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Those Oh So Critical First Days In Space Have Now Been Surmounted By Sentinel-2A
"We conducted our first orbital maneuver using the Sentinel-2A thrusters yesterday, and this went exactly as planned."—Franco Marchese, Spacecraft Operations Manager, ESA,
Rokot Out, Angara In?
"We are now in discussions with Khrunichev Centre to obtain further cooperation on..."—Vladimir Terekhov, CIS Branch Mgr., Airbus Defence and Space.
Eutelsat's HQ Runs IRG Carrier ID Transmission Tests With WORK Microwave Equipment
“CID is one of the most effective ways of combating satellite interference.”—Martin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group.
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.
Cobham Antenna Systems Goes Polar... Dual-Polar MIMO Base Station
This makes the range an ideal choice for system roll-outs, even if frequencies are likely to change during planning processes.
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.
OneWeb Signs On With Arianespace For 21 Soyuz Launches + Options For Eight Additional Pushes
The first launch will take place in late 2017 and the full deployment will be completed by the end of 2019.
The Copernicus Masters EO Competition Invites Participants
The best service implementation will be awarded as the winner of the Copernicus Masters CloudEO—Going Live Challenge with a prize package worth up to 10,000 euros.
ASC Signal Sponsors Second In Video Series “Satellites And The Beautiful Game” = 3 Billion Viewers + $4 Billion Return
How the soccer ball got its design...Needing a design that would show up on black-and-white T they modeled it after the Telstar satellite. 
World-Link Goes PoP w/A New Inmarsat Agreement
"... we are investing heavily to strengthen our infrastructure and investment with Inmarsat, as well as in our value added services."...
Debris Detention Demo'd By GMV
“This flight exercise represents one more step towards efficient space-debris removal techniques."—Mariella Graziano, Executive Director, Space-Aerospace Segment, GMV.
exactEarth Plans Their IPO
exactEarth is jointly owned by COM DEV and Hisdesat Servicios Estrategicos S.A. (the "Selling Shareholders"). 
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.
Airbus Defence & Space Brings A Trio Of New Service Levels To Warfighters + Remote Workers
“Welfare communication is vital for military operations and humanitarian missions, but it’s impossible to have a one size fits all system."—Steve Kelly, WelComE Service Manager, Airbus Defence & Space.
Svalbard Is Now SSTL's New Ground Station For Polar Orbiting Satellites
“This new facility will significantly enhance our operational capabilities for both our customer’s and our own missions."—James Northam, Head of Ground Systems + Missions Services, SSTL.
The 83rd meeting of the EUMETSAT Council Goes Polar
The meeting achieved progress in the approval process for the optional Jason-CS program...
RigNet TSI's New Position Of VP Global Operations... Promotion Brings Him Full Circle To Aberdeen
He's leading our technical resources as well as two related business areas, Technical Services and MetOcean. 
Espial Goes OTT In A Bluestreak... Acquires Bluestreak Technologies
"Bluestreak brings software expertise and experience integrating leading over-the-top services..."
RUAG Celebrates 250th Fairing Launch
RUAG Space has cause to celebrate...