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Observation, mapping and positioning satellites
GPS Satellite Marks 10 Years Of Successful Use
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 23 February, 2011
Placed into orbit a decade ago, the IIR satellite for GPS positioning from Lockheed Martin has marked continuous operation throughout this time
 
Earth Observation Satellite Still Operating After Exceeding Design Life
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 23 November, 2010
The EO-1 satellite supplied by ATK and operated by NASA has reached the 10 year operational milestone while still performing reliably after its design life has been reached and exceeded
 
Milestone Reached On Earth Imaging Satellite Development
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 01 September, 2010
Lockheed Martin has completed the System Requirements Review on the GeoEye-2 commercial earth-imaging satellite development activity
 
New Sales Director for Space Based AIS Division
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 01 September, 2010
Singapore based Regional Sales Director joins exactEarth in charge of exactAIS sales in Asia and the Pacific Rim
 
Corona Remote Sensing Satellite Marks Half a Century In Space
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 26 August, 2010
The first satellite reconnaissance image from space was transmitted by a Corona satellite 50 years ago, an event celebrated by Lockheed Martin Space Systems
 
GPS Satellite Reaches 10 Years Of Orbital Service
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 10 August, 2010
A Lockheed Martin designed satellite providing both military and civilian GPS navigation capabilities has now been in orbit and operational for a decade
 
Two Years Of Faultless Operation From Fermi Space Telescope
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 21 June, 2010
The Fermi gamma-ray space telescope launched by Orbital Sciences two years ago is continuing to supply continuous scientific data into the third year of its mission
 
Design Phase Begins on RADARSAT Constellation Mission
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 07 April, 2010
Com Dev has commenced the design phase on key payload subsystems for the Canadian RADARSAT Constellation Mission surveillance and monitoring satellite
 
Half Century Anniversary of First Weather Satellite Launch
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 02 April, 2010
Lockheed Martin Space Systems is Congratulating NASA on 50 years of working together on the manufacture and launch of a series of satellites starting with the TIROS-1 launched 50 years ago for weather observation and forecasting
 
Commercial Remote Sensing Satellite System Build Contract
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 15 March, 2010
Space Systems division of Lockheed Martin to build the GeoEye-2 earth imaging satellite system featuring high resolution camera and map-accurate imaging
 
Satellite Based Asset Tracking Partnership Formed
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 11 March, 2010
Iridium and SkyBitz have formed a partnership for the development and distribution of two-way remote asset tracking and monitoring system through the integration technology from the two companies
 
Satellite Tracking Industry Group Concludes First Meeting
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 05 February, 2010
The ProTECTS Alliance holds inaugural meeting on personal satellite tracking system standards at the Iridium partner conference
 
Space and Intelligence Unit gains new VP
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 13 January, 2010
Experienced Air Force employee recruited by ManTech International to head the company’s Space and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Services division
 
Iridium satellite network assists in tracking whales
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 23 December, 2009
A satellite data system using Iridium communications network is helping to prevent accidents involving seagoing vessels and whales
 
Solar Ultraviolet Imager reaches design review milestone
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 18 December, 2009
The Lockheed Martin designed SUVI for a NASA environmental satellite has passed its critical design review enabling the project to pass to the fabrication stage
 
Danish Maritime Administration trials Automatic Identification System
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 17 December, 2009
The Space AIS from exactEarth will be used in a trial by the Danish Maritime Safety Administration for risk assessment, navigation planning, ship tracking, search and rescue
 
WISE mission to launch with Lockheed Martin Cryostat
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 10 December, 2009
The long awaited Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer mission is due to launch tomorrow with a dual stage cryostat on board produced by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto
 
Satellite personal tracking alliance established
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 03 December, 2009
The Promotion of Two-way Emergency Communication and Tracking Systems Alliance has been established for the development of satellite based tracking and messaging system standards
 
Fourth quarter results announced for Com Dev
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 01 December, 2009
Disappointing performance on government programs had adverse affect on Com Dev quarterly results but annual growth still expected to be registered
 
