Archive for June, 2012

WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 06/22/2012

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

ILS postpones launch of SES-5 due to technical issues with Proton launch vehicle.
[Satellite Spotlight – 06/22/2012]

China Investment Corp buys 7 percent stake in satellite company Eutelsat from Spain’s Abertis Infraestructuras.
[Bloomberg – 06/22/2012]

Point Topic report says Ka-band broadband subscriber base is set for strong growth.
[Satellite Today – 06/22/2012]

SAIC gets $36 million contract to provide consolidate logistics management support for the Air Force Space Command.
[Satellite Today – 06/22/2012]

NASA selects team including Southwest Research Institute to develop Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System utilizing a constellation of eight nanosatellites.
[R&D Magazine – 06/21/2012]

Iridium to begin launching new satellites in 2015 which will include tracking devices enabling Iridium to keep tabs on airplanes everywhere in the world.
[Discovery News- 06/21/2012]

Air traffic services provider Nav Canada teams up with American satellite company Iridium Communications in joint venture Aireon to allow air traffic authorities to track airplanes beyond radar range.
[Vancouver Sun – 06/21/2012]

Bentley Walker purchases iDirect Ka-band hub for Middle East services.
[Satellite Today – 06/21/2012]

United Launch Alliance successfully launches 50th commercially developed Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle, following deployment of National Reconnaissance Office’s NROL-38 mission.
[SatNews – 06/21/2012]

Astrium building DZZ-HR high-resolution observation satellite for Kazakhstan, which will be launched by Arianespace in 2014.
[SatNews – 06/21/2012]

Uganda to host 35th Assembly of Parties of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation July 3 to 6.
[All Africa – 06/21/2012]

L-3 is awarded indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract (minimum value $7.6 million – potential value up to $500 million over 5 years) to supply portable satellite-communications gear to the U.S. Special Operations Command.
[Zacks – 06/21/2012]

“Iridium’s unveiling of the Aireon service could be the boost that the hosted payload ecosystem needed.”
[NSR – 06/20/2012]

Harris receives order to supply 81 Automatic Dependant Surveillance-Broadcast receiver payloads to Aireon LLC (joint venture between NAV Canada and Iridium) for next generation Iridium satellites, for aircraft tracking.
[Zacks – 06/20/2012]

Boeing successfully demonstrates end-to-end communication using terminal from Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals (FAB-T) and the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite.
[Defense Professionals – 06/20/2012]

AT&T and SiriusXM file spectrum interference proposal dealing with longstanding concerns over interference between AT&T’s unused spectrum in 2.3 GHz band and Sirius’s satellite radio service.
[Satellite Today – 06/20/2012]

RRsat to launch new Ku-band platforms on AMOS-5 satellite over Africa.
[Sacramento Bee – 06/20/2012]

SkyWave Mobile Communications announces introduction of IP SCADA service, to allow IP-based point-to-point satellite communication between small remote sites and SCADA systems where terrestrial communications are not reliable.
[Market Watch – 06/20/2012]

According to SES media briefing at CommunicAsia2012, the company leads the market in Asia-Pacific in meeting DTH demand, delivering approximately 700 DTH channels and serving 20 million payTV homes.
[SatNews – 06/20/2012]

Eutelsat, in bid to expand footprint to high-growth Asia-Pacific markets, buys GE-23 satellite, to be renamed EUTELSAT 172A.
[SatNews – 06/19/2012]

ESA helps improve Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband system through its ARTES telecommunications programme, to allow the same terminal to offer up to nine simultaneous telephone calls instead of one.
[ESA News – 06/19/2012]

Europe’s MSG-3 meteorological satellite is being fueled at Spaceport in French Guiana.
[SatNews – 06/19/2012]

Gilat Satellite Networks SkyEdge IIc Aries Ka-band VSAT, designed by TRIM Industrial Design, wins Bronze A’ Design Award; will initially be used to support SES Broadband satellite-based Internet service.
[MENA FN – 06/19/2012]

Beam Communications has new satellite piracy solution for Iridium-based secure communications aboard vessels.
[SatNews – 06/19/2012]

