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Fueling Begins for Inmarsat 5 F2 Proton Launch – Satellite Today

Technicians preparing Proton for launch. Photo: Khrunichev [Via Satellite 01-28-2015] Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center reports the Proton Integrated Launch Vehicle (ILV) has been transferred to the fueling area at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Fueling the Breeze-M upper stage low-pressure tanks will take two days to complete, after which the rocket will be rolled…

US Air National Guard Orders Communication Systems from Harris Corp – Satellite Today

Harris Corp Washington building. Photo: Harris [Via Satellite 01-28-2015] The Air National Guard (ANG) has contracted Harris Corporation to supply five-channel vehicle communication systems for ground-to-air communications. The systems include the Falcon 3 AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios, the RF-7800I advanced vehicle intercom system and a Unity XG-100M full-spectrum multiband mobile radio. In addition to providing…

Appareo Systems to Use Iridium Connectivity and Chipsets – Satellite Today

Iridium’s satellite network operations center (SNOC). Photo: Iridium [Via Satellite 01-28-2015] Appareo Systems, an electronics and software service provider for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) has entered a long-term partnership with Iridium to provide its customers with satellite connectivity. Customers in agriculture and general aviation will be the first focus, followed by the aerospace and construction…

Air Force SMC Completes Merger of Two Directorates – Satellite Today

Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, SMC commander, speaks at the AD standup ceremony, Jan. 9. Photo: Sarah Corrice [Via Satellite 01-27-2015] The United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has activated the Advanced Systems and Development Directorate (SMC/AD), effective Jan. 9, having completed the merger of the Space Development and Test Directorate, and…

ESA Commits to Finishing EDRS Constellation – Satellite Today

EDRS-A undergoing thermal vacuum testing. Photo: ESA [Via Satellite 01-27-2015] The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed its intention to see the European Data Relay System (EDRS) through to completion. The decision followed meetings between the agency, the European Commission and Airbus. On Jan. 28, ESA and Airbus — the two primary partners for EDRS…