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October 18th, 2018
 
 
ThinKom's First Test of Their Thin Satellite Antenna with the SES O3b Constellation is Successful
The test was conducted in August of 2018 at ThinKom’s facility in Hawthorne, California, in collaboration with SES Networks...
 
ITU Report Reveals Satellite Ka-Band is More Robust than Previously Believed
The ITU’s studies remove a significant issue which has seen satellite operators and telcos favoring Ka-band and its ‘spot beam’ technology over ...
 
SPAWAR Contract for Intellian for the SPL100 Antenna System for the U.S. Navy
This new antenna system provides enhanced capabilities in Ka- and L-band, depending on operational requirements. Intellian was...
 
Globecast's Satellite Backhaul to Support ATP Media's Tennis Events
The new three-year deal extends Globecast’s relationship with ATP Media, with Globecast supplying ad hoc distribution services for the ATP World Tour Masters 1000s...
 
Orolia's Milestone ... Nine Search and Rescue Systems Across Five Continents for Global Commissioning 
a record nine global search and rescue systems across five continents, including five ground-based Local User Terminals and four Mission Control Centers.
 
Rocket Lab Selects NASA's Wallops as the Firm's First U.S. Launch Site
The site will be Rocket Lab’s second dedicated launch complex and builds on Rocket Lab’s existing ability to launch up to 120 times annually from the ...
 
Viasat and MDA Partner Up for New Service Facility for Military Comms Terminals
The Halifax facility will be strategically located near the largest East Coast bases of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)...
 
Thales Alenia Space Contracted by ESA for Galileo GMS and GSF Development
This contract, amounting to approximately 324 million euros, will also include maintenance of the currently deployed operational versions. The main goal...
 
Avineon Introduces Metrics Extension™ in the ArcGIS Marketplace
As a key component of Avineon’s Ability Accelerator, the Metrics Extension empowers GIS and IT departments with baseline reporting for data...
 
Aerojet Rocketdyne Does 'Double Duty' Powering the AEHF-4 Satellite and Atlas V Launch Rocket 
Compared to all chemical propulsion, AR’s electric propulsion results in a savings of more than 2,000 lbs. of propellant, reducing launch costs.
 
Two Launches in the Works for Arianespace: BepiColombo for October 19 and NAOS in 2022
Performed prior to each Arianespace flight, the launch readiness review validated the “go” status of the Ariane 5 ECA launcher version,...
 
Celebration by Inmarsat... 400 Jet ConneX Inflight Business Jet WiFi Solutions Installed
Jet ConneX is the preferred linefit option by all of the market-leading business jet manufacturers, including Gulfstream, Bombardier, Dassault and Embraer...
 
United States Enlists Thales’ Advanced Ground Segment Technology to Respond to Distress Signals
MEOLUT Next is the only solution in the world capable of processing second-generation beacons in real-time.
 
Success for Students at Living Maths in Stellenbosch, South Africa on Space Tour 
Two hundred and twenty learners from the Stellenbosch community, ages 14 to 17, were included in this fully-sponsored motivational space themed...
 
LGS Innovations Delivering Optical Signal Comms Technology to NASA
The LGS Innovations modem will convert the data generated on the Orion spacecraft to an optical signal, allowing it to be beamed from the vicinity of...
 
Ovzon Signs Their First GEO Launch Contract with SpaceX
The launch is expected to take place no earlier than Q4 2020. The next step for the company is to finalize the procurement of the satellites...
 
Leo Sipich Becomes Vice President of Avionics at Firefly Aerospace
Sipich has more than 35 years of experience in avionics product development and engineering management. He is a Lean/Six Sigma ...
 
Hispamar and Gilat Join Forces to Deliver Broadband Solutions to Brazil
For this purpose, Hispamar will use the Ka-band capacity of its HTS Amazonas 5 (in operation since last year) and Amazonas 3 (launched in...
 
Dr. Michael Mineiro Joins HawkEye 360 as VP of the Legal and Regulatory Division
Prior to joining HawkEye 360, Dr. Mineiro served as the Staff Director and Senior Counsel to the House of Representatives, Science, Space and Technology Space Subcommittee...
 
Global Satellite Attitude and Orbit Control Market Analysis Released by Technavio
A key factor driving the growth of the market is increased demand for multi-role satellites. The nature of battles has changed from month-long wars to...
 
Boeing's New Disruptive Computing and Networks Organization is Formed
By leveraging core technologies in quantum communications and computing, neuromorphic processing and advanced sensing, the new...
 
RBC Signals Has Faith in Their New President and COO 
recently recorded a 500 percent year over year growth in the number of satellite passes supported as well as a doubling of the firm’s global network