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Jack Frohbieter Named Sky Station Chairman & CEO (September 9, 1998)

Jack Frohbieter, a satellite veteran, has been named Chairman and CEO of Sky Station International.

Sky Station Proposal Approved by the FCC (July 31, 1998)

With a history making decision, the FCC today approved the use of stratospheric platforms as telecommunications stations.

Formation of Sky Station Africa Announced (July 1, 1998)

Mr. Jean Jipguep, former Deputy Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and Mr. R. Moses Thompson, co-founder of Sky Station International (SSI), jointly announced today the formation of Sky Station Africa, the corporate entity which will provide Sky Station technology and service to the continent of Africa.

Stratospheric Project Launched with Global Industrial Team (April 23, 1998)   
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The global industrial team for the Sky Station International stratospheric project was officially launched and includes Aerospatiale (France), Alenia Spazio (Italy), Dornier Satellitensysteme GmbH (Germany), Thomson CSF (France), Comsat Labs, United Solar, Stanford Telecom and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories (USA).

United Solar and Sky Station International Announce New Space PV Joint Venture (April 23, 1998)   

United Solar Systems Corp., a leading provider of solar technologies, and Sky Station International announced the formation of a strato-space joint venture to manufacture photovoltaic (PV) products.

Stefan Lopatkiewicz joins Sky Station International's Executive Staff (February 15, 1998)  

Stefan Lopatkiewicz has joined the broadband stratospheric transmission company’s senior executive staff as Vice President and Special Counsel to the Chairman. Mr. Lopatkiewicz will have primary responsibility for negotiating the company's contractual relationships with its industrial team and other investors and partners.

US Africa Ventures Strategic Partnership for Africa (January 1, 1998)

Sky Station today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with US Africa Ventures for the continent of Africa.

World Radiocommunications Conference Authorizes Global Frequency for Sky Station International's Stratospheric Telecommunications System (November 1997)

The Word Radiocommunications Conference designated 600MHz of spectrum in the 47 GHz band for use by Sky Station International's Stratospheric Telecommunications Service (STS).

Larry Yermack Joins Sky Station (July 1997)

Senior Satellite Industry Executive Larry Yermack has joined Sky Station Executive Management Team.

Dr. René Pellat Joins Sky Station (June 1997)

The former head of CNES (France's space program), René Pellat has joined the Sky Station executive team as President of Sky Station France and Chairman of SS Research & Development Group.

FCC Creates New Frequency Allocation for Stratospheric Internet Service (May 1997)

Sky Station International, Inc., ("SSI"), the world leader in stratospheric telecommunications, announced today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had approved use of its technology in the 47 GHz frequency band.

Jack Frohbieter Joins Sky Station (January 1997)

Aerospace industry veteran Jack Frohbieter has joined the Sky Station as Executive Vice President for Systems Integration.

Sky Station Joint Ventures signed in 15 countries

15 joint venture agreements have been signed to date with local joint venture partners in various countries to provision the Sky Station service to the local market.

Agreement for Stratospheric Telecommunications Payloads

Alenia Aerospazio and Sky Station had signed an agreement intended to lead to the production of 250 stratospheric telecommunications payloads over the next seven years.


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