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December 21st, 2015
United Launch Alliance Brings Home A Perfect Report Card... And Celebrates A 10th Anniversary
...unveiled the Vulcan rocket, ULA’s next-generation launch system, which will be the highest-performing, most cost-efficient rocket on the market.
SpaceX Holds On To The Falcon For One More Day... ORBCOMM's Launch Delayed 
The launch is part of ORBCOMM's second and final OG2 Mission and will lift off from SpaceX's launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Media Milestone For EMC + Norwegian Cruise Line
Thousands of guests and media were able to participate in a variety of inaugural social media events, from a sail-along Instagram scavenger hunt to a secret menu that could only be unlocked with a tweet.
Historic 'Mission Possible' For SpaceX... Falcon 9 Goes Up AND Successfully Comes Back Down AND Releases 11 ORBCOMM Small Sats
The clock was running and in less than an hour history has been made at Cape Canaveral.
3D Printing Of The First Space-Bound Airframe Now Underway
Once in orbit, the NSS Enterprise will be the first 3D printed airframe in space and will also carry more than 100 passive and active student experiments into space and back to Earth.
Bold IoT Predictions For 2016 From FreeWave Technologies...
Discrete Radio Frequency (RF)-based technology manufacturers will be obsolete within the next three years."—Kim Niederman, CEO, FreeWave Technologies.
A Celebration For AFSPC SMC As SBIRS Ground System Achieves Two Major Milestones
...the Block 10 plan has successfully implemented a "crawl, walk, run" approach as it has incrementally demonstrated the functionality of the new integrated command and control for...
DARPA Solicits Innovative Research Proposals In The Area Of Integrated Photonics For Free-Space Optical Systems
The capability of this technology will then be demonstrated in a packaged LIDAR system. 
Jason-3 Satellite To Focus On Short-Term Hurricane-Intensity Forecasts + Continue Tracking Global Sea-Level Rise
will use a radar altimeter instrument and fly in a low-Earth orbit, allowing it to monitor 95 percent of Earth’s ice-free oceans every 10 days.
MEASAT's New Senior Sales Director - South Asia... He Will Build The Customer Base + Manage Government Agencies
He will be responsible for building and supporting MEASAT’s customer base and managing government agencies across the South Asian region. 
Ja! SES + Viasat Extend Partnerships Of Their 230 Channels In Nordic + Baltic Countries
This agreement represents a major step to secure business in the region on a long-term basis. 
The Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA) Reflects On 2015's Advances For The Organization, by HPA Chair Nicole Robinson
Leveraging the momentum from the HoPS IDIQ announced in 2014, industry and government alike anticipated increased activity in the area of hosted payloads for 2015. Yet, here we find ourselves in December without a tangible procurement activity pointing to the success of the contracting vehicle.
NSR's M2M + IoT via Satellite, 6th Edition... Connected Cars Cause For Concern?
This all is pushing satellite M2M/IoT players further down the value chain...
SES' AMC-9 Now Affords Mexico's Televisa C-Band Capacity
As part of the multi-year agreement, Televisa will use three C-band transponders to broadcast its premium channels Canal 2, Canal 5 and Canal 9 to millions of homes across Mexico.
World Teleport Association's 2015 Top Operator Rankings ...Are You In These Lists? 
“The top seven companies in our Fast 20 list reported double-digit growth over the prior year. "
World Teleport Association's Report Examines The Remarkable Evolution of SCPC + TDMA For Data Services. 
“In our report, we look at the remarkable evolution of SCPC and TDMA systems..."
Falcon III Tactical Radios From Harris Heading To A Middle East Nation
Harris will provide several configurations of its Falcon III® radios.
Cubic Squares Off With Two Year End Acquisitions... Expands + Takes A Bite Into C4ISR + PED w/GATR + TeraLogics 
“The acquisition of TeraLogics and GATR represents powerful next steps in achieving our C4ISR growth strategy as they expand our footprint in the C4ISR and SATCOM markets.”
Teleena™ Gains Ground In The IoT Area ... Validation As They Are Accepted Into LoRa Alliance
...accepted into the worldwide LoRa Alliance and participates in the exclusive Gemalto On-Demand Provisioning Program.
Airbus Group Divests Their Commercial SATCOM Biz
Airbus Defence and Space announced in September of 2014 that a detailed and comprehensive portfolio assessment had defined Military Aircraft, Space, Missiles and related Systems and Services as its future core businesses.
Sample Imagery From DMC3 / TripleSat Constellation Being Offered By Earth-i
The company is already supplying data to early adopter customers and anticipates a significant ramp up of commercial delivery early in 2016.
Yippy For Globalstar
Globalstar’s subscribers will be able to access services that materially enhance the subscriber experience for data transfer, including web content.
Moving On Up... OHB SE Appoints Perez To CTO
Guy Perez has been working very successfully in the space industry for more than 30 years.