SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes two minutes after liftoff, destroying cargo ship bound for International Space Station.
[Reuters – 06/2/2015]
Industry Groups, Trade Shows
Upcoming 33rd AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Converence set for Australia’s Gold Coast September 7 – 10, 2015.
[Satnews – 06/25/2015]
Global satellite manufacturing and launch market to grow at 5% CAGR to 2019.
[WhaTech – 06/22/2015]
SpaceX failure leaves long list of customers in the lurch.
[Space News – 06/29/2015]
India’s SAARC satellite to be launched by December 2016.
[Focus News – 06/27/2015]
Eutelsat to launch MENA satellite services with Eutelsat 8 West B satellite.
[Broadband TV News – 06/25/2015]
Virgin Galactic to be inaugural launch provider for OneWeb satellites.
[Nasdaq – 06/26/2015]
Roscosmos signs contract with French and UK firms for 21 commercial satellite launches on the Soyuz carrier rocket.
[Sputnik News – 06/24/2015]
Vega rocket with Sentinel 2A blasts from Kourou, French Guiana June 23, 2015.
[Spaceflight Now – 06/23/2015]
Market Strategy & Revenues
Deal between Wireless Nation and Gilat Satellite Networks brings New Zealanders a step closer to greater accessibility to satellite communications.
[Computer World – 06/29/2015]
Iridium announces go-to-market partners for Iridium® Push-to-Talk.
[Globe Newswire – 06/29/2015]
Globalstar announces that its gateway in Gaborone, Botswana has gone live, enabling it to deliver affordable simplex coverage over the African continent.
[Nasdaq – 06/25/15]
Hughes announces technology and marketing partnership with OneWeb.
[TWST – 06/25/2015]
Inmarsat signs agreement with Worldlink Communications appointing it as a Partner for FleetBroadband, serving the global maritime market.
[Satnews – 06/25/2015]
OneWeb announces a $500 million round of funding from some of the biggest corporate names in the world.
[Space News – 06/26/2015]
The next Star Wars – are we ready for satellite attacks?
[The Fiscal Times – 06/24/2015]
3rd Space Operations Squadron to retire its oldest satellite currently in orbit, known as B10, later this month at Schriever AFB.
[Schriever Air Force Base – 06/24/2015]
THOR 7 satellite reaches orbital position and is handed over to TSBc’s satellite control center.
[Satnews – 06/22/2015]
Government agencies differ on the use and usefulness of cubesats.
[Space News – 06/29/2015]
At least two of modernized versions of Lockheed Martin’s A2100 satellites will fly using XR?5 Hall Effect and MR?510 Arcjet electric propulsion subsystems.
[Spaceflight Insider – 06/26/2015]
Discovery paves way for new superconducting electronics that could improve satellite communications.
[R&D Magazine – 06/22/2015]
Government, Military & Defense
Finnish Ministry of Transport and communications assigns communications regulator Ficora as authority for new satellite Public regulated Service.
[telecompaper – 06/29/2015]
Indian Department of Telecommunications gives nod to earmarking $8 million to state-owned BSNL for establishing satellite communications gateway in India.
[Indian Express – 06/28/2015]
Department of Devense plans to open a new space-war center within six months.
[GIZMODO – 06/24/2015]
General Atomics is awarded Gray Eagle UAV satellite communications contract.
[Clearance Jobs – 06/23/2015]
O3b successfully participates in U.S. Navy 7th Fleet Trident Warrior exercises.
[Business Wire – 06/22/2015]
New book analyzes legal issues with respect to who judges and enforces satellite communication law.
[idw online – 06/23/2015]
Flight tracking capability makes Australia one of first countries to comply with recommended standard to more closely track aircraft.
[AIN online – 06/23/2015]
Eutelsat satellite broadband to transform service at 300 Poste Italiane offices.
[Business Wire – 06/25/2015]
Is sky big enough for two multi-billion dollar satellite internet projects? Both OneWeb and SpaceX say they will launch and operate hundreds of satellites within 3 years.
[Quartz – 06/24/2015]
UrtheCast to launch 16 satellite iptical and SAR constellation.
Advantech Wireless releases second generation GaN technology-based 400W C-band SSPA/SSPB, DVB0-S2X and Ultra HD ready.
[Benzinga – 06/26/2015]
KVH implements global MPLS network connecting all of the teleports and satellite beams in their mini-VSAT Broadband network.
[Satnews – 06/24/2015]
Millimeter waves, used by miliary satellite-satellite for decades, ideal for point-to-point, high speed, high bandwidth wireless communications.
[RCR Wireless 06/23/2015]
Oil & Gas
Hermes Datacomms is first to provide O3b capacity to meet growing demand of Oil & Gas sector in West Africa.
[realwire – 06/24/2015]
MILSTAR time capsule opened 20 years later.
[Offutt Air Force Base.06/26/2015]
The Human Element
Lepton Global Solutions supports MRIGlobal filed teams in West Africa in fight against Ebola, with VSATs and satellite services.
[Via Satellite – 06/25/2015]