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X2nSat Satellite Gateway Signals New Life for Spaceport America

[Via Satellite 05-29-2015] X2nSat has announced future plans to build a satellite gateway at Spaceport America, which may signal the beginning of a revival for the embattled New Mexico facility. The companies have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the satellite communications provider to enter into a the long-term lease of land at the [...]

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SSTL’s New Spacecraft Operations Center Goes Live

[Via Satellite 05-29-2015] Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) opened its recently completed Spacecraft Operations Center (SOC) this week ahead of a series of satellite launches. Four SSTL-built satellites are slated to launch in the coming months and the company plans to inaugurate the facility during the first phase of in-orbit commissioning — establishing contact followed [...]

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Airbus Defence and Space Completes C-band Payload for Sentinel 1B

[Via Satellite 05-29-2015] Airbus Defence and Space has shipped the Sentinel 1B satellite’s C-band radar instrument to prime contractor Thales Alenia Space (TAS) Italy for integration and testing. Once complete, the Copernicus-program satellite is scheduled for launch in 2016, following which it will join the identical Sentinel 1A satellite. Copernicus is a European Commission-led operational [...]

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Harris Corp Completes Exelis Acquisition

[Via Satellite 05-29-2015] Harris Corporation finished its previously announced $4.75 billion acquisition of Exelis. Each outstanding share of Exelis common stock converted into the right to receive $16.625 in cash and 0.1025 of a share of Harris common stock. Harris shareholders own 85 percent of the combined company and Exelis shareholders own 15 percent. “With [...]

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