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May 27th, 2016
 
 
In Their Honor...Lest We Forget
In honor of Memorial Day. 
 
SpaceX's Perfect Launch + Perfect Landing... Again! As It Sends Off THAICOM-8 
But the rockets landed Friday and three weeks ago have sustained more damage...That's not surprising, since their landings were considered the most difficult yet to pull off.   
 
Capital Raising Completed By SES For Full Acquisition Of O3b Networks
SES will use the proceeds raised to fund the total consideration of USD 730 million to increase its ownership of O3b to 100 percent.
 
Russia Successfully Tests An Anti-Satellite Missile... For The Second Time
American defense officials said Russia conducted a successful flight test of a developmental anti-satellite missile on Wednesday that is capable of destroying satellites in orbit.
 
Orbital ATK's Thaicom 8 Satellite Enjoys A Successful Launch
Orbital ATK engineers completed the satellite’s initial post-launch health check and configuration in preparation for approximately 30 days of on orbit tests and orbit-raising procedures.
 
Chinese Quantum Satellite Expected To Launch In July
Quantum communications research has become a focus and frontier of global research in physics.
 
On The Show Floor... RF Design @ CommunicAsia2016  With Their Product Portfolio
One of their offerings is the first matrix on the market that is fully expandable.
 
Arianespace Deposits Fuel In BRIsat... Banks On Successful Upcoming Banking Communications Mission
BRIsat will be operated by PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. (BRI), which is one of the world’s first banks to purchase its own satellite.
 
On The Show Floor... Cobham's Comms Concentrations @ CommunicAsia2016
The stand will be open daily from 10:30 to 18:00 (except Friday 3rd June closing at 16:00) in concert with the overall exposition schedule.
 
LeoSat... A New Satellite Paradigm Presents At CommunicAsia
LeoSat Enterprises, a new satellite constellation venture.
 
SES Launches 24/7 Satellite Ultra HD Test Channel With High Dynamic Range Content 
At the ninth SES Industry Days, SES and industry partners will demonstrate a number of technologies to broadcast Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range content.
 
Two Hundred Billion Yuan Generated By The Satellite Industry In China
Satellite technology has been widely used in various domains in China.
 
Communications For Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles To Be Provided By Marlink
Marlink’s responsibility as the turnkey communications provider for Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is far-reaching.
 
UrtheCast Receives $5 Million Canada Technology Development Program Award Towards OptiSAR™ Constellation
The 16-satellite OptiSAR™ Constellation is expected to consist of eight X- and L-band SAR satellites and eight high-resolution optical satellites, flying in a paired, tandem configuration. 
 
On The Show Floor... C-COM @ CommunicAsia2016 + Info RegardingThe Company's Phase Shifter Technology
Among other products, on display this year at C-COM's booth will be the new iNetVu® inMotion-ka unit
 
Debuting @ CommunicAsia2016: The Agilis HALE UAV Comms Solution
HALEs are solar-powered vehicles built to fly 20 km above an area requiring connectivity with land coverage over 20 square kilometers and latency of less than 1 msec.
 
Backhaul Synergies To Be Explored With New GVF-EMP London Conference
The one-day, roundtable-style event on June 21 will explore the current interaction between the satellite and wireless industries, the current and future growth of data traffic from mobile devices and how that will impact  cellular and satellite networks.
 
Microsemi's Latest Release Accurately Synchronizes Mission Critical Instrumentation Systems
This new offering flexibly delivers "any signal, any connector" time and frequency signals to mission-critical instrumentation systems.
 
Talking On The Water... OC Sport Selects SpeedCast For Transat AG2R La Mondiale
SpeedCast enables two-way communication and store and forward video broadcast ...
 
UHP Networks Reveal High-Availability VSAT Hubs At CommunicAsia 
UHP (Universal Hardware Platform) technology represents a breakthrough in the VSAT business by making it possible to pack very high processing capability into a small package.
 
For Latitude Aero "I" Users, A SATCOM Replacement Is Now Available
The Latitude SkyNode S200 provides an upgrade path with enhanced features while offering substantial savings.
 
Moving On Up... SAS Names Palmetier As COO & General Counsel
Palmetier will oversee the SAS finance, contracts, compliance and legal functions.