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April 27th, 2015
 
 
Emergency Comms Equipment Rushed To Nepal By ITU In Response To Massive Earthquake
The emergency equipment includes 35 satellite mobile phones and 10 satellite Broadband Global Area Network terminals along with solar panels and laptops to support relief coordination efforts.
 
C+C For NASA's SGSS Finds General Dynamics' Initial Integration Successful
"The new SGSS lab provides NASA with an extremely efficient and cost-effective path to Space Network ground system modernization."—Chris Marzilli, President, General Dynamics Mission Systems.
 
 Liftoff of Ariane 5 with THOR 7 + SICRAL 2... Successful Separation Soon To Begin Their Missions
THOR 7 satellite was released approximately 28 minutes into the flight, and the second passenger, SICRAL 2, deployed some six minutes later.
 
Airbus Defence and Space Takes A Bow w/Successful Launch Of Ariane 5... 64th Successive Launch 
... the future of Ariane is therefore also inextricably linked to our company, and will continue to be via our subsidiary Airbus Safran Launchers.
 
ILS Prepares For Mexico's Centenario Launch April 29
...Mexsat, which already consists of the Bicentenario satellite, launched in 2012 and providing internet services to 5,000 public locations via the Mexico Connected program.
 
In Support Of SBIRS, A RIF Award Garnered By Space & Missile Systems Center's Remote Sensing Systems Directorate
"At the tactical level, there is potential to improve force protection for in-theater assets by providing units more warning time to enter a protective posture."—Colonel Mike Guetlein, Director of the Remote Sensing Systems
Directorate.
 
New Tool From Exelis Handles Airspace Surveillance As Well As Sense + Avoid Capabilities
Symphony® RangeVue™ puts real-time Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance data, flexible background maps and weather information in the hands of UAS operators and test range personnel.
 
Partnership For M2M Comms Products Between Quake Global + Hitachi
Quake Global’s product family for Hitachi establishes a new era in the ability to monitor and control Hitachi’s assets as well as other heavy and light equipment assets.
 
TelOne's Zimbabwe Customer Base Now Has Additional Avanti Communications Satellite Support
"Our contract has enabled us to address Zimbabwe’s gaping digital divide at pace."—Chipo Mtasa, Managing Director, TelOne.
 
UAE Launches New Space Center In Preparation Of Mission To Mars
Last year, the UAE became the first Arab country to launch an outer space exploration mission when it announced a planned unmanned probe to the red planet in 2021.  
 
Dawn Mission Status Report... Observes Bright Light On Ceres... What The?
Dawn delves into the unknown, drives new technology innovations, and achieves what's never been attempted before.
 
Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest: IHS Tackles MENA's PayTV Market
The report found that 2014 was another year of substantial growth for the pay TV market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.