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University of Central Florida is First to Conduct Microgravity Research via NanoRacks on ISS, and in suborbital space, via Blue Origin : 04/13/2016

April 13, 2016-Webster, TX--Researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have become the first ever team to experiment on both NanoRacks' commercial research lab onboard the International Space Station (ISS) and in suborbital space on Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle. The UCF team, lead by physics professor and Assistant Director of the Florida Space Institute, Dr. Josh Colwell, is conducting this in-space research as part of a broad research program to understand the early stages of planet formation, the surfaces of...


New ground operations approach offers scalability, automation, web-based services and lower operational costs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2016) – SSC, a global provider of advanced space services, today unveiled SSC Infinity, a new ground operations service that offers customers full flexibility for small satellites and constellations. The new endeavor aims to lower costs while providing reliability to the SmallSat and CubeSat market. SSC has begun installing...

AGI Hires Col Mike Wasson (ret.) to Complement ComSpOC Expansion : 04/05/2016

Exton, PA, USA (April 5, 2016): Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) is pleased to announce that Mike Wasson has joined the ComSpOC team as senior director, DoD Space Operations at AGI's Colorado Springs office.

In his new position, Mike’s focus will be supporting DoD customers of the ComSpOC’s services and SSA solutions, including their application of space Battle Management Command and Control (BMC2) solutions.

 “I’m very excited to be joining the ComSpOC team.  I’ve worked closely with AGI and know the high quality of their...

Thuraya Telecoms and WiCis Sports to Support Himalaya Expeditions : 03/30/2016

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March, 2016 – Leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company and WiCis Sports have joined forces in a bid to support climbing expeditions to the Himalayas.  

The expedition, beginning on 19 March, is part of a six-month project which will take climbers from Jomsom in Nepal, to Lo Manthang, on to a high-altitude trek, followed by a trip to K2 in June.

Thuraya Telecommunications has donated its IP+ terminal, SatSleeve+ and SatSleeve Hotspot to...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Helps Deliver Resupply Mission to International Space Station : 03/23/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (March 23, 2016) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), helped propel the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft yesterday on its fifth operational cargo delivery flight under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services contract, transporting supplies and materials to the International Space Station (ISS). The flight, known as OA-6, was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket....

Intelsat Promotes Skot Butler to President of Intelsat General Corporation : 03/17/2016

Luxembourg and McLean, VA, (17 March 2016) Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone today announced the promotion of Skot Butler to President of Intelsat General Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary that provides satellite communications solutions to military, commercial and government customers. Mr. Butler, who will begin his new role on April 4, 2016, will continue to be based in McLean, Virginia.

In his new role, Mr. Butler will oversee Intelsat...

Intelsat General and L-3 Communication Systems-West Successfully Demonstrate Automatic Beam Switching for Unmanned Aerial System on Intelsat EpicNG : 03/07/2016

McLean, VA, (March 7, 2016) -- Intelsat General Corporation (IGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, and L-3 Communication Systems-West (L-3 CS-West) announced today the successful demonstration of new automatic beam switching technology that enables Unmanned Airborne Systems (UAS) fitted with L-3 CS-West satellite communications packages to operate on Intelsat’s high-throughput satellite (HTS) platform, Intelsat EpicNG....

Sierra Nevada Corporation Successfully Tests & Transfers In-Orbit Satellite Operations to ORBCOMM : 03/07/2016

ORBCOMM Initiates OG2 Commercial Service to Global Customers

SPARKS, Nev. (March 7, 2016) – Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems has successfully completed all in-orbit checkout procedures of the final 11 satellites in the ORBCOMM Generation 2 (OG2) constellation designed and built by SNC, culminating in the transfer of operations of these satellites from SNC to ORBCOMM. All 11 OG2 satellites have begun providing machine-to-machine (M2M) messaging, including...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Complex 3-D Printed Injector in World’s Most Reliable Upper Stage Rocket Engine : 03/07/2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (March 7, 2016) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), marked another major milestone in its ongoing effort to incorporate additive manufacturing technology into its products by completing a series of successful hot-fire tests of its RL10 upper-stage rocket engine. The RL10 development engine, dubbed XR708, included a core main injector built using additive manufacturing technology, often referred to as 3-D printing. The work was done in conjunction...

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Follow-on Contract to Support Orbital ATK’s Commercial Resupply Services Programs : 03/01/2016

SPARKS, Nev. (March 1, 2016)Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems was recently awarded a contract to provide multiple Passive Common Berthing Mechanisms (PCBM) by Special Aerospace Services (SAS) of Boulder, Colorado for Orbital ATK’s Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft in support of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 1 and 2 (CRS1, CRS2) programs. This contract follows a previous order with SNC resulting in the complete delivery of eight PCBM units in support of Orbital...


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