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December 7, 2008
The longevity of satellites ("Satellites' longevity limits sales," Dec. 1) comes as no surprise to those of us who take utmost pride in the pioneering work of having designed, built, tested, launched and operated these unique and complex machines. It is extremely unfortunate, however, that a revisionist history continues to be perpetuated that fails to acknowledge that all of these long-lived satellites were actually the creation of Hughes Space and Communications, which was acquired by Boeing in 2000.
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BUSINESS
December 7, 2008
The longevity of satellites ("Satellites' longevity limits sales," Dec. 1) comes as no surprise to those of us who take utmost pride in the pioneering work of having designed, built, tested, launched and operated these unique and complex machines. It is extremely unfortunate, however, that a revisionist history continues to be perpetuated that fails to acknowledge that all of these long-lived satellites were actually the creation of Hughes Space and Communications, which was acquired by Boeing in 2000.
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BUSINESS
March 13, 2000 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ukrainian- and Russian-built Sea Launch rocket carrying a British telecommunications satellite failed moments after being launched Sunday from a floating platform near the equator. It was only the third launch for the Boeing-led venture, which uses a converted ocean-going oil rig as a launch pad. It successfully launched a dummy satellite a year ago and a DirecTV satellite in October. The lost satellite was valued at $100 million, said the owner, London-based ICO Global Communications.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2000 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ukrainian- and Russian-built Sea Launch rocket carrying a British telecommunications satellite failed moments after being launched Sunday from a floating platform near the equator. It was only the third launch for the Boeing-led venture, which uses a converted ocean-going oil rig as a launch pad. It successfully launched a dummy satellite a year ago and a DirecTV satellite in October. The lost satellite was valued at $100 million, said the owner, London-based ICO Global Communications.
BUSINESS
April 25, 1997 | Dow Jones
Microsemi Corp. said Thursday it has received a three-year contract worth up to $3.9 million from Hughes Electronics Corp. to manufacture temperature sensing semiconductor devices used in space-based radar and communications systems. Microsemi said most of the devices will be produced for the Hughes Space and Communications division in El Segundo.
BUSINESS
December 27, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hughes to Build Satellites for Japan: Hughes Space and Communications Co. said it will negotiate a contract to build two communications satellites for Japan's Broadcasting Satellite System. The satellites will be launched in 1997 and 1998 under the plan, which will mean continued work for hundreds of workers in Hughes' El Segundo satellite plant, the company said. The satellites, Hughes' HS 376 models, will provide broadcasting services for NHK and Japan Satellite Broadcasting Co. among others.
NEWS
April 1, 1986
A former Hughes Aircraft Co. engineer pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court to charges that he pocketed $22,900 from inflated expense claims billed to the government. Michael Guiliano, 39, of Redondo Beach, was charged two weeks ago with defrauding the government by inflating the amounts on 600 expense vouchers he submitted between 1981 and 1984 as an engineer with Hughes' space and communications division in El Segundo.
NEWS
December 24, 1992 | Associated Press
The Los Angeles-based manufacturer of a telecommunications satellite says the Chinese-launched unit apparently exploded before reaching its final orbit. In a news release that reached Beijing today, Hughes Space and Communications Co. said engineers studying a video of Monday's launch of the Australian satellite saw a brief fireball "during the boost phase." Hughes said experts have not yet determined what caused the breakup.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dorfman Picked for Posts at Hughes: Steven D. Dorfman was elected a senior vice president of Hughes Aircraft Co. and president of Hughes' telecommunications and space group. He will also join the Los Angeles company's office of the chairman. In leading the telecommunications sector, Dorfman, 58, succeeds Anthony J. Iorillo, a 34-year Hughes veteran who helped make the company's satellite business among the most successful in the industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1998
In the first trip to the moon by a private company, scientists from Hughes Space and Communications Co. will send a communications satellite to the moon in an effort to "slingshot" the craft into geosynchronous orbit around the Earth. The satellite, AsiaSat 3, has been stranded in a useless low orbit since its failed launch last Christmas. Hughes scientists have fired its Russian Proton booster rocket several times to lift it into a higher orbit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1997
On the 11th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle crash Tuesday, Hughes Space and Communications Co. formally named a street on its El Segundo property in memory of a former employee who was aboard the doomed spacecraft. The private road, formerly a railroad easement, will be known as Greg Jarvis Way. Jarvis was one of the seven passengers who perished Jan. 28, 1986, when the shuttle exploded shortly after takeoff.
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