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July 6th, 2015
 
 
MSG-4 + Star One C4 To Experience A Slight Launch Delay To July 8
A new launch date will be communicated by Arianespace as soon as possible.
 
A Heavy Duty Role For ISRO's PSLV-C28 Launch Of SSTL Satellites
The DMC3 satellites will be launched into a single LEO plane at a phase-wise distance of 120 degrees between them, so they can take any image on the Earth’s surface every day.
 
NASA ... "Testing...Testing"... Before A Wallops Of A Launch Of Black Brant IX w/Brake + Radial Core Heat Tests
[SatNews] The rocket's name is like a character from the Old West, Black Brant, but there's nothing old about this rocket and the launch's mission.
 
SKY MEXICO-1 (SKYM-1) Checks Out + Checks Off The 'To Do' List For DIRECTV Now In Orbit
“Orbital ATK not only delivered the satellite four months early, but the satellite mission and in-orbit testing proceeded flawlessly,”
 
ESA's Gaia Counts The Stars
Gaia is making the largest, most precise 3D map of our Galaxy.
 
Now Rolling Out From Advantech Wireless Is A New 400W SSPA/SSPB
“These Ultra Linear GaN based SSPAs are designed to operate in harsh outdoor environments, and to replace multiple indoor combined Klystrons or TWTs."±Cristi Damian, V.P., Business Development, Advantech Wireless.
 
Axesat's LATAM Services To Leverage The Intelsat EpicNG Platform
Axesat will consolidate services spread across multiple satellites and operators, including Intelsat 805 and Intelsat 14, onto Intelsat 907 at 332.5 degrees East and Intelsat 29e at 310 degrees East.
 
ORS Cuts + Slashes Cost + Time To Launch
This has allowed ORS to reduce spacecraft by more than 60 percent.
 
A Leading Role For RUAG Space With Eumetsat's MSG-4 Satellite
RUAG Space supplied a series of modules for this meteorological satellite, including the body and the data processing system.
 
SES GS, O3b + Riva Networks Demo Real Time ISR Comms Between HQ + Mobile Devices
The sphere of connectivity is scalable with multiple nanoLTE nodes and ranges up to 22 miles, depending on the exact network configuration.
 
UC Berkeley + Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Enlist Drones As 'Smokey'...  Early Detection Of Wildfires
they are also considering the possibility of using the drones at night when the aerial tankers are not flying, or in mop-up operations to make sure there are no embers left.