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April 29th, 2015
 
 
Acquiring Minds Wish To Know... Emerging Markets Communications To Gain MTN Communications
"The acquisition of MTN makes our vision a reality."—Abel Avellan, founder + CEO, EMC.
 
DirecTV-15 and SKY Mexico-1 Launch Prep Continues @ Spaceport In French Guiana
Scheduled for May, the Ariane 5 flight with DirecTV-15 and SKYM-1 is designated VA223 in Arianespace’s numbering system.
 
X-Band Capacity Made Available To Nepal Search + Rescue Efforts By XTAR
“Satellite communications are often the first and only link to needed resources in catastrophic natural disasters.”—Philip Harlow, President + COO, XTAR.
 
Thuraya's Most Advanced Satellite Phone In The Market ...Gorilla® Glass Is Nothing To Monkey Around With  
...offers the longest talk-time, the largest display, and all three major navigation systems.
 
Russia Cancels Resupply Cargo Craft That's Out Of Control...Unable To Deliver Goods... Spins 360 Degrees Every 5 Seconds
The scheduled rendezvous with the ISS was canceled as Russian officials try to regain control of the craft. 
 
Airbus Defense and Space's Pléiades Satellites Puts On Their Overalls + Enters The Field Of Precision Farming In The U.S.
Factors such as seed density, fertilizer, water and other inputs will be adjusted on a sub-field level with pinpoint accuracy.
 
Inmarsat Appoints IEC Telecom With Additional Responsibilities
“Our intention is to double our reseller channel by mid-2016."—Erwan Emilian, CEO, IEC Telecom Group.
 
Eumetsat's MSG-4 Satellite Lands Safely In French Guiana For Arianespace Launch Later This Year
MSG-4 arrived yesterday evening aboard a chartered An-124 cargo jetliner that landed at Félix Eboué Airport near the French Guiana capital city of Cayenne.
 
FAA's $238 Million Award To Harris Buys A Lot Of Weather Program Support Services
Enables decision-makers to make better routing decisions and enhanced predictive capabilities reduce flight delays and associated costs.
 
Tuvalu Telecommunications....Small Islands Need Big Help... Call On ABS-6 To Deliver High-Speed Internet
[SatNews] Growth is good news, but usually there are elements that need adjusting because of the growth. And so it is with this company.

 
IRG Hosts Interference Mitigation Tour @ CommunicAsia...Much Wider Issues Addressed 
This tour will give participants practical advice and guidance on the tools available, and what steps they need to take to become as interference-free as possible.
 
NSR's Encouraging Report Maintains Linear Satellite TV Will Hold Its Own Despite Growing Strength Of OTT
Over 21,000 Channels to be added across UltraHD, HD and SD over next ten years...
 
Cree® Releases Higher Power + Efficiency + Creates Breakthrough Ku-Band MMIC HPA
"Delivering higher power, gain, and efficiency at an affordable price point, this amplifier will set the new standard for Ku-Band performance."
 
Haigh-Farr Keeps 'Em In The Air + More...Newest Broadband Blade Antenna
The antenna exhibits omnidirectional coverage in the azimuth plane and a filled-in null in the elevation plane.
 
APAC's LTE Coverage Is Expanded By XCom Global
XCom Global’s high-speed Internet access rental service provides international travelers unlimited data usage and the freedom to wirelessly roam abroad in more than 175 countries around the world.