Boeing Satellite for ViaSat to Significantly Enhance Satellite Broadband Communications

The Boeing 702 ViaSat-2 satellite is one of the largest high-power commercial satellites built by Boeing

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 2, 2017 – Leveraging the recently launched Boeing [NYSE: BA] 702 high-power satellite, ViaSat’s second-generation satellite, ViaSat-2, will realize a seven-fold increase in broadband internet service coverage from its previous generation satellite and offer twice as much capacity on orbit.

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Boeing Awards Components Manufacturing Contract to Germany-based COTESA

A M777A2 howitzer is airlifted from Forward Operating Base Hadrian to Kandahar Airfield by a US Army CH-47 Chinook from Task Force Knighthawk, 2-10 Aviation Regiment, on June 18.

 

COTESA will produce complex composite parts for the Boeing Chinook H-47 heavy-lift helicopter; COTESA joins Boeing’s established supply chain in Germany

BERLIN, June 1, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded Saxony-based COTESA GmbH a five-year contract to manufacture key components for the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. This is the first Boeing contract award to COTESA.

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Australian Defence Force Selects AeroVironment Wasp® AE for AUD $101 Million Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program

  • AeroVironment to provide Wasp® AE systems over three years with multi-year training and support
  • Total contract value to AeroVironment of up to USD $36.5 million for hardware and services over program lifespan
  • Australian partners XTEK, GD Mediaware and Sentient to provide added capabilities for WASP AE and local support for the Australian Defence Force

 

(Image Courtesy of Australian Defence Force)

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Lufthansa provides cabin staff with iPads

 

The issuing of 20,000 cabin mobile devices is a major step in Lufthansa’s year of digitization.

A gentle push on the home button and the digital world opens up to the user. A finger swipes the surface and navigates to a yellow app. With the “Lufthansa crewFlight” apps, the seating plan is quickly opened, providing the cabin crew with a plenty of information on the guests of their next flight.

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U.S. Cargo Ships to Depart, Arrive at International Space Station


SpaceX’s eleventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station is delayed to Saturday, June 3.
SpaceX’s eleventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station is delayed to Saturday, June 3.
Credits: NASA

With the delay of SpaceX’s eleventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station to Saturday, June 3, two NASA commercial provider cargo ships now will pass each other in orbit to provide services to the space station.

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Lockheed Martin Offers Ultrarealistic Simulation for Training and Virtual Reality with Prepar3D® v4

ORLANDO, Fla., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pilots, instructors, and enthusiasts can dive into immersive training as Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) released Prepar3D® v4. Prepar3D (pronounced “Prepared”) is Lockheed Martin’s flagship simulation and training software solution that offers the most versatile, immersive and engaging training experiences for the next generation.

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