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July 7th, 2015
 
 
Russia Boasts Secret 'Super Weapon' ... Switches Off Foreign Satellites + Enemy Weapons... Claims Yet To Be Proven  
'Krasuha-4 system can suppress cruise missile's guidance systems, the weapons will be mounted on jets and warships'  ...  
 
Orbital ATK Signs $98 Million Agreement w/Lockheed Martin For Launch Abort Motor = Transports Orion Crew From Harm In Milliseconds
Orion’s LAS is a unique safety feature, similar to an ejection seat found in a fighter jet.
 
SKY MEXICO-1 (SKYM-1) Checks Out + Checks Off The 'To Do' List For DIRECTV Now In Orbit
“Orbital ATK not only delivered the satellite four months early, but the satellite mission and in-orbit testing proceeded flawlessly,”
 
This New Lockheed Martin Center Co-Locates Development, Testing + Production Of SATCOM Technologies
"We will also be applying new technology to develop reconfigurable payloads in orbit, creating more capable and affordable RF systems than ever before.”—Rick Ambrose, Exec. V.P., Lockheed Martin Space Systems.
 
Quicklink Demos Drone TV Using Inmarsat BGAN + Parrot Bebop Drone
The video was encoded with the H.265 / HEVC Midi Backpack, transmitted via the Inmarsat BGAN HDR service.
 
Orientation Back To Normal For NASA's Dawn Spacecraft
Dawn will remain at its current orbital altitude until the operations team has completed an analysis of what occurred and has updated the flight plan.
 
NASA's Innovative Space Programs... Submarines In The Icy Moons Of Planets, Tiny Satellites Measure Small Moons + More
... visionary concepts, including metallic lithium combustion for long-term robotics operations, submarines that explore the oceans of icy moons of the outer planets, and ...
 
SIA Show + Tell... Organizes Satellite Technology Demo For Congress
“Whether delivering communications, imaging and remote sensing data, IP and television entertainment, navigation signals or life-saving critical voice and data links, the satellite industry impacts the lives of Americans in all walks of life.”
 
Virgin + ViaSat Collaborate... New Hybrid Ku-/Ka-Band Antenna Connects Passengers Everywhere + Fastest Inflight WiFi 
ViaSat's technology will deliver Internet speeds that are typically 8 to 10 times faster than any other in-flight WiFi system...
 
Australian Department of Defence Is Optimistic, Signs Optus Up For Extension... Satellite Services Contract
The extension builds upon Optus’ satellite engagement with the Department since the launch of the Optus C1 satellite in 2003.
 
Haigh-Farr's Good Vibrations ... Environmental Testing Facility Built w/Room To Grow
..."we are expanding our internal environmental test capabilities with the build-out of a comprehensive facility that will ultimately handle almost all aspects of environmental testing in-house.”
 
Space Foundation Report Reveals Encouraging News... Global Space Economy Climbs To $330 Billion 
Together, commercial space activities made up 76 percent of the global space economy.
 
Winegard's New In-House Addition Is On Par w/Defense Contractors' Antenna Labs
“We already have an optimized manufacturing process, but now have streamlined our design process as well. The result is a reduction in design costs and faster design cycles.”