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  • Intelsat Launches SSL-Built Intelsat 34 Satellite; Stephen Spengler Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intelsat Launches SSL-Built Intelsat 34 Satellite; Stephen Spengler Comments

    Intelsat has launched its latest satellite aboard an Ariane 5 rocket to provide C- and Ku-band connectivity for direct-to-home, cable programming and broadband services. The company said Thursday the Intelsat 34 satellite will serve as the replacement to the Intelsat 805 and Galaxy 11 satellites in the company’s video distribution network for Latin America. California-based commercial satellite manufacturer SSL built Intelsat 34. “[We] look […] More

  • Stratcom Taps 6 SATCOM Vendors for Space Collaboration Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Stratcom Taps 6 SATCOM Vendors for Space Collaboration Program

    Six companies will participate in a public-private sector partnership initiative launched by U.S. Strategic Command to monitor satellite launches and daily operations in an effort to build up collaboration in space programs, Air Force Times reported Wednesday. Phillip Swarts writes Inmarsat, SES Government Solutions, Intelsat, Eutelsat, DigitalGlobe and Iridium Communications will work at the Joint Space Operations Center […] More

  • Intelsat, Kymeta Form Joint Development Program for Satellite Applications - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intelsat, Kymeta Form Joint Development Program for Satellite Applications

    Intelsat has partnered with Kymeta to develop the mTenna metamaterials-based, Ku-band satellite tracking antenna to support the Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform scheduled to launch in 2015. “This [joint development program] is especially important as we begin to capitalize on the considerable opportunities that are opening to the sector with respect to connected mobility,” Stephen Spengler, Intelsat deputy […] More

  • Level 3 to Help Intelsat Expand Fiber, Teleport Network; Edward Morche Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Level 3 to Help Intelsat Expand Fiber, Teleport Network; Edward Morche Comments

    Level 3 Communications has been selected to deploy network connectivity services to Intelsat‘s Tysons Corner, Virginia-based headquarters and other sites across the U.S. Intelsat will expand its IntelsatOne terrestrial fiber and teleport network connected to Intelsat’s global satellite infrastructure using the service, Level 3 said Tuesday. “Level 3 remains committed to providing the network solutions for Intelsat to continue to grow and […] More

  • Space Systems/Loral Launches New Satellite for Intelsat; John Celli Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Space Systems/Loral Launches New Satellite for Intelsat; John Celli Comments

    Space Systems/Loral has launched a new satellite built for Intelsat into space for an initiative to provide distribution services in South America and the Caribbean regions. The Intelsat 30 satellite also achieved post-launch maneuvering in orbit after its launch on board Ariane 5 from the European Spaceport in the French Guiana, SSL said Friday. SSL designed the Intelsat 30 based on the 1300 platform to […] More

  • Intelsat Names Patricia Cooper VP of Government Affairs and Policy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intelsat Names Patricia Cooper VP of Government Affairs and Policy

    Intelsat announced Wednesday that Patricia Cooper has been named vice president of Government Affairs and Policy. With her new title, Cooper will be responsible for domestic and foreign lobbying and advocacy activities, managing Intelsat’s political programs and overseeing its political action committee. She will serve in the Washington, D.C. branch, reporting directly to Michelle Bryan, executive […] More

  • Boeing to Develop Satellite for Intelsat; Thierry Guillemin Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing to Develop Satellite for Intelsat; Thierry Guillemin Comments

    Boeing has received an order from Intelsat for the ninth Epic Next Generation satellite. Boeing develops the 35e EpicNG satellite based on its 702 medium power platform, Boeing said Tuesday. Thierry Guillemin, Intelsat executive vice president and chief technical officer, said the company aims for the satellite-based infrastructure to meet customer demands for commercial plane bandwidth […] More

  • Comtech, Intelsat Start Satellite-Based Mobile Backhaul Services in South America - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Comtech, Intelsat Start Satellite-Based Mobile Backhaul Services in South America

    Comtech EF Data and Intelsat has launched a series of mobile backhaul services on more than 1.5 gigahertz of capacity for satellite-based mobile network operators in South America. Comtech said Thursday its integration of Intelsat's satellite coverage with C- and Ku-band frequencies is intended to address the need for streamlined operations, optimized capacity and sustainable connectivity. “As MNOs expand their networks in […] More

  • Boeing to Develop 4 Additional Satellites for Intelsat; Craig Crooning Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing to Develop 4 Additional Satellites for Intelsat; Craig Crooning Comments

    Boeing‘s defense, space and security unit has won a deal from Intelsat to provide four additional 702 midpower EpicNG satellites, bringing the total number of Intelsat orders to eight. The EpicNG fleet is meant to deliver high-capacity data transmission for Intelsat customers, according to a Boeing statement. Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of […] More

  • GovCon Executive Expands Coverage Area to Board of Directors Appointments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GovCon Executive Expands Coverage Area to Board of Directors Appointments

    GovCon Executive is always trying to grow its coverage area to provide GovCon executives with the most relevant and up-to-date news in the industry. Recently, the website has expanded its coverage area to include announcements of executives being named to the board of directors of GovCon companies. Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions CEO and president, joined […] More

  • Dave McGlade Elected Intelsat Board Chair In Series Of Moves - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dave McGlade Elected Intelsat Board Chair In Series Of Moves

    Dave McGlade, CEO of Intelsat and deputy chairman of the board, has been elected chairman in a series of executive appointments at the company. McGlade’s appointment as chairman takes effect April 1, the same date that General Counsel Phillip Spector will join the board, Intelsat said Monday. Stephen Spengler, former executive vice president of sales, […] More

  • Intelsat US Planning Fairfax HQ Move for 2014 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intelsat US Planning Fairfax HQ Move for 2014

    Intelsat is planning to relocate its U.S. headquarters from Washington to Northern Virginia in 2014, WTOP reports. The company plans to lease about 188,000 square feet of office space in Tysons Tower, a 20-story office building in Fairfax County. Gov. Bob McDonnell said at a news conference Monday that 430 employees will relocate to Virginia, […] More

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