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December 14th, 2015
 
 
Inmarsat Bonds With EM Solutions For MILSATCOM GX Terminal + With Turksat For A Strategic Partnership
The EM Solutions terminal is scheduled to receive full Inmarsat accreditation during Q2 2016 — and under the MoU, Inmarsat would be the preferred mobile satellite communications provider for Turksat.
 
ISR's ASTROSAT Sends First Images From A Field Of View 100 Times Larger Than Hubble's
The picture was taken using ultraviolet light, invisible from the Earth, and covers a field of view some 100 times larger than the Hubble telescope.
 
January 17th Launch Date For Jason-3 Via SpaceX
Jason-3 is the fourth mission in U.S.-European series of satellite missions that measure the height of the ocean surface.
 
More Than A Half-Decade Of Vandenberg Launches...
The successful test was conducted only a year after the base was activated—and ignited a launch legacy spanning more than five decades.
 
Four To Go For O3b Networks Via Arianespace Soyuz Propulsion
The launch will occur from the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in early 2018 and will put four O3b spacecraft in an equatorial Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).
 
Russian Military Satellite To Orbit
The lift-off and flight of the Proton M launch vehicle were nominal.
 
Headend Heaven With Globecast's New Platform On AMC-11
Prospective and current clients can benefit from the most powerful orbital position in the US for distribution to cable headends.
 

XCOR Engineers' Major Breakthrough... Say 'No Tanks' As They Close The Loop w/ Instant Reusability
...includes a novel method to drive essential engine parts using waste heat from the rocket engine, thus eliminating the need for adding large, heavy compressed gas tanks to the vehicle.
 
The Express-AMU1 Satellite's Second Launch Reset — Now To Head Out On December 25
A real-time launch broadcast will be available for viewing 30 minutes before the countdown.
 
EUMETSAT + CNES Agree To Begin New Generation for IASI-NG Instruments
These improvements will also allow the retrieval of more quantitative information on trace and greenhouse gases (e.g. ozone, methane and carbon monoxide) compared to IASI...
 
Showtime For Arabsat @ Cairo ICT2015
The event will be conducted from December 13 to 16 at the Cairo International Convention Centre.
 
GAO's Account Of NOAA's GOES-R Program + Pitfalls
However, the program has experienced technical issues that have affected internal schedule deadlines, such as an issue with debris in an instrument's subsystem that delayed its delivery by approximately 8 months...
 
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NSR... The Polar Region Isn't Just For Bears... Sea Lanes, Oil & Gas + Mining + More
Yet, the region’s geography presents technical and coverage challenges for satellite operators that must assess the risks associated in launching capacity dedicated to serving the region. 
 
DigitalGlobe Selects Raytheon To Assist w/WorldView-4 Mission 
The system runs routine planning and scheduling automatically, yielding more efficient schedules
 
Gilat Signs New Agreement To Develop Affordable Phased-Array Antenna
Gilat has been developing its own Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology for Phased-Array Antennas since 2009.
 
Sweet Reward...Surrey Satellite's Professor Sir Martin Sweeting Named Honorary Fellowship By Royal Aeronautical Society
The Honorary Fellowship of the RAeS is the world’s highest distinction for aerospace achievement and is awarded only for the most outstanding contributions to the aerospace profession.
 
IDC Sees IoT Growing To Nearly $1.3 Trillion By 2019
This comprehensive spending guide was designed to help vendors clearly understand the industry-specific opportunity for IoT technologies today.
 
China's Juneyao Airlines Goes With Thales For Their Avionics Suite
The contract signed with Thales will equip an initial 17 Airbus single aisle aircraft with the Thales Flight Management System (FMS).
 
ESA's Mission Moves Forward...The Dark Universe Enlightens w/High Precision Grisms for Euclid Mission 
"The Near Infrared Spectrophotometer lies at the heart of making critical measurements on the Euclid mission." 
 
Husqvarna Enlists Telenor... Linking Lawns Remotely w/Smartphones
“Husqvarna is harnessing the power of the Internet of Things to make its equipment smarter and more efficient."
 
IDC's Spending Guide Reveals Huge Growth ... IoT From $698.6 Billion Currently To Nearly $1.3 Trillion By 2019 
In Asia/Pacific, insurance telematics is being used to monitor driver behavior through a vehicle-mounted device and the data is rapidly being employed as a means of determining insurance policies and rates.
 
Global Critical Communications In The Oil + Gas Sector Will Gush... To Reach Over $1Billion By 2019
Locations are often remote, temperatures may be extreme, and there is constant exposure to hazardous environments.