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May 13th, 2015
 
 
Airbus Defence & Space Join With Cisco + Combine Forces For New Worldwide Partner Agreement
“This relationship is a significant step forward for both companies."—Eric Souleres, Head of Engineering, Operations + Quality of the Communications, Intelligence and Security (CIS), Airbus Defence & Space.
 
DirecTV-15 + SKY México-1 Integrated On Ariane 5...  The Final Touch On Top... No Cherries On This
In Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building, SKY México-1 was installed atop Ariane 5’s central core
 
GLIC Gets Going For 2015
The GLIC 2015 program will bring together start-ups and young enterprises in the space technology and applications sector with space agencies, governmental entities and space industries corporations
 
Satellite Ops Support @ Kirtland AFB Now Contracted By LinQuest Corp.
The contractor will provide continued uninterrupted support to five on-orbit satellite missions.
 
Xtra + Xpress From Inmarsat Now Part Of MVS USA's Portfolio
"Being appointed as a VAR allows us to share this revolutionary technology with our clients.”—Deborah Deffaa, CEO, MVS USA.
 
Gilat Offering A LTE Backhaul Via Satellite Free Webinar
The presenters will explain how MNOs can leverage satellite backhaul to rapidly and cost-effectively provide true LTE speeds everywhere.
 
U.S.A.F. Request For Proposal For GPS III...Needed: Launch Vehicle, Mission Integration + Launch Operations 
"Our intent is to reintroduce competition while maintaining our focus on mission success in support of National Security Space launches."
 
The World's First Emergency Readiness + Response Experience Center Is Opened By McMurdo In DC
“This cutting-edge Experience Center allows us to demonstrate the incredible advancements being made in search and rescue all in a single location.”—Jean-Yves Courtois, CEO, McMurdo.
 
Shareholder Vote Upcoming For International Datacasting's Acquisition By Pico Digital
On April 22, 2015, IDC announced that it had executed a definitive agreement for the sale of IDC's broadcast products business and its related assets to Pico Digital Inc.
 
NASA's CDR For SLS Moves Forward...
"We are making advances every day on this vehicle."—Todd May, Program Manager, NASA SLS.
 
Digital TV Research Reports That Satellite TV Will Overtake Total Cable TV Revenues This Year
Covering 138 countries, the Digital TV World Revenue Forecasts report estimates that satellite TV accounted for 44% of the total in 2014, rising to 46% by 2020.
 
The Next Satellite Interference Reduction Workshop To Be Held At Eutelsat's Paris HQ
Eutelsat has been extremely active in the various interference reduction initiatives, including making its GSM Demodulation Tool development available to IRG members.”—Martin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group.
 
Research And Markets Reveals Increasing Use By MAG For Nanos + Micros
The report discusses the major drivers that influence the growth of the global nano and microsatellite market.
 
During 2014, $66.5 Billion Spent On Government Space Programs, According To New Euroconsult Report
"In 2014, 60 countries invested $10 million or more in space applications and technologies; this is twice as many as in 2004."—Jean-Baptiste Thepaut, Senior Consultant, Euroconsult, editor of the report.
 
Six Successful Scientific Scouting Years For NASA's Kepler
Kepler simultaneously and continuously measured the brightness of more than 150,000 stars.
 
Lockheed Martin Invests $400K In New Education Center At Space Foundations' Discovery Center
"If we are to continue to make great advances in space, we must spark the curiosity of young minds and inspire students with the amazing opportunities aerospace has to offer."—Rick Ambrose, Exec. V.P., Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.
 
NOAA...Two Major Louisiana Ports Will Benefit w/PORTS®
“Real-time knowledge of the currents, water levels, winds and density of the water can increase the amount of cargo moved through a port and harbor and enable mariners to safely use available channel depths,”
 
Lockheed Martin's Mockup Saves Time + Reduces Risk
Orion’s team of engineers will use the mockup to verify the configuration of these vehicle components for EM-1 which ultimately saves assembly time and reduces risk.
 
Earth's Shape Has Literally Changed From Gorkha Earthquake... Landscape Raised Up + Dropped Several Meters 
Scientists at ESA, DLR, and JPL are continuing to monitor the Himalayan landscape with an eye on both scientific understanding and utility for emergency responders and civil leaders.