ST. LOUIS, June 12, 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that it received the Satellite Industry Leadership Award on Wednesday at the 2008 International Satellite and Communications exchange (ISCe) in San Diego, Calif.
"More than 2,500 years of cumulative on-orbit service demonstrates that, for more than four decades, Boeing continues to design and deliver superior satellites," said David Bross, ISCe conference chairman. "Boeing was selected by the distinguished members of the ISCe Advisory Board based on the company's consistent and significant leadership in the advancement of the satellite and communications sector."
Boeing Satellite Systems International President Stephen T. O'Neill accepted the award on Boeing's behalf.
ISCe is the premier West Coast satellite and communications event. It highlights satellite-based services, technologies and solutions for the commercial, civil and military industries. Past winners of the Leadership Award are DIRECTV Inc. (2002), News Corp. (2003), U.S. Strategic Command (2004), SES Global (2005), JSAT Corp. (2006) and Intelsat General Corp. (2007).
Boeing is competing for the Transformational Satellite Communications System program for the U.S. Air Force and for the next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, known as the GOES R series, for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The company is committed to program execution and quality on commercial, civil and military satellite systems.
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is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32.1 billion business with 71,000 employees worldwide.