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 Liftoff of Ariane 5 with THOR 7 and SICRAL 2...So Far So Good  
THOR 7 satellite will be released approximately 28 minutes into the flight, and the second passenger, SICRAL 2, deployed some six minutes later.
 
Another Entry Into Aviation History By Northrop Grumman + U.S. Navy With The X-47B
"The AAR system and X-47B both performed as expected."—Pablo Gonzalez, UCAS-D program manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
 
Small Satellite Conference All Systems Go! 
The Conference's Keynote Speaker is John E. Hyten, Commander, Air Force Space Command,  Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
 
Ultra Portable SATCOM System For U.S.A.F. Via GATR Contract
GATR's initial SBIR contract led to the development of a system that is deployable in two cases, each weighing less than 100 pounds.
 
Monthly Visits To Vanderberg Space + Missile Heritage Center Now Available...
The monthly visits to the Vandenberg Space and Missile Heritage Center at Historic Space Launch Complex-10 are on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
 
GPS OCX Encryptors Are Delivered By Exelis
"The encryptors will be enablers for M-code processing to improve the overall GPS program and its security.”—Joe Rambala, V.P. + GM, positioning, navigation and timing, Exelis.
 
Globecomm Continues To Keep NATO On Track...$6.8 Million Contract Extension For GPS-Based Force Tracking System  
Globecomm previously announced approximately $84 million in contracts from NATO for this project to design and install a GPS FTS.
 
Advantech Wireless' Solid State Ku-Band SATCOM Transceiver Passes Muster Of Indian Defence Environment Standard
“We are proud to be the first company worldwide to receive Indian Defence Certification for Ground based Solid State Amplifier."
 
Affordable PTW Space Processor Demo'd By Northrop Grumman For Assured Warfighter Comms
"Each dollar spent developing the demonstration platform for this effort has directly reduced the future cost of an eventual flight unit."—Tim Frei, V.P., Communication Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
 
Harris Falcon® Orders Fly Out w/$74 Million From International Customer For Tactical Radio Modernization
The nation is also acquiring Harris’ HF manpack radio which delivers reliable beyond-line-of-site terrestrial voice and data communications, reduced size and weight, and extended battery life.
 
SES Government Solutions Awarded Task Order...Ku-Band Satellite Deploys w/U.S. Central Command + Troops  
This agreement enables U.S. troops to send and receive information through satellite services and offers Central Command the flexibility to support forces deployed in the region when and where required.  
 
ULA Delays Atlas V Launch For National Defense... U.S. Air Force's AFSPC-5 Awaits Mission
The launch will be delayed two weeks to resolve an undisclosed issue with the payload...
 
Northrop Grumman's 'Welcome To Our Neighborhood' Takes On New Meaning @ 31st Space Symposium
The Company will be participating in several events at the annual event at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado
 
SkyTrac Chosen To Supply Ukrainian Mi-8MTV-1 Helicopters with First UN Certified Air Asset Tracking Solution
Real-time event logging and precision geospatial tracking capabilities included
 
Harris Receives $27 Million From USSOCOM... Birds Of A Feather Flock Together...Falcon III® Wideband Secures SatComs
The radios enable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to extend secure wideband networking to the tactical edge, in addition to critical terrestrial and ground-to-air communications.
 
Atlas V Gets Ready To Launch AFSPC-5 To Support National Defense For The U.S. Air Force
A launch in support of the national defense will take place next month.
 
WGS SATCOM Terminals To Be Supplied By DataPath To The U.S. Air Force
Work will be performed in Duluth, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2016.
 
Harris' Falcon III Flying Into NATO Nation With Tactical Wideband + High Frequency Radios
The nation is acquiring the Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G manpack, AN/PRC-152A handheld, and AN/PRC-150 HF radios.
 
DSP Satellite Constellation Support Gained By Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
Work will be performed at Azusa, California, and is expected to be complete by October 1, 2015.
 
NSR Webinar Tomorrow... Critical Question...Government + Military Satcom: Can Commercial Satellites Still Compete?
From pockets of instability to geopolitical crises through to the rapid response required in natural disaster management, the requirements for gov/military connectivity continue on a rapid rise upwards.