ViaSat said Chairman Mark Dankberg was named recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Aerospace International Communications Award. The honor recognizes contributions in the field of aerospace communications, and this year singled out Dankberg "for shepherding ViaSat into a leading satellite communications company through outstanding leadership and technical expertise."

DEALS - XM said its satellite radio service and XM NavTraffic offering will be available as a factory installed feature on all 2009 Porsche 911 models. This is the first time that XM is available in a Porsche sports car. The product has been available as a factory-installed feature for Cayenne models since 2005.