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United States Enlists Thales’ Advanced Ground Segment Technology to Respond to Distress Signals
MEOLUT Next is the only solution in the world capable of processing second-generation beacons in real-time.
ThinKom's First Test of Their Thin Satellite Antenna with the SES O3b Constellation is Successful
The test was conducted in August of 2018 at ThinKom’s facility in Hawthorne, California, in collaboration with SES Networks...
Orolia's Milestone ... Nine Search and Rescue Systems Across Five Continents for Global Commissioning 
a record nine global search and rescue systems across five continents, including five ground-based Local User Terminals and four Mission Control Centers.
Rocket Lab Selects NASA's Wallops as the Firm's First U.S. Launch Site
The site will be Rocket Lab’s second dedicated launch complex and builds on Rocket Lab’s existing ability to launch up to 120 times annually from the ...
Viasat and MDA Partner Up for New Service Facility for Military Comms Terminals
The Halifax facility will be strategically located near the largest East Coast bases of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)...
Thales Alenia Space Contracted by ESA for Galileo GMS and GSF Development
This contract, amounting to approximately 324 million euros, will also include maintenance of the currently deployed operational versions. The main goal...
Aerojet Rocketdyne Does 'Double Duty' Powering the AEHF-4 Satellite and Atlas V Launch Rocket 
Compared to all chemical propulsion, AR’s electric propulsion results in a savings of more than 2,000 lbs. of propellant, reducing launch costs.
Celebration by Inmarsat... 400 Jet ConneX Inflight Business Jet WiFi Solutions Installed
Jet ConneX is the preferred linefit option by all of the market-leading business jet manufacturers, including Gulfstream, Bombardier, Dassault and Embraer...
United Launch Alliance's Moment in the Sun ... Statement Following Successful AEHF-4 Launch
Air Force payloads into orbit from GPS to WGS, and SBIRS to AEHF and ULA’s 100 percent launch success has directly contributed to our national security.
Ovzon Signs Their First GEO Launch Contract with SpaceX
The launch is expected to take place no earlier than Q4 2020. The next step for the company is to finalize the procurement of the satellites...
ULA's Atlas Rocket Shone Brightly in the Night with the Launch of AEHF-4 for U.S.A.F.
real-time video, battlefield maps and targeting data will be provided by the satellite to help support military communications. 
Forrester Reports: Bérenger Departs OneWeb
OneWeb is the proposed mega-constellation of an initial 900 satellites, and the move could indicate some degree of unrest at the business founded by...
Hispamar and Gilat Join Forces to Deliver Broadband Solutions to Brazil
For this purpose, Hispamar will use the Ka-band capacity of its HTS Amazonas 5 (in operation since last year) and Amazonas 3 (launched in...
The First Satellite Totally Developed in the UAE is Ready for Launch from Japan 
increasing efforts to develop this sector by promoting innovation and enhancing the skills of Emirati youth.
Viasat to Fly with Gulfstream's G280™ Business Jet's Ka-Band In-Flight Connectivity
The Viasat Ka-band in-flight connectivity service is proven to support more passengers and more devices simultaneously through all phases of flight...
China Launches Two More Beidou Navigation Satellites
A Long March 3B rocket with a Yuanzheng-1 upper stage lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest China at 04:23 universal time...
Forrester Reports: LeoSat Expecting Additional Investments
LeoSat estimates that its fleet of 84 satellites, being designed and specified by Thales Alenia, will cost about $3.6 billion....
Kepler Communications Garners Series A Round Financing 
This is what led Kepler to roll out PolarConnect, the world’s only high bandwidth solution designed for the poles.
NASA's Chandra Spacecraft Returns to Normal Pointing Mode
The safe mode was caused by a glitch in one of Chandra's gyroscopes resulting in a 3-second period of bad data that, in turn, led the on-board...
Thales Alenia Space and OHB System AG Unite for PLATO a Cosmic Vision
Unlike the previous missions, CoRot and Kepler, it will offer the unique ability to carry out stable, wide-field observations of bright stars over a very long