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April 27th, 2015
 
 
Emergency Comms Equipment Rushed To Nepal By ITU In Response To Massive Earthquake
The emergency equipment includes 35 satellite mobile phones and 10 satellite Broadband Global Area Network terminals along with solar panels and laptops to support relief coordination efforts.
 
C+C For NASA's SGSS Finds General Dynamics' Initial Integration Successful
"The new SGSS lab provides NASA with an extremely efficient and cost-effective path to Space Network ground system modernization."—Chris Marzilli, President, General Dynamics Mission Systems.
 
Dnepr Rocket Qualification Dispenser Is Completed For Iridium NEXT Initial Launch
“Completion of the dispenser confirms rocket readiness—another critical step toward the launch of our first satellites.”—Scott Smith, COO, Iridium.
 
Spacecom Comes To The Rescue For The Nepal Earthquake With Additional Capacity
"AMOS-4 at 65 degrees East is in an excellent position to provide emergency services and capacity for occasional use needs in Nepal and the region."—Eyal Copitt, Sr. V.P., Spacecom.
 
The MERLIN Build Requires Airbus Defence & Space's AstroBus-S Platform
MERLIN is the first institutional program to be based on the new AstroBus-S platform, developed by Airbus Defence and Space in partnership with CNES.
 
Boeing Puts A Halt To the April 29 Launch Of Mexico's Centenario Satellite
Boeing decided to postpone the launch due to a technical failure in a...
 
SSL's THOR-7 Is Smooth Sailing + Performs Post Launch Maneuvers
It will begin firing its main thruster later today in order to propel it toward its final geosynchronous orbit. 
 
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting Proud Of Successful Launch Of THOR 7...Their First Growth Satellite
THOR 7 will now undergo extensive in-orbit testing and will be ready to deliver DTH services in six weeks.
 
SICRAL 2 Military Telecommunications Satellite Launches
"The launch of the Sicral 2 satellite marks another major step forward in the successful French-Italian collaboration on space programs,"
 
In Support Of SBIRS, A RIF Award Garnered By Space & Missile Systems Center's Remote Sensing Systems Directorate
"At the tactical level, there is potential to improve force protection for in-theater assets by providing units more warning time to enter a protective posture."—Colonel Mike Guetlein, Director of the Remote Sensing Systems
Directorate.
 
New Tool From Exelis Handles Airspace Surveillance As Well As Sense + Avoid Capabilities
Symphony® RangeVue™ puts real-time Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance data, flexible background maps and weather information in the hands of UAS operators and test range personnel.
 
Partnership For M2M Comms Products Between Quake Global + Hitachi
Quake Global’s product family for Hitachi establishes a new era in the ability to monitor and control Hitachi’s assets as well as other heavy and light equipment assets.
 
Cobham Antennas Make Their Way To iBwave
The range includes omnidirectional, bi-directional and directional antennas for use indoors and in large open areas.
 
Dynamic SATCOM Course To Start @ University of Oxford
“This course addresses the need for training the satellite communications specialists of the future to enable Europe to keep its place at the forefront of space technologies and services.”—Peter Holland, CPD Technology Program Manager, University of Oxford.
 
 
Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest: IHS Tackles MENA's PayTV Market
The report found that 2014 was another year of substantial growth for the pay TV market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.