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August 28th, 2015
 
 
SSL's Contract From U.S. DARPA Dragonfly Program ... Robotics Self Assemble Large Satellites While In Orbit
..."to demonstrate our advanced robotics capabilities with a mission that has the potential to transform the way satellites are built.”
 
ILS' Proton M Does Its Job + Launches Inmarsat-5 F-3 ... First High-Speed Mobile Broadband Service w/Single Provider
I-5 F3 will cover the Pacific Ocean Region and will, together with Inmarsat-5 F1 and Inmarsat-5 F2, create the world’s first globally available, high-speed mobile broadband service, delivered through a single provider.
 
 
ULA Decides Delay Of MUOS-4 Launch... Florida Declared A State Of Emergency Due To An Angry Erika
Governor Rick Scott of Florida issued a state of emergency Friday as Tropical Storm Erika headed toward the state after killing at least a 20 people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica,
 
Inmarsat's Transformational Launch ... Successful Send Off - It Is The Internet Of Everywhere
“We have been working towards this day ever since we announced plans to create the Global Xpress constellation in 2010..."
 
Almost Time To Launch ULA's Atlas V For U.S. Navy's MOUS-4 
"With OVI, the team developed an innovative process that provides safer and more efficient launch processing of the Atlas vehicle.”
 
SSL-Built Sky Muster Makes The Journey To Kourou For Arianespace Action
“The satellite for Australia’s broadband network is a very advanced broadband satellite that will cover the entire Australian continent including its offshore islands."—John Celli, president of SSL.
 
Arianespace Gathers Momentum For Galileos Going, Going + Gone To Orbit Event
The two spacecraft to be orbited by Arianespace on Flight VS12 will be the fifth and sixth OHB-built satellites.
 
ISRO Launches An 'Onam' A Gift To India... Improved Communications w/India's Largest Satellite Antenna 
The cuboid-shaped satellite includes a first-of-its-kind S-Band unfurlable antenna with a diameter of six meters, ISRO's largest antenna ever made for a satellite. 
 
China's Yaogan-27 Satellites Makes For Orbit
Yaogan-27 was carried by a Long March-4C rocket.
 
Major Milestone For SpeedCast With New O&G Accord
“Over time, this customer has the potential to provide significant global growth to SpeedCast’s existing energy market share.”—Keith Johnson, SVP of Energy, SpeedCast.
 
AsiaSat's Chairman, Gregoy Zeluck, Tells It Like It Is Regarding The Company's Interim Results For 2015
"The Company does not expect significant positive change in the market environment in the second half."—Gregory M. Zeluck, Chairman, AsiaSat.
 
Aquila Space Gets To The Core Of The Matter With Creonic
Creonic and Aquila Space are working on pushing the throughput above 300 Mbps.
 
All About User Engagement + Loyalty With RR Media's "joiz" Partnership
The joint offering sees all of RR Media’s content management, channel playout and smart global distribution network capabilities seamlessly integrated with join...
 
IBC 2015 To Catch Rising Stars...
IBC focuses on the business of creating, managing and delivering the future of electronic media and entertainment technology and content.
 
 ARABSAT BADR-4 Is Better For RTI ... Bigger Appetites Can Enjoy On A Smaller Dish
"We are thrilled to bring RTI to our viewers to enjoy a very original and native attractive African content."
 
TV Cultura Plugs Into Intelsat Enhancing Brazil's DTT  = 300 Terrestrial Towers 
“Ensuring reliable, high quality and secure content distribution on a global basis is often a complex, exercise.”
 
Comtech EF Data Announces Product Updates...
The updates are now available on the Comtech EF Data website.
 
NexGen Rocket Engine Tests for NASA's Space Launch System Have Now Been Successfully Completed
Four RS-25 engines will help power the SLS core stage during launch.
 
Moving On Up... Goonhilly Gains Dr. Faulkes As The Chairman
GES Ltd has been announcing a string of positive developments since taking ownership of the Goonhilly site in January 2014.