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Third Indonesian Satellite To Launch Next Month
The satellite is named Telkom-3 and will support voice and data services.
 
Departing the ISS — Six CubeSats
These smallsats were pushed out of the ISS via the Kibo airlock using the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD)
 
Prepping and Priming By Arianespace for Launch of Sentinel-2B
This Vega mission is part of another busy year for Arianespace’s launch services...
 
First Launch of the Year for Arianespace is to Carry Hispasat 36W-1 to Orbit
This geostationary satellite will be driven to orbit for the Spanish operator Hispasat using a Soyuz launch vehicle.
 
Gomspace Signs On With Chinese Private Launch Firm For Satellite Push
Landspace will use their Landspace-1 rocket to put Gomspace's satellites into orbit in 2018.
 
Singapore Slings Its Seventh Satellite From the ISS
"The long-term goal of the Kyutech-NTU joint space program is to do a lunar mission using the technologies demonstrated by these two satellites."
 
Thailand's Digital Economy and Society Ministry Studies Satellite Service Industry Reform
The deputy permanent secretary of the ministry, said that the committee would then forward its final decision to the nation's Cabinet in March.
 
Gilat and Air Esurfing... Provide Broadband to China's Airlines
Gilat’s solution will enable continuous service exceeding 100Mbps and servicing many dozens of passengers per aircraft.
 
From France to Florida... Eurostar's SES-10 is on its Way for SpaceX Launch
SES-10 is the 45th satellite based on the Eurostar E3000 platform and the tenth to use electric propulsion for station-keeping.
 
ULA's  L-1 Launch Tomorrow USAF's SBIRS GEO Flight 3 One of the Nation's Highest Priority Programs 
L-1 update of SBIRS mission... missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness.  
 
First Singaporean Satellite Takes Leave Of ISS
The satellite will conduct tests to evaluate the durability of commercial off-the-shelf microprocessors in space...
 
Japan's First Missile Defense Satellite Set For Launch
The goal of this satellite is to detect and then track missiles that are launched from North Korea...
 
China Plans to Launch an Earthquake Cognizant Satellite
This satellite may be used in monitoring and forecasting earthquakes and is the nation's first, space-based platform for monitoring tremors.
 
KVH Upgrades and Plans to Include IoT and OneWeb
initiating an upgrade to mix high-throughput capacity from geostationary and low Earth orbit satellites into its network that will triple the current speeds.  
 
JAXA's Akatsuki Probe Spots Perhaps The Largest Gravity Wave In Solar System... Ever
a Japanese space mission—that is centered around investigating Venus has made an amazing discovery.
 
ViaSat's New Satellite ...A Step Closer to Becoming First Global Internet Service Provider
ViaSat’s crown jewel stands 25-feet high, about 10 feet wide and, once its solar panels deploy in space, it will have a wingspan of 150 feet.
 
Satellite Image a Mad Max Journey to Supply Earth's Most Remote Antarctica Research Station
It shows a gruelling 10 day traverse to reach Concordia, a giant two towered research station in Antarctica.
 
NASA's Earth Observatory Reveals Cambodia's Incredibly Shrinking Forests 
Cambodia has one of the fastest rates of forest loss in the world. In broad swaths of the country
 
eMarketer's Surprising Growth Estimates For Worldwide Video Audience
Number of digital video viewers will climb to 2.15 billion this year
 
Global Eagle Entertainment Plays Cricket ... Gains Worldwide Rights 
Matches can (and do!) last for days, the players wear woolly jumpers, and games often break for high tea on the village green.