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Archive for June 18th, 2012

Chinese astronauts enter space orbiter for first time

June 18th, 2012 by

The first manned space docking of China succeeded today with the coupling of the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft and Tiangong-1 lab module, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said.

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Boeing completes fifth GPS IIF satellite

June 18th, 2012 by

Boeing has completed the fifth of 12 Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellites the company is building for the U.S. Air Force.

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Lockheed Martin completes environmental testing on MUOS-2

June 18th, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of the U.S. Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite, designated MUOS-2. Completion of this major programme milestone validates performance in a simulated space environment and clears the satellite for final integrated system test.

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ABS selects Integral Systems ground segment solution

June 18th, 2012 by

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that its Kratos Integral Systems International, Inc. subsidiary has been selected by Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) to provide Command and Control systems for the ABS-2 satellite system programme.

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Integral Systems Europe to upgrade AsiaSat uplink system

June 18th, 2012 by

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that its Integral Systems Europe Limited subsidiary has been awarded a contract by Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. to upgrade another satellite terminal at its Tai Po Earth Station in Hong Kong SAR.

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Gogo Partners with SES to offer broadband aboard commercial airlines

June 18th, 2012 by

In-flight connectivity provider Gogo and SES have signed a strategic memorandum of understanding with the goal of bringing high-speed, satellite-delivered Internet access to passengers aboard commercial airliners.

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