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Boeing's X-37B Comes Home After A 674-Day Spatial Excursion
This landing of Boeing's X-37B concluded a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.
 
China's Wenchang Satellite Launch Center Now Complete... Next Step, Get A Rocket, A Satellite + Then Launch 
[SatNews] As the new center faces the sea to the south and east, there is also no danger of debris from launch vehicles falling into residential areas.
 
Engineering + Risk Assessment Reviews Completed By Shield Aviation For UAS
"The granting of the IFC for the ARES UAS is an extremely important milestone as it recognizes its airworthiness and safety of flight for ARES UAS."
 
Satellite Industry Association Media Statement ...Satellites Are Fundamental In Telecommunications Infrastructure
...are the result of substantial resources being expended on research, development and planning, and SIA is concerned about the impact of the FCC’s proposals on these services. 
 
By 2020, A New SATCOM Radio System For Russian Signal Troops
"...development work is now being carried out on the creation of a modern, interference-resistant, broadband satellite communication systems..."
 
Latitude Technologies is 'IONode ION100 Certified' for Airbus EC135 Helicopter
[SatNews] This company is now certified for the solutions they provide to helicopters, and is the smallest and lightest in the industry.
 
Sensor Payloads To Be Developed By Northrop Grumman For SBIRS #6 and #7
"We are committed to reducing cost and payload development cycle times, while still providing exceptional data to our military and intelligence stake holders."
 
EIAST Completes KhalifaSat's 'Home Grown' Design... First to be Designed + Built in the UAE
In order to achieve all of the new features for the satellite, the company has plans to develop several new technologies.
 
Airbus Defence + Space's MEASAT-3b Goes Operational...the 34th Eurostar to Press the Boundaries
Together, they will make up Asia's most robust Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite television neighborhood.
 
HISPASAT Provides an Out for OUTtv in Europe... Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual + Transgender Channel    
The gay-lifestyle television channel OUTtv has chosen a satellite operator...
 
Scientists Name The 45-Meter Boulder On Rosetta’s Comet After An Egyptian Pyramid
Rosetta began its close observation phase on October 10 at just 10km from comet 67P...
 
MUOS Connection Completed By General Dynamics C4 Systems For SRW Manpacks
"... this is a significant step forward in placing the full power of the Army's tactical network in the hands of soldiers."
 
One Day—Five Experts Scrutinize The Law + The Regulations That Impact SATCOM
Next week, in Washington DC, this informative annual event for lawyers, regulators, policy deciders and corporate legal departments, presents...
 
Severe Storms Early Warning Instrument For GOES-R Delivered By Lockheed Martin
“GLM will have the potential to save lives by using lightning as a reliable indicator of severe weather, like tornadoes."
 
NASA's SMAP Arrives + Prepares to Dig In + Study Earth's Moisture
SMAP will provide the most accurate, highest-resolution global measurements of soil moisture ever obtained from space and will detect whether the ground is frozen or thawed.
 
PSLV-C26 Launches IRNSS-1C Navigation Satellite 
The Third Navigation Satellite Is Launched By The ISRO
 
NSR's Latest Assessment of M2M + Internet of Things via Satellite
 ...provides not only the most comprehensive analysis of this fundamental satellite telecommunications market, but now includes an assessment of the terrestrial M2M market.
 
Hermes Performs Well in the Cooper Basin, Australia... Delivers Advanced Well Services With VSAT for O&G 
...the unit will automatically deploy, lock to the satellite and connect to the Internet and/or private voice and data networks as required within five minutes.
 
Sierra Nevada Corporation Selected By DoD For STPSat-5 Build
"The Space Test Program has a rich history of providing support to continue our Nation’s leadership in delivering enhanced space capability to protect our military men and women..."
 
TeleCommunication Systems + L.R. Kimball Combine Forces Provide Advanced Cybersecurity Services for a Multitude
 ...partnership focuses on critical infrastructure protection for agencies including public safety agencies, education institutions and social services.