Newtec breaks 500 Mbps bandwidth barrier on a 72 MHz transponder during a test on a Eutelsat satellite performed at Eutelsat’s Rambouillet teleport.
[SatNews – 06/18/2012]

Lockheed wins $4.6 billion 7-year (if all options exercised) Global Defense Network contract, beating out SAIC.
[Business Week – 06/18/2012]

Lockheed successfully completes thermal vacuum testing on Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System satellite, MUOS-2.
[Market Watch – 06/18/2012]

Avanti to install Newtec Sat3Play Hubs in its earth stations to extend its IP broadband service on its satellites HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2.
[Telecom Lead – 06/18/2012]

O3b launches O3bMaritime, first-of-its-kind broadband solution capable of providing cruise ship guests and crew with more than 100 times the average internet access rates at sea, delivering over 500 mbps in aggregate to a single vessel [SatNews – 06/18/2012]

O3b announces multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement with AMRTUR Corporation of Brunei, to provide private high-speed satellite-delivered internet to various industries, including reaching 200 oil rigs on a single beam. [SatNews – 06/18/2012]

Lockheed Martin is awarded a $10.7 million firm-fixed-price/cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to operate, maintain, and sustain Camp Parks Communication Annex site equipment to support WGS satellite in orbit testing.
[SIGNALSCAPE – 06/18/2012]

Intelsat signs multiple Asia-Pacific capacity agreements.
[SatNews – 06/18/2012]

Air Force asks satellite industry for ideas on developing the next generation oif military weather satellites and satellite sensor payloads.
[Satellite Today – 06/18/2012]

Kratos selected by AsiaSat to enhance its Tai Po satellite communications ground station.
[Sat PR News – 06/18/2012]

Optimal Satcom selected by O3b to provide enterprise capacity management systems to O3b and its customers; O3b to launch first 8 of its medium-earth orbit (MEO) high capacity Ka-band satellites in 2013 and another 4 in 2014.
[SatNews – 06/17/2012]

Australian enterprise NewSat gets $280 million worth of U.S. ImportExport bank backing for its planned satellite Jabiru-1, to be built by Lockheed Martin.
[SatNews – 06/17/2012]

RRsat’s Station711, a distribution partner for Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband, announces that Ofer Ship Holding has adopted the new FleetBroadband Multi-voice capability just days after it became commercially available.
[SatNews – 06/17/2012]

Telesat announces it has initiated commercial service on its new Nimiq 6 satellite, whose complete capacity has been leased for 15 years to Canada’s largest DTV provider, Bell TV.
[SatNews – 06/17/2012]

Free NSR webinar July 31 – The Key to Maritime Satcom Growth: Capacity or Customers?
[NSR Web Site}

NSR Report, “Global Assessment of Satellite Supply and Demand, 9th Edition” now available.
[NSR Web Site]

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Adieu GE-23, Bonjour Eutelsat 172A

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Back in 2007, SES and GE worked out a deal that included GE getting back into the satellite operator business. Well, not really an operator — just an owner of an orbiting spacecraft. They called it “GE Satellite” and continued to employ a bunch of people who were selling it. To make that deal work, GE had to have title of the asset (the GE-23 spacecraft) for five years.

Did you do the math? It’s been five years all right. Earlier today, news came out that Eutelsat was buying the asset from GE Capital, which never bothered to list it as part of their many businesses since they knew it was only a matter of time before it went away.

Good day at the office for GE Capital (again) in getting a bunch of cash and good for Eutelsat for getting an asset and an orbital slot over the Pacific Ocean Region (POR). One of the key customers is the U.S. government and Connexion by Boeing, which is still around to provide satcom services to airliners such as Air Force One. Other than that, there’s not much on that bird.

The 20 channels available in the Ku-band is divided among five beams, which was good for the Boeing service, but not really all that workable for standard satellite customers. It was not an easy sell — except for GE Capital.

WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 06/15/2012

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) is first instrument of four that will fly aboard NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to be delivered to NASA.
[SatNews – 06/15/2012]

Vox Telecom receives signals from South Africa’s first Ka-band satellite, Y1B.
[Satellite Today – 06/15/2012]

ESA reserves space on Arianespace for Sentinel-1 radar satellite launch in 2013.
[Satellite Today – 06/15/2012]

NASA’s high energy X-ray NuSTAR satellite, designed to hunt for objects in space, is launched from Kwajalein Atoll aboard Pegasus rocket.
[Space Travel – 06/14/2012]

Arianespace preparation complete for July 5 launch of EchoStar XVII high-throughput relay platform and the MSG-3 meteorological spacecraft for EUMETSAT.
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

Boeing states that secure satellite communications between ships, aircraft, and ground forces is on the horizons, following in-flight demonstration conducted by Boeing and the U.S. Navy using an EA-18G Growler equipped with a SATCOM antenna.
[UPI – 06/14/2012]

Boeing completes Critical Design Review of the MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite Communications System with customer Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes of the government of Mexico.
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

Satellite Interference Reduction Group to be involved with a number of discussions and meetings on resolution of satellite interference at CommunicAsia2012.
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

South Asian reseller agrees to pay NewSat of Australia $30 million for satellite communications coverage in Afghanistan.
[The Bull – 06/14/2012]

MEASAT Satellite Systems has a capacity deal with MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems (ASTRO) to carry UEFA European Football Championship 2012 (“Euro 2012”) live for Brunei via the MEASAT-3 satellite.
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

Ofer Ship Holding deploys Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband Multi-voice service with RRSat’s Station711 mobile satellite services.
[Market Watch – 06/14/2012]

Telesat announces signing of Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) to a long term contract for capacity on Telesat’s Telstar 11N satellite.
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., in Huntsville, Alabama, is awarded Cooperative Agreement by NASA to foster the commercial use of the International Space Station
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

Advantech Wireless develops new VSAT product line-up including smallest, most fully features, lowest-cost hub in the world, the Discovery 100, the midrange Discovery 200 supporting up to 1,500 terminals, and Discovery 300 providing full capacity and support for thousands of terminals.
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

NSR releases a number of reports projecting a dynamic revolution in government spending, commercial activities, and a high-throughput revolution in satellite communications. [SatNews – 06/14/2012

Next ILS launch, scheduled for June 20, to carry SES 5 aloft aboard Proton M launch vehicle.
[SatNews – 06/13/2012]0

Raytheon receives $19 million contract to modify Navy Multiband Terminal to link it with Air Force’s Enhance Polar Satellite, to allow U.S. Navy and Air Force warfighters to overcome communications gaps in remote polar region.
[SatNews – 06/13/2012]

Qualcomm to meld satellite communications into its Snapdragon S4 application processors for Dish Network, so the chips can link to both satellite and ground-based mobile networks.
[UT News San Diego – 06/13/2012]

World Teleport Association releases white paper Best Practices in Satellite Capacity Contracts.
[SatNews – 06/13/2012]

Gulfsat, a leading service provider and satellite specialist in the Middle East and North Africa, signs new agreement for capacity on EUTELSAT 8.
[Market Watch – 06/13/2012]

Multiple firms receive multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts not to exceed $65,750,00 for Inmarsat mobile satellite services for DoD and other government agencies.
[AFCEA SignalScape – 06/13/2012]

Galician Research and Development Center in Advanced Telecommunications gathers key industrial representatives in the field of satellite communications for a June 15 seminar, “The Satellite Role in the Mobile Communications Arena.”
[Cordis Wire – 06/13/2012]

RIA Novosti reports that China will launch Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft in mid-June to carry out the country’s first manned space docking mission with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space lab module.
[SatNews – 06/12/2012]

UK startup Phasor announces phased array antenna system that allows moving vehicles to communicate with satellites, or antennas that track satellites, with no moving parts, utilizing multiple transceiver ICs manufactured by TowerJazz.
[Market Watch – 06/12/2012]

Globalstar misses June 9 payment to Thales required by arbitrators’ ruling as it considers options to oppose the ruling; Thales files petition in court to affirm the award; negotiations between the companies continue.
[SatNews – 06/12/2012]

