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March 14th, 2016
 
 
ExoMars Ejection Expected From Baikonur
The goal of this mission is to study the Martian atmosphere and demonstrate the feasibility of several essential technologies for the entry into the atmosphere, descent and landing on Mars.
 
Smile... Russia Successfully Launches Another 'Eye In The Sky', The Resurs P3, Digital Imaging Spacecraft 
...will collect black-and-white imagery with a resolution of 1 meter, or 3.3 feet, and analysts will resolve objects as small as 3 to 4 meters (10 to 13 feet) across in color pictures.
 
Thales Alenia Space Contributes To Successful Launch Of Europe's ExoMars Spacecraft
...it will also seek to establish if its origin is biological or geological – a challenge facing the instruments carried by ExoMars. 
 
ESA-Roscosmos Joint Missions See Red... Planet
Signals from the spacecraft, received at ESA’s control centre in Darmstadt, Germany via the Malindi ground tracking station in Africa at 21:29 GMT (22:29 CET), confirmed that the launch was fully successful and the spacecraft is in good health. 
 
 
Airbus Defence and Space's Heat Shields Will Enable The Schiaparelli Capsule To Survive The Descent To Mars
“After building the heat shield for the Huygens probe, which landed in 2005 on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, the Airbus Defence and Space teams are getting ready to write a new chapter in planetary exploration
 
The Mississippi Rumble, Courtesy Of Aerojet Rocketdyne + NASA
The Space Launch System (SLS) is America’s next-generation heavy lift launch vehicle, and it will be capable of lifting three times more payload capability than any existing launch vehicle.
 
The First Maritime Service From SES Is Unveiled With Tech From EPAK + Gilat Satellite Networks
This new service for the maritime and inland shipping mobility sector will use ASTRA 2E’s and ASTRA 2G’s Ka-band beams to drive efficiency and operational savings.
 
Arianespace Addressees Attendees @ National Harbor, Maryland
Arianespace spotlighted their strategy of providing reliability and availability with a complete launcher family.
 
MOU Between Yahsat + IEC Telecom Group For African Comms Solutions
The launch of Al Yah 3 in Q1 of 2017 will see the entry of the company’s satellite broadband product, YahClick, into 18 new African markets.
 
Software For Smallsats...
Until now, there was a missing piece in the puzzle — software.
 
Satellite Industry Association Awards The 2016 Leadership In Government Award To...
“His leadership was instrumental to improved coordination, communication, safety and security for the DoD and the commercial space community, notably within the Commercial Integration Cell of the JSpOC."
 
Enhanced Tactical Comms For British Armed Forces To Be Supplied By General Dynamics United Kingdom
The BCIP5.6 contract will allow for the Bowman tactical communications equipment currently used by the UK military to receive a series of enhancements and upgrades.
 
Huber+Suhner Product Presentations @ Nat'l Harbor, Maryland
On display during this event were the latest in Ground Test and Space Flight hardware addressing both the traditional Space market as well as the needs of the evolving “NewSpace” segment.
 
Harris In Hiring Mode... 1,300 Register To Fill 300 Positions
Harris is seeking to fill new engineering, finance and supply chain positions to support its Electronic Systems, Critical Networks, and Space and Intelligence Systems segments.
 
Global Satellie Vu Debuts To Offer EO Solutions
GSV offers a total solution for converting space data into meaningful, timely and relevant information.
 
Moving On Up @ LeoSat Enterprises... Kelder To Sr. V.P.
Diederik will be responsible for all business development activities at LeoSat.
 
Moving On Up @ Aerojet Rocketdyne... Ward To Vice President
Ward was previously with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and brings more than 27 years of aerospace engineering to the company.
 
Mobile Satellite Users Association Names Globalsat Group As Company To Watch
...the Globalsat Group has earned a mention in the Emergency Response category for its role as a provider of satellite services for the tsunami detection and warning system operated by Chile's government, through the local subsidiary Globalsat Chile.