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August 10th, 2015
 
 
Plenty Of Fueling Around By Arianespace + SSL For Intelsat 34
Intelsat 34 will be used by satellite services provider Intelsat to meet the media distribution requirements of leading programmers for Latin America.
 
Lockheed Martin Selected To Push Echostar's Jupiter 2 Satellite Away From Earth Via ULA's Atlas V
EchoStar XIX, also known as JUPITER 2, is a large, multi-spot beam Ka-band satellite.
 
New Capacity For Deutsche Welle From SES For DTH Deliveries
A new long-term capacity agreement has been signed for three SES satellites to broadcast two channels in Eastern Europe and Africa.
 
THAICOM Celebrates Ten Years Of IPSTAR Satellite Service
"Since the launch of IPSTAR, HTS has proven its staying-power with widespread use in a variety of broadband applications and, even after ten years, remains more relevant than ever."—Suphajee Suthumpun, CEO, THAICOM.
 
Yahsat's Al Yah 3 Satellite Receives Passing Grades @ Orbital ATK's Virginia Facility
“We have now locked in the final design details of our newest satellite."—Marcus Vilaça, Acting CTO, Yahsat.
 
Two Getting Ready To Go Via An Arianespace Ariane 5 On August 20th...
This latest RAL confirmed the readiness of the workhorse Ariane 5 vehicle.
 
Surrey Satellite Technology US Gets Down To Business... Two Now On Board For New Business Development Team
“We continue to build an exceptional team here in the U.S. and are thrilled to attract industry professionals like Steve and Rick."
 
DARPA Awards Boeing, Northrop Grumman + Masten Space Systems $20 Million To Take Spaceplane XS-1 To The End Of Space
The objective of the Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program is to demonstrate relevant technologies and then fabricate and fly a reusable, unmanned aircraft to the edge of space.
 
NEXT For Iridium—Certus Broadband Service Prototypes Developed By Cambridge Consultants
The BCX module will provide a significant advancement from Iridium's current-generation broadband products and offers a streamlined form factor.
 
Advantech Wireless... Sapphires + Football 's Common Denominator ... SSPAs Work Football Tournament In S America
[they] were selected for their higher performance and reliability combined with the smallest form factor and lowest power consumption on the market.
 
Kratos' Proper Grounding For Smallsats To Be Presented @ The Small Satellite Conference
"quantumGND is modular and extensible, a ready to use ground system solution for small satellites.”—Matt Prechtel, Business Area Director for Small Satellites, Kratos.
 
Harris + U.S. Marine Corps Do $36 Million Deal ... Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G Multiband Networking Manpack
"Marines on the move and their field commanders will have access to critical, real-time information to support the types of contingency operations they anticipate in the future."
 
Canadian Government To Receive Free Access To TerraSAR-X + TanDEM-X Imagery
The long-lasting relation between Airbus Defence and Space and the Government of Canada was reinforced by the signature of this agreement.
 
RUAG Space + ULA Strengthening Their Composites Biz
"Now we can build on this collaboration with the new Vulcan launcher and the new production site in the U.S.”—Peter Guggenbach, CEO, RUAG Space.
 
Topics + Panelists For Space Technology & Investment Forum Announced By Space Foundation
This by-invitation forum will be held September 30 to– October 1 in San Francisco’s financial district and will offer the expertise of insurers and attorneys to give the technical support needed to advise on critical aspects of understanding the market and risk factors.
 
Smallsats Technologies From Orbital ATK On Display @ Conference On Small Satellites
Orbital ATK will showcase its flight-proven Low Earth Orbit and Geostationary Orbit spacecraft at the conference.
 
Smallsat Ground Support For Spaceflight Networks To Be Delivered By Kratos' RT Logic
“These new ground radios present a more economical and flexible solution for small satellite missions."—Matt Prechtel, Business Area Director for small satellite systems, RT Logic.
 
Rocket Lab's Announcement @ SmallSat... All Aboard ... Book Launch Date, Destination + Even Position On Electron Online
Rocket Lab has seen significant interest in its CubeSat launch service, with many flights over 80 per cent full for the next three years.  
 
Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager Spins Up First Image Of Earth ... So Far So Good
 A key feature of this imaging instrument is its continuous imaging of the Earth in 12 spectral channels with a baseline repeat cycle of 15 min.
 
Deep Space Industries + ISISpace Partner To Offer High Quality Flight Hardware To American Market
"This partnership brings our turnkey CubeSat capabilities to the U.S. while enabling higher performance of our spacecraft by utilizing DSI’s new technologies.”
 
Inaugural Better Satellite World Awards Welcomes Nominees ... Celebrates Satellites Positive Impacts In Our World
“The huge contributions of satellite to the modern world go unrecognized today..."
 
HISPASAT Getting Good With Goonhilly
"“[This agreement] enables us to widen our offer in Europe and provide television operators with adaptable and scalable solutions for every situation.”—Ignacio Sanchis, Chief Commercial Officer, HISPASAT
 
Advantech Wireless' Advanced SSPAs For Scientific Applications ... Takes Away Jitters @ Electron Accelerator Facilities
Multiple units can be installed in the high acceleration section of the facility, in order to energize the electron beams. 
 
Panasonic Ups Its Communications Capabilities ... Completes ITC Global Acquisition
" ...we will set a new standard in global satellite services by delivering robust entertainment and business critical communications solutions to the energy, mining, maritime and aviation markets.”
 
RigNet Will Present Their Expertise @ Oppenheimer Technology, Internet + Communications Conference
...presentation slides will be accessible one hour after the conclusion of the presentation...
 
Video Transport Solutions From ONE CONNXT To Receive Company Spotlight @ IBC2015
“High quality 4K/UHD, HD and SD IP-based transport is now reliable, stable and economical with ONE CONNXT.”—Chris Lavin, CTO, ONE CONNXT.
 
Free App Note From Keysight Technologies Reveals Dynamic Range Optimization Techniques For Spectrum Analyzers
This App Note is but one of the tools available in the company's spectrum analysis toolkit.
 
SIA's Latest New Member Is All About OneWeb For All To Access
OneWeb announced detailed plans to build and deploy a low-earth-orbit (LEO) constellation of 648 satellites to enable affordable broadband for rural and underdeveloped locations across the globe.