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PlanetiQ Signs as Subcontractor with Millennium Engineering and Integration Company for HoPS Contract – Satellite Today

[Via Satellite 09-19-2014] Commercial satellite weather company PlanetiQ has partnered with Millennium Engineering and Integration to provide hosted payload opportunities on its upcoming satellite constellation. Millennium received a Hosted Payloads Solutions (HoPS) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Air Force earlier this summer. PlanetiQ is building a privately funded weather constellation starting…

China Reviews Final Design of CBERS 4 Satellite – Satellite Today

CBERS 4 at China Academy of Space Technology’s (CAST) facility. Photo: AEB [Via Satellite 09-18-2014] Beijing-based China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) has completed the Final Design Review (FDR) of the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite 4 (CBERS 4) in collaboration with Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE). The completed FDR paves the way for…

USSTRATCOM Grafts DMSP 19 into Constellation – Satellite Today

Artist’s rendition of the DSMP 19 satellite. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Via Satellite 09-18-2014] The United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) has taken operational control of the Lockheed Martin-built Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) 19 satellite. United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched the satellite on April 3, 2014, after which Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air…

Virgin Atlantic Selects Gogo’s 2Ku Service for IFC – Satellite Today

Seats on a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747. Photo: Virgin Atlantic [Via Satellite 09-18-2014] Virgin Atlantic has partnered with Gogo to install the new 2Ku In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service on the airline’s existing fleet. The companies have agreed on principle terms and are working together to finalize a definitive agreement. Virgin Atlantic is Gogo’s first European…

Congressman Bridenstine: NOAA Satellite Strategy Should be More Like DoD – Satellite Today

Jim Bridenstine. Photo: United States Congress [Via Satellite 09-17-2014] United States Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., called for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to make use of commercial weather data to mitigate risk from both pending and potential future weather data gaps. Speaking at the Washington Space Business Roundtable on Sept. 16, the congressman…

CPI Industries Builds on Quad-Band Radome Following Roaming Demo with ViaSat – Satellite Today

A CPI radome under static loads testing. Photo: CPI [Via Satellite 09-17-2014] Communications and Power Industries (CPI) provided a quad-band satellite communications radome to ViaSat in support of the company’s recent flight demonstrations using an integrated Ku-band and Ka-band airborne satellite terminal. The hybrid Ku-/Ka-band terminal and radome enable roaming between beams for In-Flight Entertainment…