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February 16th, 2015
Boeing's New Organization Keys In On Cost Savings For Space + Defense Activities
"This BDS Development organization is the next step in breaking the cost curve on our programs.” Chris Chadwick. President + CEO BDS.
KARI Commits GEO-KOMPSAT Satellites To Arianespace For Launch
Each of the GEO-KOMPSAT-2 satellites will weigh about 3,500 kg. at launch and will be positioned in geostationary orbit at 128.2 degrees East.
Airbus Defence & Space + SES Get Together For SES-14
“On SES-14, as on SES-12, the mass saving from electric propulsion enables us to combine two high-capacity missions, equivalent to two conventional satellites in one satellite.”—François Auque, Head of Space Systems, Airbus D&S.
First Customer Has BUC Proto From Norsat International On Its Way...
"The ATOM Series has been a huge success for Norsat and has shown increasing sales for the company since its launch in 2014."—Dr. Amiee Chan, CEO, Norsat International.
SES' Astra Connect Gets The OK For U.K. Market Test Pilot Program
"This is a great initiative and we are pleased that our proven, reliable and cost-effective satellite solution is being evaluated for potential nationwide roll-out in the U.K."—Patrick Biewer, Managing Director, SES Broadband Service.
Arianespace...Galileo's Fit-Check Includes Dispensing Satellites 
Dispensers come in all shapes and sizes. There are small Pez candy dispensers and then there are ...
SES + Boeing Get Together For SES-15
“The procurement of SES-15  will give us new growth momentum and strengthen our position in the important North American government and mobility markets."—Martin Halliwell, CTO, SES.
SES, The Government Of Luxembourg + Orbital ATK Form LuxGovSat For SES-16 Procurement + Build
“The procurement of SES-16/GovSat opens a new chapter in the strategically important government business vertical and in the cooperation between SES and the Luxembourg government."—Martin Halliwell, CTO, SES.
TASC's Mission Assurance Is On Task w/DSCOVR Vehicle 
DSCOVR is en route to the L1 Lagrangian point, which is located approximately 1.5 million kilometers from the Earth. 
Telenor Group Announces Thailand + Malaysia's New CEOs x 2...
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of some of Telenor Group's most experienced executives to our two biggest companies in Asia."
SES' Conference... Determines The Evolution, Efforts + Energy Necessary To Race UHD To The Market
He noted that the broadcasters who have undertaken live tests have gone through a dramatic learning curve, but confirmed that...
Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest — @ NAB 2015, AVIWEST To Demo DMNG System... + More...
The DMNG system offers broadcasters a fully integrated and cloud-based solution for breaking news and live events coverage.
The Space Data Association Is Inviting You...
The SDA is an international non-profit association of satellite operators that supports the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of space environment and RF spectrum data.
SpeedCast Is Certifiably... Certified
“These certifications highlight the quality of our processes, which directly supports the services that we provide to our customers, and are reflected throughout our internal processes, procedures and culture."—PJ Beylier, CEO, SpeedCast.
Telenor Group Uses Its Smarts For Healthy Growth In Smartphones...Fourth Quarter Returns
During 2014, we added 20 million new mobile subscribers, of which 7 million in the fourth quarter alone,'' said Telenor Group President and CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas.
Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest—ABI Research Expects Five Percent Growth Across The Globe For PayTV Market
"IPTV is expected to grow a market leading 14 percent in 2014, followed by satellite TV platform at 7 percent."—Jake Saunders, VP + Practice Director of Core Forecasting, ABI Research.
Workshop In The U.K. For GNSS Reflectometry, Hosted By National Oceanography Center + SSTL
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about this groundbreaking Earth Observation technique.
General Dynamics Enables U.S. Military To Place Calls From Arizona To MUOS Satellite
With the new over-the-air test capability, radio products can make calls from the Scottsdale lab to an orbiting MUOS satellite to evaluate voice and data performance.
Cooler Heads Prevail In Satellites With Northrop Grumman's Cryocoolers
"It is gratifying to know our technology plays such a key role in climate research and weather monitoring for U.S. and international customers."—Chris Yamada, V.P., Aerospace Products, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
Government Accounting Office (GAO) Indicates Improvements Are Needed in NOAA's Mitigation Strategies
GAO recommended that NOAA update its polar data gap assessment, address shortfalls in both its polar and geostationary contingency plans, and prioritize mitigation projects most likely to address a gap in polar satellite coverage.
Surrey Satellite Finds New Group CEO In Wood
He takes up this role when the small satellite industry is burgeoning, taking charge of a full production line with 21 satellites and 22 Galileo payloads currently in manufacture.
MT Aerospace...Big Flap Over Control Of IXV Re-entry's Super Velocity... Xtreme Speeds From Mach 25 To Open Parachute
 MT Aerospace developed IXV’s body flaps, the vehicle’s only aerodynamic means of control during the re-entry flight from velocities of Mach 25 down to parachute deployment.
Globecast's Company-Wide Reorg Takes It Up A Notch...Becomes Fully Integrated Media Solutions Provider
There are difficult reorganizations due to cut backs, and there are companies that regroup because the company is thriving and needs to take it 'up a notch'...
Atmel's Rad-Hard Solution...w/Up To 22 Million Routable Gates... Simplifies Design Process For Space 
Provides a platform that simplifies the design process for space application, and delivers up to 22 million routable gates, includes non-volatile memory blocks...
NSR's Report...Satellite-Based Earth Observation...Don't Let The Clouds Get You Down
Initially devised to counter the testing by North Korea of missiles flying over its territory in 1998...
General Atomics + U.S. Air Force...How Many Reaper Attack Drones Can Be Purchased w/$279.1?
The turboprop-powered, multi-mission Reaper armed drone can fly for more than 27 hours between refueling at speeds to 240 knots at altitudes to 50,000 feet.
Fugro Launches G4 Satellite...A Correction Service That Improves Unaided GNSS Receivers
...improves availability and reliability of offshore positioning and enhances the safety and productivity of a wide range of survey and other activities offshore
Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest—@ NAB Show 2015, Broadpeak Bringing CDN + Server Goodies For Demos
Broadpeak will showcase a range of game-changing solutions that can be deployed in the network, in the home, or on the go.