Harris Caprock selects amplifiers by Gilat subsidiary Wavestream for VSAT systems onboard its maritime customers’ vessels, including cruise ships.
[Market Watch – 06/12/2012]

ITT Exelis is introducing GNOMAD, a mobile, on-the-move satellite communications (SATCOM) system providing over the horizon satellite communications for data and voice while on the move using a low profile broadband antenna and baseband solution which is modem and radio agnostic.
[Satnews – 06/12/2012]

Canadian broadband provider Galaxy launches new services with Hughes dual-band broadband satellite terminal.
[mediacaster magazine – 06/12/2012]

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications commission expects to complete draft of licensing framework to issue type-3 communications satellite business by next month, with InTouch’s satellite arm, Thaicom Plc, the only company that can apply for a licence to provide service without having their own network.
[Bangkok Post – 06/12/20012]

Australian telecommunications company PlusComms set to acquire historic Jamesburg Earth Station in California’s Carmel Valley for redevelopment by Oz company as “armageddon-proof” data center.
[The Register – 06/11/2012]

Qatar’s proposed launch of its first satellite, Es’hail 1, in the second quarter of 2013 will support the country’s sophisticated communication needs, according to CEO of Qatar Satellite Company.
[Gulf Times – 06/11/2012]

SatLink Communications expands operations into Asia, opening new office in Singapore.
[Screen Africa – 06/11/2012]

Information Affairs Authority criticizes statement by ARABSAT that it does not have responsibility to interfere with “political and religious discussions” on Iranian satellite channels.
[Bahrain News Agency – 06/10/2012]

Sea Launch officials focus on the company’s Zenit rocket to determine whether it damaged Intelsat 19 satellite during launch, preventing deployment of one of the solar panels.|
[SpaceFlight Now – 06/09/2012]

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WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 06/08/2012

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Intelsat announces new high performance satellite platform, EpicNG, with a complementary overlay that will be fully integrated with Intelsat’s existing fleet.
[Market Watch – 06/07/2012]

Orbital Sciences Pegasus rocket carrying NASA’s NuStar satellite arrives at Kwajalein Atoll launch site.
[Reuters – 06/07/2012]

Inmarsat announces 30,000 FleetBroadband terminals now in service.
[Market Watch – 06/07/2012]

KVH appoints Athens-based KB Impuls Hellas as new commercial marine distributor in Greece for TracPhone, TracVision, and mini-VSAT products.
[Market Watch – 06/07/2012]

Astrium opens GeoStore portal as gateway to its unique stock of satellite imagery.
[SatNews – 06/07/2012]

KVH wins $35.6 million Sudi Arabian contract for TACNAV TLS and TACNAV Light navigation systems, installation, and training, to modernize the country’s military vehicles.
[SatNews – 06/07/2012]

First Space Based Infrared System satellite launched May 7, 2012 demonstrating outstanding performance exceeding specifications during in-orbit testing. [SatNews – 06/06/2012]

Two next generation satellites being built by Space Systems/Loral for Australia’s NBN will double the speed of the National Broadband Network for people living in rural Australia.
[SMARTHOUSE – 06/06/2012]

Harris Corporation successfully completes Critical Design Review and is approved to begin implementation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-R Ground Segment.
[Market Watch – 06/06/2012]

Boeing leading team including Raytheon and Harris, seeking Air Force GPS Control Segment Sustainment contract.
[SatNews – 06/06/2012]

Major shipping company Reederei Werner Bockstiegel upgrades to Iridium Pilot and se@COMM broadband data package.
[Market Watch – 06/06/2012]

Nigeria’s survivability, and education of its youth, seen as highly dependent upon proper implementation of satellite communications throughout the country.
[Vanguard – 06/06/2012]

French Open and London 2012 Olympic Games to be broadcast in 3D via ASTRA satellite system.
[SatNews – 06/06/2012]

Gilat offering free webinar on how to ensure communications to deepwater oil & gas platforms.
[SatNews – 06/06/2012]

Adjusting focus in HTS mobility – FSS operators looking at mobility market, as Intelsat launches EPIC and other operators take different approach.
[NSR – 06/06/2012]

