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In Their Honor...Lest We Forget
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DIRECTV 15 Satellite Set For Starring Role In Kourou On May 27th
Covering the entirety of the Unites States, DIRECTV 15 will provide additional digital television services to more than 20 million DIRECTV users there.
 
Orbital ATK Played Their Roles Well With ULA Atlas V AFSPC-5's Launch
Orbital ATK also produced the Centaur Interstage Adapter (CISA) that houses the second stage engine, and the boattail that adapts the core vehicle to the five-meter diameter fairing.
 
Satellite Sustainment Contract Awarded To Lockheed Martin Space System Company
Lockheed Martin will provide sustainment of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF), Milstar, and Defense Satellite Communications System III.
 
Garbage In Garbage Out...SpaceX Takes Out The ISS' Trash + Makes A Splash
The month-long mission ended with a successful, if damp, landing and the 3,100lb of completed scientific experiments, broken hardware, and dirty clothes has been successfully retrieved.
 
The ‘CAPEd’ Crusader: Goddard Technologist Advances CubeSat Concept for Planetary Exploration
The spacecraft, including the service module and entry probe, would weigh less than 11 pounds and measure no more than 4 inches on a side.
 
NASA's SMAP Possesses Multi Talents...Tests Soil Moisture + Can Determine Frozen Or Thawed
"Fourteen years after the concept for a NASA mission to map global soil moisture was first proposed, SMAP now has formally transitioned to routine science operations,"
 
Advantech Wireless' New SSPB/BUC Debuts For Military TacOps 
"These GaN based BUCs meet the most stringent military specifications."—Cristi Damian, V.P., Business Development, Advantech Wireless.
 
Eight ASC Signal Antennas Purchased By Asian InfoCom Providers
The new antennas are being installed at a major teleport in Singapore and are joining several existing ASC antennas that are being relocated to the site.
 
Harris' Falcon III® Successfully Demonstrates MUOS Waveform By Operating On-Air
MUOS waveform operated on-air between two Falcon III® radios and
to add MUOS waveform to fielded radios requires software-only upgrade.
 
Second Launch Update Re: CubeSats Separation ... ULA + U.S.A.F.  Launch Is A Go For X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle
Second update regarding CubeSat separation.
 
Space + Missile Systems Center Successfully Launches the AFSPC-5 Mission From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
When there's a launch there are always several agencies/companies involved, and subsequently an announcement from each. Here's the latest from the U.S.A.F.
 
Doubling In-Flight Wi-Fi Speeds For Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband, Courtesy Of Honeywell Aerospace + Eclipse
“The new High Data Rate service is a great addition to Honeywell’s broad connectivity product suite and offers another option for operators and passengers to enhance their in-flight experience.”—Jack Jacobs, V.P., Marketing + Product Management, Honeywell Aerospace.
 
STEM Support For 4-H Earns Hughes Network Systems Award Finalist Nomination
“This is great recognition for a program that has already reached so many young people all over the country.”—Mike Cook, Sr. V.P., North America Division, Hughes.
 
X2nSat + Spaceport America Sign MOA... The First VSAT Provider To Build For the Next Generation
"I truly believe the world is a better place when the unconnected are connected."
 
Moving On Up @ Talia—Buechler Named As Vice President of Business Development
Mr. Buechler will report directly to Alan Afrasiab, Chief Executive Officer.
 
DataPath Now Has MissionMobility Tech License In Hand For Secure Networking Offerings
DataPath and MissionMobility provide complementary products and services designed specifically for remote and harsh operating environments.
 
Hosted Payload Alliance To Testify Before House Committee... Increase Awareness Of Benefits
She noted, "this is a great opportunity to get the message out and ensure the HPA is in the forefront."
 
DigitalGlobe's IKONOS Built By Lockheed Martin Retires...  Celebrates A Lifespan Twice Its Original Expectancy 
 A bittersweet end to memories both tragic—Manhattan after 9/11—and joyful—images of the Olympic villages.

 
 
The Domino Effect...Launch Of Inmarsat’s Third Global Xpress Satellite Delayed Due To Failure Of Centenario Satellite
“This is the third time our Global Xpress program has suffered launch delays because of Proton launch failures."