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GAO: NOAA Needs to Establish More Accurate Satellite Docs
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:29:47 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-23-2016] The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) needs to ensure its timelines for launching and obtaining satellite information are accurate, clear and fully documented, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. In doing so, and providing more accurate and analyzed data, GAO believes NOAA and Congress, which funds NOAA […]

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SES Reveals Balloon-lifted Tactical Persistent Surveillance Product
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:29:36 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-23-2016] SES has unveiled its first Government+ product offering: Tactical Persistent Surveillance (TPS), an inflatable aerostat-technology capable of hosting a variety of advanced Electro-Optical (E/O) sensor and communications payload options at altitudes up to 1,000 feet. TPS is a portable, modular solution capable of quick global deployment and operations for surveillance and communications […]

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Hispasat Announces Winners of 4K Film Festival
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:29:07 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-23-2016] Hispasat has revealed the six award winners of the company’s second 4K International Festival. The competition evaluated short films shot and post-produced in 4K format from more than 100 filmmakers from 14 different countries. A jury comprised of Hispasat’s Business Director Ignacio Sanchis, Film Director Fernando Colomo, Producer Adrian Guerra and several […]

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EUMETSAT Relocates Meteosat 8 Over Indian Ocean
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:28:57 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-23-2016] The European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) has shifted Meteosat 8, the first satellite in the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) series of meteorological satellites, to 41.5 degrees east over the Indian Ocean. There, the satellite will replace Meteosat 7, which is approaching the end of its nearly 20-year lifetime in space. […]

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Boeing’s Craig Cooning Retires
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:28:43 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-23-2016] President of Boeing Network & Space Systems Craig Cooning is retiring from his position after 11 years at the company, Boeing announced Sept. 22. Jim Chilton will succeed him effective Oct. 21. Chilton was vice president of the company’s Strategic Missile and Defense Systems organization. Before that, he spent much of his […]

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DOD Heightens Importance of Cybersecurity in Future Ground Systems
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:25:36 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-22-2016] The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) wants to make sure its future ground system for government satellites, known as the Enterprise Ground Segment (EGS), makes cybersecurity a much bigger priority compared to the approach taken with ground systems currently in use. Today, DOD ground systems for military satellite programs all run separate […]

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EchoStar Prepares for Q4 Satellite Launch, Makes OTT Investment
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:19:24 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-22-2016] Space Systems Loral (SSL) has certified the EchoStar 21 satellite ready to ship ahead of a fourth quarter 2016 launch. The communications satellite — to be located at 10.25 degrees east — was intended for launch in April 2016, but was placed in storage after the delay of its May 2016 Proton […]

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Airbus Defence and Space Expands German Satellite Manufacturing Plant
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:18:54 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-22-2016] Airbus Defence and Space is constructing a new four-story, 4,200 square meter Integrated Technology Center (ITC) in Friedrichshafen, Germany for satellite manufacturing. The building will be an expansion of Hall 6, which is the company’s current satellite integration facility. The new center will play a pivotal role in a future reorganization of […]

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US Air Force Taps Lockheed Martin for Two Additional GPS 3 Satellites
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:18:34 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-22-2016] Lockheed Martin, prime contractor for the GPS 3 satellites, has received an order for two additional GPS 3 satellites from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) through a contract option. The contract option procures long lead and production hardware to produce Space Vehicles (SVs) 9 and 10 for […]

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AsiaSat’s 4K-Sat Channel to Broadcast XTreme Video
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:18:20 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-22-2016] XTreme Video, a company that creates television programs around extreme sports and activities, has contracted with AsiaSat to broadcast content on the 4K-Sat channel on AsiaSat 4. XTreme Video produces 4K content for extreme sports fans worldwide, and with AsiaSat, will broadcast stunning extreme and outdoor content, such as the mountain biking […]

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