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ILS Prepares For Mexico's Centenario Launch April 29
...Mexsat, which already consists of the Bicentenario satellite, launched in 2012 and providing internet services to 5,000 public locations via the Mexico Connected program.
 
Liftoff Date For THOR 7 + SICRAL 2 Now Re-Set By Arianespace
The payload lift performance for this first Ariane 5 mission of 2015, designated VA222 in Arianespace’s numbering system, is estimated at 9,850 kg.
 
Delivery Accomplished By Orbital ATK Of The SKY MEXICO-1 Satellite To Kourou
The SKYM-1 satellite will now undergo pre-launch preparations for a late May launch aboard an Ariane 5 rocket.
 
Shipment Of Sentinel-2A Successful With Arrival @ Arianespace Launch Facilities In French Guiana
This 1,140 kg. satellite will deliver high-resolution optical images from around the globe.
 
Orbital ATK Delivers SKY MEXICO-1 To Arianespace A Mile Ahead Of The Milestone = 4 Months Early
The company produced the satellite at its Dulles, Virginia manufacturing facility in just 20 months, four months ahead of the original baseline schedule.
 
Date Set For THOR 7 + SICRAL 2 Satellite Re-Launch By Arianespace
An Ariane 5 ECA will be used to orbit the THOR 7 and SICRAL 2 satellites.
 
Anomaly On The Pad Delays Ariane 5 Launch Of  THOR 7 + Sicral 2...
The payload lift performance for this first Ariane 5 mission of 2015, which is designated VA222 in Arianespace’s numbering system, is approximately 9,850 kg.
 
Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest: @ NAB... ENENSYS Will Demo How LATAM Providers Can Lower CAPEX + OPEX
"We’ve drawn on our engineering expertise to make the multiple headend and regional transmitter technologies that form OneBeam compatible with the ISDB-Tb standard used across Latin America."—Richard Lhermitte, V.P., ENENSYS
 
At Baikonur, The Proton-M ILV Launch Vehicle is Prepped for MexSat-1 Launch
MexSat-1 (often referred to as MexSat Centenario in the Mexican press) was manufactured by Boeing Satellite Systems and uses the company's 702 HP platform.
 
Thor-7 + Sicral 2 All Prepped By Arianespace + Everywhere To Go...
Designated Flight VA222, liftoff is scheduled during a 1 hour, 54 minute. launch window opening on April 15 at 4:43 p.m. local time in French Guiana.
 
Gilat Releases In Rio...Takes Rapidly Deployable Cellular Backhaul Solution To LTE Latin America
 it intends to present its rapidly deployable cellular backhaul solutions at LTE Latin America 2015,
 
DIRECTV-15 Arrives @ Félix Eboué Airport In French Guiana For Arianespace Pre-Launch Prep
This spacecraft will be one of two passengers for an Arianespace heavy-lift mission in May.
 
EVS Scores @ Sports Technology Awards
More than 10 million apps were downloaded and as many as three million users a day chose to enrich their experience using the application.
 
GVF Oil & Gas Communications In Brazil...Warm Weather + Cutting Edge Dialog = Win Win
The Deep Water Ocean Expanse has attracted speakers of the following major satellite industry organizations...
 
NSR Webinar Tomorrow... Critical Question...Government + Military Satcom: Can Commercial Satellites Still Compete?
From pockets of instability to geopolitical crises through to the rapid response required in natural disaster management, the requirements for gov/military connectivity continue on a rapid rise upwards.
 
Airbus Defense and Space Takes Elevation To A New Level With WorldDEM
with pole-to-pole coverage coupled with accuracy and quality,  that are the defining characteristics of the WorldDEM. 
 
A Lofty Project Now In The Arianespace Launch Zone
Flight VS11's passengers—built by OHB System, with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. supplying their navigation payloads—are the third and fourth Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites in the Galileo program.
 
Airbus Defence & Space' PeruSat-1 To Be Launched By Arianespace In 2016
The first satellite of this type to be operated by Peru, it will be placed in Sun-synchronous orbit.
 
Collaboration 'Tween TeamCast + Integrasys For CID Insertion + Monitoring
“Integrasys has been working actively on Carrier ID initiative since 2013 supporting IRG."—Alvaro Sanchez, Sales & Marketing Manager, Integrasys.
 
Elara Communications, An iDirect Partner, Honored As Among The Best Mexican Companies
“Elara Comunicaciones has long demonstrated the type of vision and leadership necessary to make it among the best companies in satellite.”—Rob Kilroy, Regional Vice President, Americas, VT iDirect.