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April 1st, 2015
 
 
The Final Assembly Of NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Is Underway By Lockheed Martin
Working toward a September 2016 launch, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will be the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid back to Earth.
 
DIRECTV-15 Arrives @ Félix Eboué Airport In French Guiana For Arianespace Pre-Launch Prep
This spacecraft will be one of two passengers for an Arianespace heavy-lift mission in May.
 
COM DEV Rides In High On A Wave + Then Acquires It...US$20.1M For Pacific Wave Systems
They are designed to efficiently direct electromagnetic signals between various components, including the filters and switches that COM DEV produces.
 
AVIWEST Partnering With Hughes For Video Delivery Via Satellite
"Today's consumers demand crystal-clear video quality on a wide range of devices."—Ronan Poullaouec, CTO, AVIWEST.
 
Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest: BGAN 'Bonded HDR' Satellite Video Broadcast Accomplished By NSSLGlobal + BBC
By ‘bonding’ two portable BGAN EXPLORER 710 satellite terminals (on Inmarsat’s satellite network), NSSLGlobal was able to deliver double the normal HDR bandwidth for this transmission.
 
Up, Up + Away For OrbitalATK
The payload consists of tracking and communication instruments that are needed for the test flight.
 
Extending Satellite Services Into The Middle East + Turkey Is Avanti Communication's Goal With Balkan Telecom
"Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite provides extensive coverage of the major countries that we want to target.”—Hüseyin AktaÅŸ, CEO, Balkan Telekom.
 
EVS Scores @ Sports Technology Awards
More than 10 million apps were downloaded and as many as three million users a day chose to enrich their experience using the application.
 
KVH ...A Real Reality Check...Facing Exploding Demands Of Seafarers w/ Ship-to-Shore Connectivity
 Services for data access at sea need to address increasing operational demand and the threat that crew's broadband data usage could overwhelm a vessel’s data network
 
Frontier Communications Loads 'em Up + Down Results = Symmetrical Broadband Speeds
..."customers have the bandwidth to do basically anything they want—the possibilities are endless.”
 
Global Xpress Is Coming To China w/VAR Agreements x 4
New agreement to bring Inmarsat’s superfast global, mobile broadband service to Chinese users
 
Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest: SmarDTV Gains Partnership Between NAGRA + EchoStar
"Our goal is to leverage the strengths of both companies and to further expand our partnership by providing premier solutions to the market.”—André Kudelski, Chairman + CEO, Kudelski Group.