CTIA – The Wireless Association
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By Brad Reed – This year’s CTIA wireless tradeshow in New Orleans seemed less like an industry gathering at times and more like an infomercial dedicated to forcing the government’s hand to free up more spectrum. Start with CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent, who dedicated the vast majority of his introductory keynote address to discussing the challenges carriers will face if they don’t get fresh spectrum to use within the next few years.
“We simply need more spectrum,” he said. “Getting more spectrum is the No.1 goal of CTIA.”
Later that day, Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead took up the baton and similarly lobbied for the government to open up new airwaves for mobile data services.
T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm, meanwhile, said “the need for spectrum is urgent since it takes a while for new spectrum to be auctioned off and put to use.” more> http://tinyurl.com/79xbgp2
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Orion Ground Test Vehicle Arrives at Kennedy
NASA – The Orion Ground Test Vehicle arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Operations & Checkout (O&C) Facility on April 21. The vehicle traveled more than 1,800 miles from Lockheed Martin‘s Waterton Facility near Denver, Colo., where it successfully completed a series of rigorous acoustic, modal and vibration tests that simulated launch and spaceflight environments.
The ground test vehicle will now be used for pathfinding operations at the O&C in preparation for the Orion spaceflight test vehicle’s arrival this summer. The spaceflight vehicle is currently being fabricated at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La., and is slated for NASA’s Exploration Flight Test, or EFT-1, in 2014.
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Tagged Denver, Kennedy Space Center, Lockheed Martin, Michoud Assembly Facility, NASA, New Orleans, Orion, Space, Space Launch System