving the Warfighter and Powering Exploration : 03/19/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 19, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced its 70th anniversary today, marking the March 19, 1942 founding of Aerojet Engineering Corporation by world-renowned aerodynamicist Dr. Theodore von Kármán and five California Institute of Technology colleagues. These rocket pioneers leveraged their ingenuity and shared passion for rocketry to create a company that today has powered some of the nation's most critical defense and exploration missions.

Launching as a single-...

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Latest Hot-Fire Test on Launch Abort Engine for Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft : 03/12/2012

CANOGA PARK, Calif. (March 12, 2012) - Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, successfully completed a full-mission duration hot-fire test on a Launch Abort Engine (LAE) for Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft. The CST-100 spacecraft, designed to transport people to the International Space Station and other low Earth orbit destinations, is in development under NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program.

The Service Module and...

The Rocket City Space Pioneers' Lander to be Named "Spirit of Alabama" : 03/09/2012

Pelham, AL (March 9, 2012) - "Spirit of Alabama" will be the name of the Alabama-based Rocket City Space Pioneers' (RCSP's) lunar lander competing in the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE thanks to some help from Karen McDonald's fourth-grade class at Valley Intermediate School. The students won the team's "Name the Lander" contest, earning them a trip to Space Camp™ in Huntsville and their teacher a $500 gift card for classroom supplies. The surprise announcement was made to the class yesterday.

The...

Thuraya Showcases World's Most Portable Voice and Data Solutions at Satellite 2012 : 03/08/2012

Abu Dhabi (Mar. 8, 2012) - In applications from field journalism to Government end users, and from humanitarian relief to disaster assistance, the need for small, light, highly portable satellite broadband terminals has never been greater and Thuraya is highlighting its sleek, convenient Thuraya IP at Satellite 2012, from March 12 to 15 in Washington, DC.

A world leader maintaining 60% market share of the satellite handheld market in its coverage area, Thuraya has also been first worldwide in...

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