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L4 ULA's Delta IV Heavy's Launch is Back on Again Set to Send Spy Satellite on Mission for DOD
The payload is believed to be the first in a new series of KH-11 reconnaissance satellites.
 
Harris' CEO Named Chairman of AIA Board of Governors as AIA's Centennial Anniversary Nears
will remove barriers to innovation and promote STEM and other workforce elements, promote talent and build the best American workforce.
 
Lockheed Martin’s McCandless Lunar Lander Lands NASA Contract ... Again
Lockheed Martin has built more interplanetary spacecraft than all other U.S. companies combined, including four successful Mars landers.
 
Astroscale Knows How to Clean Up Space... in Technical Cooperation with ESA Regarding Space Debris Removal
There are more than 750,000 pieces of debris larger than 1 cm in size in Earth orbit today; with potentially causing the end of a functioning satellite, 
 
NASA Selects Astrobotic to be Delivery Service to Moon for 10 Years
This isn't your ordinary delivery service such as UPS, Federal Express and USPS, not quite. NASA needed a provider to make deliveries to the Moon, 
 
Critical Comms for Nevada to be Delivered by Harris for $180 Million Contract
Harris will provide an end-to-end 126-site multicast/simulcast system, including a Voice, Interoperability, Data and Access (VIDA®) converged...
 
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Discovers Water on Asteroid Bennu
the finding does indicate that liquid water was present at some time on Bennu’s parent body, a much larger asteroid.
 
Air Force Space Command Takes Responsibility of COMSATCOM Procurement for the DoD
oversee procurement of nearly all military and commercial SATCOM for the DoD, and will allow it to manage SATCOM as an enterprise, integrating ...
 
Intelsat General and COMSAT to Offer Airborne Comms to U.S. Government and Coalition Partners
FlexAir is unique as it is the first commercially available aeronautical service for 45 centimeter-performance equivalent Ku-band antennas that is...
 
Harris Makes a Big $125 Million Commitment to Florida with Plans for R&D 
The company pays an average salary of $95,000 in Florida and has about 375 openings in the state, primarily in engineering.
 
Adelaide to Become the Home of the Australian Space Agency
The Australian Space Agency will be headquartered at Lot Fourteen, a former hospital being transformed into an innovation district in the CBD of ...
 
GVF's Newly-Elected Directors Will Take Association into Their Third Decade of Operation and Achievement
The election results come as GVF is already into its third decade of operation. 
 
How SAS' Agreement with GlobalSat Group Enables Pearls to Provide Connectivity to Latin Americans
Pearls will provide connectivity to Latin Americans.
 
Forrester Reports: GSAT-11 Arrives in GEO
ISRO says that four orbit-raising maneuvers were carried out over the recent weekend, following the launch by an Ariane rocket on December 5...
 
Globalstar's SPOT Trace Being Used by NATO as an IoT Solution
Research teams from the NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), based in La Spezia, Italy, are embedding low-cost...
 
EUMTSAT's Ultimate "Makeover" Incorporates the Latest Technology in the Satellite Control Center
“Any screen in the new control center can be used to monitor any ground segment facility, for example, the back-up control center at Fucino, Italy,..."
 
China's Chang'e-4 Mission Successfully Launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center
A Long March-3B rocket, carrying the probe including a lander and a rover, blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's...
 
Viasat's Airborne Modem Passes Military Certification to Operate on Wideband Global SATCOM Network
modem rapidly delivers solutions that integrate into a hybrid adaptive network architecture for rapidly evolving in-flight mission and communications needs.
 
Deal of Fortune: Why Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies are Going All In on $33.5 Billion Merger
The combined company — L3 Harris Technologies Inc. — is expected to generate net revenue of approximately $16 billion for calendar-year 2018.
 
SpaceX Launches Again, Transporting Supplies and Experiments Including Crystals and Dental Glue to the ISS
represents a diverse combination of science and technology research that includes crystals, barley, and dental glue, among other things.