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Hughes Electronics Corporation was formed in 1985 when Hughes Aircraft was sold by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to General Motors for $5 billion. The surviving parts of Hughes Electronics are today known as the DirecTV Group. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Hughes logo adopted after his death Hughes developed the AIM-120 AMRAAM, one of the worlds most advanced air-to-air missiles Hughes Aircraft Company was a major defense/aerospace company founded by Howard Hughes. ... The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a United States non-profit medical research institute based in Chevy Chase, Maryland and originally founded by the aviator and engineer Howard Hughes in 1953. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... DirecTV Group Inc. ...


Howard Hughes donated Hughes Aircraft to the newly formed Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 1953 as a way of avoiding taxes on its huge income. Hughes left no will and following his death in 1976 there were numerous claims to his estate. In 1984 The Delaware Court of Chancery appointed eight trustees to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The same year they decided to sell Hughes Aircraft, this was completed the next year. Howard Robard Hughes Jr. ... Court of Chancery, London, early 19th century The Court of Chancery was one of the courts of equity in England and Wales. ...


General Motors merged Hughes Aircraft with its Delco Electronics unit to form GM Hughes Electronics (GMHE). The group then consisted of: Delco Electronics Corporation was the electronics design and manufacturing subsidiary of General Motors. ...

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Display of a Hughes satellite inside the Space Shuttle Explorer.
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Display of a Hughes satellite inside the Space Shuttle Explorer.

In August 1992 GM Hughes Electronics purchased General Dynamics' Missile Systems business. In 1994 Hughes Electronics introduced DirecTV, the world's first high-powered DBS service. In 1995 Hughes Electronic's Hughes Space and Communications division became the largest supplier of commercial satellites. Also in 1995 the group purchased Magnavox Electronic Systems from the Carlyle Group. In 1996 Hughes Electronics and PanAmSat agree to merge their fixed satellite services into a new publicly held company, also called PanAmSat with GMHE as majority shareholder. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1443 KB) Summary Display model of a Hughes Electronics Intelsat satellite, on display at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1443 KB) Summary Display model of a Hughes Electronics Intelsat satellite, on display at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. ... Explorer at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1992: Events The European Commission approves three new regulations to liberalize air travel within the European Union. ... GD redirects here. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1994: Events April April 14 - USAF F-15 Eagles shoot down two US Army Iraq, mis-identifying them as Iraqi Mil Mi-25s April 16 - a Royal Navy Sea Harrier is shot down over Serbia by a SA-7 Grail. ... A standard DIRECTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1995: Events A Concorde sets a new speed record for a round-the-world flight. ... Hughes logo adopted after his death Hughes developed the AIM-120 AMRAAM, one of the worlds most advanced air-to-air missiles Hughes Aircraft Company was a major defense/aerospace company founded by Howard Hughes. ... Magnavox (Latin for loud voice) was an electronics company founded by Edwin Pridham and Peter Jensen. ... The Carlyle Group is a Washington, D.C. based global private equity investment firm with more than USD$40 billion of equity capital under management. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1996: Events February the T-6 Texan II is selected as the new primary trainer for the United States armed forces. ... Founded in 1984 by Rene Anselmo, PanAmSat Corporation (NYSE: PA) is a satellite service provider headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut. ...


In 1997 GM transferred Delco Electronics to its Delphi Automotive Systems business. Late in the year the defense operations of Hughes Electronics (Hughes Aircraft and missile business) were merged with Raytheon. The remaining companies remained under the Hughes Electronics name and within GM. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1997: Events March 17–May 28 Linda Finch, pilot, aviation historian, and San Antonio, Texas businesswoman, flying a restored and specially equipped 62-year-old Lockheed Electra 10E, recreates the 1937 Amelia Earhart flight to circumnavigate the globe solo. ... Delphi logo from 2005 Delphi OTCBB: DPHIQ is an automotive parts company headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA. It was spun-off from General Motors on May 28, 1999. ...


Hughes Space and Communications remained independent until 2000, when it was purchased by Boeing and became Boeing Satellite Systems. This is a list of aviation-related events from 2000: Events July July 10, EADS is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, Dornier, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA), and Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA). ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer. ... Boeing Satellite Systems is a major business unit of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. ...


In 2003 the remaining parts of Hughes Electronics: DirecTV, DirecTV Latin America, PanAmSat and Hughes Network Systems were purchased by NewsCorp from GM and renamed The DirecTV Group. Newscorp sold PanAmSat to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) in August 2004. SkyTerra Communications, Inc. completed its purchase of 100% controlling interest in Hughes Network Systems from the DirecTV Group in January 2006. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) is a media conglomerate that operates world-wide. ... Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (commonly referred to as KKR) is a New York City-based private equity firm that focuses primarily on late stage leveraged buyouts. ... Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HNS), is a provider of broadband satellite network solutions for businesses and consumers. ...


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Hughes Electronics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (390 words)
Hughes Electronics Corporation was formed in 1985 when Hughes Aircraft was sold by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to General Motors for $5 billion.
In 1996 Hughes Electronics and PanAmSat agree to merge their fixed satellite services into a new publicly held company, also called PanAmSat with GMHE as majority shareholder.
Hughes Space and Communications remained independent until 2000, when it was purchased by Boeing and became Boeing Satellite Systems.
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