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July 20th, 2015
 
 
U.S.A.F.'s Super Sensitive SBIRS GEO-3 Satellite In Storage @ Lockheed Martin
The scanning sensor provides continuous observation and surveillance for intercontinental ballistic missile launch detection.  
 
EMC Finalizes Acquisition Of MTN Communications... Adds Dimension w/New Industry Genres
The acquisition creates a company with combined 35 years’ experience in delivering connectivity ... in the most remote locations.
 
NASA Tests Most Powerful Rocket Ever Built ... To Take Humans Deeper In Space Than Ever Before
The SLS is being developed to carry humans deeper into space than ever before, to such destinations as an asteroid and Mars.
 
Planetary Resources' Arkyd 3 Reflight Satellite Departs ISS For A 90-Day Mission
“The successful deployment of the A3R is a significant milestone for Planetary Resources as we forge a path toward prospecting resource-rich asteroids."—Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., co-founder + co-chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc.
 
Boeing's WGS 7 For USAF Going Way Out There On July 22 From Cape Canaveral AFS
"WGS-7, built by Boeing, is the first satellite under the contract that will produce vehicles 7-10."—Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, Space & Missile Systems Center Commander + Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space.
 
SpaceX Offers This Update On Their CRS-7 Anomaly Investigation
Our investigation is ongoing until we exonerate all other aspects of the vehicle, but at this time, we expect to return to flight this fall and fly all the customers we intended to fly in 2015 by end of year. 
 
Arianespace Receives EUTLESAT 8 ... Preparations Begin For August 20 Launch
designed to bring powerful new satellite broadcasting resources for Eutelsat Communications to the Middle East and North Africa...
 
Space Systems/Loral's Golden Moment...50th Satellite For Intelsat... Arrives Safely @ European Spaceport
“SSL has been an important manufacturing partner of Intelsat for more than 35 years and has designed and delivered nearly half of the satellites in the Intelsat fleet...”
 
The NASA Space Launch System Program—Government Accountability Office Assessment
GAO examined documents supporting the cost and schedule estimates, contractor EVM data, and other relevant program documentation, and interviewed relevant officials.
 
NASA Receives STEREO-A Info Gleaned From The Sun's Far Side
STEREO is the third mission in NASA's Solar Terrestrial Probes program (STP).
 
Battling Wildfires In Spain Will Be Assisted Through The Use Of SPOT Gen3™
"Providing these professional teams with the communications and support they need in the extremely dangerous situation of wildfire is an absolute must.”—Joaquin Ramirez Cisneros, Principal Consultant, Technosylva.
 
A Venus Venue For India + The United States?
Exploring Venus could be the next logical step as India has already been to Mars, Earth’s neighbor and, if all goes well, in a few years, an Indian rocket will lift off and head towards the inside of the Solar System.
 
The Space Report 2015 Is Now Available From The Space Foundation
This exhaustive report containsg worldwide space facts and figures and and illustrated with photographs, charts and graphs.
 
The CSI Awards Shortlist Crystal's VMA For Honors
“Video distribution is evolving and metadata will play a key role."—Roger Franklin, CEO, Crystal.
 
SES + Armstrong Initiate A First-Ever Live + Linear UHD Trial 
The first-of-its-kind architecture is set to accelerate Ultra HD delivery to cable households.
 
ULA + Ball Aerospace & Technologies BIRST w/Pride As Interns Observe The Largest Rocket To Launch From Colorado Soar
...designed to simulate a real-life launch campaign and inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
 
GAO's Study Reveals DOD's Methods Of Procuring Commercial SATCOM Needs Some Fixing
The Department of Defense's (DOD) procurement of commercial satellite communications (SATCOM), or bandwidth, is fragmented and inefficient.
 
e3 Systems + Cobham’s Custom Dual SAILOR 800 VSAT Can Do The Twist... 60 Degree Rotating Mast Atop Catamaran 
“The challenge was to provide a heading reference relative to the actual heading of the mast."
 
The Task Of Collection GIS Data Now Made Easier By Septentrio
“Thanks to PinPoint-GIS, Septentrio provides a seamless interface for capturing data in the field, customizing maps, access to data and user functionality."—Gustavo Lopez, Product Manager, PinPoint-GIS, Septentrio.
 
Equipment For SatBroadcasters™ To Be Showcased By WORK Microwave @ IBC2015
The latest advancements in DVB-S/S2/S2X equipment will be shown by WORK Microwave as well as redundancy switch system improvements.
 
An All HD Outing For CANALSAT With Thomson Video Networks' ViBE Encoder
The first premium encoder to offer a density of eight HD MPEG-4 AVC channels in a 1-RU chassis, the ViBE EM4000 has recently been upgraded with an all-new, broadcast-grade SD-to-HD conversion capability.