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Satellite program in Md. anticipates better storm forecasts for US

Artist's conception of GOES-R environmental satellite.  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rendering)

For forecasters trying to better pinpoint the havoc of storms, the future begins next year. That’s when the test phase for the new GOES-R satellite, the program for which is based in Greenbelt,  should be complete, providing the  National Weather ...

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Lockheed delivers satellite

Lockheed Martin, the Bethesda-based aerospace and security company, and the U.S. Navy have delivered a third secure mobile communications satellite to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for launch in January. The Mobile User Objective System, acting like a cellphone tower in orbit, ...

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Hughes hits North American milestone

Hughes Network Systems LLC, of Germantown, a provider of broadband satellite systems, on Monday announced it has become the first company to exceed 1 million active users in North America for satellite Internet connectivity. This total includes all Hughes retail ...

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TCS supplies antennas for Planet Labs

TeleCommunication Systems Inc., an Annapolis-based mobile communications company, announced that it has entered into a contract with Planet Labs, a San Francisco space information firm, to supply a global network of X/Y tracking antenna systems. These precision systems are designed ...

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Suit details D.C. police use of Navy equipment

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia police department arranged to use U.S. Navy satellite communications and video equipment as it prepared for a large 2002 demonstration that resulted in about 400 arrests and multi-million-dollar legal settlements, according to emails, invoices ...

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Germantown-based Hughes Network Systems signs up Russian distributor

Hughes Network Systems Inc., of Germantown, a provider of broadband satellite services, said it has signed Morsviazsputnik, the licensed operator of the Inmarsat global mobile satellite communications system on the territory of the Russian Federation, as a distribution partner for Hughes’ BGAN mobile satellite products.

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Dish Network offering to buy Sprint in $25.5B deal

NEW YORK — Dish Network Corp. is trying to snag U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel away from its Japanese suitor in recognition of the way satellite dishes are losing their relevance in the age of cellphones that play YouTube videos. ...

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