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April 26th, 2018
 
 
Launch of India's GSAT-11 Satellite is Postponed by Arianespace
The next Arianespace launch will be VA244 in July 2018. An Ariane 5 ES launch vehicle will orbit four additional Galileo satellites for the European...
 
Planetary Resources' Arkyd-6 Smallsat has Met All Mission Requirements
The spacecraft was designed, manufactured, tested and integrated almost entirely in house. The firm's Redmond, Washington, facilities provided the...
 
IoT On Orbit Demo Upcoming Via Contract Between NanoAvionics and Lacuna Space
NanoAvionics’ M6P satellite platform and mission integration services will allow Lacuna Space to begin testing its technology this year, paving the way...
 
Smallsat Payloads Integrated Into Rocket Lab's Electron Rocket for NASA's VCLS Mission
The flight will constitute the smallest class of dedicated launch services used by NASA and marks a significant milestone for Rocket Lab in...
 
EUMETSAT's Sentinel-3B Initiates a New Era of Global Coverage
from the observations of the three instrument suites, the Ocean and Land Color Instrument, the Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer and ...
 
Comms System @ Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana to be Extended by the Space Alliance
CNES is in charge of the CSG ground segment. The extended system will be ready to meet the needs of Ariane 6 customers by the end of 2019. The STFO communications system acts...
 
CPI's Antenna System Division Awarded Datalink and Ground Antennas Contract
These advanced antennas will provide command and control (C&C) communications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) manufactured in...
 
OHB System AG is the Prime for ESA's PLATO Satellite
The PLATO scientific research mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) is to be launched in 2026. PLATO is a satellite-based observatory for ...
 
Ball Aerospace Completes Second of Five Evaluations for DARPA and AFRL for SSA Misson
The role of the Hallmark program SEAC testbed is to support multiple tools and technologies developed by various companies and academic...
 
China Launches Five in One ... Earth Observation Satellites for Agriculture, Land and Water and More 
When the constellation is complete the operational Orbita will consist of 10 video satellites (OVS-2), hyperspectral satellites (OHS-2) and small ...
 
Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband-Safety Has a Build Project in China
The collaboration will leverage the capabilities of CTTIC’s Beijing satellite access station, ADCC’s experience in providing flight datalink services in...
 
ETL Systems is a Switch Hitter at CommunicAsia with Their New Equipment
Hurricane Matrix provides L-band routing for up to 64 input/output feeds and handles multiple services, with each feed distributed to the correct place...
 
The Next Five Iridium NEXT Satellites Now Undergoing Pre-Launch Processing by SpaceX @ Vandenberg AFB.
This launch will increase the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in space to 55 and is the third Iridium launch to use a “flight-proven” SpaceX...
 
ESA' Sentinenal 3B Launches from Russia's Rockot Which was Once a Ballistic Missile with a Nuclear Warhead
will provide free data about Earth's oceans, land surfaces and atmosphere to scientists, policymakers, businesses, security officials and the public.
 
Merger Ahead: Globalstar to Merge with FiberLight and CenturyLink to form Thermo Companies
Thermo Acquisition, Inc. is controlled by Jay Monroe, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Globalstar. At closing, the parent company will be renamed Thermo Companies, Inc...
 
Thales Alenia Space's Sentinel-3B Launch Celebrates Closure With Completion of Sentinel Missions
will systematically cover all of the Earth’s land surfaces and oceans, gathering data that will help improve oceanographic and atmospheric forecasts.
 
BepiColombo Flies Safely to Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana for Arianespace Launch
The hardware arrived at Félix Eboué Airport near the French Guiana capital city of Cayenne, where it was unloaded from a chartered An-124 cargo...
 
NavVis' Autodesk Revit Add-in Enables Users to Connect Their BIM to 360 Degree Immersive Imagery 
This add-in simplifies the process of creating and updating outdated BIM models to reflect the current state of the building. 
 
Nigerian SatTV Reach for SES Significantly Increases
The Satellite Monitor results reveal that SES now reaches over 11 million TV homes, of which 3.5 million are directly served by its satellite fleet — a twofold...
 
Government of Canada Extends AIS Contract with ORBCOMM and Maerospace
Through its Canadian subsidiary SkyWave, ORBCOMM will provide satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data used for ship tracking and other...
 
NavVis Marks Breakthrough in Reality Capture Technology with New Indoor Mobile Mapping System 
M6 features a mobile LiDAR system that scans up to 30 times faster than stationary devices, letting users capture up to 30,000 square meters in a day.
 
Es’hailSat at Arab Radio and TV Festival 2018 to Share Fleet Expansion Opportunities for News and Sports Channels
providing transmission and expansion opportunities for established news and sports channels, a number of regional channels are choosing Es’hailSat ...