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June 22nd, 2015
 
 
RUAG Celebrates 250th Fairing Launch
RUAG Space has cause to celebrate...
 
A New EO Constellation Is To Be Born Via UrtheCast, Surrey Satellite Technology + ElecnorDeimos Space
"We’re confident that the Constellation will bring an entirely unique dataset to this industry."—Wade Larson, President + COO, UrtheCast.
 
Residency Secured @ 1 Degree West For Telenor's THOR 7 Satellite
“THOR 7 provides the expansion capacity required to satisfy today’s and tomorrow’s growing demands from both our customers and future customers interested in connecting to the 1 degree West neighborhood.”—Morten Tengs, CEO, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting.
 
It's A Go! Arianespace's Vega Flight VV05 Takes Sentinel-2A—To Join Copernicus Group
Vega Flight VV05, the Arianespace Vega mission with Europe’s Sentinel-2A Earth observation satellite is now underway...
 
Japan Selects SSL's 1300 Platform's High-Power + Flexibility To Be Incorporated In Their New B-SAT-4a
“The BSAT-4a satellite represents our fourth satellite contract award for the Japanese market in the last two years.”—John Celli, President, SSL.
 
Getting A GaN'd Good BUC'ing Is Advantech Wireless' New 300W Offering
“The improved GaN reliability and low size allow perfect integration into the ship stabilized antennas."—Cristi Damian, V.P., Business Development, Advantech Wireless.
 
U.S. Firm Signs Deal To Sell Their Satellite Platform To A Chinese Company, With Boeing To Build The Silkwave-1
The satellite network will operate in the L-band frequency range (1452-1492 MHz) that is globally allocated for BSS.
 
The First Successful Year For Deimos-2
The satellite, which is owned by Elecnor and operated by its technological division Elecnor Deimos, has traveled around the Earth approximately 5,300 times during this year.
 
The Ultimate In Whiplash? China's Super "Eye" Enables Two Spacecraft Flying Eight Times Faster Than Bullets Safe Docking 
 the new "eye" can see clearer under direct sunlight, which will greatly improve safety.
 
Launch Of Airbus Defence and Space's Sentinel-2A Brings A Whole New Dimension... Color Vision Of Earth
Airbus Defence and Space adds color to the Copernicus program through multispectral instrument that provides unique image quality.
 
Precision Aviation Group Keeps Airways Safer w/Global Distribution Of Guardian Mobility Products
According to the FAA... “123 accidents between 2001 and 2010 could have been identified beforehand if airlines had safety management systems in place...”​
 
 Roscosmos Plans A Center For Earth Remote Sensing ... Operating All Russian Surface Surveying Spacecraft
... plans to set up a single center for services of Earth’s remote sensing (ERS) that will operate all Russian surface surveying spacecraft...
 
Modular Devices' 2 New DC-DC Converters ... For Tiny Scaleable Cubes + Micro-Miniature Sats + More For Space
This new series of DC-DC Converter is designed for us terrestrials...
 
Air Caraïbes Selects Thales AVANT System For Their Series A350-900 + A350-1000 Aircraft
Business class passengers will enjoy 17 inch screens with the Touch Passenger Media Unit, in-seat power, dual audio jack and USB port. In premium economy ...
 
Septentrio Navigation Systems Dredges Up Precise Results @ Western Dredging Association Summit & Expo
They also provide interference mitigation for uninterrupted performance in areas where Iridium transmitters are being used, and overcome ionospheric interference, a common problem in equatorial regions.
 
 Septentrio Americas Positions Itself Perfectly w/New Dealer... Altus Positioning Systems Canada West
..." I see tremendous potential for growth in this region as more companies realize the benefits with a receiver that works with more than one data software.”
 
Ultimate DIY... World’s Longest 'Selfie' ... Satellite Imagery Tasking Via SpyMeSat Mobile App
And with “the World’s Longest Selfie Stick” new tasking feature, any mobile user can now to task a satellite to take a new picture if archive imagery does not meet their need.