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July 27th, 2015 — August 2nd, 2015
 
China Preps Real FAST For World's Largest Radio Telescope 
The dish will have a perimeter of about a mile, according to Xinhua, and there are no towns within three miles, which researchers said was ideal for minimizing sound interference.
 
Harris Brings Their Expertise To The Small Satellite Conference...
At this show, Harris will be showing their perfect fit for smallsats—HyperCube, which is a smaller version of the Cross Track Infrared Sounder.
 
Airbus Defence and Space Moves Skynet 5A Satellite 41,631 Miles... Better Asia Pacific Protection + Secure Military Satcom 
“The Skynet 5 constellation consists of the world’s most powerful, nuclear hardened and protected, military X-band and UHF satellites.”
 
Spaceport Australia's Two New Additions ... CTO + Sales + Media Director
"...Tony will bring valuable Space Based technical information as well as the exclusive experience of working at Vandenburg Space/Airforce Base."
 
The World’s First Combustion Free, Externally-Powered, Space Launch Thruster Successfully Tested By Escape Dynamics
“Our recent tests are a major step forward in the continued advancement of our externally-powered high Isp thruster and validation of our efforts to change the manner of orbital launches.”—Richard F. Schaden, co-founder + Chairman of the Board, Escape Dynamics.
 
SAIT Communications Is Being Acquired By SpeedCast International Limited
With this acquisition, we are expanding our presence in major and fast growing maritime markets in southern Europe."—Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, SpeedCast.
 
COM DEV's Largest ... Ever ... Commercial Order $45Million+ ...To Equip Two Satellites
"This is a very exciting order for COM DEV that demonstrates our dominant position in being able to supply the full suite of equipments for HTS satellites."
 
Beidou Betterment x2 Blasts Off From Xichang Satellite Launch Center
The two satellites reached their target orbits 3-1/2 hours after the launch and they will be used to test a new type of navigation signaling and inter-satellite links, and also provide navigation services.
 
TeleCommunication Systems Awarded $14.2 Million... DISA Extends Task Order For U.S. Marine Corps' Tactical Satellite Communications Network
The U.S. General Services Administration and DISA are managing this procurement through the $2.6 billion Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) contract vehicle
 
Into West Africa Goes Comtech EF Data SATCOM Equipment
A major GSM operator in West Africa will use the equipment to support the expansion of its satellite-based GSM backhaul.