Satellites

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.

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

GRACE-FO mission

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From JPL.NASA.Gov:

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission is a partnership between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). GRACE-FO is a successor to the original GRACE mission, which orbited Earth from 2002-2017. GRACE-FO will carry on the extremely successful work of its predecessor while testing a new technology designed to dramatically improve the already remarkable precision of its measurement system.

All Aboard the Microlauncher!

From Space Tech Expo USA:

During our research, it became apparent that the microlauncher industry excites many. This soon-to-become-operational market will open up a new avenue for bringing satellites and other small spacecraft into orbit. This market will be able to widen the launch bottleneck and provide a fast launch service to the thousands of small satellites to be launched within the next decade