Eutelsat reported a sharply improved environment for U.S. Defense Department contracting of commercial-satellite capacity during the most recent renewal period. Credit: SpaceNews graphic/Lance Marburger
SES Chief Executive Karim Michel Sabbagh. Credit: SES
WGS-7 on Delta 4
Orbital ATK CEO David W. Thompson and Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler held a press conference April 12 at the 32nd Space Symposium. Credit: Chuck Bigger
WRC-15 image ITU
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk, speaking  Jan. 30 at a hyperloop design competition at Texas A&M, said he expected the first Falcon Heavy flight "toward the end of the year... maybe late summer."
Credit: Texas A&M/Facebook
Eutelsat 9B, with a combined television and data-relay mission, in the Airbus cleanroom in Toulouse, France. CREDIT: Airbus
Snecma's PPS 5000 plasma-electric propulsion will be used on Airbus, Thales satellites.
OneWeb constellation infographic
Belarus’s first satellite, Belintersat-1, was built and launched in China. Credit: Belintersat
Falcon 9 first stage in its hangar following its Dec. 22 launch and return to Cape Canaveral, Florida. Credit: SpaceX
OneWeb founder Greg Wyler during a Nov. 10, 2015 interview with SpaceNews Silicon Valley correspondent Debra Werner. Credit: SpaceNews
The Defense Information Systems Agency's  CSSC contract calls for bidders to stitch together guaranteed global satellite bandwidth for over specific geographic areas, in multiple frequencies. Credit: SpaceNews graphic
The new jointly owned satellite will replace Telstar 18/Apstar-5 at 138 degrees, whose coverage area includes China, Mongolia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean region. Credit: Telesat
Intelsat General President Kay Sears during a Dec. 15 panel discussion on the DoD's pivot to commercial satellite communications. Credit: SpaceNews

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