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NASA Enthusiastic About Satellite Industry Relationship

By | May 27, 2015

[Via Satellite 05-27-2015] NASA sees its relationship with the satellite industry tightening as the agency pursues its objectives in each mission directorate. Earlier this month NASA released its draft 2015 technology roadmaps to industry and academia, which will guide the development of space technology. David Miller, chief technologist at NASA, told Via Satellite that the [...]

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US Air Force Certifies Falcon 9 for National Security Launches

[Via Satellite 05-27-2015] After a two-year effort, the United States Air Force has officially certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch system for national security space missions. SpaceX is now able to compete for these missions in the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program with current incumbent United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Boeing and [...]

By | May 27, 2015

Drillship Hess Stampede Gulf of Mexico

Hess Corporation Awards Systems Integration Contract to Harris CapRock

[Via Satellite 05-27-2015] Harris CapRock has received a contract from Hess Corporation, a top global independent energy company, to provide a turnkey, integrated telecommunications solution to support the company’s Stampede offshore field development project in the Green Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Harris CapRock is the single-source telecom provider and will procure [...]

By | May 27, 2015

Spire Antoine De Chassy

Former Astrium Geo-Information NA President CEO Joins Spire’s Executive Team

[Via Satellite 05-27-2015] Spire has appointed Antoine de Chassy, the former president and CEO of Astrium Geo-Information North America (since renamed Airbus Defence and Space) as its senior business development executive. De Chassy has more than 20 years of experience with the space industry and the U.S. government, working with customers such as the U.S. [...]

By | May 27, 2015

Masdar Institute Master's Program

Yahsat, Orbital ATK, Masdar Institute Create Space Systems and Technology Master’s Degree Program

[Via Satellite 05-27-2015] Yahsat, Orbital ATK, and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create the Gulf region’s first master’s level advanced studies space program. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is endorsing it, and the recently created UAE Space Agency was also in attendance at the signing. [...]

By | May 27, 2015

MBC Group CEO- Sam Barnett 2

View From the Top: Sam Barnett, CEO of MBC Group

[Via Satellite 05-26-2015] Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC Group) is one of the strongest Free-to-Air (FTA) broadcasters in the Arab World. The privately operated media company has 20 television channels broadcasting today as well as two FM radio stations for audiences in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and beyond. Via Satellite caught [...]

By | May 26, 2015

Star One C4 SSL Embratel

Star One C4 Satellite Shipped to French Guiana for Launch

[Via Satellite 05-26-2015] The first of two new satellites for Brazilian satellite operator Embratel Star One, the Star One C4 satellite, has reached the European spaceport in Kourou French Guiana where it will be prepared for a launch aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. Built by SSL on the SSL 1300 platform, Star One C4 carries [...]

By | May 26, 2015

Grace FO Airbus NASA

Grace-FO Satellites Finish Development and Design Phase

[Via Satellite 05-26-2015] Airbus Defence and Space has completed the development and design phase for the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment follow-on (Grace-FO) satellites. The company delivered satellite structures for the two spacecraft to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where the building phase has commenced. The two Grace-FO satellites continue the mission of the [...]

By | May 26, 2015

Vricon DigitalGlobe Saab

DigitalGlobe-Saab Joint Venture to Create 3D Map of Earth

[Via Satellite 05-26-2015] DigitalGlobe has teamed up with defense and security company Saab to form a joint venture to produce photo-realistic 3D products and digital elevation models globally. Both companies will own 50 percent of the joint venture dubbed Vricon, which combines DigitalGlobe’s archive of satellite imagery and Saab’s 3D technology. Vricon will initially focus [...]

By | May 26, 2015

Advantech Wireless GaN SSPB/BUC

Advantech Wireless Debuts 50W X-band GaN SSPB/BUC

[Via Satellite 05-26-2015] Advantech Wireless has released a new 50W X-Band Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based Solid State Power Block/Block UpConverter (SSPB/BUC) for tactical military applications. The 50W GaN X-band weatherproof BUCs are constructed in a compact cooling enclosure specially designed for outdoor operations. Each weighs less than 3.5 kilograms and is part of a series of [...]

By | May 26, 2015

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