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Network Innovations Formally Launches Iridium CertusSM to Global Customers
This resulted in early customer adoption with one of the first commercial activations globally.
 
The Future ESA In-Situ Resource Use Moon Mission to be Examined by PTScientists
The ESA mission focuses on the use of the lunar regolith, the loose soil layer that is resident on the bedrock of a planet. Being able to extract water...
 
NASA's Juno Sees Spots ... Captures a Major Great Red Spot on Jupiter and Two Super Storms
The storm reached its current size when three smaller spots collided and merged in the year 2000.
 
Russia Mulling Sovereign's Eye Satellite Network to Watch 'Any Process on Earth'
"We are now proposing a project called 'Sovereign's Eye', which would allow us to see the dynamics of any changes on Earth,"
 
ESA and GomSpace to Take a Nanosatellite to the Didymoon Asteroid
This will take the nanosatellite technology to a whole new level as deep space is even more harsh compared to orbiting in Low Earth Orbit.
 
Britain's Black Arrow, Their Only Rocket to Successfully Launch a Satellite, is on Display After 48 Years 
“This is quite feasibly the most important artefact linked to the UK's space history."
 
Statement from ULA as they Launch the National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-71 'Spy Satellite' 
“Congratulations to our team and mission partners for successfully delivering this critical asset to support national security missions.”
 
This Japanese Company's 400 Tiny Balls Can Create Simulated Meteor Showers
ALE says it is targeting "the whole world" with its products and plans to build a stockpile of shooting stars in space that can be delivered across the world.
 
Vietnam Launches a MicroDragon Satellite for Various Earth Observation Tasks  
is designed to monitor the quality of water in coastal areas, locate fishery resources, and observe ocean changes to assist the nation’s aquaculture.
 
Globecast Partners to Bring a Dozen Guigo TV Channels to Brazil ... Including a Freckle
they are providing quality content for its customers, and Brazilians will have worldwide channels they didn't have access to before, at affordable prices.
 
Russian Weather Satellite to Launch in June
The equipment installed on Arktika-M satellite will be similar to the geostationary meteorological satellites of the Elektro-L series. Arktika-M will...
 
Astranis, an Internet Startup, to Bring Service to 20 Percent of Underserved Alaskans
According to the company, its contract with Astranis will bring in “tens of millions of dollars” in revenue. Additionally, there’s a revenue-sharing 
 
In the Sahel, Pastoralists Rely on Satellites to Search for Water
a water source that appears on the map after rainfall may be one that will not last more than a few days, shorter than it would take a pastoralist to get there. 
 
NASA's Good News ... Back-Up Electronics Should Return Hubble Telescope to Operations
Agency says US government shutdown not expected to impact recovery plan for ‘Wide Field Camera 3’.
 
UPDATE: Iran's Controversial Attempt to Launch a Satellite Ends Up a Moot Point as Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit
The U.S. and its allies allege the same satellite-launching technology could be used to develop long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons. 
 
Trains Stay on Track in India Via ISRO's Satellites Improving Accuracy of Information
dependent on the information relayed by the station master to the station controller and data was fed in the control chart by the controller manually,
 
Torvald Klaveness Will KeepUp@Sea with Marlink's Solution for Integrated Satcom and IT Management
verifying that backup is performed and that antivirus protection is up to date, all in one place, through a single click, for the whole fleet.
 
Major Commercial Launch of the Iridium Certus Broadband Service
Iridium Certus is a unique platform designed for the development of specialty applications and is the world's only truly global broadband service...
 
Konnect Africa to Bridge the Ivorian Territory with High-Speed Satellite Internet Access
to bridge the digital divide in Côte d'Ivoire with its broadband Internet particularly outside major cities, where no reliable broadband solution is available.
 
Boeing Invests in Isotropic Systems
By taking advantage of optical beam steering, Isotropic's innovative user terminals can simultaneously connect with several different satellites without...