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Mobile Satellite Users Association February 18,  2019
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MEMBER NEWS
 
 
What’s Next After Al Yah 3? Yahsat CEO Weighs In
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; February 13, 2019
 
OneWeb’s losing its believer-in-chief at Airbus; successor’s view TBD; Viasat says GEO looks ever better
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 14, 2019 
 
Should connectivity investors be preparing for the impact of a potential OneWeb failure?
Satellite Finance, Douglas Yu; February 13, 2019 
 
New date for OneWeb satellites’ launch by Soyuz carrier rocket announced
TASS News Agency; February 13, 2019 
 
Inmarsat wins at Inflight Middle East Awards for second year
Get Connected; February 13, 2019
 
Inmarsat announces new initiatives with Rainmaking and Bluetech
Oilfield Technology, Aimee Knight; February 14, 2019 
 
Continued inflight connectivity penetration lifts Viasat’s investment outlook
Satellite Finance, Douglas Yu; February 12, 2019 
 
EU Maritime Safety Agency Awards Managed Connectivity Services Contract to SES
Business Wire; February 14, 2019 
 
SES' New Additions... Four O3b MEO Satellites Arrive at Arianespace for March Launch
Satnews Daily; February 8, 2019 
 
Argentina’s Arsat preserves Ka-band orbital slot with 3-month visit from SES satellite. Now what?
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 14, 2019
 
Speedcast to Improve Connectivity to Outer Cook Islands
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; February 13, 2019 
 
Ultisat to Provide SOTM to Support AISR Programs for Sierra Nevada
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; February 12, 2019 
 
Satellite Phone Store Now an Authorized Provider of Iridium Certus
PRNewswire; February 12, 2019
 
Happy Satellite Collision Day! It is 10 years since Russia and Iridium got too close for comfort
The Register,  Richard Speed; February 11, 2019
 
NSR Reviews 2019: The Year Ahead
Via Satellite; February 14, 2019 
 
Thales develops GM200 MM Compact (MMR) radar for Netherlands army
Army Recognition; February 13, 2019
 
Global Beam and ORBCOMM to deliver complete IoT solution offerings in UAE
Zawya; February 13, 2019
 
DARPA is zeroing in on Launch Challenge
GeekWire, Alan Boyle; February 13, 2019 


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MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Vertical Markets & Supply Chain  
 
AERONAUTICAL
 
JetBlue's Stoyanova Looks to the IFC Horizon
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; February 14, 2019
 
Saudia scoops “Airline IFEC experience” award at AIME
Get Connected; February 15, 2019
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
Farming Tech with Roots in Space
SpaceDaily; February 13, 2019
 
IOT/M2M
 
Australian regulator questions Sky and Space Global on revenue forecast and share-trading halt
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; February 11, 2019
 
IBM, SweetSense to Tackle California Drought with IOT and Blockchain
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; February 12, 2019
 
Nanosatellite To Serve The Internet Of Things Tested For Space
European Space Agency; February 11, 2019
 
5G and the IoT: The UK's first smart factory just switched on
ZDNet, Steve Ranger; February 13, 2019
 
Australian startup Fleet prepares Series A to fund next 10 satellites
February 14, 2019 - SpaceNews, Caleb Henry – 430 words
 
Myriota moves one step closer to nanosat constellation
Australian Defence.com; February 15, 2019
 
LAND
 
Apple ramps up self-driving program as Waymo says its tech improves
Reuters,Stephen Nellis, Alexandria Sage; February 13, 2019
 
NovelSat Debuts New Multi-Rx Satellite IP Demodulator
Satnews Daily; February 11, 2019
 
A 6-Legged Robot Stares At The Sky To Navigate Like A Desert Ant
Wired, Matt Simon; February 13, 2019
 
South Korea to see location-based services grow to $1.1 billion
ZDNet, Cho Mu-Hyun; February 15, 2019
 
MARITIME
 
Telespazio and Grimaldi's 5 Million Euros Agreement Provides Upgrades to the Neapolitan Shipping Group
Satnews Daily; February 11, 2019
 
Connectivity contracted for long-range maritime surveillance
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; February 14, 2019
 
Smart sensor and IoT technology for vessel newbuilds
Marine Electronics & Communications, Martyn Wingrove; February 12, 2019
 
Yanmar develops auto-navigation robotic boat
The Digital Ship; February 14, 2019
 
Nordic IT reveals plans for email system upgrade
The Digital Ship; February 14, 2019
 
 
SATELLITES
 
Ecliptic Enterprises' Avionics Succeeded in Spaceflight's Successful Sun-Synchronous Orbit-A Mission
SatNews Daily; February 10, 2019
 
Satellite Operators Become (Rural) Mobile Operators?
Talk Satellite,  Lluc Palerm-Serra (NSR); February 12, 2019 
 
Satellite Manufacturing in a State of Transition
Via Satellite, Tereza Pultarova; February 14, 2019 
 
Why the future of satellite internet might be decided in rural Alaska
MIT Technology Review, Erin Winick; February 14, 2019 
 
ANTENNA MANUFACTURERS
 
CM Technology Gains Antennas and Services Contract from RBC Signals
Satnews Daily; February 12, 2019
 
Electronically Steerable, Flat-Panel Antennas for Satellite and Terrestrial Connectivity
Circle ID, Larry Press; February 10, 2019
 
GOVERNMENT
 
C-Enduro USV delivered for military data gathering trials
Jane's International Defence Review, Richard Scott; February 12, 2019
 
Comtech Awarded $6.2 Million of Additional Funding from U.S. Army
Associated Press; February 12, 2019
 
New FAA commercial space head promises transparency with industry
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust; February 13, 2019 
 
 
 


Adjacent Industry & Other
 
BROADBAND
 
Avanti and MainOne to improve broadband penetration in Nigeria
Developing Telecoms, James Barton; February 11, 2019 
 
Avanti Communications Brings Satellite Broadband to Remote UK Observatory
Via Satellite, Annamarie Nyirady; February 14, 2019 
 
Growing need for ubiquitous communications tipping balance towards satellite connectivity
Satellite Finance, Jason Rainbow; February 14, 2019 
 
‘These maps are bogus’: U.S. lawmakers tear into telecom execs over spotty rural coverage
Washington Post,  Brian Fung; February 14, 2019
 
5G
 
Operators struggle to make business case for 5G
FierceWireless, Matt Kapko; February 14, 2019 
 
Google is trying to stop a private sale of 5G spectrum
Android Authority, C.Scott Brown; February 14, 2019  
 
AT&T Is Progressing in 5G Services
Market Realist, Scarlett Ness; February 14, 2019
 
PRIVATE NETWORKS
 
Private LTE and 5G market forecast
TelecomLead; February 13, 2019
 
pdvWireless, NREL to test private LTE for utilities
RCR Wireless, Kelly Hill; February 8, 2019
 
Mining giant BHP goes digital in race for survival
Nikkei Asian Review, Sarah Hilton; February 15, 2019
 
OTHER
 
Techstars and Starburst unveil space startup accelerator
SpaceNews, Debra Werner; February 12, 2019 
 
ViaLite launches C-band RF over Fiber Link
Satellite Evolution Group; February 14, 2019
 
Two Satellites Almost Crashed. Here’s How They Dodged It
Wired, Sarah Scoles; February 14, 2019 
   
EAN spat still has legs as Belgian court punts questions to ECJ
Runway Girl Network, Mary Kirby; February 11, 2019
 

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