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United States Air Force Space Pitch Day

From Forbes and Starburst:

Elon Musk told a group of assembled space entrepreneurs that if they can build a rocket component better than SpaceX can, “we would love to buy that,” noting  his private space startup used to build the landing legs for its Falcon 9 rocket but now buys them from race car manufacturer All American Racers. “We’d love to outsource more.”

Ceramic Materials for 5G Wireless Communication Systems

From ceramics.org - 

In the world of wireless communication, 5G has become almost a popculture reference. It is a term frequently used to describe improved handsets, devices, and infrastructure enabling faster speeds and more bandwidth. This article presents a cursory overview of what 5G is, what are the technical pillars of 5G systems, and finally, the role ceramic materials will play in 5G technology.

Turbo Cloverleaf Omni Antennas

Southwest Antennas is pleased to announce their newly updated line of rugged cloverleaf omni-directional antennas. These antennas are available in both left hand and right hand circular polarization, which is ideal for air-to-ground RF links or use in multi-antenna configurations, where multiple antennas of opposite polarization are used to increase isolation between co-located antennas.

 Three frequency options are available:

House committee takes skeptical view of ISS commercialization plans

From Space.com:

WASHINGTON — A month after NASA rolled out a strategy to increase commercial use of the International Space Station, some in Congress are skeptical of the effort.

At a July 10 hearing of the House Science Committee’s space subcommittee, some members suggested that allowing commercial activities on the station, including visits by private astronauts, wasn’t an appropriate use for the facility as NASA prepares to return humans to the moon and go on to Mars.

IMS 2019 is a wrap

The International Microwave Symposium has wrapped up for another year of networking, account meetings, program discussions, and learning about new technologies and processes for everything RF/Microwave. This years show in Boston had a great layout, and host city. The breakouts, technical sessions and engagements were curated conveniently as well.

Elon Musk Says It's 'So Far, So Good' for SpaceX's 1st 60 Starlink Satellites

From Space.com:

SpaceX's internet-satellite megaconstellation appears to be off to a good start in low-Earth orbit.

The first 60 members of the company's Starlink network launched last night(May 23) atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The satellites deployed smoothly about an hour after liftoff, and they came online shortly thereafter, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter last night.

MilliBox x Sage Millimeter

SAGE Millimeter, a leader of millimeter wave antennas, components, sub-assembly designs, and manufacturing, based in Torrance, California uses MilliBox, the affordable and modular radiation pattern test chamber, to qualify their antenna designs and production. “MilliBox gives us the level of speed, flexibility and performance we need to enhance our in house antenna testing capabilities at reasonable price” said Yonghui Shu, founder and CTO of SAGE Millimeter.

Nova Microwave's New 26.5 to 40 GHz Broadband Isolator

Nova Microwave Inc., our supplier of high-quality passive RF/microwave circulators and isolators, recently announced the release of the DKIU3325 broadband isolator.

The new DKIU3325 isolator operates from 26.5 to 40 GHz and it can handle 5 W of forward average power. This high performance isolator is available with 2.92 mm (K) connectors.

Visit ElectroTechnik/Nova Microwave in Booth 150 at IMS2019.

QuantumFlow at IMS 2019 - Boston

The QF team will once again be in attendance at IMS this year alongside our lineup of suppliers. Feel free to reach out (hello@quantumflow.co) and schedule a meetup to discuss our services and linecard. We'll be there all week June 3rd-7th. 

SUPPLIER BOOTH - #

Microelectronics Products & Services (Northrop Grumman)  #823

Milliwave Silicon Solutions MilliBox  #2000 (5G Pavilion)

Trans-Tech / Skyworks  #424

Nova Microwave / Res-Net  #150

Microwave Applications Group  #1013

Polyfet RF Devices  #224