February 2018

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

Japan launches optical spay satellite – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: H-2A; Payload: IGS-Optical 6; Date: 27 February 2018, 0434 UTC; Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. The imaging satellite was deployed into a Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of approximately 500-kilometers, inclined 97.4 degrees, approx. 20 minutes after lift-off. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018022700

Kratos delivers ground communications architecture for WGS – Satellite News Digest

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Kratos RT Logic, delivered a virtual machine software satellite ground communications solution that commands the payload of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) SATCOM satellites. Boeing’s Global SATCOM Configuration Control Element (GSCCE) Evolution programme chose Kratos’ virtual solution to replace an older command and control technology.…