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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs's France opened hopes for ESA to strengthen dialogue between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the Department of Space (DOS)

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of DiscoverSim Version 2
KITCHENER, ON--(Marketwired - December 14, 2015) - SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins, announces the release of DiscoverSim Version 2 for Monte Carlo Simulation and Global Optimization.

US First Lady Michelle Obama and Presidential Delegation Visit the USA Pavilion at the Milan World's Fair
MILAN, ITALY--(Marketwired - June 18, 2015) - Today Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States, along with members of a presidential delegation, visited the USA Pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015 World's Fair. The First Lady was greeted by 60 American student ambassadors at the USA Pavilion and participated in a Q&A session, after which she was given a tour of the USA Pavilion

SES Signs a Contract with Arianespace For SES-15 And Airbus Defence and Space For SES-14
Business Wire IndiaSES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) has announced the order of launch services from Arianespace for its new all-electric SES-15 satellite. It is the 41st launch service contract signed by SES with Arianespace. SES has also officially signed the contract for its new SES-14 satellite with Airbus Defence and Space

Orange Business Services Appoints Helmut Reisinger as Head of its New International Organization and Announces Changes in Europe and the Americas
Business Wire IndiaEffective January 1, 2015, Helmut Reisinger is the new executive vice president, International for Orange Business Services. Reisinger will lead the international business for the company, excluding France, continuing to position Orange as the trusted partner for multinational corporations (MNCs), accompanying them in their digital transformation

STMicroelectronics Celebrates the Success of Comet-Explorer Satellite Rosetta
Geneva, December 2, 2014 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is celebrating the technical prowess achieved by the space satellite Rosetta and its probe Philae. Rosetta and Philae contain over 10,000 radiation-hardened, high-reliability ICs designed and manufactured by ST.

First Image Download Over New Gigabit Laser Connection in Space
The first ever gigabit transmission via laser of imagery between the radar sensor on Sentinel-1A and Alphasat satellites, the latter built by Airbus Defence and Space, has taken place successfully

Airbus Defence and Space: Success for Rosetta

SPIE Remote Sensing, Security + Defence to Showcase Sensor and Imaging Technologies
SPIE Remote Sensing and SPIE Security + Defence conferences co-located in Amsterdam this month will provide a stimulating multidisciplinary forum for the latest research in signal processing, electro-optical system design, nanoengineering, and lasers for imaging and sensing applications

Best-in-Class Rad-Hard Devices from STMicroelectronics Boast Qualification for Use in US Projects
New JANSR+ 100krad low-dose-rate transistors offer superior performance for space and other radiative environments

Global Supercapacitor (Electrodes, Electrolyte, and Separators) Market - Forecasts to 2020
Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Supercapacitor Market Forecasts & Opportunities 2013-2020: Electrodes, Electrolyte, and Separators" report to their offering.

STMicroelectronics Reveals Best-In-Class Devices with the Highest Available Qualification for the Worldwide Aerospace Market
New LVDS interface ICs join ST's growing hi-rel device portfolio, offering superior radiation hardness and electrical characteristics

Airbus Defense & Space, AREVA, Nissan, Renault & Volkswagen will speak at the ESI Global Forum
Airbus Defense & Space, AREVA, Nissan, Renault & Volkswagen will speak at the ESI Global Forum

EMC Satcom Technologies Announces Release 16 for the SatLink Platform
EMC Satcom Technologies, a division of Emerging Markets Communications, announced today at Satellite 2014, the availability of Software Release 16 for SatLink®, the technology-leading VSAT networking product line

Allerayde SAB Clarification on Second Place in the Galileo Masters Competition Statement of December 5, 2013 and Grant from the European Space Agency Statement of December 6, 2013
Allerayde SAB, Inc. (OTCQB: ASAB) is putting out this press release to clarify its December 5, 2013 press release in which it stated that it finished second in the Galileo Masters Competition organized by the European Space Agency. The previous press release did not state that the second place finish was awarded in November 2011.

DigitalGlobe Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results
DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.

STMicroelectronics' Galileo-Compatible Satellite-Tracking Chips Are Ready for eCall Approval
Multi-constellation GNSS receiver starts EC testing fully supporting Galileo and EGNOS navigation programs

ESI Global Forum: the International Conference Dedicated to Virtual Product Engineering
ESI Global Forum: the International Conference Dedicated to Virtual Product Engineering

e2v and Astrium Sign a EUR 2.8M Contract for e2v to Supply Imaging Sensors to Equip the Sentinel 4 Satellite
e2v, a leading global provider of high performance imaging solutions, has signed a contract worth EUR 2.8M with Astrium, Europe's leading space technology company

Field Narrows to Eighteen Teams Competing for $30 Million Google Lunar XPRIZE
With just over two years to go until the deadline, the competition intensifies for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized competition ever offered. Eighteen privately funded teams now form the line-up in the race to soft-land a spacecraft on the surface of the moon before the December 31, 2015 deadline.

