Tag Archives: commercial satellites

Kratos to Provide RF Services for DoD-Leased Commercial Bandwidth Under Contract Modification

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has received a $6.2 million contract modification from U.S. Strategic Command to provide radio frequency services for all Defense Department-leased Ku and C-band commercial bandwidth. San Diego-based Kratos said Monday Stratcom’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space awarded the modification that expands RF monitoring, interference detection and geolocation services …

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Reuters: Orbital ATK Pushes for Use of Retired ICBMs in Commercial Satellite Launch Vehicles

Orbital ATK has urged Congress to consider ending a two-decade ban on the use of decommissioned intercontinental ballistic missiles to build new launch vehicles intended for commercial satellite launch efforts, Reuters reported Tuesday. Irene Klotz writes the company has built Minotaur rockets with engine technology from retired ICBMs in an …

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Boeing Awards Raytheon Hyperspectral Satellite Sensors Contract

Raytheon has won a contract to manufacture hyperspectral imaging technology for two Earth-observation spacecraft under development by Boeing. Boeing is building the satellites for HySpecIQ and chose Raytheon to provide sensing instruments intended to capture data across the electromagnetic spectrum, Raytheon said Monday. According to Raytheon, the satellite sensors will …

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ATK’s Jim Armor and Hughes’ Rick Lober on the Potential Impact of Sensors & Low-Orbit Satellite Technology

        A team led by ATK and including Hughes Network Systems has demonstrated how sensor-generated information could be transmitted using a commercial low-Earth-orbit satellite technology. The companies demonstrated the method for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Center and sought to show the potential uses of commercial satellite …

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Orbital Sciences Reports Increased Cash Flow, Customer Interest After NASA Demo Flight; David Thompson Comments

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 …

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