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May 22nd, 2019
 
 
UPDATE SpaceX Announces New Date for Launch of Sixty SpaceX Starlink Satellites
With a new service launching for the first time, SpaceX founder Elon Musk had acknowledged on Wednesday that "much will likely go wrong."
 
India's PSLV-C46 Launches the EO RISAT-2B to Serve Agriculture, Forestry and Disaster Management
PSLV-C46 lifted-off at 05:30 Hrs (IST) on May 22, 2019, from the First Launch Pad of SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. PSLV-C46 was the 72nd launch...
 
Air Force Research Lab Awards Viasat a Contract for the First Link 16-Capable LEO Spacecraft
The Viasat-designed spacecraft is intended to enhance warfighters' situational awareness by extending the range of Link 16 networks — using...
 
ULA's Vulcan Centaur Rocket Completes System CDR Milestone
When the first Vulcan Centaur rocket flies in less than two years, a high percentage of the rocket will have flown before on ULA’s Atlas launch...
 
Space Flight Laboratory Heading into CANSEC 2019 to Highlight their Gray Jay Pathfinder Smallsat Project
Gray Jay is a formation flying smallsat constellation being developed by SFL for the Department of National Defence’s science and technology...
 
U.S. Army Contracting Command Soliciting for JTT-NG Production and Services via UHF SATCOM
JTT serves as the primary radio communications component of the Joint Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS) enterprise that allows Warfighter access to...
 
SES Satellite Delivers AfricaXP's Bouquet for African Viewers ... Free to Air Local Channel
Delivered via SES satellites, this bouquet is supplied by AfricaXP, the leading independent African network, which is well-known for its Nollywood....
 
FMC GlobalSat to Address and Demo Energy Providers at LATAM Event
FMC GlobalSat delivers 4G wireless and satellite connectivity, hardware, software, and support services as a low-cost monthly fee. The service is...
 
Marlink Expands the Teekay Offshore Agreement for Global VSAT Services
As part of the contract renewal, Marlink will provide its Sealink VSAT service across Teekay Offshore’s entire fleet of shuttle tankers and FSOs...
 
Kymeta Adds Industry Vets to Their Organization
S. Douglas Hutcheson is joining the Kymeta Board of Directors and will be named Executive Chairman and Walter Z. Berger has been hired as...
 
MOU Signed Between Airbus and the Hellenic Space Agency
The MOU will also look to encourage exchange of personnel between Airbus and HSA to enhance knowledge sharing and understanding. These...
 
KVH Industries Brings Onboard New VP for Asia Pacific Region
Mr. Loke has extensive experience in satellite and managed services with top companies active in the telecommunications and maritime industries...
 
Forrester Reports: OneWeb's Launch Schedule and Elon Musk Discusses Starlink Evoluton
In 2015, Russian Space Agency Roscosmos signed contracts with OneWeb and France’s Arianespace to carry out a total of 21 commercial...
 
Just for Fun ... All Aboard as NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly With Next Mars Rover
will use an electron beam to etch the names onto a silicon chip with lines of text smaller than one-thousandth the width of a human hair (75 nanometers).
 
HawkEye 360 and Windward Combine Tech Forces for Maritime Domain Awareness
With HawkEye 360’s space-based RF geolocation services and Windward’s technology platform, a customer will be able to validate a...
 
Thales Alenia Space’s Telecommunications Business Line's Executive VP ... He Has Vast Sales Experience
He was Alcatel-Lucent Group as Consultant, Customer Strategies; Asia Sales Director; VP, Local Multipoint Distribution Systems Business Unit; VP Voice...
 
Hello MIMO ... HUBER+SUHNER's Outdoor MIMO Antennas Address Urban 5G Challenges  
First-of-its-kind SENCITY® Urban antenna adopts existing city infrastructure such as street furniture for widespread 4G and 5G deployment.
 
More than 500 Nominations ... Washington Business Journal's Survey Awards iDirect Government Best Place to Work   
This award builds upon iDirectGov’s recognition from the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) earlier this month with a win of the...
 
Fourth BeiDou Backup Satellite Launched by China
After being sent to the geostationary earth orbit and on-orbit tests, the satellite will be connected to the BDS to provide users with more reliable...
 
Forrester Reports: Echostar's Broadcast Satellite Services Division Purchased by DISH Network
The Echostar BSS business provides broadcast satellite services to DISH Network and other related activity including DISH’s Mexican subsidiary...
 
Announcing Orbital Micro Systems' Global Sales Director ... He Was With Google, Digital Globe, Lockheed Martin and More
He has a proven track record in enterprise data sales, in executive sales with industry leaders like Google, Digital Globe, and SkyBox Imaging.
 
Akash Systems Designates a New Vice President
Montauti’s appointment continues the expansion of the Akash Systems’ core management team, which has been carefully assembled by...
 
Ball Aerospace's Green Smallsat Ready for NASA's Green Propellant Mission Arrives in Florida 
The GPIM bus uses the smallest of the Ball Configurable Platform satellites, which is about the size of a mini refrigerator, and was built in just 46 days.
 
U.S. GSA Awards Maximum $450 Million to Viasat to Ensure Warfighters' Security Across Battlespace
Through this award, Viasat will deliver a diverse portfolio of technologies and services to advance communications, intelligence, security and...