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Nicola Blackwood UK MP

In Brexit Wake, UK Politician Gives Fiery Defense of Space Sector

[Via Satellite 06-28-2016] The U.K. Parliamentary Space Committee held its Summer Reception Tuesday, three days after the United Kingdom controversially voted to leave the European Union (EU) — one of the most shocking political events to take place in the country in modern times. At the event, industry and a number of Members of Parliament […]

By | June 28, 2016

Orbital Insight

Orbital Insight Raises $20 Million from Venture Capital Firms

[Via Satellite 06-28-2016] Geospatial big data startup Orbital Insight has raised $20 million in funding through a $15 million Series B round and an investment and development agreement from In-Q-Tel. GV, formerly Google Ventures, led the round, with participation from CME Ventures, and existing investors Sequoia Capital, Lux Capital, and Bloomberg Beta. With this new […]

By | June 28, 2016

UAE Space Agency

UAE Space Agency and Lockheed Martin Form Joint Training Program

[Via Satellite 06-28-2016] Lockheed Martin and the UAE Space Agency have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a comprehensive dual-track space training program for students and early career professionals in space fundamentals. The educational program is designed to prepare rising Emirati space professionals for future careers through a comprehensive four-month space training program […]

By | June 28, 2016

FAA Boeing airlines connectivity

GX Aviation Certified for Airbus A320

[Via Satellite 06-28-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Aviation In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service for the Airbus A320 aircraft family. The satellite service provider sees the certification as bringing GX one step closer to being available as a linefit or retrofit option on every major Airbus and Boeing airframe. […]

By | June 28, 2016


Marlink Migrates Essberger Fleet to Sealink VSAT

[Via Satellite 06-28-2016] Maritime shipping company John T. Essberger (JTE) Group is moving its entire fleet to Sealink, Marlink’s global maritime broadband VSAT service. The Essberger Tankers division fleet consists of chemical vessels, while JTE Dry Cargo operates a fleet of bulk carriers, multi-purpose tonnage and container vessels, as well as cement tankers. A total […]

By | June 28, 2016

FAA Headquarters Building

FAA Commercial Space Office Scrutinized in Congressional Hearing

[Via Satellite 06-27-2016] Debate over the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation’s (AST) dual role of both promotion and oversight dominated House Transportation aviation subcommittee’s first hearing in seven years on commercial space. AST is one of the few federal agencies tasked with both promoting and regulating an industry. Opponents of this dual role, such […]

By | June 27, 2016

Blue Origin New Shepard

NanoRacks Integrates First Payload on Blue Origin’s New Shepard

[Via Satellite 06-27-2016] NanoRacks manifested and integrated the company’s first payload on Blue Origin’s most recent New Shepard flight, which occurred on June 19. The suborbital mission is the fourth launch and landing of the same New Shepard space vehicle. NanoRacks intends to use Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle to extend the research it […]

By | June 27, 2016

MUOS Atlas 5

Atlas 5 Launches Navy’s MUOS 5 Satellite, Lockheed Martin Guides to GEO

[Via Satellite 06-27-2016] United Launch Alliance (ULA) delivered the U.S. Navy’s fifth and final Mobile User Objective System (MUOS 5) satellite into Earth’s orbit June 24, marking the rocket’s first mission since the OA-6 anomaly. The mission lifted off successfully from Space Launch Complex-41 June 24, marking the company’s fifth launch in 2016 and 108th […]

By | June 27, 2016


Indra Creates Emulator for Laboratory Satellite Network Simulations

[Via Satellite 06-27-2016] Indra has developed a platform to simulate the capabilities of satellite IP communications networks in order to assess and size later deployments. The platform, called the Advance IP Network Emulator (AINE), allows teams to evaluate how well satellite communications are incorporated within a multi-link system that makes complementary use of satellites alongside […]

By | June 27, 2016

Fleet Xpress Globalsat

Latin America Gets First Fleet Xpress Demo

[Via Satellite 06-27-2016] Inmarsat, Cobham Satcom, and MultiSAT–Globalsat Group, have hosted the first seminars in Latin America to demonstrate Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service in the region. The companies conducted the seminars in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico focusing on the maritime and offshore markets working in the Gulf of Mexico; and in Mazatlan, Mexico, targeting the […]

By | June 27, 2016

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