Friday, May 27, 2016
SpaceX Sticks Ocean Landing Of First Stage Of Falcon 9, Again
Hawthorne-based SpaceX once again stuck a landing on its drone ship on Friday afternoon, as part of a mission to launch a satellite into space for Thaicom. SpaceX--which had been qualifying before the mission that another landing on its barge would be "very challenging"--landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 at 5:49PM. The Falcon 9's second stage, along with the Thaicom 8 satellite, was still on its way to geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) at the time of the landing.

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Thaicom 8 Into Space
Hawthorne-based SpaceX has successfully launched another spacecraft into space, with a mission to launch a satellite payload for Thaicom into orbit on Friday. The company's Falcon 9 launched at 5:39pm ET from Cape Canaveral. SpaceX was expecting to attempt another landing of Falcon 9's first stage on its landing barge. The satellite being launched by SpaceX was built to Orbital ATK as an addition to Thaicom's existing satellite constellation, and will be launching into geostationary transfer orb (More info...)

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Slacker Radio Launches Original Shows
San Diego-based Internet radio service Slacker is taking a chapter from the playbook of online video providers, and has started creating its own, original content on its service. According to Slacker, it has launched its own, 12 original shows, featuring over 250 interactive episodes, which it says will get top billing on its application. Slacker says it is looking to create an "unrivaled archive of content" through the original content effort. Slacker Radio is led by CEO Duncan Orrell-Jones, an (More info...)

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SpaceX Tries Again On Thaicom 8 Launch Today
Hawthorne-based space rocket developer SpaceX is planning another attempt of a launch today, after the company scrubbed its initial attempt at launching its THAICOM 8 mission on Thursday. According to SpaceX, its next launch window is at 5:40PM ET today, with the weather currently at 90%. Elon Musk said on Twitter that Thursday's launch was scrubbed due to a "tiny glitch" in the motion of an upper stage engine actuator, saying it was "probably not a flight risk" but worth investigating. SpaceX (More info...)

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BridgeWave Gets Win In Iraq
San Diego-based BridgeWave, a developer of wireless backhaul systems, reports that it has deployed its systems in Iraq, for the Iraq Ministry of Transportation. The company said the agency has installed a mix of its 60GHz and 24GHz microwave wireless links in Iraq, to help connect its headquarters and 12 remote branches. Financial impact of the win was not announced. The Ministry is responsible for the roads, civil aviation, maritime transport, rail, and other efforts in Iraq.

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Western Digital Bumps Guidance
Irvine-based Western Digital has bumped its guidance for its fourth, fiscal quarter, saying it now expects fourth quarter revenues of between $3.35 billion to $3.45 billion, up from an earlier forecast of $2.6 billion to $2.7 billion. The upped guidance comes due to the company's acquisition of San Disk. Western Digital closed its $19 billion acquisition of SanDisk earlier this month.

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Ixia Adds QualiTest
Calabasas-based networking testing products developer Ixia said earlier this week that it has added software testing and quality assurance company QualiTest as part of its partnership program. Ixia said QualiTest is now part of its Global Solution Provider Program, which helps deliver its network test products to enterprises and service providers around the world. Qualitest is using Ixia's products for emulating media-rich network traffic, among other efforts.

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DreamHost Adds HTTP/2 Support
Los Angeles-based web and cloud hosting service provider DreamHost said this week that it has added full support for HTTP/2, the new web standard used for transporting web pages across the Internet. Dreamhost said that its customers can now enable HTTP/2 for their sites with the click of a single checkbox within their account configuration, at no extra cost. HTTP/2 is a major update to the Hypertext Transport Protocol, and includes major changes developed by Google, which include "minifying" scr (More info...)

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