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Florida May Reach In Its Pockets to Fund Space Launch Services Encouraging Industries and Employment

The state is proposing to chip in nearly $18 million to help SpaceX and Blue Origin build new facilities at Kennedy Space Center that are expected to add at least 140  jobs. Next Wednesday in Tampa, Space Florida’s board of directors will consider two proposals worth $14.5 million supporting SpaceX’sRead More…

SpaceX puts 10 Iridium telecom satellites in orbit – and creates a spectacle in the sky

SpaceX has sent 10 more satellites into orbit for the Iridium NEXT constellation, passing the halfway point in its 75-satellite launch contract. The satellites went into space aboard a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket launched at 5:27 p.m. PT today from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and were deployed sequentiallyRead More…

Cobham Explores Augmented Reality for Maritime Satcom Techs

Cobham SATCOM is working with custom software house Kanda and Osterhout Design Group (ODG) smartglasses to build an Augmented Reality (AR) wearable solution for maritime service technicians. With AR already established as an efficiency-enhancing tool for business and industrial applications, the project is a proof of concept that will showRead More…

SpaceX Launches Third Batch of Iridium Next Satellites

On October 9, 2017 SpaceX successfully delivered 10 additional Iridium Next satellites to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) approximately one hour after its Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Oct. 9. With two successful launches already completed this year, this third batch of 10Read More…

Launch of Inmarsat-5 F4 Satellite Successful

  On Monday, May 15th, 2017 Inmarsat successfully launched its fourth Boeing built Ka-band satellite from the Kennedy Space Center aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The Inmarsat-5 F4 is part of the Global Xpress initiative to connect aircraft, ships at sea, and mobile users on land through an umbrellaRead More…

Inmarsat’s New Global Broadband Network Hits 330 Mbps During Live Satellite Tests

Global satellite provider Inmarsat says it has recorded a throughput speed in access of 300 megabits per second during live satellite tests of its new Global Xpress (GX) platform, the first high-speed broadband network with global coverage. The first round of over-the-air tests, held in January 2017, were conducted in conjunction with VT iDirect,Read More…

AgFunder Announces Gotham Analytics Launching Capital Raise

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB)September 21, 2016 Gotham Analytics, a New Jersey-based provider of end-to-end power and communications solutions to businesses operating in off-grid locations, is launching a $2 million equity fundraising campaign on AgFunder, the leading agriculture-focused online investment platform. Founded in 2009, Gotham Analytics serves enterprise customers in severalRead More…

Cobham SATCOM Introduces EXPLORER 8100, the World’s First Stabilized Drive-Away VSAT Antenna

6-29-2015 Cobham Land Mobile News Today is an exciting day as Cobham launches the latest innovative antenna system in Cobham SATCOM’s highly regarded EXPLORER portfolio for land ‘Comms-On-The-Pause’ users. Developed completely in-house, the new one meter EXPLORER 8100 Auto-Acquire Drive-Away antenna is designed to offer unparalleled performance, ensuring high qualityRead More…