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July 29th, 2015
 
 
NASA's OSIRIS-REx In Pursuit Of Astroid Bennu Gets Pushed Around By Sun + Asks "Where Did We Come From?"
Bennu is also one of the most potentially hazardous asteroids and it has a relatively high probability of impacting the Earth late in the 22nd century.
 
Crop Yields For Canadian Farmers To Receive SMAP Support, Thanks To Canada Parliament Project Funding
"By providing our farmers with key data to better manage their land, we are helping to ensure the agricultural sector continues to drive productivity and prosperity in the province."—Member of Parliament Lawrence Toet (Elmwood-Transcona).
 
C-COM Satellite Systems ... It's Official ... ViaSat® Gives The Nod To iNetVu®'s 1.2m Ka-Band Vehicle Antenna
The Ka-1202V system is the second antenna system to have successfully passed all testing as required by the ViaSat Auto-acquire Terminal Qualification process...
 
Sentinel-2A's First Applications Are Realized
Launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on June 23, Sentinel-2A is the second satellite in orbit for Europe’s Copernicus environmental monitoring program.
 
The Maritime Industry Obtains A New Fleet Management System From McMurdo
"I can also now track my vessels anywhere, even on my iPhone when I’m away from the office."—W.D. “Butch” Bazer, Operations Manager, Aries Marine.
 
Primary Mirror Segments For NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Undergo More Testing
The James Webb Space Telescope is the scientific successor to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
 
A Successful Two Years For India's Insat-3D Satellite
The main objective of the Insat-3D mission is to provide high quality observations for monitoring and prediction of weather events as well as for the study of climate.
 
NASA Lobster-Eye Optics' X-Rays' SMILE About Mission To Detect Dangerous Weather + Gas 
"Because all of the energy that powers dangerous space weather events near Earth comes from solar wind, this capability allows us to better protect our space assets—particularly geosynchronous spacecraft, such as those that carry cell phone signals,"
 
Advanced Comms + SatBroadcasting™ Advances Agreement Signed By RSC Energia + RSCC
"Our cooperation will serve the objective of further development of Russia’s infrastructure of satellite communications and broadcasting.”—Vladimir Solntsev, President, Energia.
 
Globecast In The Bike Saddle Sees A Sea Of Yellow From Utrecht to Paris ... Covers 2015 Tour de France
was designed to handle the feeds from the five motorcycles and two helicopters out on the course.... In total, there were 27 HD satellite feeds each day using four satellites. 
 
TeleCommunication Systems Awarded $14.2 Million... DISA Extends Task Order For U.S. Marine Corps' Tactical Satellite Communications Network
The U.S. General Services Administration and DISA are managing this procurement through the $2.6 billion Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) contract vehicle
 
Comprehensive Analysis Of EO Markets To Be Published This August By NSR
The study provides an in-depth assessment of Defense and Intelligence, Managed Living Resources, Energy and Natural Resources, Industrial, Services and Public Authorities segments with a complete assessment and forecast of revenues across all regions over the next ten years.
 
The Emerging Needs, Opportunities + Challenges Of UAS... An Upcoming ASDEvents Symposium
"In the next 20-30 years, these things (RPAs) are going to explode."—General Mark A. Welsh, III, Air Force Chief of Staff.
 
Creech AFB Airmen Show Off The RPA MQ-1 Predator In Canada
"We wanted to show everyone that the plane is not 'unmanned' and it takes a lot of manpower in every stage of operating the aircraft."—2nd Lt. Joel, 11th Reconnaissance Squadron Chief of Intelligence, U.S.A.F.
 
Video Over IP Distribution Demos Will Be Exterity's Plan For IBC2015
Our systems can scale to support large numbers of channels and multiple end user devices without compromising system performance, flexibility or network availability.”—Colin Farquhar, CEO, Exterity.
 
Imagine Dragons Uses More Than Smoke + Mirrors ... Takes Fans Streaming On The Road w/ Telestream® Wirecast
"The band is always looking for ways to connect to fans on a personal level..."
 
Helping To Simplify IIoT Apps Is WI-NEXT's New End Node Digital
"Wi-NEXT solution has the capacity to enable value-added services such as predictive maintenance, energy efficiency audits, and usage reports."—Armando Pereira, CEO, Wi-NEXT.
 
The Total Systems Strategy From Albis Elcon To Be Presented @ IBC2015
At the heart of each Albis Elcon solution are the company's SceneGate™ set-top boxes (STBs), which support a variety of traditional (e.g., IPTV, broadcast television, and VOD) and value-added services (e.g., OTT, interactive content, and media sharing).
 
Pay-TV Solutions From Viaccess•Orca On Display @ IBC2015
Viaccess-Orca will demonstrate how service providers can quickly address critical market changes to shape the ultimate content experience on every screen—ahead of the competition.