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August 2004 Top Stories


»» Lockheed Martin Declares Quarterly Dividend of 22 Cents

Lockheed Martin Declares Quarterly Dividend of 22 Cents [Friday, August 06, 2004] The Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend on the Corporation's common stock of 22 cents per share. The dividend is payable Sept. 30, 2004 to holders of record on Sept. 1, 2004.



»» Aerospace Industry Employment Increases After Falling to 50-Year Low

Aerospace Industry Employment Increases After Falling to 50-Year Low [Wednesday, August 18, 2004] The U.S. aerospace industry is hiring once again according to monthly Labor Department data compiled by AIA's Aerospace Research Center. Industry employment reached 579,800 in June after falling to a 50-year low of 568,700 in February.



»» Boeing Places Collection of Prometheus Jupiter Mission Concept Materials Online

Boeing Places Collection of Prometheus Jupiter Mission Concept Materials Online [Thursday, August 12, 2004] Boeing has produced a variety of multimedia materials associated with their proposed design for Prometheus - including several videos.



»» FCC Grants Approval for Sale of Panamsat to Private Equity Firms

FCC Grants Approval for Sale of Panamsat to Private Equity Firms [Sunday, August 15, 2004] PanAmSat Corporation (NASDAQ: SPOT) today announced that, on August 11, the Federal Communications Commission approved the sale of PanAmSat to affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., L.P., The Carlyle Group and Providence Equity Partners, Inc.



»» Intelsat to Be Acquired by Consortium of Private Investors

Intelsat to Be Acquired by Consortium of Private Investors [Monday, August 16, 2004] Transaction valued at approximately $5 billion. "Once completed, this transaction will both satisfy our shareholders' interest in a strong valuation and allow shareholders to monetize their investments."



»» AMC-15 Satellite Delivered for September Proton Launch

AMC-15 Satellite Delivered for September Proton Launch [Wednesday, August 18, 2004] The AMERICOM-15 (AMC-15) satellite of SES AMERICOM, an SES GLOBAL Company, has been delivered to the Baikonur Cosmodrome to be prepared for its scheduled September 24 launch aboard a Proton launch vehicle.



»» Axsys Signs $18.6 Million Contract for Production of Optical Components for the James Webb Space Telescope

Axsys Signs $18.6 Million Contract for Production of Optical Components for the James Webb Space Telescope [Thursday, August 19, 2004] Axsys Technologies announced today that it has received a $18.6 million definitive contract from Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation to produce beryllium optical substrates for the James Webb Space Telescope ("JWST").



»» MDA Sees Continued RADARSAT-1 Defence Business

MDA Sees Continued RADARSAT-1 Defence Business [Monday, August 23, 2004] MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it expects to receive over $3 million CDN from several long-standing defence clients for RADARSAT-1 information.



»» SpaceDev Closes $2.5 Million Financing and Expands Credit Facility

SpaceDev Closes $2.5 Million Financing and Expands Credit Facility [Monday, August 30, 2004] SpaceDev has received $2.5 million in preferred stock financing and increased its revolving credit facility to $1.5 million through the Laurus Master Fund (Laurus) a New York-based institutional fund.



»» MDA To Commence Work On Study For RADARSAT-2 Follow-on

MDA To Commence Work On Study For RADARSAT-2 Follow-on [Tuesday, August 31, 2004] MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA - News), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has been retained by the Canadian Space Agency to develop concepts for a follow-on to the RADARSAT-2 program.



»» NASA Human & Robotic Technology BAA NOI's Selected for Full Proposals

NASA Human & Robotic Technology BAA NOI's Selected for Full Proposals [Tuesday, August 31, 2004] NASA's Office of Exploration Systems has announced a listing of Notices of Intent (NOI) letters submitted in response to the Human & Robotic Technology BAA which have been selected to submit full proposals.



»» ILS and Atlas Successfully Launch Payload for NRO

ILS and Atlas Successfully Launch Payload for NRO [Tuesday, August 31, 2004] An Atlas IIAS rocket lifted off tonight, successfully carrying a national security payload into orbit. The mission, called AC-167, was provided for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) by International Launch Services (ILS).




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