Home >> News: December 15th, 2015
Current Satellite News
December 15th, 2015
Arianespace Has Soyuz Ready To Go With Galileos + An Epic Getting Set For A January 2016 Excursion
Arianespace’s Soyuz marked a key step toward its December 17 mission that will deploy the latest two FOC (Full Operational Capability) satellites for Europe’s Galileo space-based navigation system.
Coming On Line... Telstar 12
Telstar 12 VANTAGE uses Ku-band for all customer services assuring backward compatibility with existing Ku-band terminal equipment.
Thales Alenia Space Gets The Nod From ESA To Build Both Copernicus Sentinel 1-C + 1-D
Thales Alenia Space Italy was once again named prime contractor for these new satellites, as for Sentinel-1A and 1B.
And Speaking Of Sentinels, Airbus Defence & Space Has A SAR SAS Project
Sentinel-1C and -1D will carry the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Antenna Subsystem (SAS), which will be almost identical to those on the current Sentinel-1-satellites.
Arianespace's 2015 Grand Finale = 11 Successful Missions ...Soon To Be 12th With The Launch Of Galileo Satellites 
This upcoming mission's payload, a pair of FOC (Full Operational Capability) spacecraft that will further augment Europe's Galileo global
navigation satellite system​...
General Dynamics Wins $450 Million Contract For Com Services To USAFCENT In Southwest + Central Asia
Under this contract, General Dynamics will provide communications systems acquisition, integration, installation, operations and maintenance support.
SSPI Requesting Your Invaluable Assistance In Formulating The Satellite Industry Workforce Study...
You probably receive many survey requests and ignore them. However, this one is about your career and your industry and only takes about 15 minutes required to complete. 
In The Clean Room @ Airbus Defence & Space Is PerúSAT-1
The launch of PerúSAT-1 is scheduled for mid-2016.
Kymetra Goes Flat In A Good Way On Intelsat's Network Of Automotive + Maritime
Kymeta has also completed building and testing its first glass-on-glass, thin-film-transistor-based antennas, with receive and transmit on the same aperture.
GVF's New Board Elected Executives Ensure Industry Initiatives 
"As the satellite communications industry addresses major challenges and opportunities, the need for a strong, well-credentialed GVF Board has never been greater...”
SES + SOLARKIOSK Agree... To Provide Internet To Underserved Villages Worldwide Beginning In Africa
...which use solar technology to provide electricity to all systems, including the satellite dish, to enable a wide range of connectivity services to the local community.
Counting Collared Cows + More... Cattle-Watch Enlists Gilat Satcom's Global M2M Satellite Solution     
Every animal is fitted with an Ear Tag device that feeds information wirelessly to the 4-5 percent of the herd which have solar-powered collars... 
Keysight Technologies Gets The Silver...
Keysight has continued to consistently achieve above 95 percent on quality and delivery performance metrics.