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Raytheon to Begin GPS OCX Monitor Station Receiver Installation in August; Dave Wajsgras Quoted

Raytheon will begin installing worldwide the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System's monitor station receivers in August. “The modernized receivers give GPS OCX the ability to receive and decrypt all GPS III military and civil signals, a critical capability the current system doesn't have," Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon's intelligence, information and services segment, said in a statement published Monday.

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Northrop Completes Qualification Tests on 1 Mbit Memory Device for Space Missions

Northrop Grumman has performed qualification tests on its radiation-hardened W28C0108 electrically erasable programmable read-only memory device that is used in space to store mission data. The company said Monday the EEPROM semiconductor device has 1-megabit memory, operates across the military temperature range and features latch-up immunity functions for space operations. Qualification tests included heavy …

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ATK, NASA Put Orion’s Launch Abort Motor Igniter Through Qualification Test; Charlie Precourt Comments

ATK and NASA have conducted a static test on the Orion crew transport spacecraft’s launch abort motor igniter at the company’s facility in Promontory, Utah as the company seeks to move toward production. The igniter is part of Orion’s Launch Abort System and designed to activate the abort motor for the crew module in …

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Iridium Caps Tests on New NEXT Satellite Solar Panel Design; Scott Smith Comments

Iridium Communications has completed a series qualification tests on a new design Spectrolab and Mitsubishi Electric developed for the solar panel arrays that will be fitted to the Iridium NEXT satellites. Iridium said Tuesday the design consists of four panels that span approximately 30 feet and generate at least 2 kilowatts of power via triple-junction solar …

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