January 2020

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

STPSat-4 deployed from ISS – Satellite News Digest

The United States Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and its mission partner, NASA, successfully deployed the Department of Defense (DoD) Space Test Program Satellite-4 (STPSat-4) from the International Space Station on 28 January 2020. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020013000

Comtech to acquire Gilat Satellite Networks – Satellite News Digest

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. jointly announced that Comtech has agreed to acquire Gilat in a cash and stock transaction for US$10.25 per Gilat ordinary share of which 70% will be paid in cash and 30% in Comtech common stock, resulting in an enterprise value of approximately US$532.5 million. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020013002

Old Soviet nuclear-powered satellites to be monitored – Satellite News Digest

The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)’s Council for Space Exploration plans to recommend that the country’s relevant ministries and departments keep a more watchful eye on nuclear-powered objects in outer space, so as to predict possible risks of their falling on Earth, according to a Council statement signed by RAS head Alexander Sergeyev. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020012903