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In March of 2015, Canada Will Auction A Plethora Of Mobile Spectrum
"Spectrum is essential to power our wireless devices, and our government is making it more available than ever before."—James Moore, the Canadian Minster of Industry.
 
The First Indigenous Satellite Build Is Planned By Turkey—TÜRKSAT 6A—Plus, GÖKTÜRK-2 Celebrates Second Anniversary... On Orbit
TAI Facilities in Ankara, Turkey, will build this new satellite...
 
ManSat...Increases in Free Enterprise In Space Is Impetus For Increases In Board Of Advisors... x 3
"...[the Company] s driving some of the most innovative and impactful commercial strategies that I have seen in the satellite industry in the past decade." 
 
Inmarsat's L-Band Antenna Pumps 10Mbps Return Link Connectivity
“Today’s government agencies and military forces are more mobile than ever, and require very nimble communication solutions."—Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat U.S. Government Business Unit.
 
MTN Government Knows Xactly What They're Doing w/X-Band Antenna In Spain...The Largest X-Band In Europe
X-band antennas are configured to operate within both a global beam that is cross-strapped to a steerable spot beam and spot to pot beams.
 
Northrop Grumman Brings The Fire Scout MQ-8B To The USCG
"I'm confident that we'll demonstrate increased NSC effectiveness while lowering the Coast Guard's operational costs."—George Vardoulakis, Vice President, Medium Range Tactical Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
 
Harris' Falcon To Improve Philippine Army TacComms
“This order will accelerate tactical radio modernization for the Philippine Army..."—Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications,
 
Airbus Defence and Space Second In Record For Longevity...This Satellite Must Have Taken All Its Vitamins
Expected to serve 10 years in space, this healthy satellite lasted 23.5 years.
 
Thales Alenia Space's Four O3b Space Constellation Sats Launch New Record For Arianespace 
The 11th launch of the year sets a new all-time record and passes the cumulative mark of 500 satellites in orbit
 
 
SES GS' Satellite Transmits Live Historic Orion Test Flight + Re-entry 
NASA's Orion will send astronauts to deep space destinations during future missions.
 
Harris' Birds Travel To Middle East... Military's $50M Contract For Falcon III® Wideband Radios 
...an order valued at more than $50 million from a nation in the Middle East to deliver...
 
Early Orbit Exercises by Lockheed Martin + Raytheon Demo New GPS Capabilities
“Launch Exercise 4 demonstrated the team’s ability to complete nearly 100 percent of the GPS III space vehicle 1 launch and early orbit mission sequence.”—Mark Stewart,Vice President, Navigation Systems, Lockheed Martin.
 
For California's Severe Drought, NASA Reveals The State Is Short Some 11 Trillion Gallons of Water
Recent California aren't nearly enough to end the multi-year drought.
 
NSR's Brazil Report... Noisy BRICS Bring Questions About A Bubble
This has led to questions of a capacity bubble...to soak up the staggering amount of capacity coming online.
 
ND SatCom FIPS Their Lid... Now That SKYWAN 7000 Series FIPS Is Certified
...it can also undoubtedly be applied by other customers with the need for extra high security when transmitting data over satellite.
 
Four Global Hawks Heading To Republic of Korea
Northrop Grumman will provide four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk air vehicles...
 
Space X Falcon 9's Next Goal...A First...To Launch + Land The Bird On Unanchored Ocean Platform
The odds of success are not great—perhaps 50 percent at best.
 
Wideband Tactical Radios From Harris Heading Into Australian Defence Force
“Harris Falcon radios provide the ADF with wideband capabilities..."—Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications,
 
Aerojet Rocketdyne's RL10C-1 Exerts Influence For Atlas V + CHAMPS™ Hot-Fire Test For CubeSat Propulsion
“Seeing the culmination of the team’s efforts to develop and qualify this configuration for use on the Atlas Centaur is very rewarding."—Michael Popp, RL10C-1 program manager at Aerojet Rocketdyne. ""The MPS-120 hot-fire test is a significant milestone in demonstrating our game-changing propulsion solution."—Christian Carpenter, MPS-120 program manager.
 
Airbus Defence and Space Sells Tokyo Spot Image...Run Spot Run, See Spot Run To Direct Receiving Station
...with significant successes in the mapping, agriculture and forestry sectors, generating profit every single year.