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May 27th, 2015
 
 
SpaceX Is Now Certifiable... By Space & Missile Systems Center...
“The SpaceX and SMC teams have worked hard to achieve certification."—Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, Commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC).
 
SMC Awards Lockheed Martin A Cool $736 Million...The COOLS Contract Is For Operations + Sustainment Of Three Satellite Constellations
Smart Shopper..."The application of Better Buying Power principles garnered $425 million of savings over the total contract period... "
 
Arianespace's 65th Consecutive + Successful Launch... DirecTV-15 + SKY México-1 Complete Separation Process
Congratulations all around as Ariane 5 soars with DirecTV-15 and SKY México-1 satellites.
 
Airbus Defence + Space Takes A Bow For Successful Launch Of Both Their Launcher + The Satellite
Airbus Defence + Space's Successful Launch Of Its 100th Geostationary Telecommunications Satellite
 
 ¡Sí... SKY México-1 Satellite Built By Orbital ATK Lifted Off + Separated On Schedule...Now The Work Begins
“The early indications from our initial checkout and testing process show that the satellite is performing well.”
 
Ariane 5 Maintains Perfect Track Record w/Launch Of DirecTV-15 + SKY México-1
“Someone asked me how we had the confidence to go with two satellites on the same Ariane 5, and I said, ‘Well, we couldn’t figure out a way to fit the third one in!”
 
SeaChange International Sees Positive Changes... Appoints Newest CASBAA Patron + Preps For BroadcastAsia2015
With growth of 518 million multi-channel video subscribers to over 619 million within five years, revenues will climb from $37 billion to over $52 billion.
 
Data In Smart Apps To Be Provided By Hexagon Geospatial Via Their New Airbus Defence & Space Partnership
"Our data can be a part of localized, vertical market applications that improve customer accessibility to the technology they need.”—Greg Buckman, Head of Geo-Intelligence Program, Airbus Defense and Space, North America.
 
Upcoming IRG Webinar To Offer Satellite Interference Advice To Broadcasters
“We are hoping this webinar will give broadcasters useful, practical advice which they can put into practice to ensure they are as interference-free as possible.”—Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group.
 
New Satellite Imager From Exelis Gets The O.K. From KARI
“The AMI will provide better insight into the makeup of storms, higher-resolution images and will collect data five times faster than today’s capability.”—Eric Webster, Environmental intelligence V.P. + Director, Exelis.
 
It's A Stampede For Harris CapRock With Hess Corporation
"Reliable customer service throughout the integration process will lead to reliable network communications for operators in the field."
 
USCG's National Security Cutter Midgett Gains Lockheed Martin C4ISR Technologies
“The system provides the underway crew with the most current maritime data and tactical picture for effective decision making and safety in maritime operations.”—Ed Segrest, Program Manager, Communications + Security Technologies, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training.
 
Gilat Presents ‘True’ LTE-Speed Satellite Solutions For MNOs @ CommunicAsia2015
“When we say ‘true’ LTE-speed satellite solutions, we mean it.”
 
McMurdo + International Maritime Rescue Federation Introduce Major Search + Rescue Initiatives at World Maritime Rescue Congress
More than 24,000 fishermen die annually on the world’s waterways.
 
PTC'16 Now Accepting Proposals... Will You Say "I Do?"
Several new low-Earth and medium-Earth orbit satellite constellations are being planned, promising up to 1.2 Gbps per user.
 
The Role Maps + Satellite Imagery Play In Disaster Preparedness, Response + Recovery
The co-editors of the Journal of Map & Geography Libraries decided to devote an entire themed issue on crisis mapping.
 
NSR's Nano + Microsatellite Markets Reveals Fast Pace, Competitive + Opportunities For Growth
... provides a comprehensive assessment of market potential over the next ten years.