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March 26th, 2015
 
 
Moving On Up @ SSPI's Board Of Directors—Stott To Chair + McGuirk To President
SSPI’s Board of Directors represents a cross-section of the commercial satellite business, from manufacturing to launch to services.
 
Orbital ATK's GEM Of A Contribution Was Vital To Successful Launch Of ULA's Delta IV Rocket
A rocket propelled launch of a satellite is the end result of numerous companies and experts working to achieve one goal...get it up and launch the satellite(s), another company stepping up to share their contribution is...
 
UK Space Agency Finalizes Seven Projects... From CubeSats To e-Finance... Benefits Emerging Economies   
UK satellite data and cutting-edge space technology plays an ever increasing role on the international scene in both the economies of major and established space nations as well as in the development of emerging space nations. 
 
NSR Expanding Market Share ...Diversity Between Core Satellite Mobility Markets
So what happens when companies merge and then merge again?
 
Two Galileo's Are Packed + Ready For Their Journey Tomorrow, Courtesy Of An Arianespace Soyuz Push
Produced by OHB System, these relay platforms, which are the constellation’s third and fourth FOC satellites for launch, and the seventh and eighth Galileo spacecraft to be lofted overall.
 
Sequestration Remains A Serious Threat... And Space Is No Longer A Sanctuary...
"Space "is a global good and has been a driver for economic growth, environmental monitoring, verification of treaties and an enabler for everyday citizens at home and abroad."—Douglas L. Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy.
 
Launch Successful...ULA's Delta IV On The Way To Deliver U.S.A.F.'s GPS IIF-9 Satellite
Fog didn't dampen the spirits of those involved in a successful launch today of the GPS IIF-9 launch for the United States Air Force.
 
NOAA's New Civilian Weather Satellites To Be Built By OrbitalATK
Orbital will design and fabricate the JPSS spacecraft, integrate government-furnished instruments, conduct satellite-level testing, and support in-orbit check-out and mission operations.
 
Airbus Defence & Space' PeruSat-1 To Be Launched By Arianespace In 2016
The first satellite of this type to be operated by Peru, it will be placed in Sun-synchronous orbit.
 
Amazonas 5 Build Booked For MDA's SSL Division By Export Development Canada For HISPASAT Group
EDC is Canada’s leading provider of financing, insurance and bonding products for Canadian companies that have business outside of Canada.
 
Moog's Pogo Suppression Valves...Just One Of Many Items In The Successful Launch Of ULA's Delta IV Mission 
The Boeing GPS IIF-9 satellite is equipped with Moog thruster valves, isolation valves and service valves that contribute to the satellite’s Attitude Control System (ACS).
 
U.S. Air Force Is Elated w/Launch Of GPS IIF-9 From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station 
"I'm elated with today's successful launch. The GPS constellation remains healthy, strong and robust, and, in over 20 years since initial operational capability, GPS has never failed to deliver on its global positioning, navigation, and timing commitments..."
 
ConocoPhillips O&G Operations Go With SpeedCast SATCOM Services
The high-performance IP connectivity will be used for operational and social communications, including data and voice, as well as crew welfare applications.
 
Encompass Digital Media Acquires Full Transponder On Intelsat's G-19 Satellite
“G-19 provides D2 clients a home on a broadcast-friendly satellite with the ability to launch on a channel-by-channel basis on a fully saturated transponder."—Vince Matherne, Chief Product Officer, Encompass.
 
Telemetry Ground Station Solution To Be Built By ORBIT Communications
The integrated turnkey solution is based on ORBIT’s AL-4034 5m S-band telemetry system.
 
Partnership Agreement Between Sierra Nevada Corporation + NASA Amended For Dream Chaser®
"The continued agreement and addition of the Closeout Review milestone ensures the entire Dream Chaser Space System continues its path forward to CDR maturation.”—Mark N. Sirangelo, Corporate V.P., Space Systems, SNC.
 
Rohde & Schwarz Debuts Their Smallest Microwave Vector Signal Generator
The setup is perfectly suited for ultrawideband aerospace and defense applications.
 
Harris Receives $25M... Flies In Falcon III® For NATO Nation 
Supplying armed forces with manpack and handheld radios for battlefield communications, enables secure communications interoperability
 
OHB AG Now Known As OHB SE... Adopts Legal Structure Of A Societas Europaea
The shareholders had previously passed a resolution in July 2014 approving this change in corporate status.
 
Key EMEA Services From Inmarsat Are Transitioned To Alphasat
“Transitioning our EMEA L-band services to Alphasat enhances Inmarsat’s capabilities in this key region."—Ruy Pinto, Group Chief Operations Officer (COO), Inmarsat.
 
The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon Hughes Government Solutions For Digital Signage + Learning Management
"This contract vehicle also complements our existing contract with Texas DIR, on which we offer satellite broadband to rural schools and agencies, further adding depth and breadth to our educational technology offerings."—Tony Bardo, Ass't V.P., Government Solutions, Hughes.
 
Malibu Division of Communications & Power Industries Reaps The $2.5M Award For Supporting The Reaper®/Predator®
When it comes to the military theater, commanders who receive data and images in near real-time have a real chance of being one step ahead with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) information and making this possible is...
 
On Board Bandwidth Pumped Up By Marlink For Windfarm Project + Simon Møkster Vessel
“Boosting bandwidth on a project basis is becoming more commonplace as technical projects evolve to require more high-end connectivity.”—Lars Jørgen Andersen, Key Account Manager, Marlink.
 
Nation’s Adoption Of Digital TV Is “Fiasco” According to South African Opposition Parliamentarians 
has severely criticized South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma for failures in decision making, which has resulted in a “legislative nightmare and confusing reporting lines”.
 
DLA 15005 Approved Wet Tantalum Capacitor Rolls Out From Vishay Intertechnology
This new capacitor features standard tin/lead (Pb) terminations, with RoHS-compliant 100% tin terminations available.
 
Testing Is Simplified For Long-Haul Comms Apps With Keysight Technologies' Solution
"With these functions integrated within the BERT itself, engineers can modify test settings without the need to reconfigure test setup or cabling.”—Jürgen Beck, V.P. + G.M., Digital + Photonic Test Division. Keysight.