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May 16th, 2016 Huckworthy and US Space Enter Strategic Partnership for Tactical Communication Technologies

Huckworthy and US Space have signed a multiyear strategic partnership under which US Space can integrate Huckworthy’s TRAVELLER line of tactical communication technologies into US Space’s wider offer of end to end secure government communications networks. TRAVELLER encompasses Huckworthy’s unique Tactical Mobile Network (TMN) solutions for private and carrier enabled 4G LTE, 3G/2G and Mesh […]

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June 4th, 2014 Command Center: Major General, USAF (Ret.) Craig P. Weston President + CEO, U.S. Space LLC, & CEO + President, ViviSat (MilsatMagazine by Satnews)

Craig Weston is President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Space, LLC, a U.S.-owned provider of dedicated, commercial space solutions to serve the interest of the nation and its coalition partners and commercial enterprises worldwide. He also holds these same positions with ViviSat LLC, a joint venture dedicated to life extension of on orbit satellites, […]

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September 5th, 2013 ViviSat Selects Marsh as Insurance Broker and Space Risk Management Advisor

BELTSVILLE, MD. – September 5, 2013 – ViviSat, the leading provider of in-orbit servicing, has announced the selection of Marsh as its insurance broker and risk management advisor. Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, teams with clients to provide innovative industry-specific solutions that help them thrive and protect their futures. The […]

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August 26th, 2013 Wasserstein & Co. to Acquire Globecomm Systems Inc.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 26, 2013– Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM), a leading communications solutions provider, announced today that an affiliate of Wasserstein & Co. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Globecomm for $14.15 per share in cash. The purchase price represents a premium of 21.9% over the closing price on January 14, 2013, […]

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March 19th, 2013 Satnews Daily: ViviSat announces a unique, highly agile hosted payload capability

ViviSat has announced a unique, highly agile hosted payload capability that will supplement its life extension services. ViviSat uses the Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV), manufactured by one of its parent companies, ATK (NYSE: ATK). The primary mission of the MEV is to dock with an orbiting satellite and serve as the propulsion and attitude control […]

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March 13th, 2013 ViviSat Opens ATK RPO Facility to Clients

ATK Closed Loop Software Test Milestone Accomplished BELTSVILLE, MD . – ViviSat, the leading provider of in-orbit servicing, has opened the ATK Robotic Rendezvous and Proximity (RPO) testing facility to ViviSat clients at ATK’s Space Systems Division headquarters in Beltsville, MD. Tours of the facility for ViviSat clients began during the Satellite 2013 Conference that was […]

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October 19th, 2012 Horowitz: Disruptive Change is Accelerating, How Do We Harness and Embrace It?

*Note: The following comments are excerpted from U.S. Space Co-Founder Ed Horowitz’s appearance in front of the Washington Space Business Roundtable, October 16 in Washington, D.C. I can’t help but note the recent call to action by SMC Commander General Pawlikowski for redefining the way satellite systems are specified, launched and possibly paid for as […]

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July 27th, 2012 ATK Selected To Provide Key Components for DARPA Phoenix Satellite Repurposing Program

Single-Source Notification Issued for Spacecraft Bus, Contract Award for Robotic Servicing Tools Selections Reinforce ATK Expertise in Satellite Servicing Market Arlington, VA., July 25, 2012 − ATK (NYSE: ATK) announces it has been selected as a key participant to support the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technologies Office (TTO) Phoenix Technologies Program. […]

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May 30th, 2012 Defense Daily: ViviSat Markets Mission Extension Vehicle To Extend Satellite Life

By Pat Host May 23, 2012 ViviSat, a joint venture between aerospace companies ATK [ATK] and U.S. Space LLC, is offering governments and private industry a free-flying satellite “jetpack” to extend the service life of commercial and national security satellites systems that have run out of station-keeping propellant. This free-flying satellite, called a Mission Extension […]

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May 18th, 2012 U.S. Space CEO Craig Weston Receives Space Foundation Corporate Member award

U.S. Space CEO Craig Weston, Maj Gen (USAF) Ret., received the Space Foundation Corporate Member award at the Corporate Member Recognition Ceremony and Reception at the 28th National Space Symposium, April 16-19. The event was held at the El Pomar Carriage Museum at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, honoring the critical role corporate sponsors […]

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May 18th, 2012 SPACE.com: Spacecraft Repair Droids Could Give Satellites Longer Lives

By Denise Chow, SPACE.com Staff Writer May 15, 2012 The ability to breathe new life into an aging satellite using robot mechanics could potentially boost satellite industry efficiency and still reduce mission costs, and at least one aerospace firm is forging ahead with plans to do just that. Now, all the company needs is customers. […]

