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December 16th, 2013
 
 
Mitsubishi Electric—Going With GOSAT-2 (Satellite)
[SatNews] Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) has been selected as the contractor to supply the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) with the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite-2 (GOSAT-2) satellite system, which is...
 
Arianespace + ESA—A Starry Start For Gaia (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] Europe’s Gaia spacecraft—to be lofted by Arianespace next week on a mission to map the Milky Way – has “seen” its initial stars...
 
Orbital Sciences + NASA—A Cygnus Hold (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] At NASA's direction, Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (NYSE: ORB) Cygnus operations team deferred loading the mission's final cargo...
 
Arianespace + Astrium—Two Billion Euros On The Table For 18 Launchers (Business)
Arianespace and Astrium have signed a contract for 18 additional Ariane 5...
 
Orbital Sciences + Vanguard Space Technologies... SES-8 Launch (Launch) Success Is A Good Reflection Of A Job Well Done
[SatNews] In addition to the design, analysis and fabrication of the reflectors, the Company also performed sine vibration, acoustic and thermal distortion testing.
 
Space Systems/Loral (SSL) + Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat)—The Build For AsiaSat 9 Is On (Satellite)
[SatNews] Space Systems/Loral (SSL) and Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) have signed a construction agreement for a high power, multi-mission satellite...
 
Lockheed Martin + USAF—The 5th + 6th May Now Be Completed (Satellites)
[SatNews] The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] more than $200 million in contract options to complete production of...
 
Arianespace + ESA—Sitting Atop Soyuz (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] The Gaia billion-star mapper is one major step closer to its unprecedented exploration mission, as the European-built spacecraft has now been...
 
GATR Technologies® ... A Good GATR Assists In Philippines Recovery (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Together these were among the first high-bandwidth satellite communications terminals deployed in key areas.
 
NASA + SpaceX—Historic Launch Complex Considerations (Business)
[SatNews] NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to start negotiations on a lease to use and operate...
 
Boeing—Further Foundations Initiated (Business)
[SatNews] Boeing (NYSE: BA) will establish technology research centers in Alabama, California, Missouri, South Carolina and Washington as it continues to...
 
NSR (Northern Sky Research)—Satellite Contribution To TV Markets Analyzed (Analysis | Reports)
[SatNews] NSR's Contribution and Occasional Use TV Markets report quantifies the market opportunity for satellite-based contribution and OU TV services—in this new report, NSR focuses on the dynamics surrounding...
 
ViaSat + JetBlue—Fly-Fi'ing (SATCOM)
[SatNews] With the launch of Fly-Fi in-flight Wi-Fi service on JetBlue, ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has shown that its high-capacity Ka-band system is delivering the high-speed...
 
DigiGone—Crew Calling Via Videoconferencing (SATCOM)
[SatNews] DigiGone® has introduced a new videoconferencing service for crew welfare...
 
Globecast—A Winning Streak Of Independence (Award)
[SatNews] Globecast has been ranked the second-largest independent teleport operator in the world on the Independent Top Twenty list compiled by...
 
Loctronix—Transceiver Solution For GNSS-Challenged Environments (SDR)
[SatNews] Loctronix® Corporation has initiated shipments of its new software-defined radio (SDR) module, the ASR-2300, for developing high-performance...
 
Exelis—Independence Day (Business)
[SatNews] Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has announced that its board of directors has unanimously approved a plan to spin-off its military and government services business, currently called...
 
Raytheon—Subassemblies Success (Satellite—Sensor)
[SatNews] Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has manufactured and integrated all required subassemblies in completion of a major milestone for its second...
 
Skybox Imaging—First Captures Are Available (Satellite—Imagery)
[SatNews] Skybox Imaging has released the first images from SkySat-1, the company's first satellite...
 
Astrium + ESA—Operation + Exploitation Management For ISS (Business)
[SatNews] Astrium has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the operation and exploitation of the European components of the...
 
Astrium + GeoNorth—Obtaining Better Looks (Imagery)
[SatNews] Astrium has signed with GeoNorth, LLC for the first multi-mission Direct Receiving Station (DRS), with a unique offering of both high-resolution and very high-resolution optical...
 
RUAG Space—Shielding Gaia (Satellite)
[SatNews] ESA's Gaia mission is scheduled to be launched into space on the 19th of December from the European Kourou spaceport in South America—the mission aims to compile a...
 
Satcom Direct Provides The Missing Link For Growing An Airport (SATCOM)
[SatNews] The VHF coverage allows aircraft to communicate on SITA VHF using...
 
Broadpeak + Bouygues Telecom—Serving Up Management Services (Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest—IPTV)
[SatNews] Broadpeak has announced that Bouygues Telecom, the French telecommunications provider, has deployed...
 
Northrop Grumman Appoints His Excellency As Chief Executive (Executive Move)
[SatNews] ...leading the company's operations in the Kingdom, accelerating growth and exploring opportunities for public-private partnerships.