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January 16th, 2017 — January 22nd, 2017
 
Iridium's NEXT Generation Celebrates Launch of First 10 Satellites
the new satellites will be positioned near a current generation satellite, each moving at approximately 17,000 miles per hour
 
Russia Admits Military Satellite Constellation...Surveillance of Enemy Vehicles and Vessels  
has one important capability that its US-A predecessor didn't: to listen in on communications sent by enemy ships and vehicles, including communications using closed channels.
 
ViaSat's New Satellite ...A Step Closer to Becoming First Global Internet Service Provider
ViaSat’s crown jewel stands 25-feet high, about 10 feet wide and, once its solar panels deploy in space, it will have a wingspan of 150 feet.
 
SpaceX's Successes... Launches Iridium's NEXT Satellites and the Booster Returns 
...the new satellites will be positioned near a current generation satellite, each moving at approximately 17,000 miles per hour as testing begins.
 
First Singaporean Satellite Takes Leave Of ISS
The satellite will conduct tests to evaluate the durability of commercial off-the-shelf microprocessors in space...
 
KVH Upgrades and Plans to Include IoT and OneWeb
initiating an upgrade to mix high-throughput capacity from geostationary and low Earth orbit satellites into its network that will triple the current speeds.  
 
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.
 
2017's SmallSat Symposium Simply Scintillating in Silicon Valley
With a new venue, the introduction of four new workshops and numerous new sessions those attending will be light years ahead of their small sat competitors.
 
SES Discloses New Owner of AMC-3... GEE Now We Know
Since then the curtain has been pulled back, press releases issued and the satellite fleet operator has been identified as...
 
JAXA's Failure to Launch a Tiny Satellite From a Small Rocket
“It’s very regrettable. We’d like to determine the cause” of the failure,..."