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April 27th, 2012 ViviSat Releases Demonstration of Mission Extension Vehicle

Yesterday ViviSat, a joint venture of U.S. Space LLC and ATK, released an animated demonstration of its Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV), showcasing the rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking capabilities of the MEV. The 3.5 minute video can be viewed here

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March 13th, 2012 Satellite Today: ViviSat Confirms Contract Negotiations for In-Orbit Satellite Servicing Vehicle

U.S.-based in-orbit servicing provider ViviSat is ready to build its mission extension vehicles and announced March 8 that it will be proving its preparedness next week at the SATELLITE 2012 Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C. ViviSat, a satellite life extension joint venture between U.S. Space and ATK, intends to provide geosynchronous satellite operators with […]

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December 16th, 2011 Milsat Magazine: U.S. Space CEO Craig Weston

Command Center: Gen. Craig P. Weston Craig Weston is President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Space, LLC, a U.S.-owned provider of dedicated, commercial space solutions to serve the interests of the nation and its coalition partners and commercial enterprises worldwide. He also holds these same positions with ViviSat LLC, a joint venture dedicated to […]

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September 27th, 2011 U.S. Space Completes Study For USAF and Identifies Cost-Effective Ways to Procure MILSATCOM

Dulles, VA – September 27, 2011 – U.S. Space LLC completed a $291,159 study of feasible acquisition alternatives to satisfy military satellite communications needs that was contracted by the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Military Satellite Communications Directorate. The U.S. Space study identified and examined alternative approaches to the existing military […]

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September 15th, 2011 U.S. Space Board Member Dr. Don Kerr Named Senior Fellow And Member of the Board of Regents at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

From the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies: The Honorable Donald M. Kerr, PhD Named Senior Fellow And Member of the Board of Regents The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (www.potomacinstitute.org) is pleased to announce that The Honorable Donald M. Kerr, PhD, has joined the Institute as a Senior Fellow and Member of the Board of […]

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July 15th, 2011 Radio Interview with Chairman of the Board Mark Albrecht

U.S. Space Chairman Mark Albrecht recently talked about the history and future of the national space program with guest host Simon Constable on the John Batchelor Show for WABC New York. Listen to the interview See more coverage of his book “Falling Back to Earth”

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July 2nd, 2011 Review: ‘Falling Back to Earth’ by U.S. Space Chairman Mark Albrecht

Mark this Book! Mark Albrecht’s White House memoir is educational—and entertaining.
By William Kristol
The Weekly Standard

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June 27th, 2011 U.S. Space Names Randy Brinkley to its Board of Directors

DULLES, VA. – June 27, 2011 – U.S. Space LLC, a U.S.-owned provider of dedicated, commercial space solutions to serve the nation’s interests, today announced that it has named Randy Brinkley as a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Brinkley was President of Boeing Satellite Systems Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial communication […]

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May 16th, 2011 Air Force Reviews Private Financing for Satellite Communications

By Michelle Jamrisko      May 12 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Air Force is reviewing a contracting model that would provide upfront private financing of its satellite communications projects.      U.S. Space LLC of Dulles, Virginia, is one of six businesses on an Air Force contract to study how the agency can better use industry for […]

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April 19th, 2011 U.S. SPACE AWARDED CONTRACT FOR ARCHITECTURE STUDY

Dulles, VA – April 19, 2011 – U.S. Space LLC has been awarded a $291,159.00 contract by the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate to study feasible acquisition alternatives to satisfy MILSATCOM needs. U.S. Space will review commercial and other alternative approaches to the existing military satellite […]

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April 7th, 2011 U.S. Space Launches Mobile Communications Business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Space Launches Mobile Communications Business
New Venture Will Provide Solutions to the U.S. Government DULLES, VA. – April 7, 2011 – U.S. Space LLC, a U.S.-owned creator of dedicated space solutions for government and commercial clients, today announced the formation of U.S. Space Mobile Communications LLC, which will provide mobile

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April 6th, 2011 SatMagazine: New Life For Old Satellites — A Compelling Industry Need Is Now Addressed…

Finding a way to extend the life of satellites that have exhausted their fuel, strayed off orbit or lost position has been an industry quest for decades. Earlier efforts have gotten close, but were ultimately determined to be unworkable for economic or other reasons.

ATK Space Systems and US Space LLC joined forces to solve this problem more than a year ago, and those efforts resulted in the formation of ViviSat.