Allerayde SAB Secures Grant from European Space Agency
Allerayde SAB, Inc. (OTCQB: ASAB) today announced that the company has secured a grant from the European Space Agency for costs associated with the patent process and creating a working prototype of a new integrated communicator device to be used in conjunction with AAA Pen®

Allerayde SAB Takes Second Place in the Galileo Masters Competition, Earning Access to Key Research and Development Resources
Allerayde SAB, Inc. (OTCQB: ASAB) today announced that the company achieved second place in the prestigious Galileo Masters Competition organized by the European Space Agency.

Load Impact Opens Beta of Cloud-Based Performance Testing Service for Continuous Delivery Software Development
Load Impact, the cloud-based performance testing service, today began accepting applications for early access to its new Load Impact Continuous Delivery service, which for the first time allows developers of websites, apps and APIs to make stress testing an integrated part of their continuous delivery process.

Load Impact Introduces First Cloud-Based Server Metrics Agent
Load Impact, the cloud-based, on-demand load testing service, today introduced the first cloud-based Server Metrics Agent that lets developers detect, predict and analyze server problems before they happen.

Vishay Intertechnology to Participate in ESA's Space Passive Component Days Symposium
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company will be participating in the European Space Agency's (ESA) Space Passive Component Days symposium, being held from Sept. 24-26 at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, South Holland

e2v Imaging Sensors Released Into Space on Board the Most Powerful Automatic Spaceship Ever Built
On 6th June 2013, e2v high performance imaging sensors were launched into space on board the European Space Agency's (ESA) Albert Einstein spacecraft, the fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) to be sent to the International Space Station (ISS).

e2v Imaging Sensors Launched Into Space On Board the Most Powerful Automatic Spaceship Ever Built
On 6th June 2013, e2v high performance imaging sensors were launched into space on board the European Space Agency's (ESA) Albert Einstein spacecraft, the fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) to be sent to the International Space Station (ISS).

The European Space Agency Selects Averna's Record & Playback Solution for Signal Analysis and Monitoring of Galileo Satellites
Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device makers worldwide, announced today that the European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Averna's Record & Playback solution for signal analysis and monitoring of Galileo satellites

e2v Image Sensors Study the Earth's Vegetation on Board Proba-V, ESA's Newly Launched Microsatellite
On 7th May, e2v high performance image sensors were launched into space on board Proba-V, an Earth observation microsatellite operated by ESA which has been specifically designed to chart global vegetation. The satellite was carried into orbit from French Guiana by VERTA 1, the second Vega launcher.

STMicroelectronics Satellite-Tracking Chips Make a Mark on Europe's Navigation System Roadmap
ST and European Space Agency performed the first-ever position fix using GALILEO satellites

Appointment of Ms. Claudie Haignere to the Board of Directors of ONE DROP France
Mr. Laurent Dassault, Managing Director of the Dassault Group and Chair of the Board of Directors of ONE DROP France, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Claudie Haignere as an administrator to the Board of Directors of ONE DROP France.

NMT Demonstrates the Future of Medical Monitoring
NMT, Inc., an award-winning company engaged in pioneering highly advanced remote patient monitoring solutions, today announced that on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM Eastern Time / 9:00 PM Central Time, Chief Medical and Technology Officer, Marc Ó Gríofa, M.D. Ph.D. F.A.W.M

C-COM Opens Service Center in Buenos Aires
C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSX VENTURE: CMI) the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, today announced the opening of its first service center in Argentina, in cooperation with Buenos Aires based integrator Telespazio Argentina S.A.

Daptiv Bolsters EMEA Presence With New Data Centre and UK Office; European Space Agency Expands Daptiv Usage
Daptiv, the on-demand leader in project portfolio management software, today announced the opening of its first European data centre located in the Netherlands to accommodate customer demand for the company's SaaS-based PPM software

Upflow of Sun's gases sheds light on origins of extreme space storms
An international team of scientists has identified the first images of an upward surge of the Sun's gases into quiescent coronal loops.

Huge tropical methane lakes seen on Saturn moon Titan
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected long-standing methane lakes, or puddles, in the "tropics" of Saturn's moon Titan.

Mars rover to land closer to its ultimate destination
NASA has narrowed the target for its most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, which will land on the Red Planet in August.

X-ray 'echoes' offer new way of studying supermassive black holes
Using data from the European Space Agency's (ESA) XMM-Newton satellite, astronomers have identified a long-sought X-ray "echo" that promises a new way to probe supersized black holes in distant galaxies.

