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May 7th, 2015
 
 
Turkey’s Göktürk-1 Satellite Enroute To Ankara AIT Center... For Environmental Tests
Thales Alenia Space, in the frame of the Gokturk-1 contract with Telespazio, will be the first Company in the space industry to deliver a turnkey integration and test center.
 
The Cooperative Research + Development Agreements 'Tween SMC + SpaceX Has Been Amended
"The updated CRADA captures important lessons learned along the way about the process and allows the flexibility to certify SpaceX when ready, while maintaining our 'laser focus on mission success'."—Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, Commander, SMC.
 
Arianespace Stacks 'Em Up...Vega's Vertical Assembly Of Solid Propellent For Launch Of Sentinel-2A
And so the process continues for a vertical assembly of solid propellant that will ultimately lift the Sentinel-2A Earth observation satellite skyward.
 
Tracking Progress M-27M's Destructive Dive
"By tracking and listing these objects and making that information available, we enable spaceflight safety and increase transparency in the space domain."—Lt. Gen. Jay Raymond, JFCC Space + 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) commander.
 
GAO's Findings...Some Positive Changes In Space System Acquisitions...Others Still Face Difficulties
The most recent Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellite program took steps to avoid past problems with satellite acquisitions, now it is facing more than a 2-year delay for its satellite launch due to development problems.
 
Russia's Progress M-27M's Accident At Launch... Loss Of Control ... Now All Burned Out 
The Progress M-27M cargo spacecraft was launched on April 28 from the Baikonur space center Russia leases from Kazakhstan on a Soyuz carrier rocket.
 
EUMETSAT’s Meteosat Second Generation (MSG-4) Ships To Arianespace For July 2, 2015 Launch 
Once operational, MSG-4 (Meteosat-11) will also expand the 35-year climate records accumulated by the Meteosat series since 1981.
 
Arianespace's Spaceport Requires Concentration With Much Multi-Tasking...MSG-4 Is Latest Arrival
Meteosat satellites continually return detailed imagery of Europe, the North Atlantic and Africa every 15 minutes for operational use by meteorologists.
 
Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest: First Demo Of High Dynamic Range UHDTV To Be Presented By SES + Samsung Electronics...
“High Dynamic Range (HDR) will significantly enhance how consumers will experience television in the future.”—Thomas Wrede, V.P., Reception Systems, SES.
 
The Story Of Determination Continues...  Inmarsat + Six hearts, 11 Legs  ... 65 Degrees North
Yesterday SatNews.com posted an article about two stalwart soldiers on a mission to navigate around the Greenland ice cap, and today we have more information regarding this journey.

 
BlackBridge Keeps An Eye Out With Their RapidEye For The Climate Corp. + Farmers ....E-I-E-I-O
“The company’s decision-making tools put an incredible amount of information extracted from our imagery into the hands of the farmer.”
 
Euroconsult...Impressive E/O Data Growth Forecast In Latin America... To Exceed $350 Million By 2024
Earth observation satellites launched from Latin American programs are forecast to increase significantly over next decade.
 
Arabsat Partners w/Arab States Broadcasting Union... Organizes + Sponsors 16th Edition Of Arab Festival For Radio + Television
"...is a remarkable media gathering in the Arab World where ​we can meet our customers and get acquainted with their needs, aspirations and their future expectations,..."
 
RNCOS Report Offer Promising Possibilities Global Navigation Satellite Systems Market Outlook 2020
analysts have identified and deciphered the market dynamics in important segments thus clearly highlighting the areas offering promising possibilities for companies to boost their growth.