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SatNews Offices To Be Closed For Seasonal Holiday R + R ... 
The SatNews team will be taking a brief respite.
 
A Delay In the exactEarth IPO Announced...
Challenging conditions in the capital requirements are causing a postponement in this IPO...
 
GSA Awards A Wallops Win
"The team has made tremendous strides over the past several years and has been consistently recognized by the scientists we support for our capabilities and 'can do' spirit."—Shane Dover, chief of the Wallops' aircraft office and NASA research pilot.
 
Keysight Is Smart As A Fox ... Test Drive FieldFox Handheld Analyzer
Every operating mode is flexible enough to meet the needs of novices and experts alike ...
 
NASA's Lucky 13 Contracts ... Awards Aerospace Propulsion, Communications Research Contracts
Each of the 13 indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts provide for fixed price, cost share and cost reimbursement competitive tasks with a cumulative maximum value of $190 million over the next five years.
 
Lockheed Martin Successfully Tests Design Changes Of Orion's Fairing Separation System
"Tests like this help ensure it will work right the first time and every time.”—Mike Hawes, V.P. + Program Manager, Orion, Lockheed Martin.
 
Ferra Brought Into Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton UAS Project In Australia
In March 2014, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the Australian Government's intent to purchase the Triton UAS for high-altitude, long-endurance surveillance missions.
 
Major Collaboration Among Organizations Delivers Survivable AEHF System ... Achieves Initial Operational Capability
This significant achievement reflects superb collaboration between numerous organizations
 
Major Acquisition By Lockheed Martin — A Rotary Procurement Of Sikorsky Aircraft
“Sikorsky is a natural fit for Lockheed Martin and complements our broad portfolio of world-class aerospace and defense products and technologies.”—Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President + CEO, Lockheed Martin.
 
Harris Brings Their Expertise To The Small Satellite Conference...
At this show, Harris will be showing their perfect fit for smallsats—HyperCube, which is a smaller version of the Cross Track Infrared Sounder.
 
General "Hap" Arnold's Prophecy Proves Positive ... Evidenced w/20th Anniversary Of Flying Remotely Piloted Aircraft 
"Take everything you've learned about aviation in war, throw it out of the window, and let's go to work on tomorrow's aviation,"
 
NASA's OSIRIS-REx In Pursuit Of Astroid Bennu Gets Pushed Around By Sun + Asks "Where Did We Come From?"
Bennu is also one of the most potentially hazardous asteroids and it has a relatively high probability of impacting the Earth late in the 22nd century.
 
Crop Yields For Canadian Farmers To Receive SMAP Support, Thanks To Canada Parliament Project Funding
"By providing our farmers with key data to better manage their land, we are helping to ensure the agricultural sector continues to drive productivity and prosperity in the province."—Member of Parliament Lawrence Toet (Elmwood-Transcona).
 
C-COM Satellite Systems ... It's Official ... ViaSat® Gives The Nod To iNetVu®'s 1.2m Ka-Band Vehicle Antenna
The Ka-1202V system is the second antenna system to have successfully passed all testing as required by the ViaSat Auto-acquire Terminal Qualification process...
 
The Maritime Industry Obtains A New Fleet Management System From McMurdo
"I can also now track my vessels anywhere, even on my iPhone when I’m away from the office."—W.D. “Butch” Bazer, Operations Manager, Aries Marine.
 
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's Primary Mirror Segments Undergo More Testing
The James Webb Space Telescope is the scientific successor to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
 
NASA Lobster-Eye Optics' X-Rays' SMILE About Mission To Detect Dangerous Weather + Gas 
"Because all of the energy that powers dangerous space weather events near Earth comes from solar wind, this capability allows us to better protect our space assets—particularly geosynchronous spacecraft, such as those that carry cell phone signals,"
 
Comprehensive Analysis Of EO Markets To Be Published This August By NSR
The study provides an in-depth assessment of Defense and Intelligence, Managed Living Resources, Energy and Natural Resources, Industrial, Services and Public Authorities segments with a complete assessment and forecast of revenues across all regions over the next ten years.
 
The Emerging Needs, Opportunities + Challenges Of UAS... An Upcoming ASDEvents Symposium
"In the next 20-30 years, these things (RPAs) are going to explode."—General Mark A. Welsh, III, Air Force Chief of Staff.
 
Creech AFB Airmen Show Off The RPA MQ-1 Predator In Canada
"We wanted to show everyone that the plane is not 'unmanned' and it takes a lot of manpower in every stage of operating the aircraft."—2nd Lt. Joel, 11th Reconnaissance Squadron Chief of Intelligence, U.S.A.F.