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Frontiers March 2013 Issue

FSC LOGO ON THE COVER BOEING FRONTIERS / MARCH 2013 03 AD WATCH 18 FAR-OUT PERFORMANCE Boeing’s communications satellite-making business in El Segundo, Calif., has been an industry leader for a half-century. The 5,500 employees with Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems at the El Segundo site design and build complex satellites for both commercial and government customers—and are doing so with ever-greater innovation and efficiency. Meet some of them, and see the cutting-edge work they do, in this photo essay. COVER PHOTO: IN THE HIGH BAY OF THE EL SEGUNDO, CALIF., PLANT, DAVID GILBERG CLOSES A THERMAL INSULATION BLANKET THAT WILL KEEP A GPS SATELLITE PROTECTED FROM EXTREME TEMPERATURE FLUCTUATIONS IN SPACE. BOB FERGUSON/BOEING PHOTO: TECHNICIAN CHRIS HOLGUIN MOUNTS HARDWARE TO AN ANTENNA ON A NASA TRACKING AND DATA RELAY SATELLITE. BOB FERGUSON/BOEING The stories behind the ads in this issue of Frontiers. Inside cover: Page 6: Pages 12–13: Back cover: “Runway Situation Awareness Tools” is one in a series of innovation stories told by Boeing employees such as Marisa Jenkins. Learn more at www. boeing.com/stories. This ad highlights the unique capabilities that allow the V-22 Osprey to provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief to those in need throughout the world. The ad appears in military trade and political publications. This new ad highlights the Boeing 702SP (small platform) all-electric satellite and the advantages this innovative technology brings to Boeing’s satellite customers. The ad appears in trade publications. This ad from the “Partners Across Generations” campaign highlights the relationship between Boeing and China’s aviation industry. Translation: “The sky is full of the dreams of young students. Boeing is devoted to helping them chase those dreams. From supporting the development of China’s modern aviation system to keeping innovation alive, this partnership will transcend time.”


Frontiers March 2013 Issue
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