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Arianespace’s Vega... Preps For  Kazakhstan’s First Earth Observation Satellite (Launch)
[SatNews] ...once again demonstrating its capability to accommodate a full range of payloads with the smallest member in their launcher family...
 
ESA's Experiment... Hopefully No Lumps In This Gravi-2...Just Happy Plants 
[SatNews] Will plants still know which way to grow their roots on Mars or will they go haywire?
 
Costa Rica + Central America—Joining The Global SatFamily (Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] The Central American Aeronautics and Space Administration (ACAE) has officially announced that the first Central American satellite, built in Costa Rica, will be...
 
Exelis + FAA—Elevation Accuracy For Nationwide Aircraft Net (GPS—ADS-B)
[SatNews] Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has completed a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track...
 
SkyBitz®...At Your Service + Subscription...Trailer Tracking + More (M2M Tracking)
[SatNews] ... is an entirely new way for customers to employ its trusted asset management solutions without any upfront capital.
 
ORBCOMM + Savi Technology—Government Cargo Concerns To Be Mitigated (SATCOM—RFID-IV)
[SatNews] ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq:ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, has announced that its partner, Savi Technology (Savi), has been awarded a five-year U.S. Department of Defense contract as...
 
Viva+ + AsiaSat...Addressing Vast DTH Audiences With Diverse Needs...All Prepaid (SatBroadcasting™)
[SatNews] FIFA World Cup 2014 licensed broadcaster with the first product to launch on...
 
NASA + SpaceX...Launches A Dragon Filled With Experiments + More (Launch)
[SatNews] This Dragon wings through space with experiments to keep the astronauts busy...
 
SKY Perfect JSAT + SSL... To Create Perfect Satellites
[SatNews] ...it is designed with the flexibility to adjust its coverage of Japan and the Indian Ocean Region to serve the areas with the highest demand.
 
A Kepler View—An "Earth Cousin" Is Discovered (Exploration—NASA)
[SatNews] Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone"—the range of distance from...
 
CASIS—The Dragon Transports Research To New Heights (Payloads)
[SatNews] The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has revealed that several sponsored research payloads were launched to the International Space Station (ISS...
 
Satellites Know When A Volcano Will Blow (Earth Imaging)
[SatNews] "The findings suggest that satellite radar is the perfect tool to identify volcanic unrest"...
 
Harris Corporation + U.S. Navy—End-To-End Coverage (SATCOM)
[SatNews] The U.S. Navy has awarded Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) an eight-year contract valued at up to $133 million to provide shipboard terminals that...
 
Union of Concerned Scientists Webinar...The Realities Of China's ASAT Weapons Armed With Kinetic Kill Vehicle
[SatNews] The system appears to be designed to place a kinetic kill vehicle on a trajectory to deep space that could reach...
 
iDirect Takes On Numerous Challenges @ UTC Telecom 2014
[SatNews] many Utilities need to plan how to affordably and reliably extend this communications network to the difficult to reach locations of their service territory.
 
NASA—LADEE Loses It + Greets The Moon (Spacecraft)
[SatNews] Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted...
 
Space Foundation—The Intersection of Cyber 1.4 + the 30th Space Symposium (Event)
[SatNews] Space and cyberspace intersect at the Space Foundation's Cyber 1.4 conference on Monday, May 19, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA—the conference provides...
 
Lockheed Martin—Designed To Investigate The Weather In Space (Satellite—Instrument)
[SatNews] Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] has delivered a new solar analysis payload that will help scientists measure and forecast space weather, which can damage ...
 
NASA's Kepler Seeks Earth Twin...Possible Match!  (Kepler Space Telescope)
[SatNews] The next steps in the search for distant life include looking for true Earth-twins—
 
Here's Looking @ Earth—Five Decide To Erupt Simultaneously (Imagery—NASA)
[SatNews] Remote—Cold—Rugged—those three adjectives capture the essence of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. Another word...