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Space Force Wants $5B For Anti-Jam Satcoms 
PTS is not a satellite per se, instead it is envisioned as a payload that uses a highly jam-resistant signal called the Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW).
 
SES is not a Happy Camper with Intelsat Over C-Band Submission to the FCC
SES reaffirms the company's steadfast support for the Commission’s objectives to ensure global leadership in 5G and the firm stands ready...
 
Defense Contractors are Hiring for the Space Force: Here Are the Jobs!
... the release of the president’s budget request which finally delivers unto the Space Force big dollars to do big things. And by big, I mean big: $15.4 billion.
 
China’s First Rival to SpaceX Starlink Satellites Completes Key Test
... paving the way for more internet-beaming satellites that can complement 5G base stations on the ground, according to private Chinese aerospace ... 
 
Michigan Wants to Become Next Site for Space Launch Facility
"The job growth will be dramatic. So, if you look at the space industry as it grows today, I believe it's an industry worth $438 billion."
 
Aussies' Prime Minister Attends the Launch of Australian Space Agency Headquarters 
... at the International Astronautical Congress held in Adelaide in September 2017 that a national agency would be established, and now it has been. 
 
Panasonic Avionics and Nelco Ltd. Offer Connectivity to India's Vistara's Five-Star Aviation Experience
As a result of this agreement, Panasonic, and its subsidiary ITC Global, now offer connectivity to both aircraft and maritime vessels operating within India.
 
China Launches Four to Orbit
These satellites were launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 5:07 a.m. (Beijing Time) and they will be used mainly for a new...
 
ISRO to Launch an Unprecedented 10 Earth Imaging Satellites
On a quick look, such a preponderance of the EO launches is unprecedented and includes new categories such as the first Geo Imaging Satellite, GISAT-1.
 
Arianespace's Double Celebration ... Successful Launches for Japan and Korea and a 40th Anniversary 
In one month, Arianespace has launched a total of 38 satellites. Three more launches are scheduled in March from the space centers in French Guiana ...
 
Inmarsat's New Saudi Arabian Partners Provide Connectivity Solutions on Land, Sea and Air
... and high-capacity broadband, Global Xpress, services in Saudi Arabia, enabling Saudi-based businesses to deploy these services for the first time.
 
A Russian Satellite is Probably Stalking a U.S. Spy Satellite in Orbit
Back in 2017 Russia said its “inspection satellites” were for checking up on Russian satellites to closely examine damage or equipment failure with the intention of using ...
 
Is Iran Using Space Launches To Develop Long-Range Missiles?
Michael Elleman ... at the International Institute for Strategic Studies think tank in London, agrees that technologies and components of satellite launchers are similar to long-range ballistic missiles.
 
Israel Homeland Security ... Expect More Powerful GPS Signals
GPS IIIF satellites will boast regional military protection capabilities, which allow them to deliver regionally-limited high-power M-Code signals.
 
SpaceX's Successful Starlink Launch ... Number Five in a Series
Each of Starlink's large dinner table-size satellites weighs over 500 pounds, the largest single satellite constellation in orbit.
 
Four BeiDou BDS Now in Operation
The 50th and the 51st BDS satellites, launched on November 23, 2019, are operating in MEO and were developed by the Innovation Academy for ...
 
MDA's Terminal Between Earth and ISS to Improve Communications, Almost Instant Experiment Results
As a result, UK and European scientists and researchers will be able to see results of their ISS science experiments almost instantaneously.
 
Japan Offers Malaysia New Frontier in Space Exploration
Japan is ready to take Malaysia to a new frontier in space exploration and technology, via collaborative initiatives.
 
Iran’s Satellite Carriers Have No Military Aspect ... Reports Defense Minister
“The satellite carriers have nothing to do with the subject of missiles, and constitute a completely non-defensive and non-military issue,”c
 
It's a Go! Northrop Grumman and NASA Launch Cygnus Resupply Mission to Space Station 
Understanding how fires spread in space is vital for developing flame-resistant materials and fire prevention measures, but it is difficult to perform flame growth and prevention ...