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Craig Cooning, an 11-year Boeing veteran and president of its network and space systems business, has joined the board of directors at satellite communications technology firm BridgeSat. BridgeSat said Tuesday it added Cooning as a board member as the company aims to build an advanced optical communications network designed to help address a growing demand for satellite data. Cooning previously […] More
Craig Cooning, president of the network and space systems division at Boeing, has said the company’s joint venture with Lockheed Martin will incrementally invest funds to help develop two potential domestic alternatives to the Russian RD-180 engine, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Stew Magnuson writes Cooning told a press briefing at the Satellite 2016 conference in Maryland that the United Launch Alliance will support the […] More
Tony Mueller, formerly director of spacecraft design and bus products at Boeing, has been appointed as president of the company“™s subsidiary Spectrolab. He succeeds Troy Dawson, who takes the vice president and program manager role at the C-17 Globemaster III integrated sustainment program within Boeing’s global services and support business unit, Boeing said Friday. “Tony […] More
United Launch Alliance Chairman Craig Cooning and CEO Tory Bruno believe the congressional ban on RD-180 engines hurts the business case for further Boeing and Lockheed Martin investment on rocket development, SpaceNews reported Friday. Warren Ferster writes that the ULA executives have indicated the need for 14 of the Russia-made engines to participate in competitions under the U.S. Air Force‘s […] More
Boeing has purchased an equity stake in a SoftBank-backed joint venture that develops satellite-based disaster response communications concepts for Japan. SoftBank Satellite Planning Corp. will work to develop, assess and forward satellite concepts to Japan“™s ministry of internal affairs and communications, Boeing said Monday. Craig Cooning, president of Boeing’s network and space systems business, said the company intends to […] More
Boeing is planning to utilize systems engineering controls from military space programs for its $41 billion Ground-based Midcourse Defense system in response to reviews on the design’s reliability, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes that the company is coordinating with Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Adm. James Syring to revamp GMD by adopting a “space program” approach. “There’s a higher […] More
Boeing Co. will build its first commercial batch of the company’s 502 Phoenix small satellites under a contract to carry HySpecIQ‘s hyperspectral payload into space. Two Phantom Phoenix-based satellites are scheduled for launch in 2018 to perform command and control operations, image processing and imagery data storage, Boeing said Wednesday. “Our 502 Phoenix is well-suited for a range of missions […] More
A Boeing-built GPS satellite has transmitted the first signals from space following the spacecraft“™s launch on Friday. GPS IIF-7 took off aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida to join a constellation of other satellites used for timing and navigation missions, Boeing said Saturday. “We are providing our Air Force partner and […] More
Boeing has completed their second Mexsat 720HP geomobile satellite for the Mexican government, Boeing said Monday. The satellite is named Morelos 3 and will be joining the first that was completed November 2013, Centenario, in storage awaiting launch. Boeing, working with The Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation, is now closer to their goal of […] More
A Boeing GPS satellite launched Friday morning aboard a Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. GPS IIF-6 will work to facilitate real-time transfer of position, timing and navigation data globally for commercial, scientific and civil use, the Air Force said Friday. Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager for Boeing’s space and intelligence systems […] More
A fifth Boeing-developed navigation satellite for the U.S. Air Force has joined the branch’s GPS IIF constellation. The satellite took off on Feb. 20 and was validated by the company and Air Force to activate the spacecraft’s payload, Boeing said Tuesday. “As each GPS IIF joins the fleet, we are sustaining and modernizing the constellation […] More
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