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October 29th, 2014
 
 
 UPDATE: USAF + ULA's Atlas V...GPS IIF-8 Climbs Upward
And it's a launch.
 
Multiple Engagements For Vega Build By ELV For Arianespace
"The space field has enormous potential and can play its part in the relaunch of our [Italian] economy. Today’s agreement is a demonstration and it is also a confirmation of the importance of our industry."
 
UPDATE: Orbital Sciences...Antares Rocket's Catastrophic Failure, Total Loss, No Casualties—AIB Formation Initiated
An extremely rare and catastrophic incident took place shortly after liftoff...
 
Ramping Up Capacity For The Northeastern U.S. Gas Fields
"...it is clear that this bird [Amazonas 2] has a tremendous presence and HISPAMAR has been a great partner in expanding our reach in the gas and oil space."
 
ATK's Major Roles In GPS IIF-8 Launch
“The Atlas V and GPS programs encompass the scope and scale of ATK’s highly engineered products and affordable innovation."
 
Russian Meridian Satellite Makes For Space
The Fregat upper stage with a Meridian dual-use communications satellite had successfully separated from the third stage of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket.
 
Russia Readies for Launch of a Bunch of 70 Proton Rockets by 2020
[SatNews] The Proton-M has experienced several failures in 2013 and 2014.
 
Planatary Resources...Never Say Die...Optimism Reigns
[SatNews] But in a message that he cheerfully ended with "Onward, upward and live to fly another day!", the Redmond company's CEO and self-described chief asteroid miner said...
 
Elbit Systems to Supply Satellite-on-the-Move Systems to Canadian Armed Forces
The contract, awarded by Rheinmetall Canada Inc., stipulates the manufacturer provide the ELSAT 2100 SOTM.
 
Optus Satellite's Optimistic Project... Expand FOXTEL's HD Services 
The Australian companies have signed a five-year agreement that gives select FOXTEL customers access to nine new HD channels. 
 
C-COM's Antennas Save Antelopes in Africa + Other Wildlife in the Great Limpopo
 A rhino is killed every eight hours as its horns have become more valuable pound for pound than gold and this relentless slaughter threatens it survival.
 
Sophisticated One-Stop-Shop For Maritime Comms
The partnership will extend maritime IT services, increasing process efficiency by closer integration of IT and SATCOMs.
 
Euroconsult Report — Mobile Industry’s Drive to Access C-Band Threatens African Economies
...and demonstrated the potential damage to economies and civil society of attempts by the mobile and wireless industry to gain access to C-Band spectrum.
 
Government + Military SATCOM Demands Will Drive $7.8 Billion In Revenues By 2023
“The military’s focus on mobility applications, especially using UAVs and manned aeronautical platforms for ISR missions, will boost demand for both FSS and HTS COMSATCOM capacity."
 
SkyVision Donates to The National Commission Against Ebola in Guinea
These funds will be used to cover the expenses and the needs of Ebola patients and their affected families.
 
Zadara Storage and CloudSigma to Help Secure ESA's Satellite Data
The agency’s on-demand enterprise storage enables analysis of critical satellite data to avoid disasters.
 
Lava Lapping @ Pahoa, Hawai'i
The flow was reportedly advancing by about 15 feet (5 meters) per hour.
 
ORBCOMM Provides Tracking/Monitoring Solutions to Largest Retail Trailer Fleet of 16,000 in U.S.
“This opportunity marks our largest GT 1100 order to date and sets the stage for future growth in the transportation & distribution industry.”
 
A Move Into The Russian Federation By Satcom Global
“Opening this new regional office signifies a great step forward in the company’s international growth strategy."
 
Gilat Satellite Network's Webinar... Avoid Cellular Traffic Jams, Stay Ahead of the Surge
Can you believe that 100Mbps single session download to an LTE handset?
 
Gilat to Showcase 3G/LTE Backhauling at China Satellite 2014
Highlighted will be the company’s TDMA SkyEdge II-c Capricorn VSAT and SOTM antennas.
 
DigiGone's Telemedicine Videoconferencing Kits...Patient On Ship Says "ahhh" While Doctor On Land Diagnosis
...kits provide real-time teleconferencing with emergency medical service professionals using satellite or terrestrial wireless links, enabling a face-to-face consult between patient and doctor.
 
EUMETSAT + CNES Conference Ka-Band Altimeters + The Jason Mission
New frontiers of altimetry is discussing the mission performance of new Ka-band altimeters and of the current Jason mission.