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January 5th, 2015
Al-Jazeera Media Network + Es’hailSat Start The New Year With A Switcheroo 
“We believe that we have the optimum solution..."
Fengyun-II 08 Satellite Sent Spacewards By China
The newly launched satellite is expected to collect meteorological, maritime and hydrological data...
ILS Drives SES' ASTRA 2G Into Orbit
"The new state-of-the-art SES satellites provide more focused and higher power to our broadcast customers..."—Martin Halliwell, CTO, SES.
SpaceX To Send Es'hailSat 2 Out To Orbit
"Securing the launch of Es’hail 2 marks another key milestone in Qatar’s satellite program..."—Ali Al Kuwari, CEO, Es'hailSat.
U.S. Navy MUOS Makes Ready For January 20 Launch
"This third MUOS launch is another major step toward achieving a fully operational MUOS end-to-end capability by 2016."—Navy Capt. Joseph Kan, MUOS program manager.
NASA...How Does A Satellite's Spinning Lasso Determine The Moisture In The Soil? With An Extraordinary Antenna
The instrument's three main parts are a radar, a radiometer and the largest rotating mesh antenna ever deployed in space.
Bangladesh Acquires An Orbital Slot For Their First Satellite
"The lease amount will be $28 million (Tk 2.19 billion)."—Mostafizur Rahman, Cabinet Division Joint Secretary.
NASA's Webb Telescope Welcomed Into Space Sim Chamber
The James Webb Space Telescope will be the most powerful space telescope ever built.
Broader Global Distribution For ORBCOMM Services Via SkyWave Acquisition
"we are well-positioned to provide the industry’s most diverse portfolio of M2M solutions and connectivity options..."—Marc Eisenberg, CEO, ORBCOMM.
VSAT + Broadband Satellite Revenues To Approach $8.8 Billion, According To NSR
“Broadband is fast becoming a universal right and Governments recognize that one of the fastest ways to make it available to a large population is a High Throughput Satellite."—Prashant Butani, Senior Analyst, NSR.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Brings In $40 Million In SATCOM Awards
"We are proud to have the confidence of these customers in supporting their critical satellite communications requirements."—Phil Carrai, President, Kratos' Technology & Training Solutions Division.
COM DEV Doesn't Mess w/MESL Microwave...Purchases For £12.8 Million
EBITDA has been financed by a combination of cash on hand and additional borrowings...
Tulix Systems...Dives Into Streaming + Downlinking From 12 Satellites
The Company has expanded its services to provide a simple way to bring linear content directly from satellite to Internet connected devices via live streaming.
RigNet's Acquisition Establishes Footprint In Asia + Is A Shoe In To Expand Telecommunications
...provides remote communications services in Kazakhstan, and serves as a beachhead for further expansion in Central Asia.
NASA's Aqua Reveals Cold + White Substance In England + Wales
Is it snow or clouds?
Support For NAWCAD's SCR Division From The MIL Corporation
By selecting the MIL team, SCR will increase their ability to deliver leading edge SATCOM systems and engineering services to their warfighting sponsors."—Tom Clark, Program Manager, The MIL Corporation.
Space Foundation CEO Pullam's Optimism Is, Hopefully, Contagious
When you find yourself murder-boarding the short lists, and moderating passionate debates about the merits of the candidates, you know it has been a stellar year.  
Glowlink Scores w/Fielded Single Satellite Geolocation System... Locates Intentional + Unintentional Interference
"...these technologies basically ensure that there can no longer be any excuse as to why a geolocation cannot be run successfully.”
GAO + Sierra Nevada's Statement RE: Denied Bid Protest
 SpaceX’s price was $1.75 billion... Sierra Nevada’s price was $2.55 billion.
NASA’s Chandra Questions A Black Hole's Behavior + Observes  Largest X-ray Flare Ever Detected
This supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy is estimated to contain about 4.5 million times the mass of our sun.
DivX® Is Top Of List For... GoLive, Siligence, Realtek Semiconductor
To date, over one billion DivX devices, including more than 30,000 unique models, have shipped worldwide.