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Aerojet Rocketdyne Awarded Contract to Develop Propulsion Technology for CubeSats : 04/08/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 8, 2014)– Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has been awarded a contract from the Flight Opportunities Program Office at Armstrong Flight Test Center to develop propulsion technology for miniature satellites that could possibly lower cost and accelerate mission schedules.

Under the first phase of the contract, Aerojet Rocketdyne will develop and perform hot-fire tests on its MPS-120 CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion...

Intelsat General and L-3 Communication Systems-West Test Protected Air Force Tactical Technology on Ku-band : 04/07/2014

BETHESDA, Md. (April 7, 2014) - Intelsat General Corp. and L-3 Communication Systems-West (L-3 CS-West) announced the successful demonstration of new U.S. Air Force Protected Tactical Waveform technology over Ku-band transponders on the Intelsat fleet.

The demonstrations and performance characterization were conducted at the Intelsat teleport in Ellenwood, GA, during the week of March 4th. Engineers conducting the tests measured the performance of anti-jam modems and waveform...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supports Launch of Critical Meteorological Satellite for the U.S. Air Force : 04/03/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 3, 2014) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, played a major role in successfully launching the 19th Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Block 5D weather satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, with an Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine, five helium pressurization tanks and a dozen Centaur...

Inmarsat Launches Next Generation Satellite Phone : 03/24/2014

24 March 2014: Inmarsat, (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today launched IsatPhone 2, an advanced handheld satellite phone, which offers dependable, high quality voice calls, text and email messaging outside of cellular and fixed network coverage. With a rugged handset design and an industry-leading eight hours of talk time (160 hours on standby), IsatPhone 2 joins Inmarsat's top-selling IsatPhone Pro as the latest addition to the company...

Orbit Logic Delivers Collection Planning Software to New Customer : 03/20/2014

GREENBELT, Md. (March 20, 2014) - Orbit Logic announced today that they will deliver their Collection Planning & Analysis Workstation (CPAW) software to an undisclosed customer for an upcoming satellite imaging system. The customer will initially use CPAW for analysis to help refine the design of their imaging system as well as demonstrate system capabilities to potential customers. CPAW will later be deployed for lights-out operational planning for the same satellite imaging system...

To Streamline Defense Acquisition Process, Position Government as Integrator, Says New Survey : 03/12/2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2014) - According to a new study from Government Business Council (GBC) and Booz Allen Hamilton, 43 percent of the senior federal and military defense leaders surveyed identified the disconnect between government and industry expectations as a significant problem in the current defense acquisition process, while 60 percent identify the same challenge in the C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance)...

Northrop Grumman's Astro Aerospace Delivers Antennas For Next-Generation GPS III Satellites 3 through 6 : 03/12/2014

CARPINTERIA, Calif. (March 12, 2014) - Continuing its support for the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS), Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered 32 self-deploying, monopole JIB antennas for the third, fourth, fifth and sixth GPS III satellites.

Photos accompanying this release are available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=24084

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Northrop Grumman Begins Integrating High-Speed Downlink Antennas for Fourth Advanced EHF Communications Payload : 03/11/2014

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (March 11, 2014) - Two downlink antennas that are the fastest of their kind to operate in space are being integrated into the protected communications payload built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite.

The company delivered the Super High Frequency Array Unit (SAU), as the antennas are called, in early March to AEHF system prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Critical Design Review on Lithium Ion Battery Orbital Unit : 03/10/2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 10, 2014) - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for a Lithium Ion battery Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU), which will continue to give astronauts the power they need to conduct important research aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Lithium Ion batteries, which will replace the aging Nickel Hydrogen (Ni-H2) batteries presently on the ISS, will also provide a...

First Global Xpress Satellite Successfully Completes In-Orbit Testing : 03/07/2014

07 March 2014: Inmarsat, (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today confirmed that the first satellite in its game-changing Global Xpress (GX) constellation (Inmarsat-5 F1) is on course to achieve commercial service introduction (CSI) by mid-year 2014. The announcement follows the successful completion of Inmarsat-5 F1's month-long in-orbit testing (IOT) programme, in conjunction with its partner Boeing, which saw the new Ka-band satellite...

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