Experienced space industry leader takes the helm of Com Dev Canada
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 01 December, 2009
The new President at Com Dev Canada has led a career extending to the creation of Com Dev USA and a spell at both Marconi Space Systems and the UK Atomic Energy Authority
 
Hosted Payload Initiative for remote sensing
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 20 November, 2009
Technical studies by Iridium reveal feasibility of providing hosted remote sensing and earth observation payloads using Iridium Next
 
exactEarth completes first operational mission
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 08 October, 2009
Satellite AIS technology helps Canadian Government in monitoring illegal unregulated unreported fishing
 
Iridium system to be used by Antarctic cruise ships
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 06 October, 2009
The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has approved a resolution requiring members’ passenger ships to be fitted with satellite tracking devices based on Iridium (Iridium Communications Inc.) (NASDAQ: IRDM). The devices will report ships’ positions at least once per hour when cruising in Antarctic waters.
 
Lockheed Martin-built GPS satellite begins operations for users worldwide
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 04 September, 2009
The last in a series of eight modernized Global Positioning System IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellites built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been declared operational by the U.S. Air Force for military and civilian navigation users around the globe.
 
Thuraya targets military customers at DSEI 2009
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 03 September, 2009
With many solutions and products aimed at the military and security sector, Thuraya will be a major exhibitor at a key London defence show next week. The world leading mobile satellite operator will be showcasing several specialised products at the Defence Systems and Equipment International (DSEi 2009) jointly with Speakerbus, a UK based firm specialising in mission-critical voice systems.
 
Boeing and Iridium complete high integrity GPS program milestones
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 23 July, 2009
Iridium Satellite LLC announces that, in conjunction with Boeing, the companies have achieved two major milestones to further develop and demonstrate capability enhancements to the High Integrity Global Positioning System (GPS) program for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
 
Iridium / Boeing High Intensity GPS Program
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 23 July, 2009
Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium) announces that, in conjunction with Boeing (NYSE: BA), the companies have achieved two major milestones to further develop and demonstrate capability enhancements to the High Integrity Global Positioning System (GPS) program for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
 
AMTS offers Iridium-based long-range identification and tracking services
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 11 June, 2009
Absolute Maritime Tracking Services (AMTS) and Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium) announce that AMTS is now offering Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) through the Iridium satellite network. AMTS is a joint venture of Absolute Software, Inc. and PC Holdings.
 
U.S. Air Force $1.5-billion contract For SBIRS follow-on spacecraft
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 03 June, 2009
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.5-billion contract for the third highly elliptical orbit (HEO-3) payload, the third geosynchronous orbit (GEO-3) satellite and associated ground modifications for the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) constellation.
 
Lockheed Martin GPS III team successfully completes major design review phase on schedule
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 23 May, 2009
The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force's next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) spacecraft, known as GPS III, has successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) phase, a major program milestone that allows the team to begin the Critical Design Review (CDR) stage.
 
TeleMedic Systems? new lightweight VITALLINK3 is certified for Iridium
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 28 April, 2009
Iridium Satellite data links offer complete global coverage for mobile vital signs monitoring system
 
Blue Oceans - Iridium used for remote monitoring of explosive magazines
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 04 April, 2009
Blue Oceans Satellite Systems Inc. today announced its newest application for asset tracking and remote monitoring with the addition of its Explosives Regulatory Division (ERD)-Compliant Satellite-Based Explosive Magazine Monitoring Solution (EMMS).
 
Iridium - Aeronautical mobile satellite (route) services update
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 03 April, 2009
The Radio-Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) Special Committee 215 (SC-215) has finalized key documents to facilitate evaluation and approval of Iridium-based critical safety communications for air carriers on transoceanic flights.
 
Iridium Provides Update on Satellite Constellation
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 10 March, 2009
Iridium has announced that on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, the company completed the replacement of the operational Iridium satellite lost in the collision three weeks ago with a non-operational Russian satellite.
 
Hemisphere GPS Releases New Software for Outback S3
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 03 March, 2009
Hemisphere GPS has announced the availability of new supplemental software release for the popular Outback S3&. Outback S3 software release version 2.11 includes new features and enhancements that elevate Outback S3’s performance to a new level.
 
