Police Blotter – July 17-23 | Starnewsonline.com

SSL qualifies as potential provider of hosted payloads to U.S. Government – Yahoo Finance

Theft of a birthday card and $50 2:04 p.m., 6018 Myrtle Grove Road. Theft of a tree trimmer 2:09 p.m., 5110 S. College Road. Theft of $495 in lottery tickets 2:31 p.m., 5200 Wrightsville Ave. Auto burglary 4:44 p.m., 609 Trails End Road. Residential burglary in which a Toro push mower and two window air conditioners were stolen 5:42 p.m., 4237 Parmele Road. Credit card fraud 6:23 p.m., 1610 Pavilion Place.
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I have moved in two three-shelf book cases. One is now packed tight and the other is about half full. The stacks of books on the floor have me thinking of replacing them with new 7-foot cases like those that line the landing at the top of the stairs. They are full, too. The 3-foot-tall fiber-board cabinet that holds the stack of stereo gear is also up for replacement by a 6-foot solid pine unit with shelves and doors that got kicked to the garage during one of my previous relocations. It now holds electric drills, an air compressor and log chains.
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DARRELL NORMAN: Staggering into a cyber world by candlelight | GadsdenTimes.com

Defense Department’s joint capability technology demonstration (JCTD) of an Internet Router In Space (IRIS), which was hosted on a satellite that SSL built for Intelsat. Currently, SSL is working with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to place a Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD), as a hosted payload, on a commercial satellite to be built by SSL and projected for launch in 2017. SSL is working with its commercial customers to identify an appropriate host satellite for the demonstration. The HoPS IDIQ contract is intended to establish a pool of candidates that can provide rapid and flexible means for the government to acquire commercial hosting capabilities for government payloads. As one of the awardees, SSL will be eligible to compete for commercial Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) studies and future mission delivery orders over the five-year ordering period of the contract, up to a maximum value of $494.5 million.
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