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Making Progress In the Nick Of Time... Russia's Progress Hastens To Deliver Hardware, Food + Goodies To ISS
The Russian cargo craft will make 34 orbits of Earth during the next two days before docking...
SKY MEXICO-1 (SKYM-1) Checks Out + Checks Off The 'To Do' List For DIRECTV Now In Orbit
“Orbital ATK not only delivered the satellite four months early, but the satellite mission and in-orbit testing proceeded flawlessly,”
Rocket Lab Is The First For The Kiwis ... Build + Operate An Orbital Launch Site... This Year In New Zealand
“Creating and operating our own launch site is a necessity to meet the demands of our growing customer manifest,”
RigNet Keeps 'em Connected w/Remote Managed Offshore Communications... Southeast Asia Awards Multi-Year Deal 
“Remote connectivity is not a commodity service in the markets we serve."
Arianespace Lines 'em Up For Another Launch... EUTELSAT 8 West B + Intelsat 34 
 The fourth Ariane 5 for liftoff in 2015 has begun...
Satellite To Spin Shooting Stars Of The Colorful Kind
Lena Okajima, who holds a doctorate in astronomy, says her company—ALE—is intending to launch a micro satellite that can eject shooting stars at exactly the right time and place to put on a celestial show.
Inmarsat Signs On World-Link Communications As A FleetBroadband Partner
"World-Link has made a significant investment to enhance its Inmarsat network infrastructure that will bring increased benefit to their customers and the maritime market.”—Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Maritime.
IHI Bringing Their 500N Engine To Boeing For Intelsat's Upcoming 35e Satellite
IA has verified the high performance and reliability of its products through consecutive successes and no record of failure on orbit.
Funding To The Tune Of $500 Million Obtained By OneWeb For Their Microsatellite Constellation
“The dream of fully bridging the digital divide is on track to be a reality in 2019.”—Greg Wyler, Founder, OneWeb.
Upcoming 33rd AIAA Int'l Communications Satellite Systems Conference Set For Australia's Gold Coast
The 2015 ICSSC is a highly technical conference on satellite systems and the event’s theme is High Throughput Satellites, Other Performance Advances and Applications – Keeping Satellites Essential in a Broadband World.
Soyuz-2.1b Booster Orbits The Russian Defense Ministry's Satellite
The Soyuz 2 Rocket is a three stage carrier rocket designed to put payloads into Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
West African O&G Obtain O3b Capacity Via Hermes Datacomms
“With O3b’s network, we are able to deliver high performance capacity and low latency for a superior end-user experience."—Keith Johnson, Sr. V.P., Energy, SpeedCast.
NovaWurks + Spaceflight Services Offer Companies Rideshare... Reach Space At A Fraction Of Regular Cost  
...will carry customer demonstration payloads, experiments or subsystems to enable organizations to test capabilities in space at a fraction of the cost of dedicated missions.
It's A Go! Arianespace's Vega Flight VV05 Takes Sentinel-2A—To Join Copernicus Group
Vega Flight VV05, the Arianespace Vega mission with Europe’s Sentinel-2A Earth observation satellite is now underway...
Japan Selects SSL's 1300 Platform's High-Power + Flexibility To Be Incorporated In Their New B-SAT-4a
“The BSAT-4a satellite represents our fourth satellite contract award for the Japanese market in the last two years.”—John Celli, President, SSL.
U.S. Firm Signs Deal To Sell Their Satellite Platform To A Chinese Company, With Boeing To Build The Silkwave-1
The satellite network will operate in the L-band frequency range (1452-1492 MHz) that is globally allocated for BSS.
The Ultimate In Whiplash? China's Super "Eye" Enables Two Spacecraft Flying Eight Times Faster Than Bullets Safe Docking 
 the new "eye" can see clearer under direct sunlight, which will greatly improve safety.
Launch Of Airbus Defence and Space's Sentinel-2A Brings A Whole New Dimension... Color Vision Of Earth
Airbus Defence and Space adds color to the Copernicus program through multispectral instrument that provides unique image quality.
 Roscosmos Plans A Center For Earth Remote Sensing ... Operating All Russian Surface Surveying Spacecraft
... plans to set up a single center for services of Earth’s remote sensing (ERS) that will operate all Russian surface surveying spacecraft...
Go For Launch! Arianespace’s Vega Readies For Sentinel-2A... Copernicus' Earth Observation
The next Vega mission from French Guiana has been authorized for liftoff.