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Cape Canaveral, Fla., June 29, 2015--An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, June 28 at 10:21 am EST. The launch failure destroyed a cargo ship carrying about 2,477 kgs. of supplies bound for the International Space Station.
London, UK, July 1, 2015--OTT TV and video revenues in Western Europe [for 15 countries] will reach US$ 13.72 billion in 2020; up from the $894 million recorded in 2010 and the $6.34 billion expected in 2015, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
El Segundo, Calif., June 30, 2015--Pay TV operators purchased US$ 15.3 billion worth of set-top boxes (STBs) in 2014, down from US$ 15.9 billion in 2013. This decline represents the first contraction in the market since 2002, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Shipments of pay TV STBs grew slightly in 2014 to 204.7 million units, an increase of just under 1 percent from 203.1 million units in the previous year; however, such modest shipment growth failed to compensate for the effects of price erosion in this highly competitive market.
Pfullingen, Germany, July 1, 2015–Narda Safety Test Solutions has expanded the features of its Interference and Direction Analyzer: Spectrograms with a time resolution of as fine as 1 µs now allow insights into signal structures that were otherwise only possible with large scale lab equipment. This means that interference and hidden transmitters with rapidly changing frequencies can also be analyzed and then localized with subsequent operating steps.
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Munich, Germany, June 26, 2015--The last day of GLIC 2015 found a unanimous consensus over the interesting, unusual and innovative topics covered by the conference. The conference co-roganized by co-organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology featured high-level speakers from the government and private space sectors globally.
Washington, D.C., June 24, 2015---The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that Lieutenant General John “Jay” Raymond, Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command, will provide the keynote for SATCON, part of NAB’s Content and Communications World (CCW), on Thursday, November 12. CCW will be held November 11-12 in New York City.