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May 28th, 2015
 
 
Sentinel-1B Is Off + Away From Airbus Defence & Space To Meet + Greet The Thales Alenia Space Spacecraft
After integration and testing, the satellite is scheduled for launch in 2016 to join Sentinel-1A, an identical twin of Sentinel-1B, which has been in orbit since April 3, 2014.
 
Star One C4 Satellite Disembarks In French Guiana Into The Waiting Arms Of Arianespace
The SSL-built Star One C4 features 48 Ku-band transponders and is to reinforce Embratel Star One’s Direct-To-Home (DTH) services in Brazil.
 
ViaSat Receives Space + Naval Warfare Systems Command MIDS JTRS Terminals Contract
The MIDS JTRS terminal is a line-of-sight radio system for collecting and transmitting broadband, jam-resistant, secure data and voice across a variety of air, sea and ground platforms.
 
SpaceX Is Now Certifiable... By Space & Missile Systems Center...
“The SpaceX and SMC teams have worked hard to achieve certification."—Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, Commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC).
 
SMC Awards Lockheed Martin A Cool $736 Million...The COOLS Contract Is For Operations + Sustainment Of Three Satellite Constellations
Smart Shopper..."The application of Better Buying Power principles garnered $425 million of savings over the total contract period... "
 
Arianespace's 65th Consecutive + Successful Launch... DirecTV-15 + SKY México-1 Complete Separation Process
Congratulations all around as Ariane 5 soars with DirecTV-15 and SKY México-1 satellites.
 
Airbus Defence + Space Takes A Bow For Successful Launch Of Both Their Launcher + The Satellite
Airbus Defence + Space's Successful Launch Of Its 100th Geostationary Telecommunications Satellite
 
 ¡Sí... SKY México-1 Satellite Built By Orbital ATK Lifted Off + Separated On Schedule...Now The Work Begins
“The early indications from our initial checkout and testing process show that the satellite is performing well.”
 
Ariane 5 Maintains Perfect Track Record w/Launch Of DirecTV-15 + SKY México-1
“Someone asked me how we had the confidence to go with two satellites on the same Ariane 5, and I said, ‘Well, we couldn’t figure out a way to fit the third one in!”
 
All A Matter Of Degrees For Hispamar Satélites + Ku-Band Slot Wins
The operator will be able to exploit this right for 15 years, which may then be extended for another 15 years
 
Thales Alenia Space + Italian Space Agency Have A Moving Experience For Their Modules On The ISS
"The ISS is ready for new challenges concerning  the manned environment in LEO and beyond."—Luigi Maria Quaglino, Sr. V.P., Exploration and Science, Thales Alenia Space.
 
SeaChange International Sees Positive Changes... Appoints Newest CASBAA Patron + Preps For BroadcastAsia2015
With growth of 518 million multi-channel video subscribers to over 619 million within five years, revenues will climb from $37 billion to over $52 billion.
 
New Satellite Imager From Exelis Gets The O.K. From KARI
“The AMI will provide better insight into the makeup of storms, higher-resolution images and will collect data five times faster than today’s capability.”—Eric Webster, Environmental intelligence V.P. + Director, Exelis.
 
USCG's National Security Cutter Midgett Gains Lockheed Martin C4ISR Technologies
“The system provides the underway crew with the most current maritime data and tactical picture for effective decision making and safety in maritime operations.”—Ed Segrest, Program Manager, Communications + Security Technologies, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training.
 
Gilat Presents ‘True’ LTE-Speed Satellite Solutions For MNOs @ CommunicAsia2015
“When we say ‘true’ LTE-speed satellite solutions, we mean it.”
 
McMurdo + International Maritime Rescue Federation Introduce Major Search + Rescue Initiatives at World Maritime Rescue Congress
More than 24,000 fishermen die annually on the world’s waterways.
 
PTC'16 Now Accepting Proposals... Will You Say "I Do?"
Several new low-Earth and medium-Earth orbit satellite constellations are being planned, promising up to 1.2 Gbps per user.
 
Moving On Up: Spire Names de Chassy As Their Senior Business Development Executive
“Spire is at the forefront of developing powerful technology that enables organizations to have access to large amounts of reliable data precisely when they need it most with minimal cost and operational ramp up.”—Antoine de Chassy, Senior Executive, Spire.
 
Your Winning Ways With Keysight Technologies' New Prize Drawing
Then, in January of 2016, Keysight will award the grand prize—the Ultimate Dream Bench.
 
The Latest Skyline Communication's DataMiner NMS Iteration To Be Highlighted @ CommunicAsia2015
"With a single UI, it allows the management of any possible operation, end to end, seamlessly combining legacy devices and new technology.”—Glenn D'Haene, Sales Director EMEA & APAC, Skyline Communications.
 
Ken Borek Air Selects SkyTrac To Let The Data Flow Consistently... Anywhere Anytime 
KBAL aims to support safe and efficient air travel even in the world’s most remote locations.
 
A Strengthening Of An IoT Leadership Position By Telenor Connexion
Telenor has kept an even higher growth rate than the market and has increased its market share by 0.8 percentage points, and now has more than 4.9 million M2M subscriptions.