Tag Archives: Orbital Sciences Corp

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 …

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Boeing, Orbital Finish Last 2 Satellites for Mexico; Ron Dukat Comments

Boeing and Orbital Sciences Corp. have finished building three satellites that will be used to support police, military and emergency services in Mexico as part of the Mexsat project, the Orange County Register reported Monday. William D’Urso writes Boeing has completed two 702HP geomobile satellites named Centenario and Morelos-3, while subcontractor Orbital made one …

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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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Orbital Sciences Set for Demo Flight to Resupply Int’l Space Station; Frank Culbertson Comments

Orbital Sciences Corp. is scheduled to launch a spacecraft intended to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station in a NASA demonstration flight project worth an estimated $2.5 million, Reuters reported Monday. Irene Klotz writes the company’s two-stage Antares rocket, due to takeoff on Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport …

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Cubic Appoints 26-Year Satellite Communications Vet Engineering, Operations VP

Cubic Corp. has appointed Jim Kilfeather vice president of engineering and operations for the company’s global tracking solutions division, Cubic announced Monday. Cubic said Kilfeather, a 26-year veteran of information technology and communications sectors, will manage the engineering department’s day-to-day operations and oversee software development and information technology. Prior to …

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Iridium CEO to Present at Technology Conference

Iridium Communications Inc. announced this week Chief Executive Officer Matthew J. Desch will speak at the 2011 Stifel Nicolaus Technology, Communications & Internet Conference in San Francisco on Feb. 10. Stifel Nicolaus, a financial services company based in St. Louis, Mo., hosts a variety of client-centric conventions annually, matching investors …

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Norm Augustine’s Report on NASA’s Bleak Future

After just seven more missions to the International Space Station (ISS), the Space Shuttle will retire without a replacement.  Ex-Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine, chair of the United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee review, has published his committee’s findings, and NASA’s budgetary future looks bleak. Augustine told PBS “the human space flight …

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