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June 24th, 2015
Debris Detention Demo'd By GMV
“This flight exercise represents one more step towards efficient space-debris removal techniques."—Mariella Graziano, Executive Director, Space-Aerospace Segment, GMV.
Mobile Classified Capability From The DoD Now Operational
“The operational mobile classified capability brings us one step closer to the Joint Information Environment vision, where our warfighters and national level leaders can access a secure infrastructure and applications from any device, anytime, anywhere."—Kim Rice, Mobility Portfolio Manager, DISA
Nigeria Plans To Launch Indigenous Satellite By 2030
Dr. Onu advised the new Nigerian administration to look into the Assembly Integration and Testing Center (AIT) as their priority for space sector development.
This Hootenanny Is All About Crowdsourced Mapping
"Hootenanny will help us more effectively fuse the data we extract from our imagery with other sources of publically available information.”—Tony Frazier, Sr. V.P., U.S. Government Solutions, DigitalGlobe.
The Historic Shuttle Landing Facility @ Kennedy Space Center Gets A NASA + Space Florida Commitment
"The most storied runway in the world will now become the cornerstone of Florida's next generation commercial spaceport."—Frank DiBello, President + CEO, Space Florida.
exactEarth Plans Their IPO
exactEarth is jointly owned by COM DEV and Hisdesat Servicios Estrategicos S.A. (the "Selling Shareholders"). 
Imagery Content Partnership Formed Between BlackSky Global + AllSource Analysis
The partnership will support a variety of analyses across multiple industries.
Global MPLS Implementation Ramps Up KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband Network
“We are now moving traffic to and from our hubs over state-of-the-art private network connections, as opposed to the public Internet."—Rick Driscoll, V.P., Satellite Products + Services, KVH.
Globecomm Earns US$14M... Selected By Malaysia + Indonesia's TV + Data Service Providers 
The contract awards are as varied as the company’s expertise, ranging from television program acquisition and direct-to-home (DTH) TV distribution to VSAT hubs for data networking.
West African O&G Obtain O3b Capacity Via Hermes Datacomms
“With O3b’s network, we are able to deliver high performance capacity and low latency for a superior end-user experience."—Keith Johnson, Sr. V.P., Energy, SpeedCast.
Airbus Defence & Space Brings A Trio Of New Service Levels To Warfighters + Remote Workers
“Welfare communication is vital for military operations and humanitarian missions, but it’s impossible to have a one size fits all system."—Steve Kelly, WelComE Service Manager, Airbus Defence & Space.
Deployment Across Canada For C-COM's iNetVu Antennas
We look forward to seeing our advanced Canadian technology d— said Leslie Klein, President + CEO, C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
Svalbard Is Now SSTL's New Ground Station For Polar Orbiting Satellites
“This new facility will significantly enhance our operational capabilities for both our customer’s and our own missions."—James Northam, Head of Ground Systems + Missions Services, SSTL.
Gray Eagles + SATCOM Terminals In The Contract Mix For General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
The estimated completion date is September 30, 2018.
Northrop Grumman's New UAS Architecture Implementation Is Successful With NASA's Global Hawk
NASA Global Hawks are preproduction variants of RQ-4 Global Hawks currently in service around the world.
2wcom Preparing SatBroadcasting™ Products For Perusal @ SMPTE 2015 Conference & Exhibition
FlexDSR02+ and FlexDSR04+ offer an unprecedented combination of capabilities in a compact 1U IRD for professional audio contribution via satellite and IP.
The 83rd meeting of the EUMETSAT Council Goes Polar
The meeting achieved progress in the approval process for the optional Jason-CS program...
NovaWurks + Spaceflight Services Offer Companies Rideshare... Reach Space At A Fraction Of Regular Cost  
...will carry customer demonstration payloads, experiments or subsystems to enable organizations to test capabilities in space at a fraction of the cost of dedicated missions.
NSR Asks... Are The Tides Turning + How Quickly Can We Expect To See The Seas Change?
Does the application sell the connectivity, or does the connectivity enable an application (and does it matter whose application)?
Using Portable SATCOM Connections, Among Others, Dejero Pumps Up TV TEM In Brazil
"The Dejero technology has increased the mobility of our news teams and enabled them to go live immediately, rather than waiting for the vehicle to arrive."—Ewerton Maciel, Director of Technology, TV TEM.