Second quarter revenue of $21.9 million with net income of $0.2 million or $0.01 per diluted share. Quarterly airtime revenues approximately $3 million. Fiber optic gyro revenues up 50% sequentially from first quarter of 2009
KVH’s new mini-VSAT coverage area to support broadband Internet and VoIP telephone service for maritime and aeronautical applications
Small, affordable TracPhone V7 and global mini-VSAT Broadband satellite communications network propel KVH to one of world’s top 4 maritime VSAT operators
Build-up has begun for the fifth Ariane 5 to be launched this year – starting with the core cryogenic stage’s erection and the mating of its initial solid propellant booster. This activity – which is taking place in the Spaceport’s Launcher Assembly Building – is in parallel with preparations for Arianespace’s August mission with the no. 4 heavy-lift vehicle, which is currently in the Final Assembly Building.
Options for low-cost Inmarsat airtime and free hardware make it easy for mariners to bring KVH’s new TracPhone FB150 and other FleetBroadband systems onboard
The validation of two new ground infrastructure elements – the multi-mode tractor, and the rail-based kerosene propellant delivery system – are part of the latest activity at the Soyuz launch facility. Arianespace is readying the site at Europe’s Spaceport for the introduction of this legendary medium-lift vehicle to its family of launchers in 2010.
Arianespace’s 11th Service & Solutions contract of 2009 was signed to loft HYLAS, the first satellite entrusted to Arianespace by new European operator Avanti Communications. An Ariane 5 or Soyuz launcher is scheduled to launch this 2,750-kg spacecraft – which will be Europe’s first superfast broadband satellite, serving customers all over the continent – from the Spaceport in French Guiana during the first part of 2010.
Optus D3 was delivered today to French Guiana’s Rochambeau International Airport by a chartered cargo jetliner, which carried this Orbital Sciences Corporation-built spacecraft from its manufacturing facility in the United States. It will be launched with satellite co-passenger JCSAT-12 aboard a heavy-lift Ariane 5 next month during Arianespace’s fourth mission of 2009.
Activities in advance of Arianespace’s mid-August liftoff continue as the heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA is delivered by prime contractor EADS Astrium to the Final Assembly Building at Europe’s Spaceport. In addition, the JCSAT-12 satellite – one of the launcher’s two passengers for the mission – has entered pre-launch checkout in the Spaceport’s S5 payload preparation facility.
KVH’s precision DSP-3100 FOGs helping improve effectiveness of vehicle-mounted remote weapons by providing optical and targeting stabilization