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Globalstar, ADS-B Technologies Complete Space-Based Aircraft Tracking Demonstration – Satellite Today

Flight path of Globalstar’s ADS-B test flight. Photo: Globalstar [Via Satellite 09-19-2014] Globalstar, in collaboration with ADS-B Technologies, recently completed a four-day 7,000-mile flight test of a dual-link Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system. The space-based ADS-B Link Augmentation System, or ALAS, is capable of tracking an aircraft’s location for every second of its trip. Traditional…

MDA’s UK Subsidiary Wins ESA Contract for ISS Component – Satellite Today

The International Space Station (ISS). Photo: NASA [Via Satellite 09-19-2014] The European Space Agency (ESA) as awarded MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates’ (MDA’s) Harwell U.K.-based subsidiary a contract to build a Ka-band data relay terminal flight model for the agency’s Columbus module on the International Space Station (ISS). MDA anticipates contract finalization by the end of…

Lockheed Martin Mates GOES-R Modules, Readies for Testing – Satellite Today

Mating the GOES-R satellite. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Via Satellite 09-19-2014] Lockheed Martin has successfully mated the large system and propulsion modules of NOAA’s first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) next-gen weather satellite. Now, with the core spacecraft assembled, the company will install the six weather and solar monitoring instruments. The GOES-R satellite is scheduled…

ISRO Releases IRNSS Interface Control Document to Jumpstart Commercial Applications – Satellite Today

ISRO’s IRNSS 1A satellite. Photo: ISRO [Via Satellite 09-19-2014] The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released the Signal-in-Space Interface Control Document (ICD) for Standard Positioning Service (SPS) for the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). Currently under development, the IRNSS constellation will serve as India’s domestic Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). The first two…

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…