Tag Archives: transponder

ULA Sets Nov. 19 Launch for NOAA GOES-R Satellite

The launch of the first of the four National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s geostationary weather satellites has been rescheduled from Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, pending clearance from the Eastern Range. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R system will lift off aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket from space launch complex-41 at Cape …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Mulls Satellite to Track Aircraft GPS Transponder Following EgyptAir Crash

Iridium Communications eyes the possibility of launching by 2018 a satellite system that monitors an aircraft’s global positioning system transponder to help broadcast flight information in real time, CBS News reported Friday. “A global surveillance system can track that airplane down to the second and help you find it very quickly,” Iridium CEO Matt Desch told …

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General Atomics Demos UAV-Based Tracking System; Frank Pace Comments

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has demonstrated a sense-and-avoid system onboard an unmanned aerial vehicle. The goal of the flight test was to coordinate BAE Systems‘ identification transponder with General Atomics’ air-to-air radar system and Honeywell‘s traffic alert collision avoidance system in order to track targets, General Atomics said Thursday. Frank …

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Raytheon Hands First Batch of Chopper Transponders to Korea; Glen Bassett Comments

Raytheon has delivered the first set of transponders to South Korea for that country’s Korea Aerospace Industries-built army utility helicopter. The APX-119 Identification Friend or Foe transponders are designed to help Army troops on the Surion helicopter identify allied forces, gain situational awareness and access civilian airspace, Raytheon said Sunday. Glen …

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