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The Build Is On For Telesat's New Telstar 19 VANTAGE Satellite @ SSL
The satellite, which will be located at 63 degrees West, is based on the highly reliable SSL 1300 platform.
ESA Readies LISA Pathfinder ...If Gravitational Waves Exist There's A Whole New Perspective On The Universe's Forces 
It is almost a hundred years since Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, but so far no empirical evidence has been found to support this hypothesis.
NSR Reports On UAS SATCOM + Imaging Markets In A New, Second Edition
Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or UAS, are now battlefield proven for ISR.
Now In The Business Of Revolutionizing M2M — Myriota
New Australian company Myriota has been formed to commercialize technology developed by the University of South Australia’s Institute for Telecommunications Research.
A Power Booster From The US Patent + Trademark Office For EMC
The U.S. PTO granted EMC subsidiary EMC SatCom Technologies LLC this patent in September 2015.
Blue Origin Has Competitors Green With Envy... Mission Accomplished As Rocket Returns To Earth
...soaring to 329,839 feet and then returning through 119-mph high-altitude crosswinds to make a gentle, controlled landing just four and a half feet from the center of the pad.
TeleCommunication Systems Acquired By Comtech Telecommunications
Under the terms of the merger agreement, unanimously approved by both companies’ Board of Directors, Comtech will make a first step cash tender offer at $5.00 per TCS share.
KVH Updates Maritime Viewing Experience... Enhances IP-MobileCast + More To Come
The new features are being rolled out in stages, with the first round of upgrades automatically delivered via over-the-air software updates for current subscribers.
Orbit Logic Gets Into Scheduling To Enhance General Dynamics' SGSS For NASA
STK Scheduler will process communication service requests to produce a deconflicted schedule for NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS).
MSS Solutions For L-Band Being Developed Via Collaboration Between Cobham SATCOM + ViaSat
The first satellite terminal product from the Cobham/ViaSat collaboration is the EXPLORER 122, a compact, vehicle mount real-time IP satellite terminal.
There's International Interest In Hosted Payloads As Evidenced By Latest HPA Workshop
HPA’s workshop explored the benefits and challenges of commercially hosted government payload programs.
GaN Family Of Amplifiers With Optimal SWaP Roll-Out From Teledyne Microwave Solutions
With a calculated MTBF of over 40,000 hours @ +85 degrees C, these units are suitable for airborne applications as well as challenging land based environments.
KBZ Hughes JUPITER™ System... New Nationwide Satellite Network Bridges Digital Divide 
...the JUPITER ground control gateways and remote terminals will operate over both Ku- and C-band satellite links to power broadband services for enterprises, consumers and cellular providers
NASA Signs On SpaceX To Deliver Astronauts To The ISS
SpaceX’s crew transportation system, including the Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket, has advanced through several development and certification phases.
ViaSat's New Exede® WiFi Modem + A 25 Mbps Plan Debut For Home Satellite Internet Service Offering
The new Exede WiFi Modem offers high value in a compact design, enabling users to do more with one device.
NASA's STEREO Resuming Normal Operations As The Spacecraft Orbits From Behind The Sun
For the previous year, STEREO-A was transmitting only a weak signal—or occasionally none at all—due to its position almost directly behind the sun.
Unlocking The Potential Of IoT... Via Satellites... CompTIA, Space Enterprise Council + SIA Webinar Upcoming...
One of the often overlooked components of the IOT ecosystem is the integral role of satellites. 
Transitional CubeSat Ridesharing Program Initiated By United Launch Alliance
ULA will offer universities the chance to compete for at least six CubeSat launch slots on two Atlas V missions, with a goal to eventually add university CubeSat slots to nearly every Atlas and Vulcan launch.”—Tory Bruno, ULA President + CEO.
New Contract For MDA To Supply Antenna Subsystem For Boeing's 702MP Satellite
MDA will provide a communication antenna subsystem to be installed on the Boeing 702MP satellite platform from Boeing Defense, Space & Security in Berkely, Missouri.
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.