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July 21, 1986
Steven D. Dorfman, president of Hughes Communications Inc., has been elected a corporate vice president of Hughes Aircraft Co. and member of that company's policy board. He will assist in the overall management of the company's space and communications group, the El Segundo-based company said. Succeeding Dorfman as president and chief executive of Hughes Communications will be John E. Koehler, executive vice president of the subsidiary.
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BUSINESS
July 21, 1986
Steven D. Dorfman, president of Hughes Communications Inc., has been elected a corporate vice president of Hughes Aircraft Co. and member of that company's policy board. He will assist in the overall management of the company's space and communications group, the El Segundo-based company said. Succeeding Dorfman as president and chief executive of Hughes Communications will be John E. Koehler, executive vice president of the subsidiary.
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BUSINESS
September 18, 1985
Hughes Communications said it will pay NASA about $180 million to launch six of the company's satellites from the shuttle. "This decision to use the space shuttle for our next generation of satellites is of great significance," company President Steven D. Dorfman said. "We judge that the shuttle will provide low-cost and reliable launches."
BUSINESS
May 17, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hughes to Sell Satellite to Malaysia: The Far East nation today is expected to buy its first telecommunications satellite from Hughes Aircraft Co. Terms were not disclosed, but the HS 376 satellite--to be built in El Segundo--typically costs between $50 million and $100 million. It will provide Malaysia with direct satellite-to-home television broadcast capabilities.
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.
NEWS
December 1, 1985 | From Associated Press
A communications satellite that was "jump-started" by astronauts last summer after being written off as an $85-million failure was certified Saturday as a complete, though tardy, success. The Navy was given control of Syncom 3 after the satellite passed a month of tests by engineers from the Navy and Hughes Communications Inc., said Hughes President Steven D. Dorfman in El Segundo. "We are meeting all our specifications," Dorfman said.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1995 | JAMES F. PELTZ
Hughes Electronics Corp. said Thursday that it has won the biggest commercial satellite contract in its history, a $1.3-billion pact to build 12 satellites for a global mobile telephone system to be operated by an affiliate of the Inmarsat consortium. The award extends a prosperous year for Hughes' El Segundo-based satellite manufacturing operation, whose order backlog now stands at 41 satellites valued at a record $4.3 billion.
BUSINESS
January 23, 1995 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hughes Aircraft Co., fresh from winning $1 billion of commercial-satellite contracts in just three days, says it hopes to announce more such awards in the near future. Providing one of the few bright spots in Southern California's otherwise dreary aerospace industry, Hughes said the three contracts expand its satellite order backlog by 33%, to $4 billion. That will keep about 5,000 workers busy at Hughes' Space and Communications Co. division in El Segundo.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1985 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
A Hughes Aircraft subsidiary that operates a satellite communications service said Thursday that it will invest $300 million in three new satellites, related ground equipment and launch services, representing a significant expansion of its network. Hughes Communications Inc. said the new commercial satellites will be built by Hughes Aircraft in El Segundo and may be launched as early as 1988.
NEWS
April 17, 1985 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
A valiant effort to save a stranded satellite ended in failure today when the space shuttle Discovery got no response after whacking a lever on the side of the satellite that was believed to have been stuck. It was a profound disappointment for the seven-member crew of the Discovery, as well as scores of engineers on the ground who had worked for four days to bring off a spectacular rescue. "You did everything you could," David Hilmers at Mission Control in Houston told the crew.
BUSINESS
October 4, 1995 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lockheed Martin Corp., joining the rush to build a global communications system for the 21st Century, announced plans Tuesday for a $4-billion satellite-based network to provide business and government with high-speed voice, data and video transmissions worldwide. The aerospace giant's announcement came one day after archrival Hughes Electronics Corp.
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