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January 7th, 2019 — January 13th, 2019
 
China Reports Giant Laser Weapons that Could Cripple U.S. Satellites and Blind Their Fleet if a World War III 
Multiple Pentagon and intelligence reports warn about the potential of these weapons, and according to some sources, they are already here.
 
Maxar Technologies Reports Total Failure of WorldView-4 Imaging Satellite ... Out of Control Gyros
Reports regarding the attempts being made to restore satellite functionality reveal that all of these efforts have been unsuccessful.
 
UPDATE: The On Orbit Hawkeye360 Pathfinder Smallsats Are Now in Checkout and Testing
The smallsats were launched last year into LEO on December 3, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California...
 
Concerns Regarding the Planned SpaceX Constellation...
As the IEEE ‘Spectrum’ report reminds readers, these altitudes are extremely low. “A space-based network like SpaceX’s requires two more...
 
Envistacom Selected by U.S. Army to Deploy the Company's Tactical Communications Solutions
The Envistacom Phoenix satellite terminal provides Expeditionary Signal Battalions (ESBs) with high-capacity, tactical, satellite communication to...
 
Planet Provides Dramatic Photos of Before and After Krakatau Volcano Eruption
What was once a crater at the summit of a 340m-high edifice has been completely broken open to form a small bay.
 
No More What’s NEXT After Successful Launch of Iridium®'s NEXT Satellites by SpaceX's Falcon 9
Iridium is the only satellite communications network that spans the entire globe, and Iridium NEXT is one of the largest "tech upgrades" in space history.
 
An FCC STA License is Received by Akash Systems for Satellite Launch
The GaN-on-Diamond technology will be integrated into a Ka-band (17.2 to 20.2 GHz) 3U radio transmitter and launched in a 12U CubeSat allowing for ...
 
Newtec to Provide Kacific with Dialog® VSAT Platform for Kacific1 Satellite
Newtec’s next-generation Mx-DMA return technology incorporates the best features of MF-TDMA and SCPC technologies to provide dynamic ...
 
Global Satellite Operator Awards Comtech EF Data with Infrastructure Equipment Order
The order specified Comtech EF Data's CDM-760 Advanced High-Speed Trunking and Broadcast Modem, which offers the user data rates of over...