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May 27th, 2015
 
 
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).
 
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
 
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!”
 
Grace-FO Satellites Development + Design Completed By Airbus Defence & Space
The Grace-FO satellites, which are around 3 x 2 x 0.8 meters and weigh around 600 kilograms, will circle the Earth in the same polar orbit, spaced 220 kilometers away from each other at an altitude of roughly 500 kilometers.
 
SSL Built Star One C4 Satellite Arrives In Kourou For Launch
“Star One C4, which is an advanced and powerful satellite, also has special significance to SSL as our 50th mission with Arianespace.”—John Celli, President, SSL.
 
Arianespace Receives Green Light To GO! Tomorrow For DirecTV 15 + SKY México-1 
Arianespace Flight VA223 will be the 223rd flight of an Ariane vehicle...
 
Data In Smart Apps To Be Provided By Hexagon Geospatial Via Their New Airbus Defence & Space Partnership
"Our data can be a part of localized, vertical market applications that improve customer accessibility to the technology they need.”—Greg Buckman, Head of Geo-Intelligence Program, Airbus Defense and Space, North America.
 
Upcoming IRG Webinar To Offer Satellite Interference Advice To Broadcasters
“We are hoping this webinar will give broadcasters useful, practical advice which they can put into practice to ensure they are as interference-free as possible.”—Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group.
 
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.
 
It's A Stampede For Harris CapRock With Hess Corporation
"Reliable customer service throughout the integration process will lead to reliable network communications for operators in the field."
 
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.
 
Satellite Industry Growth Increased During 2014, According To New SIA State Of The Satellite Industry Report
Globally, 2014 revenues for the satellite industry totaled $203 billion, up from $195.2 billion the previous year.
 
Airbus Defence and Space + ESA BIC Bavaria's Partnership Will Be A Boon To New Start-Ups
"ESA's incubation program has already helped to found 300 companies and is now supporting 100 new start-ups every year, making it the fastest-growing initiative of its kind in the space industry."
 
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.
 
Significant STEM MoU Set Up By Orbital ATK, Yahsat + Masdar Institute
"We will also provide for the use of our testing facility to help students verify the design of their CubeSat before launch.”—David W. Thompson, President + CEO, Orbital ATK.
 
Our Globe Created In 3D By DigitalGlobe + Saab
"We will deliver the globe in 3D at a scale never before possible.”—Jeffrey R. Tarr, President + CEO, DigitalGlobe.
 
The Role Maps + Satellite Imagery Play In Disaster Preparedness, Response + Recovery
The co-editors of the Journal of Map & Geography Libraries decided to devote an entire themed issue on crisis mapping.
 
NSR's Nano + Microsatellite Markets Reveals Fast Pace, Competitive + Opportunities For Growth
... provides a comprehensive assessment of market potential over the next ten years.