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ESA Provides Hitchhiking CubeSats w/A Surreal Ride ...AIM...An Amazing Adventure On An Asteroid
 Think of it as the ultimate hitchhiking opportunity...
 
The Upcoming UK Space Agency's Second CubeSat Mission Is Definitely Taking Shape
The suite of three payloads will be developed by UK academic-industrial partnerships that will use the mission for rapid and cost-effective demonstration of new and innovative space technologies.
 
World Teleport Association Board's New Chairman
"I have come to admire his integrity and passion over the years and I am confident that under his guidance the WTA will continue to encourage independence and, more importantly,..."
 
U.S.A.F.'s New SBIRS Ground System Successfully Integrated
Under the Increment 2 system, all operational control will be consolidated under one primary Mission Control Station (MCS) with a single backup control station.
 
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft Regarding Appropriation Actions
"Unreliable funding jeopardizes aircraft, cutter and boat maintenance and operations."—Admiral Xukunft, U.S.C.G. Commandant.
 
Final System Level Testing Now Set For Airbus D&S' LISA Pathfinder's Modules
LISA Pathfinder’s mission is to test a series of ultra-high precision technologies to be used on a later, and much larger project originally called LISA (Laser Interferometric Space Antenna), which is a gravitational wave observatory.
 
Runnin' On Down The Alaska Highway Networky With Gilat's CellEdge
RuralCom's networks will use Gilat's CellEdge 3G technology to provide satellite-based, high-speed mobile services in previously unserved rural areas of Canada.
 
SES' Keynote Presentation... Satellite Holds The Key To Unlock Architecture Of Future Networks + Accelerate Digitization
"Mobile players are facing enormous challenges and the risk that the evolution of network demand and usage lead to an unmanageable congestion..."
 
Keysight Technologies’ Flexible Signal-Creation Software Useful In Military Com + Satellites +  Test of 5G
The new capabilities are useful in aerospace/defense applications such as military communications and satellites that often utilize custom or proprietary waveforms not directly supported by commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) test equipment.
 
SatBroadcasting™: Massachusetts Excise Tax: Tax on Video Programming Delivered by Satellite Was Not Discriminatory.
These satellite service providers believe this excise tax discriminates against interstate commerce by the way it only applies to video programming provided through satellite and not cable.
 
SpaceX Launches Two Communications Satellites...Sparks A First...Fully Electrically Powered Xenon-Ion Thrusters
The xenon-ion propulsion engine harnesses magnetic fields instead of rocket fuel for propulsion.
 
Highly Reflective Of Good Technology, AstroMast Deploys On NASA'/JPL's SMAP
"The AstroMesh Reflector is a central feature of the SMAP spacecraft, which will be used to help monitor soil moisture and thus provide critical data about the state of our planet."—John A. Alvarez, general manager, Astro Aerospace. 
 
U.S. Navy and Marine Corp.'s Readiness Severely Suffers Under Sequestration... And More To Follow...
“This means longer timelines to arrive, less time to prevail, if we do, more ships and aircraft out of action when in battle, more sailors, Marines and merchant mariners killed.”—Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert.
 
Argentinian Satellite Tracking Station For Chinese Moon Missions Gets The O.K.
Argentina will be able to access the antenna at least 10 percent of the time to develop research projects under a deal between the two countries.
 
Exelis' CrIS Prepared For Joint Polar Satellite System Integration
“CrIS is proven technology that is already providing high-quality environmental data to the meteorological and climate communities on Suomi NPP.”—Eric Webster,V.P., environmental intelligence, Exelis.
 
Kratos' RT Logic's SpectralNet™ A One-Of-A-Kind...Transports RF Anywhere + On Any IP Network
The lossless transport of packetized RF over IP networks—public or private—is now possible, over any distance, even in the presence of real world IP network limitations.
 
Harris Hires ASC Signal For NOAA's Next Gen GOES-R Satellite... A Good Signal for Processing Critical Weather
"We are proud of having been part of this important project which will help NWS advance the understanding of weather systems and ...
 
NSR Takes On Satellite Manufacturing + Launch Services 
In a constantly evolving sector that in 2014 experienced the introduction of new launch vehicles, vast satellite architectures, and a growing need for flexibility and broad capabilities...
 
AltegroSky's Yamal-401 Offers New Possibilities 
"We waited for this launch."
 
Harris Completes IT Infrastructure's Installation + Integration...An Inspiration For NOAA’s GOES-R Series
The system includes 2,100 servers, 149 racks of network equipment, 317 workstations, and storage services totaling three petabytes.