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September 26th, 2016
 
 
Cryogenic Helium Systems Breach Tied To SpaceX Dragon Explosion
The explosion occurred two days before the satellite was scheduled to be launched into orbit.
 
SCATSAT-1 & Seven Smallsats Travel With Alacrity To Their Slots
SCATSAT-1, a weather satellite with a five year mission life, is a follow-on mission for the country's Oceansat-2.
 
North Korea's New Engine To Launch A Weapon Or A Satellite?
"This is the kind of thing you try and build to get more rocket capabilities, whether you're trying to build a ballistic missile or space-launch vehicle,"      
 
The Flukey Incidents That Delayed The Launch Of ULA's WorldView-4 Satellite
At its peak the fire had 1,052 fire fighters from more than 50 agencies and multiple aircraft in a battle to save life, property, and national defense facilities.
 
Smallsats Are Not Disruptive To Space Situational Awareness
Smallsats and cubesats should not be viewed as a major contributor to congestion or in creating space debris in LEO, at least based on recent history, a panel of experts presenting at the AMOS conference in Maui, Hawaii, said on September 23rd. [SpaceNews]
 
DigitalGlobe Reveals The Fire That Detained WorldView-4's Launch
ULA's launch of WorldView-4 satellite was scrubbed last week due to a mechanical issue and then a wildland fire that came uncomfortably close to Vandenberg Air Force Base...
 
Hungry For Comms? Feeding The Broadband Revolution Examined By NSR
The cumulative revenue for the SATCOM Ground Infrastructure equipment (Baseband and SATCOM Earth Stations) surpasses $12 billion in the next 10 years.
 
Thuraya And IEC Telecom... As Partners Two Are Better Than One At OPV Middle East 2016
With the expansion of Thuraya’s maritime portfolio—vital equipment that keeps crew of navy vessels connected with colleagues, family and friends while away at sea.
 
On The IAC 2016 Show Floor... Important Matters For Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre
The company will be highlighting their space sector development in the UAE and Dubai, UAE space strategy, projects launched, space infrastructure, and developing human capital during IAC.
 
Medyacity And Global VSAT Form Partnership For Second Global Satshow In Istanbul
GVF Collaborates with ESOA, the Event’s Host, to Provide Satellite Industry Support for the Two-Day Conference & Exhibition 
 
A Major Maneuver By China For Their Tiangong-2 Craft
Tiangong-2 launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center via a Long March-2F T2 rocket on September 15th.
 
Eclipse Avoidance For India's Mars Orbiter
The intention is to maneuver the spacecraft so that the impact of eclipse duration will be reduced.
 
Signing By JAXA & Turkey Facilitates a Kibo Module Smallsat Launch
This agreements purpose is to offer opportunities to deploy a smallsat—in this case, a cubesat—from the Kibo module.
 
Rosetta's Impactful Retirement To The Surface Of Comet 67P/C-G
Rosetta is reaching the end of its natural life and so September 30th was considered the optimum date to conclude the mission.
 
MTN's Flat Out Solution For Superyachts... Flat Panel Satellites At Monaco Yacht Show  
Superyacht builders and owners no longer have to wait for flat-panel technology to arrive.