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April 6th, 2011 SatMagazine: The Technology of ViviSat, by Dr. Dany Harel

The Technology of ViviSat by Dr. Dany Harel, CTO

The technologies that enable the MEV to perform the different stages of its critical mission:

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March 28th, 2011 For the Satellite Industry, Lines Blur Between Military and Commercial Markets

By Sandra Erwin NDIA The U.S. military’s hunger for bandwidth usually means guaranteed big profits for the satellite communications industry. But times are changing. Military customers are demanding more services at lower costs. Competition is driving down prices. And commercial space companies are coming up with “disruptive” technologies that may threaten status quo incumbents. The […]

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March 18th, 2011 Horowitz: New Media Forces Change (Satellite 2011)

BY MARK HOLMES Edward Horowitz, director, U.S. Space says the satellite sector must adapt to the changing needs of Generation X and Generation Y if it is to stay relevant. In a luncheon speech at the SATELLITE 2011 Pre-Conference, Horowitz discussed the changes of the last 10 years and offered his views for the next […]

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February 21st, 2011 U.S. military turns to private sector for SATCOM capacity

BY STEPHEN CLARK SPACEFLIGHT NOW The U.S. Air Force awarded six companies more than $4.5 million in January and February to study commercial solutions for the military’s Ka-band and X-band mobile communications needs, according to industry and government sources. The Defense Department is looking at commercial satellite communications systems as tight federal budgets could limit […]

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January 19th, 2011 Ed Horowitz Interviewed by Scott Chase, Conference Chairman of SATELLITE 2011

Ed Horowitz, Director, U.S. Space LLC, discusses key developments in the satellite market In just two months the world’s satellite-enabled marketplace will gather once again at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for SATELLITE 2011. Conference chairman Scott Chase recently covered key developments with industry veteran Ed Horowitz. Ed will present the luncheon keynote address […]

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January 19th, 2011 ATK + U.S. Space… New Company Given Life To Bring New Life To Satellites (Spacecraft) – SatNews

U.S. Space LLC, a U.S.-based creator of dedicated space solutions for government and commercial clients, and ATK [NYSE: ATK], an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company, have announced the creation of ViviSat, a new satellite life extension venture. ViviSat provides geosynchronous satellite operators with flexible, scalable, capital-efficient, and low-risk in-orbit mission extension and protection services […]

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January 19th, 2011 Venture Aims To Prolong Life of Geo Satellites – Space News

ATK and U.S. Space have created a joint venture that aims to extend the lives of geostationary-orbiting satellites that have exhausted their station-keeping fuel but still have sufficient electrical power to continue operating, the companies announced Jan. 13.

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January 13th, 2011 ViviSat Launched – media release

ViviSat Launched New Venture Will Provide Satellite Life Extension Services DULLES, VA. – January 13, 2011 – U.S. Space LLC, a U.S.-based creator of dedicated space solutions for government and commercial clients, and ATK [NYSE: ATK], an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company, today announced the creation of ViviSat, a new satellite life extension venture. […]

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December 21st, 2010 Welcome to our new website!

We have redesigned the U.S. Space website to keep pace with our growth and business line expansion. Our goal is to provide you with easier access to information about our innovative satellite communications services for the U.S. government, the core business that inspired the creation of U.S. Space in January 2009. You can also find […]

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December 20th, 2010 Out of Sync Satellite and Terminal Programs

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A poster child for Defense Department waste is currently making its way to orbit. The first Advanced-Extremely High Frequency communications satellite was launched Aug. 14, and because of a problem firing its motor in the boost phase, is making a slower than expected climb to a spot some 25,000 miles above […]

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December 20th, 2010 Orbital Submits Proposal for NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program

Orbital Submits Proposal for NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program — Company Issues Top-Level Details of Its Concept to Transport Astronauts To and From the International Space Station — DULLES, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) today announced that it has submitted a proposal to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in response to the Commercial […]

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October 18th, 2010 Dean Olmstead… A Pioneer Passes…

October 18, 2010 With profound sadness, EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) announces the passing of Dean Olmstead, president of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C., after a courageously fought battle with cancer. Dean joined EchoStar shortly after the company’s spin-off from DISH Network in January 2008, and was instrumental in building the foundation and guiding the strategic course […]

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September 20th, 2010 Closing Looming Data Gaps by Lance W. Lord, Defense News

Closing Looming Data Gaps Host U.S. Payloads on Commercial Satellites By LANCE W. LORD Published: 20 September 2010 In today’s economic climate, Pentagon planners face tough choices as they are challenged to reduce spending without degrading readiness and operational commitments. The recent announcement by Defense Secretary Robert Gates that the U.S. Defense Department will seek […]

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