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May 18th, 2015 — May 24th, 2015
 
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.
 
A Big Indonesian Deal For Kacific
Kacific will beam signals from its high throughput (HTS) Ka-band satellites to entirely cover Indonesia.
 
Expectations By Berg Insight Is For Wireless IoT Devices To Reach 43.5 Million By 2020
The number of wireless IoT devices in automation networks will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.2 percent to reach 43.5 million by 2020.
 
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."
 
Garbage In Garbage Out...SpaceX Takes Out The ISS' Trash + Makes A Splash
The month-long mission ended with a successful, if damp, landing and the 3,100lb of completed scientific experiments, broken hardware, and dirty clothes has been successfully retrieved.
 
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.

 
 
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,"
 
Cause Of Centenario Carnage Begins Investigation
A Russian State Commission has begun the process of determining the reasons for the failure.
 
Doubling In-Flight Wi-Fi Speeds For Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband, Courtesy Of Honeywell Aerospace + Eclipse
“The new High Data Rate service is a great addition to Honeywell’s broad connectivity product suite and offers another option for operators and passengers to enhance their in-flight experience.”—Jack Jacobs, V.P., Marketing + Product Management, Honeywell Aerospace.
 
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.