June 2018

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

GEO 5 WAAS payload operational – Satellite News Digest

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Geosynchronous Earth Orbiting 5 Wide Area Augmentation System navigation payload, developed by Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business, is now operational and fully integrated into the WAAS network. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018062403

Echostar unveils stake in bid target Inmarsat – Satellite News Digest

EchoStar said that it had a near 3% shareholding in Inmarsat, as well as a 10.4% position in its convertible bonds. The disclosure, which was made in a stock exchange filing, comes after Inmarsat announced earlier this month that it had rejected a takeover approach from EchoStar because it "very significantly undervalued" its business. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018062404

Junk-sweeping test satellite launched from ISS – Satellite News Digest

The space debris removal technology mission RemoveDEBRIS, led by the Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at the University of Surrey, has been launched into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS). RemoveDEBRIS will demonstrate a range of technologies to clean up space debris, with the first Airbus designed and built experiment due for deployment in October…