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ViaSat Seeking to Make Passenger IFC ‘Ubiquitous’

[Via Satellite 12-17-2014] ViaSat is looking at new business models and opportunities to provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services, according to ViaSat Director of Mobile Broadband Don Buchman. The company first launched into IFC almost year ago to the date in December 2013. What started as a single-digit number of aircraft has now swelled to roughly [...]

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Raytheon GaN Technology Ready for Satellites

[Via Satellite 12-17-2014] Satellites may soon carry Raytheon’s Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology into orbit. The company has successfully validated its GaN Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology for use in space-bound equipment. Raytheon GaN MMICs, manufactured at its Andover, Mass. foundry, demonstrated the radiation hardness required for space through Single Event Burn-out (SEB) and Total [...]

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ESA testing its new storable fuel upper-stage propulsion system.

Airbus Develops New Storable Fuel Upper-State Propulsion System

[Via Satellite 12-17-2014] As commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA), Airbus Defence and Space engineers have developed a new upper-stage engine demonstrator. Although engines that run on storable fuel are a core competency of German-European aerospace engineering, none are currently being produced in the three to eight kilonewton thrust class. Results of the recently [...]

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Artist's rendition of Rosetta as it neared the comet 67P 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

ESA Makes Rosetta Tank Test Available to all European Space Missions

[Via Satellite 12-17-2014] The European Space Agency (ESA) has made a test — originally created for its Rosetta comet-chaser mission — readily available to all European space missions. The test helps ensure propellant tanks will not crack up when subject to aggressive chemical corrosion. “Stress corrosion cracking has been termed the ‘sleeping monster’ of the [...]

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