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October 17th, 2019
 
 
Already Underway Thales Alenia Space's Facilities in Spain ... Construction and Completion in Less than a Year
already begun their new facilities in Spain ... and anticipate the completion to occur in autumn 2020 ... construction will span little less than a year.
 
The 25th Secretary of the U.S. Air Force... and Possibly Space Command... Confirmed by U.S. Senate
Barrett’s lopsided confirmation was largely expected. She earned praise from senators in remarks prior to the vote that summarized her extensive...
 
Notes from Explore 19 Conference Include SuperDove's Next-Generation PlanetScope's Interoperability
Will discussed details about the Next Generation Planetscope, which includes 4-band, 5-band and 8-band PlanetScope imagery powered by SuperDove.
 
As the Crow Flies ... And It Did as Rocket Lab's Electron Rocket Launches Astro Digital's Smallsat
71 minutes after launch Electron’s Kick Stage's payload went to a circular orbit of more than 1,000 km. more than twice the altitude of any Electron
 
SSPI UK Reveals Space & Satellite Personality of the Year ... He's From Goonhilly
Goonhilly has an extraordinary way of touching and inspiring many people. Just as it did to me a few years ago.
 
U.S. Navy's MUOS SATCOM System Now Operationally Effective
Known as the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), this is a U.S. Navy-led effort that provides essential narrowband satellite communications for ...
 
"Encore" Says BBC Studios and Distribution Deal with MEASAT and Globecast
BBC Earth HD shares the wonders of the universe; CBeebies HD provides pre-school age learning through play; and BBC Lifestyle Asia, home, family...
 
Kleos Space Incorporates as a U.S. Subsidiary to Qualify Sales Into U.S. Defense and Government Agencies
The plan is that the U.S. subsidiary, Kleos Space Inc., provides Kleos access to government funding and projects otherwise restricted to U.S. entities.
 
Globalstar's SPOT Gen3 Selected by RoSPA for Their Consultant Teams
RoSPA has equipped each member of the team with a SPOT Gen3 device to track their location and provide help in an emergency using its one-touch SOS button...
 
ORBCOMM Solves Pottle's Transportation Needs for Fleet-Wide Trailer Monitoring Solution
The ORBCOMM devices can be installed externally on trailers in about 10 minutes, even when the asset is loaded, making Pottle’s deployments quick ..
 
Marlink and Intelsat Renew and Expand ... Maritime Services Multi-Year Agreement 
The multi-year agreement will deliver additional throughput to vessels via multiple layers of space-based coverage, ensuring that ship owners and...
 
Narrow-Band IoT Successfully Tested by OQ Technology Using a Smallsat
The Tiger mission, which was approved and signed on July 26, 2019, demonstrates that NB-IoT technology can be used on flying Software-Defined Radio (SDR)...
 
Preparations Underway by China to Launch Capsules for their Space Station
China aims to complete the construction of the space station around 2022. Weighing 66 tons, the Tiangong space station will be T-shaped with the...
 
SEAKR® Engineering Goes With Rambus for NexGen ASIC and FPGA Designs
Today’s aerospace hardware contains highly-complex microelectronics that include advanced processing, data storage, and data communications...
 
Laser Comms from Mynaric Heading Toward Satellite Pathfinder Validation Mission
Multiple units of Mynaric’s inter-satellite product are to be delivered as part of the deal. The terminal, which is set to become the market’s first available...
 
Planet's Imagery Service Transitioned from the NGA to the NRO with a New Multi-Year Contract
Recognizing the importance of mission continuity, the scope of the new NRO contract is comparable to NGA’s previous contracts with Planet and...
 
AXESS Network's Bogota Teleport Gains WTA Tier 3 Certification
Since its introduction at IBC 2015, the Certification program has quickly grown in popularity. Starting with one certified facility in 2015, the program...
 
New Generation Phased Array Antenna is the Goal of ReQuTech, Linköping University and Forsway Collaboration
The Vinnova-backed initiative combines expertise from three well-known players in their respective fields: ReQuTech, for its niche expertise within...
 
ORBCOMM Connectivity Crowns the Queen ... Solutions Support Queen Transportation Fleet Management 
Queen Transportation is using ORBCOMM’s in-cab solution to enhance operational efficiency through increased visibility and auditing, along with...
 
ICEYE's Spotlight Imaging Mode Enables One Meter Radar Imaging from Constellation Available Commercially 
few comparable services worldwide, and ICEYE is the only organization to provide this capability as a commercial service from such small SAR microsatellites.