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David Thompson, president and CEO of Orbital ATK, has said he thinks the growth in government satellite work the company has seen since early 2016 could help make up for the weak demand for commercial communications satellites, Space News reported Friday. “Continued strength in government satellite activity, particularly military or defense-related satellite activity, should offset […] More
Orbital ATK has received a contract to build, test and launch a commercial in-space servicing vehicle for Intelsat. Orbital ATK will work to provide satellite servicing through the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 in an effort to extend the life of in-orbit satellites, Orbital ATK said Tuesday. “There is a vital need to service fully functional but ageing […] More
Orbital ATK has selected United Launch Alliance to send NASA“™s second cargo mission to the International Space Station. ULA will launch the first Cygnus cargo in early December under the commercial resupply services program, ULA said Wednesday. Tory Bruno, ULA president and CEO, said the Cygnus spacecraft will “carry the maximum cargo load to service […] More
Orbital ATK has awarded a combined $135,000 in scholarships to help the children of the aerospace company“™s employees pursue their post-secondary education for this coming academic year. The company said Wednesday Scholarship Management Services selected 70 scholarship recipients based on their test scores, grade average, class ranking, work experience, career objectives and involvement in community and school […] More
Orbital Sciences has won a contract of an undisclosed value to manufacture a lightweight broadband communications satellite for United Arab Emirates-based satcom operator Yahsat. The Al Yah satellite will be built on the Orbital GEOStar-3 infrastructure and work to provide Ka-band coverage for Yahsat customers throughout Brazil and Africa, Orbital said Wednesday. Yahsat plans to […] More
Orbital Sciences Chairman, President and CEO David Thompson said the company plans to remain true to its mission of lowering costs to access outer space after completing its estimated $5 billion merger with ATK, the Washington Post reported Monday. “From a strategic standpoint, this merger will create a much larger and more capable but still highly innovative, agile […] More
Orbital Sciences will launch Skybox Imaging“™s imaging and spacecraft into space in late 2015 under a contract of an undisclosed value. The commercial Minotaur-C space launch vehicle will be used to transport six Skybox spacecraft into low-Earth orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Orbital said Thursday. Orbital“™s small-class launch vehicles unit within its launch systems group […] More
Orbital Sciences Corp. is set to launch a cargo spacecraft carrying supplies to the International Space Station on Wednesday. Orbital“™s Antares rocket will lift off the Cygnus cargo spacecraft from NASA“™s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia into orbit for post-launch activation and testing before the spacecraft reaches the ISS on Jan. 12, Orbital Sciences said […] More
Orbital Sciences is seeing better operations cash flow and customer interest after it completed its demo flight with NASA to resupply the International Space Station, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Kathy Orton reported that the Dulles, Va.-based company’s third-quarter cash flow from operations is $31.5 million, up from the corresponding period in 2012 which was […] More
David Thompson is chief financial operator for government business for Ericsson Federal, Inc. In this position, Thompson is responsible for all elements of the company’s finance, accounting and the development and implementation of strategic opportunities in government segments of Ericsson’s North American products and customer base. Thompson joined Ericsson in 1996 as CFO for the […] More
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