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January 23rd, 2017
 
 
European Space Agency's Plans for Space-Weather Satellite
An extreme space-weather event has not hit Earth since 1859, when a CME caused telegraph equipment to catch fire.
 
An Electrifying Release to Commercial Service — ABS-2A
This is the second of the pair of all-electric satellite Boeing has delivered to ABS.
 
United Launch Alliance Launches... Go SBIRS GEO Go! For US Air Force
“I can’t think of a better way to kick off the new year.”
 
USAF Dispatches SBIRS To Orbit For Enhanced Global Situation Awareness
The 460th Space Wing at Buckley AFB, Aurora, Colorado, operates the SBIRS system.
 
Aerojet Rocketdyne's Power and Thrust Sends USAF's SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Skyward
mission will provide key capabilities in the areas of missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness,
 
Lockheed Martin's Success... 'Now We’re Talking' USAF's SBIRS Responds to Ground Control
detects missile launches, supports ballistic missile defense, expands technical intelligence gathering, and bolsters situational awareness on the battlefield.
 
 
First All-Electric Satellite EUTLESAT 172B Travels from France to French Guiana
This highly innovative satellite will host three distinct payloads that will strengthen Eutelsat’s capability to serving Asia-Pacific markets...
 
Brazilian Smallsat Nudged Out of ISS
The satellite will help study how plasma forms in the atmosphere.
 
China... GUESS Who Has First Quantum Communication Satellite and Hack Proof Communications
People ask whether there is some sort of boundary between the classical world and the quantum world:
 
Perhaps a Move to Planet by Alphabet with Their Satellite Imagery Works
Word is that the sale is being pushed toward Planet...
 
Moving Time for Aeolus' Final Testing
The 1.7 ton spacecraft, primed by Airbus Defence and Space, features the LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) instrument called Aladin...
 
Thuraya and Indosat Ooredoo to Improve Indonesian Comms
The agreement has created a framework for collaboration in three main areas.
 
The Imaginative Art Of Youngsters Unveiled for the Space Foundation's Student Art Contest
From this gathering of creative works, 25 winners from seven countries were selected...
 
Satellite Tracking of Airliners Over Oceans [PHYS.ORG]
A repeat of MH370 is "highly unlikely" since many airlines have already increased their efforts to keep tabs on planes over open ocean...