July 2014

News on key developments at SupremeSAT, and general news on the Space and Satellite industry from across the web

Spaceflight Inc to Build 12 Ground Stations, Starts New Business Division – Satellite Today

Spaceflight Network’s map of projected ground station sites. Photo: Spaceflight Inc. [Via Satellite 07-31-2014] Spaceflight Inc. is expanding its business from focusing primarily on rideshare opportunities for small satellites to include a ground network branch. Officially named Spaceflight Networks, the new branch will provide satellite communications through a global series of ground stations. The company…

SES Opens New Satellite Operations Center in Princeton – Satellite Today

SES’ VP of Software Engineering Tom Nowak showing President and CEO Karim Michel Sabbagh some of the capabilities of the new Princeton SOC. Photo: SES [Via Satellite 07-31-2014] SES has moved the operations for 23 satellites — roughly half the company’s fleet — to a new Satellite Operations Center (SOC) in Princeton, N.J. Satellite controllers…

Final ATV launch sets new European record – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Ariane 5 ES; Payload: ATV 5 "Georges Lemaître"; Date: 29 July, 2347:38 UTC; Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. Ariane 5 delivered a record payload performance in successfully lofting this fifth and final ATV spacecraft for the European Space Agency (ESA), which resupplies the International Space Station (ISS). http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2014073000