Pegasus XL • ICON

Second after planned for 21st November 2016, mission of the Pegasus rocket launch system designed and developed in the late eighties by Orbital ATK. It is air-launched, three stage rocket, with optional fourth stage. With maximal payload mass of 443 kg limited only to low Earth orbit, rocket remains only operational air-launched rocket system for commercial purposes. Pegasus remains in service since 1990 and it was utilized in 43 missions with six failures.

ICON is NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON, also known as Helio-EX 1) scientific satellite planned to be operated by University of California. Weighing 227 kg satellite will be delivered to circular orbit with inclination at 27° and altitude of 575 km. It will perform series of measurements and experiments in lower parts of ionosphere with following instruments: MIGHTI (for remote measuring neutral wind field), EUV (for measuring parameters like height and

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V.Group Renews Global NEWSlink Subscription and Treats its Seafarers to Special Sports Coverage for August


More than 500 V.Group vessels around the world will continue to receive daily news from home; a special edition of Rio coverage is added as well

MIDDLETOWN, RI, and LIVERPOOL, UK – August 11, 2016 – KVH Media Group, part of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), is pleased to announce that V.Group has renewed its subscription to KVH Media Group’s daily NEWSlink™ service supplying more than 500 vessels. To kick off the renewal, V.Group opted for NEWSlink’s special editions covering the sports events in Rio de Janeiro this month.

“Renewing our subscription to NEWSlink was an easy decision to make,” says Andy Cook, V.Group global crew operations director. “The service is really popular among our seafarers, and each master can select from the list of available titles to suit the interests and nationalities of the seafarers onboard a particular vessel.”

Each ship has a choice of more than 100 NEWSlink titles ranging from country-specific daily news in more than 20 local languages, to a healthy living title, technical articles, and even a newsletter for car enthusiasts.

“I’m sure that sports fans among the V.Group seafarers will be kept entertained by the thrills and spills at Rio,” says Rob Parkin, sales director for KVH Media Group. “These special editions are just one more reason that V.Group is a longterm client of our global news service. Every day, year-round, our dedicated NEWSlink team provides round-the-clock news from our newsrooms in Liverpool, Delhi, and Manila.”

NEWSlink’s portfolio of high-quality daily and weekly newspaper digests are currently enjoyed by seafarers and cruise guests on more than 8,500 vessels around the world. The NEWSlink titles come in a range of formats and through a range of technologies, and are available in compact formats for maritime and other industries where bandwidth is limited or delivery costs are high.

These newspapers are also available via KVH’s ground-breaking IP-MobileCast™ content delivery service, which utilizes satellite-based multicasting technology to deliver content via a vessel’s broadband connection without affecting the vessel’s data speed or airtime plan.

Note to Editors: For more information about NEWSlink, please visit the KVH Media Group website. High-resolution images of KVH products are available at the KVH Press Room Image Library.

About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 200,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH is also a leading news, music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure. Videotel™, a KVH company, is the market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training and e-Learning. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Thuraya Agreement With VNPT Launches Mobile Satellite Services In Vietnam

Dubai,11 August 2016: Leading mobile satellite services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications has signed an agreement with VNPT VinaPhone making its land and maritime handsets available to the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT). Thuraya’s first service agreement in Vietnam is helping VNPT VinaPhone establish satellite services, which was marked by a ceremony attended by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on 4th August 2016.​