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NASHUA — The U.S. Air Force Space Command has awarded BAE Systems a three-year contract extension to continue maintaining space radars used for missile warning and space surveillance.
The complex network of radars tracks more than 16,000 objects orbiting Earth, including various man-made objects in space, such as active or inactive satellites, rocket parts and other debris.
It is capable of conducting about 40,000 space observations daily from locations at Cape Cod Air Force Station in Massachusetts, Beale Air Force Base in California, Clear Air Force Station in Alaska, Thule Air Base in Greenland and the Royal Air Force Fylingdales in the United Kingdom.
DURHAM — A barometer of the state's lodging and tourism industry, maintained by the University of New Hampshire, declined slightly from December to January.
The UNH Lodging Executives Sentiment Index (LESI) for the period ending January 2014 dropped to 76.9 from 80.8 in December 2013.
MERRIMACK — Patrick Clark, president and CEO of BurstPoint Networks in Merrimack, has been named by Gov. Maggie Hassan to serve on the state's Economic Development Advisory Council, with a three-year term that began on Feb. 7.
Over the past few decades, Clark has overseen growth for a number of early-stage and startup high-tech ventures. He has taken two companies to successful initial public offerings and four companies to successful merger and acquisition transactions.
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