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March 24th, 2016
 
 
ULA Completes Preliminary Design Review... Getting Ready For The Powerful Next-Generation Vulcan Centaur Rocket
The PDR, a major milestone in development of the Vulcan launch vehicle, confirms that the design meets the requirements for the diverse set of missions it will support.
 
Here's A Commander That Provides Broadband Access In Military Mission-Critical Operations...Thuraya's IP Commander
..."IP Commander is the only MIL-SPEC vehicular terminal capable of achieving streaming IP speeds of up to 384kbps as well as user-definable asymmetric streaming functionality.”
 
Some Real Shaking Going On At Thales
The LDS V8 vibration test system combines high payload capacity with high-level performance across the frequency range.
 
Flying The RPA Mission
The pilot, sensor operator, and mission intelligence coordinator step into the control station to prepare for flight, but they’re not alone; they are joined by other Airmen, each in their respective locations.
 
China's Tiangong-1's Days Are Terminated
The functions of the space laboratory and target orbiter have been disabled after an extended service period of about 2-1/2 years.
 
Leadership Changes Announced For The US Army Space + Missile Defense Command
The changes, announced on March 7, include restructuring the USASMDC/ARSTRAT Future Warfare Center's Capability Development and Integration Directorate.
 
Major European XpressLink + Global Xpress (GX) Maritime Activation For Inmarsat Global Government
"This will be the first of many such conversions as governments move to capitalize on the power of Global Xpress."—Andy Start, President, Inmarsat Global Government.
 
Time To Say Farewell Two GPS Satellites
To reduce risk to the GPS constellation from underperforming satellites, and to make room for satellites with increased capability, older satellites are moved into a disposal orbit at end of life.
 
Moving On Up... Al Abdooli Elected As The Chairman Of Thuraya's Board Of Directors
Eng. Saleh Al Abdooli, who has served as Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat UAE since 2012, joined Thuraya’s Board of Directors and was elected Chairman.
 
North American Airlines To Benefit From Partnership Between Global Eagle Entertainment + Hughes Network Systems
This announcement expands a successful 10-year relationship between GEE and Hughes that has a proven record of innovation and commercialization in aeronautical broadband networking technology and services.
 
Advantech Wireless Is Finalist... 36th Edition Of Les Mercuriades 2016 For Innovation + International Market Development 
...for the quality of their management, their development strategies, their long-term vision and impact on the community, in a total of 12 distinct categories.
 
Gilat... Everything is Right About The Rights Offering
As a result, the Company will receive gross proceeds of approximately $35.3 million from the sale of approximately 9.9 million shares at a price of $3.58 per share.
 
Certification Awarded To Globalstar For Their Part 23 Light Aviation Aircraft Antenna
The initial issuance was obtained on a Beechcraft Baron with an additional 700 models expected to be added to the Approved Model List (AML).
 
WISI Has Flexible Solutions... SAT FTTH + FTTB 
Large-scale structures with an unlimited number of subscribers can be supplied via fiber without incurring any signal or quality losses.