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May 27th, 2015
 
 
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.
 
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.