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February 27th, 2015
 
 
Highly Reflective Of Good Technology, AstroMast Deploys On NASA'/JPL's SMAP
"The AstroMesh Reflector is a central feature of the SMAP spacecraft, which will be used to help monitor soil moisture and thus provide critical data about the state of our planet."—John A. Alvarez, general manager, Astro Aerospace. 
 
U.S. Navy and Marine Corp.'s Readiness Severely Suffers Under Sequestration... And More To Follow...
“This means longer timelines to arrive, less time to prevail, if we do, more ships and aircraft out of action when in battle, more sailors, Marines and merchant mariners killed.”—Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert.
 
Win the Opportunity to be Awarded a Magnum of Satellite Wine... @ The SSPI Gala In DC
The SSPI thanks SatNews and Siesta Estate Wines for producing this special magnum bearing the Mission Patch for the “Better Satellite World” campaign.
 
SatBroadcasting™: Massachusetts Excise Tax: Tax on Video Programming Delivered by Satellite Was Not Discriminatory.
These satellite service providers believe this excise tax discriminates against interstate commerce by the way it only applies to video programming provided through satellite and not cable.
 
Interference Is A Big Deal In DC — Time To Delve Into Solutions
The groups will also be on hand during the exhibition to discuss satellite interference and ways to mitigate it.
 
Kratos' RT Logic's SpectralNet™ A One-Of-A-Kind...Transports RF Anywhere + On Any IP Network
The lossless transport of packetized RF over IP networks—public or private—is now possible, over any distance, even in the presence of real world IP network limitations.
 
Iridium Bringing Certus Compatriots Into Service
"We are proud to be teaming up with these companies, which represent the best-in-class in their respective industries."—Matt Desch, CEO, Iridium.
 
Argentinian Satellite Tracking Station For Chinese Moon Missions Gets The O.K.
Argentina will be able to access the antenna at least 10 percent of the time to develop research projects under a deal between the two countries.
 
Collaboration Now Official 'Tween DigitalGlobe and the United Nations
UNOOSA and DigitalGlobe will work to develop an online platform to provide easy access to imagery catalogs as well as data and analytical services specifically tailored for the needs of the United Nations.
 
Exelis' CrIS Prepared For Joint Polar Satellite System Integration
“CrIS is proven technology that is already providing high-quality environmental data to the meteorological and climate communities on Suomi NPP.”—Eric Webster,V.P., environmental intelligence, Exelis.
 
Solar Impulse 2 To Remain In Communications With A Special SATCOM Aviator 300SP From Cobham SATCOM
“The SATCOM AVIATOR 300SP system is the lightest SwiftBroadband SATCOM terminal by a large margin and was specifically developed for Solar Impulse to meet the prime weight criterion."—Johan Gericke, Director Systems Engineering, Cobham SATCOM, technical liaison to Solar Impulse.
 
@ CABSAT 2015—ETL Systems With Latest In RF Demos...
ETL has more than 25 years experience in the RF satellite signal distribution sector.
 
@ Satellite 2015: HUBER+SUHNER Will Unveil Radiation Resistant Cables + Space Portfolio
A first-time exhibitor at this event, HUBER+SUHNER will unveil its new SUCOFLEX 200 microwave coaxial cable assemblies including ...
 
A First—Study of the Industry's Workforce To Attract Talent Published By SSPI
“Nearly 70 percent of the human resources executives we interviewed reported having difficulty filling specific positions.”—Robert Bell, Executive Director, SSPI.
 
All Set For Mid-May, Space Tech Conference Is Getting Ready To Open The Doors In Long Beach, California
New to the agenda this year is the SmallSats Focus Day.
 
Gilat Satellite Networks Brings New Cellular Solutions To Mobile World Congress In Spain
 its integrated small-cell-over-satellite solution that enables full turnkey deployment of 2G/3G networks in even the most remote regions
 
An Analysis Of The SmallSat Influx Over The Next Five Years From Euroconsult
75 percent of the 510 satellites to be launched during the next five years will be for government civil and defense agencies.
 
For Broadcast Betterment, Advantech's New SBM75X Satellite Modulator
“The new SBM75X is ideally positioned to operate on the new generation of HTS satellites, due to its advanced capabilities and high data rate.”—Cristi Damian, VP, Advantech Wireless.
 
Globalstar's SPOT Gen3's Critical Role...1,450 Runners Outfitted w/SPOT In "The Toughest Foot Race On Earth"
Called 'The Toughest Foot Race on Earth – in 2015 and Beyond'...days running across saltpans, up desert-mountains, ruined towns and the occasional sand storm.
 
Globecomm Spreads Its Wings....New Office In Jakarta w/Sales, Customer Support + Engineering
...the office will market the company’s new line of M2M and Media Platform services, network and satellite-related services to...
 
Harris Hires ASC Signal For NOAA's Next Gen GOES-R Satellite... A Good Signal for Processing Critical Weather
"We are proud of having been part of this important project which will help NWS advance the understanding of weather systems and ...
 
ORBCOMM + Komatsu Agree To Keep Agreeing...M2M Services Agreement
Extends 14-year relationship of delivering world-class heavy equipment telematics solutions...
 
NSR Takes On Satellite Manufacturing + Launch Services 
In a constantly evolving sector that in 2014 experienced the introduction of new launch vehicles, vast satellite architectures, and a growing need for flexibility and broad capabilities...
 
@ CMSE 2015 — Resistors and More For Space and Military Use From Vishay Intertechnology On Display
In booth B-3, Vishay will be displaying a wide variety of military-qualified resistors with established reliability.
 
A 4x Increase In Spectral Efficiency With Broadcom SoCs
The highly-integrated BCM85820 includes full transceiver as well as synthesizer components.