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  • SpaceX Launches Orbital ATK-Built GovSat Satellite Aboard Pre-Flown Rocket - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Launches Orbital ATK-Built GovSat Satellite Aboard Pre-Flown Rocket

    A communications satellite that Orbital ATK built for GovSat ““ a public-private joint venture of SES and the government of Luxembourg ““ took off Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. GovSat-1 will be placed at 21.5 degrees East orbital slot to provide maritime […] More

  • Ken Lee: Orbital ATK to Build 11th Comms Satellite for Intelsat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ken Lee: Orbital ATK to Build 11th Comms Satellite for Intelsat

    Intelsat has awarded Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) a contract to build a communications satellite based on the latter company’s GEOStar-2 platform. Orbital ATK said Monday it will design, construct and test Intelsat’s future Galaxy 30  satellite at a Dulles, Virginia-based manufacturing facility. “Galaxy 30 will be the 11th satellite Orbital ATK has built for Intelsat, and […] More

  • Orbital ATK Brings Comms Satellite to French Guiana Ahead of January Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK Brings Comms Satellite to French Guiana Ahead of January Launch

    Orbital ATK has transported a hybrid electric propulsion communications satellite built for Al Yah Satellite Communications to a launch site in Kourou, French Guiana, ahead of the system’s intended liftoff in January 2018. Orbital ATK said Thursday it built the GEOStar-3 satellite designated Al Yah 3 to help expand Yahsat’s commercial Ka-band services to approximately 600 million […] More

  • Orbital ATK Taps EaglePicher to Develop NOAA JPSS Satellite Battery - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK Taps EaglePicher to Develop NOAA JPSS Satellite Battery

    Orbital ATK has chosen EaglePicher Technologies to design and manufacture a battery system for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System-2. EaglePicher said Thursday it will incorporate GS Yuasa Lithium Power‘s Gen III LSE134 lithium-ion cells into the JPSS-2 battery system. Orbital ATK received a $253 million delivery order from NASA in March 2015 to build up to three […] More

  • David Williams: Avanti Picks Orbital Sciences Satellite for EMEA Region Coverage - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    David Williams: Avanti Picks Orbital Sciences Satellite for EMEA Region Coverage

    Orbital Sciences has received a contract to manufacture a HYLAS 4 satellite for Avanti Communications Group, which seeks to connect customers in existing and new markets to Ka-band broadband communications services. Orbital Sciences said Tuesday HYLAS 4 is based on its GEOStar-3 platform, will have a capacity of up to 28 gigahertz and feature 66 fixed and four steerable beams. David Williams, CEO […] More

  • Orbital Launches GEOStar-3 Satcom Platform; Christopher Richmond Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital Launches GEOStar-3 Satcom Platform; Christopher Richmond Comments

    Orbital Sciences has unveiled a new satellite platform the company built to carry up to 1,763 pounds of communications payload and support up to 8 kilowatts of electrical payload power. The GEOStar-3 satcom infrastructure is designed for commercial fixed satellite services, direct broadcasting and high-throughput coverage applications, Orbital said Monday. Christopher Richmond, senior vice president […] More

  • Exelis to Build Satellite Bus for Orbital Sciences; Joe Phillips Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Exelis to Build Satellite Bus for Orbital Sciences; Joe Phillips Comments

    ITT Exelis has won a contract to fabricate a composite bus structure for a Orbital Sciences Corp. communications satellite platform. The bus is intended to bring electric power to the satellite“™s payload and propulsion systems and contains equipment for telemetry, tracking and control, Exelis said Tuesday. Exelis will build and test the bus in Rochester, […] More

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