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June 25th, 2019
 
 
SpaceX's Success With One of the Most Challenging Launches of the Falcon Heavy for U.S. Air Force
SpaceX posted a modest announcement regarding a successful launch for an extraordinary mission and a 'first-of' for the U.S. Air Force.
 
The SSTL-Built FORMOSAT-7 Heads to Orbit
FORMOSAT-7, also known as COSMIC-2 in the U.S., is a joint constellation meteorological satellite mission between Taiwan and the United States for ...
 
Comtech Systems Awarded Brazilian Military Satellite Network Contract 
The company received a $4.0 million contract from the Brazilian military to expand their satellite-based network for its air traffic control system...
 
WarnerMedia Selects AsiaSat for HD Channels Distribution in APAC
To allow a smooth migration to HD service for its rebroadcast affiliates, including payTV platforms and hotel networks across Asia Pacific, and for...
 
NorthTelecom Gains Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Distributorship Role
This partnership agreement will allow NorthTelecom to create additional value for the firm's existing and future clients from the Energy and Maritime...
 
DRS Global Enterprise Solutions Obtains Task Order for U.S. Army's MILSATCOM Network
The face value of this action is $23,756,299 funded by fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds. The total cumulative face value of the...
 
Final Preparations for Ethiopian Satellite Completed
About 95 percent of the satellite has been completed and system checking and launching will be conducted after September. The satellite will help...
 
Smallsat Partnership Agreement Between Thales Alenia Space and HEMERIA
HEMERIA will offer its range of smallsats in the size segment from 8 to 27U and will benefit from the expertise of Thales Alenia Space to co-develop a...
 
United Launch Alliance Announces the K-12 Student Rocket Launch Payloads
The event, sponsored by ULA and Ball Aerospace, offers a unique, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experience centered...
 
Colorado Springs-Controlled GPS Satellites Vital to U.S. Economy, Daily Life
One sector would be an unlikely loser if GPS went down: farmers. The report found that farms could lose millions of dollars in an outage because ...
 
NSR's Satellite Constellations Assessment Published
NSR’s Satellite Constellations: A Critical Assessment, 2nd Edition report forecasts the cumulative revenue opportunity for Non-GEO HTS...
 
China's 307th Long March-3B Rocket Sends BeiDou Satellite to Orbit
Launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket, the satellite was sent to the inclined geosynchronous earth orbit. It is the 46th satellite of the BDS...
 
Airbus Introduces New Ground Control Points for Increased Precision
GCPs are essential for accurate orthorectification of aerial, optical satellite and drone data, as well as precise localization of ground features, landmark...
 
C5ISR Modernization and Maintenance U.S. Navy Contract Won by BAE Systems
BAE Systems has been supporting Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division with mobile...
 
Historic "First" for Avanti Communications to Strengthen their African Business Moves
The Permit was granted to Avanti at the NCC headquarters in Abuja with several dignitaries in attendance. Speaking on behalf of the Executive Vice Chairman, the Director for Spectrum Administration, Dr. Austin Nwaulune, emphasized the NCC’s mandate, which is to foster the deployment of ...
 
Iridium Receives Airtime Contract
The face value of this action is $8,579,000, funded by fiscal 2019 defense working capital funds.  The total cumulative face value of the contract is,,,
 
Now Ready for Launch is the Ball Aerospace Smallsat for NASA's GPIM Mission
Ball built the smallsat, which contains NASA's first opportunity to demonstrate a new "green" propellant and propulsion system in orbit – an...
 
Speedcast and XipLink Band Together for WAN Tech Efficiencies
As the technology convergence between the network and application layers speeds up, Speedcast and XipLink see the importance in developing next-generation...
 
UPDATE: The Yamal-601 Satellite's LEOP Successfully Completed and in GEO
This on-orbit raising has been implemented with the backup LEOP strategy and the planned multiple maneuvers occurred properly, the satellite being...
 
CETel Takes the Hill ... Acquires Cobbett Hill Earth Station UK
Cobbett Hill presents the sixth merger and acquisition activity led by CETel over the last years.
 
ORBCOMM Gets a Stevie .... Intermodal Container Telematics Solution Earns an American Business Gold Stevie®
It wasn't that long ago that Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things solutions were unknown terminologies. Now they're thriving business genres
 
Sky Deutschland and MX1 Collaborate Again ... Ensure Perfect Audio and Visual Under Any Conditions
The first agreement between these two companies was a success, and so they are joining forces again to ensure this German broadcaster’s customers