Launches of three European Space Agency Earth observation Swarm satellites delayed due to technical issues at three separate launch sites.
[Satellite TRoday – 06/05/2012]

Cellphones killed Iridium once, but in its second coming the satellite phone maker and fleet operator is looking to cell phones to secure its future.
[Reuters – 06/05/2012

Space Systems/Loral is evaluating delayed South solar array deployment on recently launched Intelsat satellite, and reviews other satellites based on the same platform. [Space Ref – 06/05/2012]

With satellite fleet launch to begin in less than a year, O3b launches backhaul services for wireless carriers.
[Cable360Net – 06/05/2012]

Blocking Arabian satellite channels new form of censorship.
[AL-Monitor – 06/05/2012]

Indian armed forces to get first-ever dedicated military satellite, scheduled launch next month.
[Online International News Network – 06/05/2012]

Beam Communications announces new Inmarsat-based satellite piracy solution for secure communication on board a vessel.
[VIRTUAL-STRATEGY – 06/05/2012]

KVH app0oints MVS Group as service provider for mini-VSAT product.
[Market Watch – 06/05/2012]

Republic of Congo tests femtocell and satellite network.
[Wall Street Journal – 06/05/2012]

Selling low to win high-end customers – Harris CapRock signs five-year 34-ship contract with Royal Caribbean Cruises, marking increasing competition for MTM in cruise ship business.
[NSR – 06/05/2012]

Sierra Nevada Corporation initiates Dream Chaser Space System’s flight test program with successful captive carry of full scale Dream Chaser Flight Vehicle, designed for carrying supplies and crew to the International Space Station.
[SatNews – 06/04/2012]

NBN of Australia faces spectrum constraints, inaccurate address data, and complaints about towers while rolling out wireless and satellite broadband.
[ZDNet – 06/04/2012]

Hubble-type telescopes donated to NASA by National Reconnaissance Office may find new life investigating dark matter in the universe.
[New York Times – 06/04/2012]

Tesacom will offer KVH mini-VSAT broadband service in South America.
[Market Watch – 06/04/2012]

NSR report “Wireless Backhaul Via Satellite, 6th Edition” quantifies market opportunity for Land-based Towers and Mobility Platforms and outlines key programs and technology developments that will impact market long term.
[NSR – July 2012]

NOTABLE:  HOSTED PAYLOADS Air Force may spend up to 1 billion over next decade on hosted payloads.
[Washington Post – 04/22/2012] Hosted payload summit to be held in September in Washington DC.
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Yeah, baby, she’s got it

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Thanks, NASA.

Transit of Venus

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

The Christian Science Monitor provides a realistic guide on the Transit of Venus, a truly once-in-a-lifetime event…

Today’s historic Venus transit is a marathon event lasting nearly seven hours, but skywatchers who don’t have that kind of time can break it down into a handful of key milestones.

NASA’s planetary scientist Lori Glaze discusses the transit of Venus. Venus treks across the sun’s face from Earth’s perspective today (June 5; June 6 in much of the Eastern Hemisphere), marking the last such Venus transit until 2117. Few people alive today will be around to see the next transit, which makes the rare celestial sight a premier event in the astronomical and skywatching communities.

The Venus-sun show will begin around 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) and end at roughly 12:50 a.m. EDT (0450 GMT) Wednesday, with the exact timing varying by a few minutes from point to point around the globe.

There’s plenty of activity surrounding this event, so get out there!

WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits for June 1, 2012

Monday, June 4th, 2012

The Early Space Age – an article published in Fortune Magazine in 1959.
[Fortune Magazine – 06/03/2012]

India’s Navy creates post of assistant chief of naval staff charged with harnessing space-based capabilities.
[The Times of India – 06/03/2012]

Billionaire John Malone’s push to take over Sirius XM Radio creates potential for clash with Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin.
[San Francisco Chronicle – 06/03/2012]

Intelsat 19 fails to deploy one of its two solar arrays.
[Space News – 06/02/2012]

SpaceX’s Dragon splashes down in Pacific after successful re-supply trip to International Space Station.
[SatNews – 06/02/2012]

