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May 26th, 2015
Exelis Shareholders Approve The Merger With Harris Corporation
"Together, Harris and Exelis will be better positioned to compete more effectively and profitably in the global marketplace.”—David F. Melcher, CEO + President, Exelis.
A Compact, Orbital Debris Sensor From The NRL Receives U.S. Patent
The fundamental concept for the orbital debris detection sensor is to create a continuous light sheet by using a collimated light source, such as a low power laser, and a conic mirror.
Grace-FO Satellites Development + Design Completed By Airbus Defence & Space
The Grace-FO satellites, which are around 3 x 2 x 0.8 meters and weigh around 600 kilograms, will circle the Earth in the same polar orbit, spaced 220 kilometers away from each other at an altitude of roughly 500 kilometers.
SSL Built Star One C4 Satellite Arrives In Kourou For Launch
“Star One C4, which is an advanced and powerful satellite, also has special significance to SSL as our 50th mission with Arianespace.”—John Celli, President, SSL.
Arianespace Receives Green Light To GO! Tomorrow For DirecTV 15 + SKY México-1 
Arianespace Flight VA223 will be the 223rd flight of an Ariane vehicle...
Stratasys + CubeSat Offer A CubeSat Challenge
Airbus has produced more than 1000 flight parts on their Stratasys FDM 3D Production Systems for use on A350 XWB aircraft.
The Eighth Russian Speed VSAT International Championship Becomes An International Affair
The main award of this Championship is a set of satellite VSAT (Hughes HN), with an annual subscription for broadband Internet access via the AltegroSky network plus a certificate of training from GVF.
Tempus Global Data Congratz U.S. House Science Committee On Passage Of HR1561
“Weather observation and forecasting is a universal need. It is not a political issue since weather affects everyone."—Alan Hall, Chairman + CEO, Tempus Global Data
KORE Will Debut Their New Position Logic At CommunicAsia2015
The possibilities for Fleet Management, Security Asset Tracking, and GPS Tracking Software solutions are limited only by the imagination of the service provider.” Felix Lluberes, Exec. V.P., Advanced Applications, KORE.
Inmarsat, Honeywell + Kymeta's Common Goal = Higher-Speed Ka-Band Wireless Antenna For Smaller Aircraft
Small, compact antenna will bring the best connectivity experience to business aviation with reduced weight
Tracking Military Equipment Could Save Millions With Track24 Defence's New Shadow
“Military consignment management is an ongoing operational requirement—it has the potential to save militaries millions of dollars and improve operational effectiveness."—Giles Peeters, Defence Sector Director, Track24 Defence.
Satellite Industry Growth Increased During 2014, According To New SIA State Of The Satellite Industry Report
Globally, 2014 revenues for the satellite industry totaled $203 billion, up from $195.2 billion the previous year.
Airbus Defence and Space + ESA BIC Bavaria's Partnership Will Be A Boon To New Start-Ups
"ESA's incubation program has already helped to found 300 companies and is now supporting 100 new start-ups every year, making it the fastest-growing initiative of its kind in the space industry."
Significant STEM MoU Set Up By Orbital ATK, Yahsat + Masdar Institute
"We will also provide for the use of our testing facility to help students verify the design of their CubeSat before launch.”—David W. Thompson, President + CEO, Orbital ATK.
Our Globe Created In 3D By DigitalGlobe + Saab
"We will deliver the globe in 3D at a scale never before possible.”—Jeffrey R. Tarr, President + CEO, DigitalGlobe.
Lockheed Martin's Skunk In The Desert... Skunk Works To Make A Revolutionary Leap Possible
Spawned widespread speculation that one day unmanned systems will dominate warfighting, taking the place of traditional combat systems not just in the air but on the ground and beneath the sea.