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UK Space Agency + Ofcom Sign MOU + Added Bonus w/Insurance Premium Tax Exemption For UK Spacecraft Operators
MOU will see the UK Space Agency and Ofcom forming a CEO-level liaison group and a space spectrum advisory committee to develop a close and transparent relationship.
 
DIRECTV 15 Satellite Set For Starring Role In Kourou On May 27th
Covering the entirety of the Unites States, DIRECTV 15 will provide additional digital television services to more than 20 million DIRECTV users there.
 
The ‘CAPEd’ Crusader: Goddard Technologist Advances CubeSat Concept for Planetary Exploration
The spacecraft, including the service module and entry probe, would weigh less than 11 pounds and measure no more than 4 inches on a side.
 
NASA's SMAP Possesses Multi Talents...Tests Soil Moisture + Can Determine Frozen Or Thawed
"Fourteen years after the concept for a NASA mission to map global soil moisture was first proposed, SMAP now has formally transitioned to routine science operations,"
 
United Arab Shipping + Marlink's VSAT Begins A New Generation Of Connecting To Ultra-Large Containerships
UASC will benefit from unlimited traffic volume on its Marlink VSAT services, with data speeds guaranteed
 
Second Launch Update Re: CubeSats Separation ... ULA + U.S.A.F.  Launch Is A Go For X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle
Second update regarding CubeSat separation.
 
Space + Missile Systems Center Successfully Launches the AFSPC-5 Mission From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
When there's a launch there are always several agencies/companies involved, and subsequently an announcement from each. Here's the latest from the U.S.A.F.
 
A Plethora Of Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Product To Be Featured @ IFSEC Int'l 2015
“All these state of the art low-cost communications devices are enabled thanks to the Globalstar fleet of satellites.”—Mark O’Connell, Director of Sales and Business Operations, Globalstar.
 
Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest: Ultra HD Channel To Be Broadcast Via SES' Astra
"Our satellites can deliver a truly immersive Ultra HD experience."—Ferdinand Kayser, COO, SES.
 
X2nSat + Spaceport America Sign MOA... The First VSAT Provider To Build For the Next Generation
"I truly believe the world is a better place when the unconnected are connected."
 
HISPASAT's Amazonas 2 + 3 Satellites To Deliver Internet Access To GlobalSat For Their Clients
Satellites are a fundamental tool to reduce the digital divide
 
STN's New Codec Launches First Broadcast Channel Over Africa... Enables African Broadcasters Better Quality + Quantity
As the space on satellites and on popular orbital positions is limited this new compression technology is, and will be, the future of the satellite transmission.
 
Intelsat Bringing SATCOM Support To Emergency Works In Nepal
"Broadband connectivity is an essential component to ensuring that relief organizations are able to identify and prioritize the needed services and resources as they deliver aid to those impacted by the tragic event.” Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat Sr. V.P., Sales and Marketing.
 
Cause Of Centenario Carnage Begins Investigation
A Russian State Commission has begun the process of determining the reasons for the failure.
 
DigitalGlobe's IKONOS Built By Lockheed Martin Retires...  Celebrates A Lifespan Twice Its Original Expectancy 
 A bittersweet end to memories both tragic—Manhattan after 9/11—and joyful—images of the Olympic villages.

 
 
The Domino Effect...Launch Of Inmarsat’s Third Global Xpress Satellite Delayed Due To Failure Of Centenario Satellite
“This is the third time our Global Xpress program has suffered launch delays because of Proton launch failures."
 
SATCOM Playing An Important Role In Bridge Safety—ESA + University Of Nottingham Load Up Their Expertise
“This information is extremely useful for understanding how much the bridge can move under extreme weather conditions."—Bridgemaster Barry Colford.
 
Alabama Interns' Software Code Assists In Nepal... SERVIR Team's Hi-Res Imaging Sends Support Recovery 
It is allowing the recipien to receive and print the images and provide them to Nepal government agencies to guide recovery efforts and help those in need.
 
ESA's Memories... Forty Years Ago... The Evolution From A Ground Station In Spain To The Estrack Network
Four decades of tracking creates memories.
 
A Big Indonesian Deal For Kacific
Kacific will beam signals from its high throughput (HTS) Ka-band satellites to entirely cover Indonesia.