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July 30th, 2014
 
 
Intelsat—Moving On Up... Patricia Cooper Named As New Vice President (Business)
[SatNews] Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) now has a new Vice President of Government Affairs and...
 
SES—State-Of-The-Art SOC Now Operating In New Jersey (Satellites)
[SatNews] Global satellite operator SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (SESG.PA) is now controlling nearly half of its growing fleet from a new satellite operations center (SOC) at its...
 
Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US)—Second Orbital Test Bed Scheduled (Satellite Build)
[SatNews] Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) has announced plans for a second Orbital Test Bed (OTB-2) ride-share mission dedicated to carrying demonstration payloads...
 
U.S.A.F., United Launch Alliance + Boeing—GPS IIF-7 Set For Send Off (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to launch the seventh Boeing built Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite aboard a...
 
Space Systems/Loral (SSL), AsiaSat + SpaceX—AsiaSat 6 Arrives @ Canaveral AFS (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] Space Systems/Loral (SSL) and Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) have announced that AsiaSat 6 has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida...
 
U.S.A.F. Space & Missile Systems Center—An ORS-5 Awareness Initiated (Satellite Build)
[SatNews] The U.S.A.F.'s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) ORS Office, in partnership with SMC's Space Superiority Systems Directorate and Advanced Systems and Development Directorate, is developing a...
 
Wednesday Update: ULA + U.S. Air Force...ANGELS Ride Share + Launch AFSPC-4 To Provide High-Altitude Surveillance (Launch)
[SatNews]  A successful launch, and as as the dust settles comments directly from the experts.
 
Boeing + ViaSat—A First For Boosting Military Bandwidth (Business—SATCOM)
[SatNews] In a first-of-its-kind arrangement for the company, Boeing [NYSE: BA] is providing a U.S. government customer with military Ka-band...
 
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems + Lockheed Martin—
[SatNews] General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support...
 
Ariane 5 Celebrates Big...Lifts The Biggest Payload Ever... Named After The Father Of The Big Bang Theory (Statements + Launch)
[SatNews] Aptly named after the scientist responsible for the Big Bang theory, this launch of 20 metric tons is the heaviest payload ever.
 
Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd. (SSTL)—Deimos-1 + UK-DMC2 Celebrate Five Years On Orbit (Satellites)
[SatNews] A pair of hard-working SSTL satellites, Deimos-1 and UK-DMC2, have now completed...
 
Globecomm + PBJV Group—Barging Into The Charter Business (SATCOM)
[SatNews] The PBJV Group is required to provide a dedicated 512kbps up and downlink for as many as 300 staff members aboard the company's Kota Laksamana 101 barge, which was...
 
Defense Strategies Institute—Summit For Military TacComms Upcoming (Event)
[SatNews] From September 9 -10, 2014, at The Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia, Defense Strategies Institute will bring together stakeholders across the...
 
RedPort Global—Updating Services For BYOD Terminals (SATCOM—Wi-Fi)
[SatNews] RedPort Global has updated their XGate satellite email and data service to provide data services with the...
 
Spire—Series A Success + A New Name (Business)
[SatNews] Spire has raised $25 million in Series A funding and the company is also changing...
 
ABI Research—More Than $3.5 Billion In 2019 For GPS Tracking Market (Analysis | Report)
[SatNews] Health, commercial/enterprise, wearables, and iBeacons will help to revive the GPS tracking device market, with...
 
I.D. Systems + Knight Transportation—A VeriWise Deployment (M2M)
[SatNews] I.D. Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDSY), a provider of wireless M2M asset management solutions, now has a contract with Knight Transportation, Inc. (NYSE: KNX), one of..
 
Spaceflight—Smallsat Bundled Comms Offering (SATCOM)
[SatNews]  Spaceflight Inc. is expanding its services to include Spaceflight Networks, a business dedicated to cost-effective spacecraft communications and...
 
ATK—Technology Showcase + Presentations @ 28th Annual AIAA/USU Conference On Small Satellites (Event)
[SatNews] ATK (NYSE: ATK) will exhibit its expanded satellite products and capabilities including small satellite platforms at the...
 
EMCORE Corporation + Lockheed Martin Space Systems—Long Term Agreement For Solar Cells (Satellite—Power)
[SatNews] EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR) has entered into a new, long-term supply agreement with Lockheed Martin Space Systems to design and manufacture high-efficiency....
 
National Science Foundation + UCSD's Satellite Sensors Put New Twist On Smokey Bear's "Only You Can Prevent Fires...With WIFIRE"
[SatNews] The new cyberinfrastructure system monitors and forecasts the paths of wildfires, the number and scale of which are on the rise in the U.S.
 
MEI Technologies—One More HoPS Award Announced (Business—Hosted Payloads)
[SatNews] MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT) has been awarded a contract under the Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) program, making the company eligible to compete under a $494.9 million...
 
Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas—Launching MIMO (Antennas)
[SatNews] Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas (Cobham) has debuted their Multiple In Multiple Out (MIMO) antenna range of...
 
Thaicom + NBN Co—Serving The Underserved In Australia (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Thaicom has announced that the NBN Co has selected its wholly owned subsidiary, IPSTAR Australia (IPA), for a new initiative to boost the number of...
 
SES Government Solutions, GSA + O3b Networks—First Distribution Partner Now In Place (Business—SATCOM)
[SatNews] SES Government Solutions (SES GS) has received General Services Administration (GSA) approval to offer O3b services on their GSA Schedule as of July 8, 2014—this allows...
 
ORBCOMM Offers M2M Services To Middle East Regions By Purchasing + Building Gateway Earth Stations 
[SatNews] This move secures the company’s ownership consolidation of all Western Hemisphere GES facilities and the installation of a new  Gateway Earth Station.