The United States Air Force has extended a deal for Boeing to improve the GPS satellite system for up to five more years. The Air Force, which operates the GPS network, awarded Boeing a $51 million, one-year contract with four one-year options.
On Friday, Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin Corp., was awarded a $62 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue its work on GPS III, which is expected to replace older GPS satellites while improving capability to meet the evolving demands of military, commercial and civilian users.
Officials at the European Space Agency must have breathed a sigh of relief on Friday night, when European Union leaders approved a scaled-down budget with no cuts to the embattled Galileo satellite GPS plan.
Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. is behind the 3D mapping technology that drew rave reviews in helping to repair a heart in Boston recently. Boston doctors used X-ray imaging with MediGuide Technology, a 3D navigation system intended to evaluate the heart and blood vessels on a recorded X-ray image instead of through a series of X-rays, to repair damage from atrial fibrillation.
In a first-of-its-kind procedure, Boston doctors used X-ray imaging with GPS-like technology to repair a damaged heart. WBZ-TV in Boston reported that doctors at Mass General Hospital used a new system called Mediguide to guide a catheter up through the leg and into the heart to repair the damaged tissue.
The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation Global Position System III satellites has completed a key flight software milestone validating the software’s ability to provide effective command and control for the GPS III satellites planned for launch into orbit.
Hemisphere GPS signed and closed a definitive agreement to sell the business assets associated with its non-agricultural operations to the Canadian subsidiary of Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology for $14.96 million. The company also announced that it plans to change its corporate name to “AgJunction Inc.”
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