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September 19th, 2014
 
 
Lest We Ever Forget...POW/MIA Recognition Day...Engaging Satellite Service For Unanswered Questions
[SatNews] More than 83,000 Americans are missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the 1991 Gulf War.
 
Arianespace—Intelsat, DIRECTV + ARSAT Under The Fairing (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] Pre-launch payload processing is moving into full swing for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 flight, with the mission’s ISDLA-1 telecommunications satellite now...
 
PlanetiQ, Millennium + U.S.A.F.—Occultation Oversight For Government Payloads (Satellite Builds)
[SatNews] Under a new contract with the U.S. Air Force, PlanetiQ LLC will provide an adaptable on-orbit platform for hosting U.S. government payloads as a...
 
U.S.A.F.—Happy 67th Birthday (Event)
[SatNews] Today, September 18, 2014, happens to be the 67th birthday of the...
 
AsiaSat, Globecast + ksat—The Games Are On (SatBroadcasting™—Capacity)
[SatNews] Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) will provide transponder capacity to Globecast and ktsat to support live coverage of the...
 
Advantech Wireless—Smarter Solutions Presented At New Infosite (Business—SATCOM)
[SatNews] Advantech Wireless has launched their digital brand for innovative solutions with offerings for...
 
NOAA—"Brain" + "Body" United (Satellite)
[SatNews] The GOES-R Satellite System Module and Core Module subassemblies were successfully mated and now...
 
Harris Improves NOAA's GOES-R Weather Prognostications... Including Lightning + Xtreme Weather
[SatNews] ...has successfully demonstrated the ability to produce products in five minutes versus the current GOES operational capability of 30 minutes.
 
United Launch Alliance (ULA) + Blue Origin—The BE-4 Impetus (Rocket Engine Development)
[SatNews] United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Blue Origin, LLC, have entered into an agreement to jointly fund development of...
 
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) + European Space Agency (ESA)—Higher Bandwidth For ISS (Comms)
[SatNews] MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA) has announced that their UK subsidiary has received authorization to...
 
Proteus FZC + DigitalGlobe—You Can See The Forest For The Trees (Imagery—Webinar)
[SatNews] Proteus FZC will discuss its use of high-resolution WorldView-2 imagery to derive accurate forest inventory and tree classification maps in...
 
Harris Corporation + U.S.A.F. Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)—Additional HoPS Involvement (Business—Hosted Payloads)
[SatNews] The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center )SMC) has selected Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) for a 5-year...
 
Northrop Grumman + U.S. Air Force Expands In Triplicate... RQ-4 Global Hawk  + Retrofit Sensors (ISR | Contract $354M)
[SatNews]  ...Multi-INT models carry sophisticated imaging and electronic signals sensors capable of collecting multiple types of intelligence from high altitudes for up to 32 hours.
 
GVF—Maritime Meanings (SATCOM—Event—Glossary)
[SatNews] During the Informa VSAT 2014 conference in London today, the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) announced the launch of its...
 
MIT's New Algorithm... Critical When Avoiding Whirling Trash + Sharp Objects In Zero Gravity (Analysis/Report)
[SatNews] "there's a lot of space trash these days. There are thousands of pieces of broken satellites in space. If you were to send a supermassive spacecraft up there, yes, you could collect all of those, but ..."