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LISA Pathfinder Set For December 2 Launch
After launch, LISA Pathfinder will spend two weeks raising its orbit using a dedicated propulsion module, also built by Airbus Defence and Space, through six separate engine firings
ARSAT 3 Satellite To Be Built By Thales Alenia Space
ARSAT-3 is slated to enter service in 2019 and will be positioned at 81 degrees West as a baseline.
Getting Into Deepwater Is RigNet's New VSAT Network For GoM Platforms
RigNet will deploy an O3b Networks low latency, high-throughput MEO VSAT solution.
O3b Networks Go Island Hopping + Deliver Broadband Internet To 13 Galápagos Archipelago
Offering their Galápagos subscribers support for the same cloud services and data-intensive applications used on the mainland has been a challenge.
LISA Pathfinder All Fueled Up + Ready To Review Those Ripples
LISA Pathfinder was "topped off" in the Spaceport's S5 payload preparation facility, taking it one step closer to a December 2 launch from French Guiana on Arianespace Flight VV06.
Intelsat 29e Now Scheduled For January 2016 Launch By Arianespace
Intelsat 29e marks the first of Intelsat’s next generation EpicNG satellite fleet that combines wide beams and spot beams with frequency reuse technology.
Arianespace Flight VA227 — A Pad Pause Prior To Push
For this 83rd overall flight of an Ariane 5, the payload lift performance is estimated at 9,810 kg.
RigNet Aquires TECNOR
"This acquisition will augment RigNet’s existing presence in Latin America, allowing for more rapid expansion across the region.”—Mark Slaughter, CEO + President, RigNet.
Preparations Continue By Airbus Defence and Space + Thales Alenia Space For ARABSAT-6B (BADR-&) Launch
"Not only is it the first sixth-generation Arabsat satellite in which we have incorporated the best of our expertise and technologies, but also the seventh Eurostar satellite we are delivering to Arabsat."—François Auque, Head of Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space.
Arianespace's Record Year Ends w/Lucky 13 Soyuz Mission Launch Of Galileos x 2
To support the growing Galileo constellation, Soyuz is fitted with a vertical dispenser that accommodates the two navigation satellites deployed on each mission.
LISA Pathfinder Basic Assembly Is Compelted By Arianespace For December Flight
Vega is now ready to receive its LISA Pathfinder payload for the December 2 launch, which is designated Flight VV06 in Arianespace's launcher family numbering system.
IsoTropic Aims High w/ A Successful Hunter...First Teleport To Light-Up + Close Link w/Eutelsat 115WB Hunter Beam
The satellite is the first all-electric spacecraft for Eutelsat Communications, providing coverage from Alaska and Canada down to South America, with unique coverage over the Galapagos and Easter Island.
Airbus Defence and Space... Telstar 12 VANTAGE Passes Tests Now Onto Japan
It will provide greater flexibility in network design, improved efficiencies and lower costs per bit, especially over the North Sea and the Mediterranean.
Space-Based ADS-B Will Be Deployed By Curaçao Via Aireon's Air Traffic Surveillance System
Through the agreement, DC-ANSP will have 100 percent air traffic surveillance in 2018 of the Curaçao FIR.
Arianespace' Next Liftoff To Feature Arabsat-6B + The ISRO's GSAT-15 — Getting Prep'd
This will be Arianespace' 10th overall mission in 2015 and sixth launch of Ariane 5 this year.
Yahsat's Brazilian Plans Bring Newtec In As A Team Member
"We are extending our service offering and ensuring a high level of customer experience for all."—David Murphy, Chief Commercial Officer, Yahsat.
LISA Pathfinder Arrives @ Arianespaceport...Will Detect Ripples In Space-Time Per Einstein's Theory Of Relativity
will help test and validate the technology in space needed for detecting low-frequency gravitational waves, which are ripples in
space-time predicted by Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
Satellite Passengers For Arianespace Flight VA227 Have Now All Disembarked In French Guiana
Designated Flight VA227 in Arianespace’s numbering system, this November mission will be the 227th with an Ariane series vehicle.
IDC Has Refreshing News For Grupo Etercom + Their SNG Needs
The TITAN encoder retains the familiar, easy to use front panel which allows quick setup for mission critical operations, and is able to achieve the fastest signal on-air.  
ULA Launches Morelos-3 = 100th Successful ULA One-At-A-Time Mission 
The Morelos-3 launch was accelerated to an earlier position on the Atlas launch manifest.