NEW YORK, March 15, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that Robert Briskman, SIRIUS' co-founder, has been awarded the 2007 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Communications Award. The Aerospace Communications Award is presented for an outstanding contribution in the field of aerospace communications. This year, Briskman is honored for his pioneering efforts in developing the Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (SDARS), known widely today as satellite radio.
For more than 70 years, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has been the principle society for aerospace engineers and scientists, and its members have achieved nearly every milestone in modern American flight. The Aerospace Communications Award will be presented at the 25th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference in Seoul, South Korea on April 12, 2007.
Robert Briskman co-founded SIRIUS Satellite Radio in 1991. He was Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President, Engineering of SIRIUS and has been involved with communication satellite systems since their inception. As the technical innovator of mobile satellite radio services, he was responsible for the development, implementation and operation of SIRIUS' broadcast distribution system. His technology development responsibility included design of low cost satellite receiving terminals for automobiles and of broadcast sound programming, earth station, terrestrial repeaters and satellite control facilities. During 2000, Briskman supervised the launch of three SIRIUS satellites into a unique operational orbital constellation which he designed.
Over the past 32 years, Briskman directed the implementation of satellite telecommunications systems at COMSAT and NASA. He holds engineering degrees from Princeton University and University of Maryland and is a Fellow of IEEE and AIAA. He has published over 50 technical papers, holds a number of patents, and has been inducted into the Space Foundation and SSPI Halls of Fame.
SIRIUS, "The Best Radio on Radio," delivers more than 130 channels of the best programming in all of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home of 100% commercial free music channels in satellite radio, offering 69 music channels. SIRIUS also delivers 65 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NASCAR, NBA and NHL, and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL, NBA and NHL, as well as live NASCAR races. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95.
SIRIUS Internet Radio (SIR) is a CD-quality, Internet-only version of the SIRIUS radio service, without the use of a radio, for the monthly subscription fee of $12.95. SIR delivers more than 75 channels of talk, entertainment, sports, and 100% commercial free music.
SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available in more than 25,000 retail locations, including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, RadioShack and at shop.sirius.com.
SIRIUS radios are offered in vehicles from Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep(R), Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercury, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Rolls Royce, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Hertz also offers SIRIUS in its rental cars at major locations around the country.
Click on www.sirius.com to listen to SIRIUS live, or to purchase a SIRIUS radio and subscription.
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