Arctic bacteria help find life on Jupiter's Icy Moon
It is not easy to search for life on one of Jupiter's icy moons: Europa as just getting there can be a problem.

Massive filament containing hundreds of galaxies discovered
Using the Herschel Space Observatory, a McGill-led research team has discovered a giant, galaxy-packed filament ablaze with billions of new stars.

Astronauts to land on 'planet killer' asteroid
NASA is training a team of astronauts to land on asteroids, which are three million miles from the Earth.

Massive black holes shut down star formation in distant galaxies
Using the European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers have shown that the number of stars that form during the early lives of galaxies may be influenced by the massive black holes at their hearts.

Jupiter's icy moon to be 'Europe's next large science mission'
JUICE (Jupiter Icy moons Explorer) is the focus of Europe's next large science mission, European Space Agency (ESA) announced on Wednesday.

Remarkable outburst from old black hole captured
Astronomers have observed an extraordinary outburst produced by a black hole in a nearby galaxy, which offers direct evidence for a population of old, volatile stellar black holes

Russia joins ESA for exploratory robotic mission to Mars
Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) are set to conduct an ExoMars joint project on Mars exploration.

Pit chains on Mars may provide clues for life on red planet
Recent images from the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft reveal a series of 'pit-chains' on the flanks of one of the largest volcanoes in the Solar System.

Dark heart of cosmic collision revealed
Observations from two of European Space Agency's space telescopes have been combined to create a multi-wavelength view of violent events taking place within the giant galaxy Centaurus A.

Telescopes offer rare peek at early stage of star births
Using radio and infrared telescopes, astronomers have captured the first tantalizing look at a key early stage in star formation.

NASA's RXTE captures thermonuclear behaviour of neutron star
NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) has captured the month-long fusillade of a unique neutron star near the centre of our galaxy erupting with hundreds of X-ray bursts, that were powered by a barrage of thermonuclear explosions its surface, in extreme detail.

NASA estimates how long Titan's chemical factory has been in business
In a new study, scientists have attempted to estimate how long the chemical factory in Saturn's giant moon has been operating in the atmosphere.

New hacking group 'The Unknowns' infiltrates NASA, Air Force and European Space Agency websites
A new hacking group by the name of "The Unknowns" has hacked into the NASA website and published a list of their passwords and documents.

New insights into dark energy and neutrinos revealed
Analysis of data from the National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded 10-meter South Pole Telescope (SPT) in Antarctica provides new support for the most commonly accepted explanation of dark energy, the source of the mysterious force that is behind accelerating expansion of the universe.

'Mysterious' Namibian 'space ball' turns out to be fuel tank from unmanned rocket
A mysterious metal ball that thudded to a remote grassland in Namibia last month has been identified as a hydrazine tank from an unmanned rocket.

Mysterious 'space ball' falls from the sky in Namibia
A mysterious metal ball apparently fell from the sky near a village in the north of Namibia, 480 miles from the capital Windhoek, recently.

Comet Lovejoy survives 'fiery' encounter with Sun
Newly discovered comet, Lovejoy, defied all odds when it survived a hellish journey through Sun's corona, where temperatures soar to staggering 1.1millionC.

Contact made with Russia's lost Phobos Mars probe
The European Space Agency (ESA)'s tracking station at Perth has established contact with Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, which has been stranded in orbit since its launch on November 8.

Best bet for life on Mars may be underground
A team of astronomers from the US and France has said that the best chance for finding life on Mars may be underground, judging by layers of clay that likely were formed in a warm, moist environment 3 to 4 billion years ago.

ESA astronauts return to Earth after six-day dark cave venture
European Space Agency's astronauts have returned after six days in the dark, not in space, but in caves, during their caves venture in Sardinia.

Another out-of-control 3-ton telescope may hit Earth by end of this month
Earth has been warned of another possible satellite collision as an orbiting telescope weighing nearly three tons has spun out of control and is plummeting homewards at high speed.

THOR 7 to provide faster broadband connections from the South Pole
(Oslo, December 1, 2011) Telenor Satellite Broadcasting's (TSBc) latest satellite, THOR 7 will provide the Norwegian Troll base located at the South Pole with increased satellite capacity for the distribution of key meteorological data from the research station, Trollsat.

'Mars mission' ends after 520 days on Earth
A year-and-a-half isolation experiment that had been conducted to simulate a return flight to Mars is about to end very soon.

China calls launch of Shenzhou-8 spacecraft a success
China has said that it has successfully launched the nation's Shenzhou-8 unmanned spacecraft from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, located about 1,600 kms from Beijing.

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