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April 30th, 2016
 
 
Controlling Interest Of O3b Networks Now In SES Hands
SES will pay USD 20 million to increase its fully diluted ownership of O3b from 49.1 to 50.5 percent.
 
THAICOM 8's Trip From Orbital ATK's Virginia Facility To Cape Canaveral Is Successfully Completed
THAICOM 8 is the second satellite Orbital ATK has built for Thaicom PLC and is based on the company’s flight-proven GEOStar-2™ platform.
 
ULA Provides Updates Re: OA-6 Anomaly + MUOS V Processing Status
The Atlas V MUOS-5 launch is targeted for early summer; a new launch date has not been secured on the Eastern Range.
 
Russia's First Launch From The Vostochny Cosmodrome Successfully Rises
The satellites aboard the rocket include Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218.
 
Two Ka-Band Prototype Satellites Procured By Telesat—SSL & SSTL To Do The Honors
Telesat has secured priority rights to certain Ka-band spectrum in non-geostationary orbits (NGSO) at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to operate such a constellation.
 
JAXA's ASTRO-H Satellite Left To Its Own Devices
The organization has made every effort to confirm the status of ASTRO-H and to regain the satellite's functions.
 
India's Seventh & Final IRNSS Satellite Is Launched
he satellite was launched via the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), which took off from the Sriharikota launch pad at 12.50 p.m.
 
OneWeb Petitions The FCC For LEO Satellite Constellation Access To US Markets
OneWeb's non-geostationary satellite constellation will make broadband access available today to many individuals across the world who have limited or no access.
 
Eurovision Rio Olympics & Facebook African Broadband Needs To Be Satisfied By SES & Gilat
Bringing Rio Olympics to the world and high-speed broadband connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa in support of Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi program all SES projects.
 
Thaicom Signs Global Distribution Deal With Somaliland National Television... Deliver To Over Four Continents
"The agreement will enable SLNTV to broadcast our network programming fare—which is comprised of entertainment, news and sports—to a worldwide audience.”
 
Sky Sailing Stratollites
World View will be accelerating the development and commercial adoption of its “Stratollites”—or, high tech balloons that operate in the stratosphere.
 
NSR Addresses The Elasticity Of Demand... How To Ensure It Doesn't Snap Back
One of the hottest topics in satellite telecommunications is the concept of elasticity of demand.
 
An Exclusive NavWorx ADS-B Solution For Dallas Avionics
The unit offers three simultaneous display capabilities and provides traffic and weather updates.
 
Product Additions To Norsat International's Microwave Portfolio
The latest addition, the Median 40W BUC, joins the 16W and 25W versions that were announced earlier in 2016.
 
BlackSky And United Nations Join Efforts To Create Constellation That Will Help Mankind
BlackSky and the UN plan to utilize data and images collected from small satellites in revolutionary ways.