Dish submits reply comments to FCC on proposed wireless rules.
[EXEC Digital – 06/02/2012]

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company announces successful completion of trials of U.S. DoD compatible Ka-band-capable terminals over the Y1A satellite.
[SatNews – 06/02/2012]

Telesat is awarded contract by Shared Services Canada to facilitate provisioning of X-ban d satellite communications and associated services around the world to SSC partner and client departments.
[SatNews – 06/02/2012]

Inmarsat Government launches new website reflecting image and identity of the business unit that provides global, secure, end-to-end solutions to U.S. government customers.
[SatNews – 06/02/2012]

Capacity on five Eutelsat satellites has been booked for coverage of the UEFA Euro 2012 championship in Poland and the Ukraine.
[Sacramento Bee – 06/01/2012]

Ukrainian Zenit-2SL rocket launches U.S. communications satellite, Intelsat 19, from sea-based launch pad in the Pacific Ocean.
[News Track India – 06/01/2012]

Lockheed Martin is awarded $68 million contract from U.S. Air Force to provide mission readiness, launch, early orbit checkout, and on-orbit operations engineering support for first two GPS-3 satellites.
[Satellite Today – 06/01/2012]

Artemis telecommunications satellite continues to provide services to its users following completion of its official mission, providing communications between ATV shuttle to ISS and the ATV control center,  after almost 11 years in orbit.
[Phys Org – 06/01/2012]

ViaSat pushes to include Loral, parent company of Space Systems Loral (SS/L), into it’s patent lawsuit against SSL, saying the parent company “guides SS/L’s every move.”
[Space News – 06/01/2012]

TCS’ OS-IRIS managed satellite services offering is added to FCSA contract program.
[Market Watch – 05/31/2012]

SpaceX announces first commercial contract for its heavy-lift rocket, still in development, from Intelsat for a future Intelsat satellite launch.
[ABC News – 05/31/2012]

U.S. Air Force and Boeing come to terms on replacing a cost-plus contract for next-generation satellite communications terminals with a fixed-price contract.
[Aviation Week – 05/31/2012]

Liberty Media asks federal regulators to allow it to take over control of Sirius XM Radio.
[ – 05/31/2012]

NSR’s webinar “The Case for Hosted Payloads” presentation and session recording available for download at NSR website.
[NSR – The Case for Hosted Payloads – 05/30/2012]

CPI International will acquire Codan Satcom.
[Sacramento Bee – 05/30/2012]

Iridium Pilot selected by IMOCA 60′ as satellite communications platform for International Europa and Vendee Globe sailboat race.
[Market Watch – 05/30/2012]

MerlinCryption introduces powerful M2M cryptosystem to overcome security challenges for satellite companiesx and space operators.
[Seattle PI – 05/30/2012]

Kazakhstan reportedly blocks upcoming Russian satellite launches from Baikonur due to dispute over drop zone for rocket debris, but there may be more to this story . . .
[SatNews – 05/29/2012]

GVF VSAT certification training program transitioning to new online learning system using new lesson player software developed by SatProf.
[SatNews – 05/29/2012]

South Korea to launch world’s first satellite for monitoring climate change over Korean Peninsula in 2018.
[SatNews – 05/29/2012]

Chinese Long March 3B rocket successfully delivers Chinese communications satellite to space.
[Spaceflight Now – 05/27/2012]

Affordable satellite bandwidth could change rural access, benefitting, for example, farms and safari lodges.
[BIZ Community – 05/25/2012]

Right behind SpaceX in the commercial race to space are Orbital Sciences, Alliant Techsystems, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corp., and Blue Origin.
[R&D Magazine – 05/24/2012]

U.S. Navy will deploy 4G LTE on board combat ships to augment existing satellite systems and enhance non-essential communications for sailors.
[IntoMobile – 05/24/2012]

SpaceX makes history as the first company to send a commercial supply ship toward the International Space Station as the Falcon 9 rocket successfully carries the Dragon capsule into orbit.
[R&D Magazine – 05/22/2012]

Space Systems/Loral delivers powerful multi-mission SES-5 satellite to Baikonur Space Center.
[Market Watch – 05/21/2012]

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