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May 21st, 2015
 
 
DIRECTV 15 Satellite Set For Starring Role In Kourou On May 27th
Covering the entirety of the Unites States, DIRECTV 15 will provide additional digital television services to more than 20 million DIRECTV users there.
 
Orbital ATK Played Their Roles Well With ULA Atlas V AFSPC-5's Launch
Orbital ATK also produced the Centaur Interstage Adapter (CISA) that houses the second stage engine, and the boattail that adapts the core vehicle to the five-meter diameter fairing.
 
Satellite Sustainment Contract Awarded To Lockheed Martin Space System Company
Lockheed Martin will provide sustainment of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF), Milstar, and Defense Satellite Communications System III.
 
Garbage In Garbage Out...SpaceX Takes Out The ISS' Trash + Makes A Splash
The month-long mission ended with a successful, if damp, landing and the 3,100lb of completed scientific experiments, broken hardware, and dirty clothes has been successfully retrieved.
 
The ‘CAPEd’ Crusader: Goddard Technologist Advances CubeSat Concept for Planetary Exploration
The spacecraft, including the service module and entry probe, would weigh less than 11 pounds and measure no more than 4 inches on a side.
 
NASA's SMAP Possesses Multi Talents...Tests Soil Moisture + Can Determine Frozen Or Thawed
"Fourteen years after the concept for a NASA mission to map global soil moisture was first proposed, SMAP now has formally transitioned to routine science operations,"
 
United Arab Shipping + Marlink's VSAT Begins A New Generation Of Connecting To Ultra-Large Containerships
UASC will benefit from unlimited traffic volume on its Marlink VSAT services, with data speeds guaranteed
 
Advantech Wireless' New SSPB/BUC Debuts For Military TacOps 
"These GaN based BUCs meet the most stringent military specifications."—Cristi Damian, V.P., Business Development, Advantech Wireless.
 
Eight ASC Signal Antennas Purchased By Asian InfoCom Providers
The new antennas are being installed at a major teleport in Singapore and are joining several existing ASC antennas that are being relocated to the site.
 
Harris' Falcon III® Successfully Demonstrates MUOS Waveform By Operating On-Air
MUOS waveform operated on-air between two Falcon III® radios and
to add MUOS waveform to fielded radios requires software-only upgrade.
 
Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest: Learning More About Their Customers Is Tata Sky's Latest Endeavor
"Implementing an enterprise data hub from Cloudera will allow us to capitalize on the data we collect and cement our position as India's preferred DTH provider."—Ravishankar N, CIO, Tata Sky.
 
New Encoders + Recording App From Matrox To Be Shown @ BroadcastAsia2015
Matrox Monarch HDX is a compact, easy-to-use, dual-channel H.264 encoding appliance.