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Making Progress In the Nick Of Time... Russia's Progress Hastens To Deliver Hardware, Food + Goodies To ISS
The Russian cargo craft will make 34 orbits of Earth during the next two days before docking...
 
SKY MEXICO-1 (SKYM-1) Checks Out + Checks Off The 'To Do' List For DIRECTV Now In Orbit
“Orbital ATK not only delivered the satellite four months early, but the satellite mission and in-orbit testing proceeded flawlessly,”
 
Ball Gives All... Powers On NOAA's JPSS-1 Weather Satellite 
The latest milestone means the satellite is moving toward environmental testing by early 2016 with on-time delivery scheduled for late 2016. 
 
Harris' + Exelis' Talent + Technology Collaborate... A New Beginning
“We combined Harris’ and Exelis’ top talent and technology to create four market-focused segments"...
 
RigNet's Senior VP + CFO To Depart...  He Was Celebrated In 2010 As Best CFO + First Place for Financial Forthrightness
"Marty has been a key contributor to RigNet’s success over the past several years, having helped guide the Company through an IPO, two acquisitions and the launch of a new ERP system."
 
Third Time Is Not The Charm As Third Company Has Mishap...SpaceX  Explodes w/Supplies + Experiments On Way To ISS...
The good news is that no one died as a result of this launch anomaly
 
NASA Accelerates New Horizons Spacecraft... Traveling 32,500 Miles Per Hour... 'Nudges' It Into Pluto's Path
While it may appear to be a minute adjustment for a spacecraft moving 32,500 miles per hour, the impact is significant.
 
Aireon + Isavia Enter Into MOU To Improve Safety + Save Fuel 
... will be visible to air traffic control, including over polar and oceanic airspace, where current surveillance is limited or does not exist.
 
ESA's Rosetta Reveals More Than Simple Balls Of Ice + Dust... This Comet Has Perfect Circular Pits
Almost immediately, scientists began to wonder about several surprisingly deep, almost perfectly circular pits on the comet’s surface.
 
iDefigo Group + KORE Join Forces @ Security Exhibition and Conference To Further M2M Surveillance
“We’re continuing to see growth in this area both nationally and internationally with a number of our security and asset management customers.”
 
Military Tests New Comsat With 300 Times The Bandwidth... O3b Networks Demonstrates The Technology
The military has tested a new commercial communications satellite system that potentially offers 300 times the bandwidth of current satellites.
 
An Evolution For The Largest Distance Learning Program In Brazil Powered By iDirect
“Government data shows that only about one-third of all children in Brazil make it to the sixth grade."—Rob Kilroy, Regional V.P., Sales, iDirect.
 
Avascent Webinar To Tackle The Crucial Necessities + Convoluted Challenges Of The Satellite Launch Process
From finding the documentation you need, to understanding the regulatory issues pertaining to commercial satellite launch today, this conversation will provide a snapshot of both present procedures and the future of the commercial communications satellite market.
 
SSTL... How 'The Little Engine That Could'... Builds The First Microsatellite Now Celebrates 30 Years Of Space Innovation
"Firsts": the first microsatellite with in-orbit re-programmable computer and the first to fly a CCD area array Earth imager. 
 
Lockheed Martin's Fourth MUOS Secure Communications Satellite Shipped For August Launch
MUOS-4 Extends U.S. Navy’s Smart Phone-Like Mobile Network to Near Global Coverage“MUOS-4 will complete our near global coverage, reaching further north and south toward the poles than ever before.”
 
Airbus Defence and Space Delivers Heart Of LISA Pathfinder Space Probe... Ready To Ride Einstein's Waves 
LISA Pathfinder is paving the way for a future large space observatory that ultimately will directly observe and precisely measure gravitational waves.
 
Harris' MNVR Testing Completed During U.S. Army's NIE Event
“The MNVR LUT is a great example of the benefits of defense marketplace competition because it demonstrates...”—George Helm, President, DoD Business, Harris RF Communications.
 
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.
 
ULA's Tightrope Act...Maintaining Industry's Lead Of 96 Missions 100 Percent Success + Achieving National Rocket Independence   
"...if the current law is not modified, America will not have assured access to space and competition will have been unintentionally eliminated, giving the new entrant a monopoly,"
 
 
Arab Advisors Group Reveal... 70 Percent Of Arab Satellite TV Channels Have Online Sites  
Spurred by the increasing uptake of the Internet service in the Arab World, many channels in the Arab TV industry have established an online presence.