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Karim Michel Sabbagh SES

Sabbagh Sets Out SES Vision

A review of the applications of HTS services, the impact HTS systems are having on the market, and the financial performance against pre-launch projections.

By | May 23, 2016

payload fairing Flight VS14 Arianespace Soyuz

Arianespace to use Ruag Space Payload Dispenser Systems for OneWeb Launches

[Via Satellite 05-23-2016] Arianespace has signed a contract with OneWeb to design, qualify and supply 21 payload dispensers for the deployment of the company’s small satellite constellation, along with five more on option. Ruag Space in Sweden will be the prime contractor in charge of development and production of the dispenser systems, which will first [...]

By | May 23, 2016

Iridium SNOC

Iridium Offers Alternative GPS Service Using its Own LEO Constellation

[Via Satellite 05-23-2016] Iridium has launched a new Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) capability called Satellite Time and Location (STL) that can substitute or augment traditional location-based technologies. STL technology deployed through the operator’s network of 66 cross-linked satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and in end-user receivers can verify GPS, Glonass, Galileo, and other [...]

By | May 23, 2016


ThumbSat Opens SmallSat Factory in Tijuana Mexico

[Via Satellite 05-23-2016] Experimental satellite manufacturer ThumbSat has opened a factory in Tijuana, Mexico for the production of small satellites and their associated components. The facility is fully operational and capable of producing circuit boards for satellites, electronic subsystems such as radio transmission boards, and customer specific payloads, including the new ThumbNet dongles, which will [...]

By | May 23, 2016

Wiley Rein

SIA Adds Law Firm Wiley Rein as First Affiliate Member

[Via Satellite 05-23-2016] The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) has accepted Washington, D.C.-based law firm Wiley Rein LLP as its inaugural affiliate member. The association recently introduced the affiliate membership category to provide companies and organizations previously not eligible for membership with an economical way to join the association and share in marketing, communication, and event [...]

By | May 23, 2016

Satellite ground stations NASA Exelis Harris

Harris Receives $384 Million Space Communications Contract Extension from NASA

[Via Satellite 05-23-2016] NASA has extended Harris Corporation’s five-year Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) program contract through two one-year options, adding $384 million of contract ceiling. Harris will continue to support SCNS, which provides most of the communications and tracking services for a wide range of Earth-orbiting spacecraft, such as the International Space Station (ISS), [...]

By | May 23, 2016

iDirect Government Launches Evolution 3.4.1 Software

[Via Satellite 05-23-2016] iDirect Government has released its Evolution 3.4.1 software, which powers the company’s 9-Series portfolio of remotes and defense line cards. Evolution 3.4.1 boosts the security, performance and efficiency of iDirect’s 9-Series product line in support of the company’s defense and government customers. The software supports the 950mp, 900 and 9350 remotes as [...]

By | May 23, 2016

Dave Wendling Telesat

Telesat CTO Explains Goals of Prototype LEO Spacecraft

[Via Satellite 05-20-2016] Telesat has revealed new details about the operator’s plans for a constellation of small Ka-band satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). In April the company placed orders with two satellite manufacturers — Space Systems Loral (SSL) and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) — to each design and build a prototype satellite for [...]

By | May 20, 2016

GPS 3 SV01 Lockheed

Lockheed Martin Plans GPS 3 Demos for US Air Force

[Via Satellite 05-20-2016] As part of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS 3 Space Vehicles 11+ Production Readiness Feasibility Assessment, Lockheed Martin is planning demonstrations of its GPS 3 design over the next 26 months. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor for the first batch of GPS 3 satellites. The Air Force has opened up future [...]

By | May 20, 2016

NanoRacks Planet Labs ISS

NanoRacks Tops 100 CubeSat Deployments From International Space Station

[Via Satellite 05-20-2016] NanoRacks deployed its 111th customer CubeSat on May 18 from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) Kibo module on the International Space Station (ISS). A milestone for commercial activity in space, NanoRacks is able to offer its CubeSat deployment opportunity through a Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA as part of the [...]

By | May 20, 2016

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