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Rick Ambrose, Lockheed Space Systems EVP, Named to 2019 Wash100 for Space Technology Push, Cloud Adoption for Space Missions

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s space systems segment, as an inductee into the 2019 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for leading the improvement of space technologies, including utilizing the cloud for space missions. This marks the fourth Wash100 award for Ambrose in the last five years.

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Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, Chosen to 2019 Wash100 for Satellite Network Completion Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Matthew Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, as an inductee into the 2019 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his efforts growing revenue and continued growth for the company. This marks the fifth consecutive Wash100 award for Desch.

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Frost & Sullivan Report: Govt-Military Sector Accounts for 87% of US Satellite Service Spending

A new report from Frost & Sullivan estimates the U.S. government and military sector currently accounts for 87.2 percent of the country’s overall satellite services spending. The research firm’s “U.S. Government and Military Satellite Market, Forecast to 2022” report also shows that SES and Intelsat have the biggest presence in the domestic military market with a combined 57.7 percent market …

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Boeing-Built ABS Communications Satellite Begins Commercial Service

A communications satellite that Boeing built for ABS has begun to provide services to customers in Africa, Middle East, Russia and Asia. Boeing said Monday ABS-2A is the second all-electric propulsion satellite that the company delivered to ABS following the launch of ABS-3A in 2015. “We have completed our three-satellite build investment in launching three …

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Inmarsat Subsidiary Provides Satellite Services Support to Antarctic Island Expedition

An Inmarsat subsidiary has delivered its Broadband Global Area Network satellite services to support non-profit organization Cordell Expeditions‘ remote island exploration in the Antarctic Ocean. Inmarsat Government said Thursday the three-week mission aimed to study Heard Island’s volcanic environment and test satellite communications in isolation and extreme Antarctic weather. BGAN worked to …

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SES GS Secures Army TROJAN Satellite Support Follow-On Contracts

SES Government Solutions has received two follow-on contracts from the U.S. Army‘s Intelligence and Security Command to provide satellite services for a global network used to transmit voice, video and data. Reston, Virginia-based SES GS said Thursday it will support the TROJAN Network that includes terminals and ground infrastructure for uniformed Army personnel …

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AFCENT Taps Intelsat General for Ku-Band Satellite Services; Skot Butler Comments

The U.S. Air Forces Central Command has awarded Intelsat General a contract to deliver Ku-band satellite services in support of the command’s communication activities in the Middle East. Intelsat General said Nov. 23 it will provide AFCENT up to 144 megahertz of Ku-band connectivity using the company’s satcom technology. “The deployed airmen are operating …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Put $3B Toward 66-Satellite Constellation

Iridium Communications has spent $3 billion on its program to launch 66 satellites that will work to offer airline companies satellite-based air traffic surveillance services, CEO Matt Desch told The Globe and Mail for an article published Sunday. Eric Atkins writes those satellites will carry instruments to collect information such as aircraft speed and location in an effort …

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Boeing Receives 3rd ABS Order for All-Electric Propulsion Satellite; Mark Spiwak Comments

Boeing will build a third 702SP all-electric propulsion satellite for ABS to provide satellite services to Australia, New Zealand, Russia and countries in the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia. The company said Friday ABS-8 will add to the ABS-3A and future ABS-2A all-electric propulsion satellites and replace ABS-7 at its orbital location. Mark Spiwak, president …

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Honeywell, Inmarsat Government Ink Agreement for Global Xpress In-Flight Connectivity

A U.S.-based subsidiary of Inmarsat and Honeywell have entered into a service provider agreement to provide Inmarsat Global Xpress satellite services and wideband connectivity to the U.S. government’s aeronautical sector. Inmarsat Government said Tuesday the agreement extends an existing partnership between the two companies in providing in-flight connectivity to the Global Xpress network. Michael Edmonds, vice president of marketing …

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