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April 16th, 2015
 
 
Date Set For THOR 7 + SICRAL 2 Satellite Re-Launch By Arianespace
An Ariane 5 ECA will be used to orbit the THOR 7 and SICRAL 2 satellites.
 
SES Government Solutions Awarded Task Order...Ku-Band Satellite Deploys w/U.S. Central Command + Troops  
This agreement enables U.S. troops to send and receive information through satellite services and offers Central Command the flexibility to support forces deployed in the region when and where required.  
 
ScheduALL Takes Best of Show Award @ 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas
ScheduALL Portal™ simplifies the creation of complex bookings of Occasional Use transmission feeds in real-time, directly into a transmission provider's system.
 
Inmarsat Confirms It's A First....Approval Of Cobham's Auto-Deploy Vehicle Mounted Terminal Over Inmarsat's Global Xpress
“Today’s announcement is a significant milestone in the GX program and yet another step forward as we continue rolling out our revolutionary Ka-band network across the globe.”
 
NASA/ESA's Hubble...Galaxies Sputter + Die From The Inside Out...'Red + Dead'  
...three billion years after the Big Bang, these galaxies still made stars on their outskirts, but no longer in their interiors.
 
Airbus.... Group Annual General Meeting Announcements
Airbus Group N.V. would be renamed Airbus Group SE and continue to have its registered seat and head office in Amsterdam. 
 
Sierra Nevada + German Aerospace Chase New Dreams...Cooperative Venture Signed @ Space Symposium
"The versatility of the Dream Chaser, crewed or uncrewed, allows for multiple applications such as transportation of cargo and humans as well as direct use for activities such as removing space debris.“
 
Winegard + Accelerated Media Technologies Make Their Own News...Bring On Game-Changing VSAT Performance
“First, the system’s value and size makes it cost effective to mount on small vehicles used by smaller TV stations. Second...
 
Space Dynamics Laboratory Receives Patent For Multiple Petal Deployable Telescope... Continues 55 Year Legacy
To do this, it requires no positioning sensors and precision positioning actuators typical on prior deployable space telescopes.
 
Airbus Defence & Space's NEWTON Gyroscope Increases EO Efficiency + Makes Agile Satellite Missions Possible  
One key difference was to “not reinvent the wheel”, but to reuse an existing space qualified reaction wheel within the NEWTON mechanical actuator design.
 
@ 31st Space Symposium: Exelis Brings On Small Sat Solutions...
Exelis small satellite solutions are an example of innovative product offerings the company has as part of its strategic focus.
 
ViaLiteHD RF Supplies Intelsat's EPICNG..."Most Exciting Project In Satellite Communication" 
“We are proud to be part of the most exciting project in satellite communication.”
 
Airbus Defence and Space Ensures Customer Support In Europe, Middle East and Far East w/New Field Service Partners
Six more partners join Airbus Defence and Space Field Service Alliance 
 
NovaWurks To Provide Space Segment For NorStar Satellite Constellation
...is pioneering a new approach for designing and building satellites where space systems are constructed by aggregating mass producible elements called satlets.
 
Satcom Global Digs In The Saharan Sand... Ensures Broadcast Of Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes + Marie Curie Charity 
Last weekend, the famous explorer became the oldest Briton to complete the six day ultra-marathon raising £1m in donations for Marie Curie.
 
Spliethoff Group Extends Imtech Marine's Contract ...Continue VSAT Network Of Radio Holland
Amsterdam-based Spliethoff Bevrachtingskantoor BV and Radio Holland have worked together for decades and 27 vessels are already connected.
 
Honeywell's Global Tracking Passes Muster ...Dramatically Reduces Search + Rescue Time For ESA's Galileo 
“Our Medium Earth Orbit-based search and rescue solution will lead to faster recovery missions and improved international search and rescue operations,
 
ABI Research...Middle East and Africa's Commercial Telematics Subscriptions To Reach 4 Million by 2020
 
With economic growth fueled by human and natural resources in Africa and the oil and gas industry in the Middle East, opportunities exist to...
 
BlackBridge's Global Reference Takes Global Positional Accuracy to a Higher Level
The alignment and compatibility of RapidEye ortho-products with other high-accuracy geospatial datasets have improved significantly.