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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.
 
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...
 
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:
 
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.”
 
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.
 
 
Airbus Defence and Space Ensures No Gap for French UGAP
This 4-year contract covers the supply of equipment and services for fixed and mobile SATCOM in the Ku- and Ka- frequency bands.
 
An ABS First in Papua New Guinea
ABS is the first international satellite operator to incorporate a company in PNG to provide ICT services.
 
Singapore Slings Its Seventh Satellite From the ISS
"The long-term goal of the Kyutech-NTU joint space program is to do a lunar mission using the technologies demonstrated by these two satellites."
 
Thailand's Digital Economy and Society Ministry Studies Satellite Service Industry Reform
The deputy permanent secretary of the ministry, said that the committee would then forward its final decision to the nation's Cabinet in March.
 
From France to Florida... Eurostar's SES-10 is on its Way for SpaceX Launch
SES-10 is the 45th satellite based on the Eurostar E3000 platform and the tenth to use electric propulsion for station-keeping.
 
ULA Launch of USAF's SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Scrubbed Violation of Safety Criteria  
SBIRS mission scrubbed violation of...
 
First Singaporean Satellite Takes Leave Of ISS
The satellite will conduct tests to evaluate the durability of commercial off-the-shelf microprocessors in space...
 
China Plans to Launch an Earthquake Cognizant Satellite
This satellite may be used in monitoring and forecasting earthquakes and is the nation's first, space-based platform for monitoring tremors.
 
JAXA's Akatsuki Probe Spots Perhaps The Largest Gravity Wave In Solar System... Ever
a Japanese space mission—that is centered around investigating Venus has made an amazing discovery.
 
NASA's Astronaut Gene Cernan Last Man to Walk on the Moon Dies "Perhaps the Brightest Moment of My Life"
"Those steps up that ladder, they were tough to make," Cernan recalled in a 2007 oral history. "I didn't want to go up. I wanted to stay a while."
 
Satellite Image a Mad Max Journey to Supply Earth's Most Remote Antarctica Research Station
It shows a gruelling 10 day traverse to reach Concordia, a giant two towered research station in Antarctica.
 
NASA's Earth Observatory Reveals Cambodia's Incredibly Shrinking Forests 
Cambodia has one of the fastest rates of forest loss in the world. In broad swaths of the country
 
ULA NROL-79's Launch Date Troublesome... Working to Resolve Atlas V Booster Issue
... actively working to resolve Atlas V second stage booster issues discovered during vehicle testing.
 
SMi's 12th Annual Military Space Situational Awareness... London in April an Early Bird Offer
...explore key situational awareness challenges in an increasingly contested, congested and competitive space.