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June 13th, 2016
 
 
Latvia’s First Ever Satellite Venta-1 To Be Launched Via An ISRO PSLV C34 Has Been Delayed...
The plan was for Venta-1 to be placed into orbit by the PSLV C34 launch vehicle of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), along with 21 satellites from other countries.
 
China's 23rd BeiDou Satellite Makes For Orbit
The satellite was pushed to orbit by a Long March-3C carrier rocket.
 
Support For AVANTI's SBAS-Africa Being Provided By GMV
The project, which started in September 2015, has enabled the deployment of an SBAS demonstrator to show the potential benefits of this technology in southern and eastern Africa.
 
Fifty Thousand Orbits For EUMETSAT's Metop-A Satellite
"Since launch, Metop-A has traveled almost 2.3 billion kilometers. By the time Metop-A reaches the end of her life, she might even have reached orbit number 200,000,
 
DARPA Plans On More Sophisticated, Resilient + Collaborative Unmanned Air Systems
CODE-equipped UASs would perform their mission by sharing data, negotiating assignments, and synchronizing actions and communications among team members and with the commander.
 
Flight VA 230 Given The OK To Blast Off On June 16th
This mission is designated Flight VA230 in Arianespace's launcher family numbering system.
 
ULA's OA-6 Cygnus Spacecraft Launch Anomaly Is ID'd
The Centaur upper stage identified the first stage performance shortfall and compensated with an extended burn to deliver Cygnus to the precise orbit, well within the required accuracy.
 
NASA's Dawn Mission Awarded Collier Trophy
The 8 foot tall (2.4 meter) trophy resides at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington and is engraved with the names of recipients.
 
First Nationwide 4G LTE Broadband Wireless Network For Public Safety Now In The Bidding Process
Together, these organizations have proposed to build a nationwide dedicated mission critical LTE network in the 700 MHz spectrum licensed to FirstNet.
 
Marlink + Inmarsat's Fleet Xpress Bring Broadband Services Over Oceans + On Board Ships
Through the agreement, Marlink will bring more than two thousand vessels to Inmarsat’s new Fleet Xpress service over a five-year period.
 
Harris' Falcon III® Tactical Radio Family Adds A New Product Family
This unit will provide modern-day warfighters with secure networked voice, data and situational awareness in a single, lightweight, easy-to-use platform.
 
USAF's SMC's CAMMO Contract Goes To L-3 National Security Solutions
This is a services acquisition effort integrating and consolidating AFSCN weapon system and operating location requirements into a single contract.
 
Globecast's New Location And Facility Chosen To Better Build The Africa Channel
We were also able to clearly demonstrate that we are extremely flexible, have a willingness to listen to their needs, and respond in a timely manner, which ultimately led to a large savings for them in OPEX.
 
Hosted Payload Alliance Event Set For October — Register Now...
HPA Chair and SSL VP Al Tadros will discuss recent opportunities and challenges for the hosted payload community.
 
Satellite Ground Equipment Sector Featured In Upcoming NSR Study
This study provides shipments and equipment revenues for all key industry segments.
 
Tactical Missions Now Come In Smaller Sizes + Competition Is Heating Up
Smaller and lighter tactical drones that have evolved in Israel in recent years support such capabilities.