Iridium based secure global asset tracking solution delivers using the web
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 23 January, 2009
Having developed and delivered a secure global asset tracking solution to the British military, QinetiQ can now offer a low-cost yet secure end-to-end Iridium satellite based managed service solution to commercial customers. …
 
ImageScape improves 3D world imagery models with a fast, flexible viewer and lower cost of production
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 17 January, 2009
DigitalGlobe and AEgis Technologies Join Together to Launch ImageScape with Rapid 3D Simulation of Any Point on the Globe
 
Lockheed Martin - Major Subsystems For Second GEO Satellite Delivered
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 27 December, 2008
The Lockheed Martin-led team developing the U.S. Air Force's Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) has achieved major milestones on the second geosynchronous orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft with the with completion and delivery of the remaining major spacecraft bus subsystems.
 
Boeing - 4th Earth-Observation Satellite for Italy
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 20 December, 2008
Boeing through its commercial launch business, has received a contract to launch the fourth satellite for the COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation) program for Thales Alenia Space Italia, prime contractor of the Italian Space Agency.
 
Lockheed Martin - Next Generation GOES-R Series Weather Satellites
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 04 December, 2008
Lockheed Martin Selected For Contract By NASA For Next Generation GOES-R Series Weather Satellites
 
COM DEV - global search and rescue system Cospas-Sarsat.
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 02 December, 2008
COM DEV International Ltd. has won a contract to begin work on the satellite payload of the global search and rescue system known as Cospas-Sarsat.
 
Ball Aerospace - Operational Land Imager
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 26 November, 2008
The Operational Land Imager (OLI) being built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), the eighth in the Landsat satellite series, has successfully passed the Instrument Critical Design Review (ICDR).
 
DigitalGlobe and deCarta agreement for high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery.
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 07 November, 2008
DigitalGlobe has signed an agreement with deCarta, the leading supplier of software and services for the Location-Based Services (LBS) industry under which DigitalGlobe will provide deCarta’s geospatial platform customers access to its premium, high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery.
 
DigitalGlobe - NGA Purchases Full CitySphere 2.0
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 03 November, 2008
New Version of DigitalGlobe’s World City Image Product Dramatically Extends the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Ability to Meet Security, Intelligence and Planning Needs
 
New Team Members for DigitalGlobe
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 28 October, 2008
Karen Diener and John Allan have joined the defense team at DigitalGlobe.
 
Iridium and GHL Acquisition Corp to combine
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 08 October, 2008
GHL Acquisition Corp. and Iridium Holdings LLC, a leading provider of voice and data mobile satellite services ("MSS’), today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which they plan to combine.
 
Lockheed Martin - Remote sensing satellite achieves nine years in service
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 07 October, 2008
The IKONOS commercial remote sensing satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin has achieved its ninth year of on-orbit service and continues to provide high-resolution imagery of the Earth to commercial and government customers around the world. IKONOS is owned and operated by GeoEye of Dulles, Va.
 
New Legislation Key to Advancing U.S. Leadership in Commercial Space Sector
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 21 September, 2008
DigitalGlobe®, a leading provider of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products, today applauded this week’s introduction of legislation designed to boost the U.S. Government’s commercial space advocacy activities. H.R.6935 and S.3504 were submitted simultaneously by Colorado Congressman Mark Udall (D-CO) and Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO), respectively. Congressman Tom Feeney (R-FL) also co-sponsored the legislation.
 
Iridium Meets Busy Hurricane Season Demand
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 11 September, 2008
Iridium Satellite LLC reports that its mobile satellite communications service has been providing peak levels of reliable, critical lifelines to first responders in the Gulf Coast Region since news of hurricanes Gustav, Hanna and Ike started to appear.
 
Ball Aerospace Begins Integration of WorldView-2 Imaging Instrument
Observation, mapping and positioning satellites : 04 September, 2008
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and DigitalGlobe hjave announced that Ball has begun the integration of the completed imaging instrument for the next-generation WorldView-2 commercial imaging satellite being built for DigitalGlobe.
 
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