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April 25th, 2016 — May 1st, 2016
 
Two Ka-Band Prototype Satellites Procured By Telesat—SSL & SSTL To Do The Honors
Telesat has secured priority rights to certain Ka-band spectrum in non-geostationary orbits (NGSO) at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to operate such a constellation.
 
Globecomm Brings Satellite Connectivity To AT&T IoT Services
This service now provides one integrated solution for managing IoT devices, networks and applications.
 
SSL's LEO Award
SSL will also provide the launch and will operate the satellite on orbit.
 
Marlink Flexes Their SATCOM Services
The service enables Marlink customers to increase their bandwidth on-demand on their VSAT connectivity service.
 
DISA's Name Change Better Reflects True Missions
The 164,000 square foot, $100M facility features a global operations center and also includes a cafeteria and fitness center.
 
Intelsat's Game Is On For The Rio Olympics
High throughput satellite technology makes its first EpicNG play at the Games this summer.
 
Russia's First Launch From The Vostochny Cosmodrome Successfully Rises
The satellites aboard the rocket include Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218.
 
USAF 2nd GPS III Launch Services Contract Awarded To SpaceX
SpaceX will provide the government with a total launch solution for the GPS-III satellite, which includes launch vehicle production, mission integration, and launch operations and spaceflight certification. 
 
NSR Finds That The Fundamentals For UltraHD Via Satellite Are Strong
The pieces of the UltraHD puzzle are finally beginning to come together—this will drive higher ARPUs, higher leasing revenues, and global growth opportunities long term.
 
The Stratobus Project From Thales Alenia Space Has Now Started
Stratobus is an autonomous stratospheric airship that was just approved by the French government’s “investment in the future” program, with funding of 17 million euros.