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April 24th, 2015
 
 
Liftoff Date For THOR 7 + SICRAL 2 Now Re-Set By Arianespace
The payload lift performance for this first Ariane 5 mission of 2015, designated VA222 in Arianespace’s numbering system, is estimated at 9,850 kg.
 
Russia's Express-AM7 Slides Into Slot Ready For Service After In-Orbit Testing
“The commencement of the satellite operations is another important step towards completely eliminating inequality of access to information among our citizens..."
 
Cobham’s Smallest Transmitter Has A Home In VeloVue HD System... Covered UCI Track Cycling World Championships
...the world’s smallest HD transmitter, has been deployed as part of Broadcast RF’s new VeloVue HD system.
 
TelOne's Zimbabwe Customer Base Now Has Additional Avanti Communications Satellite Support
"Our contract has enabled us to address Zimbabwe’s gaping digital divide at pace."—Chipo Mtasa, Managing Director, TelOne.
 
UAE Launches New Space Center In Preparation Of Mission To Mars
Last year, the UAE became the first Arab country to launch an outer space exploration mission when it announced a planned unmanned probe to the red planet in 2021.  
 
Globecomm's Maryland Teleport Obtaining ASC Signal Antenna Improvements
In addition to the new 9.4-meter antenna, ASC Signal is providing Globecomm with a NGC upgrade for an existing 5.6-meter ASC antenna.
 
SmartOne From Globalstar Selected By FAGOR Electronics For Hybrid Satellite + Fleet Tracking
“When the vehicle moves out of GSM range, satellite transmissions automatically take over."—Ernesto Pérez, Overseas Distribution Manager, FAGOR.
 
 Tempus Global Data Understands Tempus Fugit... Forecasts STORM® Well Ahead + On A Global Scale
Think of it as a CAT scan of the atmosphere.
 
Applied Systems Engineering Announces New TWT Amplifier
This TWT Amplifier has been specifically designed to operate pulsed traveling wave tubes up to 200 watts peak power at frequencies in the 34-36 GHz range.
 
ARABSAT Celebrates Newtec's 30th Anniversary w/Ambassador, Diplomats, Business + Industry Delegates
“Arabsat is pleased to take part in this event as Newtec is one of our most valuable strategic partners."
 
Jason-3 Is A Big Boy... Launches Website ...A Precursor To His Launch
These data provide critical ocean information that forecasters need to predict devastating hurricanes and severe weather before they arrive onshore.
 
Optical Surfaces... Here's Looking At You w/Light Weight Mirrors for Satellite + Astronomical Telescopes
To discover new celestial objects and to study known objects more ...accurately, ultra-high precision telescope mirrors that do not increase payload weights are increasingly required for experiments conducted outside the Earth's atmosphere. 
 
 
Juniper Research Reveals An Anticipated 4x Market Increase By 2019 For OTT Market
 ...TV providers, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, will generate $31.6 billion by 2019, up from just under $8 billion in 2014.