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Phoenix Satellite Repurposing Program

Inserting new capabilities into a satellite is no simple task. Doing so as that satellite hurdles through space 22,000 miles above the Earth is a bit more challenging still. DARPA's Phoenix program, which hopes to repurpose retired satellites while they remain in orbit, seeks to fundamentally change how space systems could be designed here on earth and then sustained once in space.

Group HISPASAT CEO Carlos Espinos and Executive Vice President Mike Larkin of Orbital Sciences Corporation, today signed a contract in Santander, Spain, for the construction of two new satellites, Amazonas 4A and Amazonas 4B. These satellites will be located at orbital position 61o West longitude to enhance the company's presence in the Americas, where HISPASAT is a leader in the dissemination of content in Spanish and Portuguese.

For the first time ever, air traffic management agencies around the globe will be able to continuously track aircraft anywhere in the world. Aireon LLC, a planned joint venture announced today by Iridium Communications Inc. (IRDM), will make this transformation possible.

Current satellites are not designed to be serviced in space. When a communication satellite in geosynchronous orbit (GEO) fails 36,000 kilometers above the earth, typically, it is moved into a "graveyard" orbit where it remains indefinitely.

MEASAT Global Berhad ("MEASAT") has selected Astrium to build MEASAT-3b, a new satellite to augment its core Ku-band business in Malaysia, India and Indonesia.

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