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Orion Ready + Set to Roll to Launch Pad @ Kennedy Space Center
“We’re ready to launch it into space and test every inch.”
 
Aerojet Rocketdyne Propels + Pushes GPS IIF-8 Satellite Upwards
Propulsion included an RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine, a dozen attitude control thrusters and six helium pressurization tanks.
 
Harris Falcon III Wideband Radios Heading Into Central Asia For Armed Forces
The order will deliver high-frequency and multiband tactical radios to an Asian nation's armed forces.
 
ESA Evasions, Thanks To U.S. Strategic Command
“The more timely and customizable data exchange enabled by this agreement will improve collision avoidance as well as launch and early operations for our missions.”
 
Emerging Markets Communications' Vote of Confidence from the African Union With Renewal + Expansions
In addition to renewing services for these sites, the African Union added an additional eight international locations, for a total of 28 global sites.
 
NSR Offers BRICS' Report Assesses Satellite Capacity Supply + Demand  Brazil, Russia, India, China + South Africa
... enables satellite operators and service providers to anticipate competitive developments in order to protect as well as expand their market position in...
 
ICT Begins Feasibility Plan...Launch a Satellite that Provides ICT Services...Or Not
The committee will examine the demand of government agencies to use satellite technology to provide public services, ranging from health care and education to security. 
 
TIM Selects Gilat ... Deploys 3G Small Cell Network for TIM Brasil in Only Two Months
[SatNews] selected the Company to provide a full turnkey solution of 3G coverage to the most remote regions of Paraná state in Brazil.
 
 
Harris Delivers—in Just 28 Months—Aireon's First Flight Payload for Global Air Traffic Surveillance System
 ...satellite production line will complete a total of 81 satellites for the constellation, including 66 low-Earth orbit operational satellites, six in-orbit spares, and nine ground-backup spacecraft, over the next three years.
 
 UPDATE: USAF + ULA's Atlas V...GPS IIF-8 Climbs Upward
And it's a launch.
 
UPDATE: Orbital Sciences...Antares Rocket's Catastrophic Failure, Total Loss, No Casualties—AIB Formation Initiated
An extremely rare and catastrophic incident took place shortly after liftoff...
 
Russian Meridian Satellite Makes For Space
The Fregat upper stage with a Meridian dual-use communications satellite had successfully separated from the third stage of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket.
 
Russia Readies for Launch of a Bunch of 70 Proton Rockets by 2020
[SatNews] The Proton-M has experienced several failures in 2013 and 2014.
 
Planatary Resources...Never Say Die...Optimism Reigns
[SatNews] But in a message that he cheerfully ended with "Onward, upward and live to fly another day!", the Redmond company's CEO and self-described chief asteroid miner said...
 
Elbit Systems to Supply Satellite-on-the-Move Systems to Canadian Armed Forces
The contract, awarded by Rheinmetall Canada Inc., stipulates the manufacturer provide the ELSAT 2100 SOTM.
 
C-COM's Antennas Save Antelopes in Africa + Other Wildlife in the Great Limpopo
 A rhino is killed every eight hours as its horns have become more valuable pound for pound than gold and this relentless slaughter threatens it survival.
 
Euroconsult Report — Mobile Industry’s Drive to Access C-Band Threatens African Economies
...and demonstrated the potential damage to economies and civil society of attempts by the mobile and wireless industry to gain access to C-Band spectrum.
 
Government + Military SATCOM Demands Will Drive $7.8 Billion In Revenues By 2023
“The military’s focus on mobility applications, especially using UAVs and manned aeronautical platforms for ISR missions, will boost demand for both FSS and HTS COMSATCOM capacity."
 
SkyVision Donates to The National Commission Against Ebola in Guinea
These funds will be used to cover the expenses and the needs of Ebola patients and their affected families.
 
Gilat Satellite Network's Webinar... Avoid Cellular Traffic Jams, Stay Ahead of the Surge
Can you believe that 100Mbps single session download to an LTE handset?