Rendition of Norsat-1. Photo: ESA.The Norwegian Space Center has announced successful deployment of critical antennas and probes on the NORsat 1 and NORsat 2 microsatellites built by Canada’s Space Flight Laboratory (SFL), which launched on July 14 from Kazakhstan. Most notable was deployment of a large Yagi antenna from NORsat 2 that will provide first-of-its-kind Very High Frequency (VHF) Data Exchange (VDE) from space, according to the Norwegian Space Center.
DigitalGlobe’s headquarters set for 2015 in Westminster, Colo. Photo: Griffin CapitalIn its financial results for the second quarter, DigitalGlobe reported a 28 percent increase in overall revenue driven largely by the company’s acquisition of The Radiant Group and strong performance in both the government and civil sectors.
The KD-5100. Photo: Kaman Precision Products.Kaman Precision Products announced the availability of its KD-5100 differential measurement system, which provides resolution to a nanometer of positional change. According to the company, due to its small size and low power consumption, the KD-5100 is ideal for night vision systems, precision telescope positioning, Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) for space-based and airborne applications, and image stabilization systems.
Boeing’s 3D printed parts that were incorporated in the SES 15 satellite. Photo: Boeing.To combat the slowdown in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite orders, Boeing Satellite Systems International is rapidly implementing new technology in its satellite designs and manufacturing processes, Mark Spiwak, the company’s president, said in an interview with Via Satellite. According to Spiwak, the company’s advanced payloads can help accommodate customers who desire more flexible assets as they prepare for the future of the industry.
Image of the coast of Japan from ArcGIS. Photo: Esri.Esri announced that Airbus Defence and Space WorldDEM4Ortho elevation data will soon become part of the growing ArcGIS Online Living Atlas of the World.
One of the XA-200K predecessors, XA-60K. Photo: XipLink.XipLink has announced immediate availability for its new XA-200K model, a 1U form factor appliance that supports up to 200,000 simultaneous sessions for Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) acceleration and IP traffic optimization to 1.3 Gbps. In addition, XipLink is offering two sister products using the same scalable technology for TCP acceleration applications only, the XS-SCPS-200K, and a virtual version leveraging high performance hypervisors supporting all XipOS optimization features called the XV-Gig. XipLink also announced future availability for a horizontally scalable platform running multiple Virtual Machines to obtain aggregate capacities of 10 to 15 Gbps and more than one million TCP sessions later in 2017.
13-kilowatt Hall thruster being evaluated at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Photo: NASA.