Current Satellite News
October 6th, 2015
Congress Urged To Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank By The SIA — Lost Opportunities For The Satellite Industry Must Be Halted
Since the closing of Ex-Im Bank, the United States has had at least three pre-existing commercial satellite orders withdrawn, lost other awards, and been barred from other competitions entirely."—Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association (SIA).
NASA's Big Plans For Small Satellites Push Boundaries Of Space-To-Earth... Testing Laser Communications, Formation Flying
“Laser communications is very important, not just for NASA but for other U.S. government agencies as well,”
SSTL's CARBONITE-1's Innovation Is Shortlisted To Receive A Prestigious Award
A small mission team was pulled together that consisted of an eclectic mix of engineers—some very senior with many years of experience, working alongside some recent graduates. 
Cooperative Considerations For Metop-SG Satellites Formed By EUMETSAT + European Space Agency
"Our ambition is to further increase the accuracy of forecasts of the weather and the environment in the next decades."—Alain Ratier, Director-General,  EUMETSAT.
NASA Launch Competition To Include A Water-Propelled Satellite Designed By Cornell Students
“I think we have a unique solution here."—Professor Mason Peck.
Moving On Up... New Chief Scientist Named By Earth-i
“The appointment of such a key individual in the Earth Observation industry to the Earth-i team underlines the strength and depth of the talent pool we are assembling in this exciting new business."—Richard Blain, CEO, Earth-i.
Pumping Bandwidth To Nearly 100 O&G Sites Is Harris CapRock Communications
Harris CapRock launched Advanced VSAT in 2014 and first deployed it on Royal Caribbean Cruises’ global fleet and customer operations networks in the Gulf of Mexico.
Higher Output Power + More Frequency Bands Now Available For Teledyne Paradise Datacom's 3 RU SSPAs
Paradise has expanded the available power levels and frequency bands—and added a number of innovative features into their field-proven 3 RU SSPA product line.
Inmarsat To Entertain Maersk Tankers With Fleet Media Pilot Program
The Fleet Media service will be powered initially by XpressLink and eventually via Fleet Xpress.
CPI Satcom Products Earns SuperLinear® TWTA Contract For DTH Network Uplink System In Africa
CPI’s products will be part of a primary uplink system in a well-established, DTH network in Africa.
ORBCOMM Is Cool, Acquires WAM Technologies Leader In Monitoring Refrigerated Cargo
Expands ORBCOMM’s telematics solutions portfolio to include refrigerated sea containers, solidifying its leading market presence in the transportation industry
Birth Of A New Company Allied Minds Forms BridgeSat...Create Optical Connectivity System For Wireless Transfer Of Data From Satellites
developing an optical connectivity system that aims to increase the speed, security and efficiency of data transmissions from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites at a reduced cost compared with traditional radio frequency solutions. 

TERN-key Dispensations From SES Platform Services
"This clearly underlines our expertise as a media services provider for any business model, from DTH to OTT, and in any required quality, from SD to Ultra-HD.”—Sophie Lersch, Chief Product Officer for Services, SES Platform Services.
Thuraya + Expansys... Expand Distribution Of New Gen SatSleeve Models +  Go Where Others Have Never Gone Before
"We can connect the Thuraya SatSleeve product range with consumers across Europe in a way that simply hasn’t been done before.”
WORK Microwave Appoints New CEO... He'll Jointly Drive The Company's Strategy + Sales
... concentrating on driving the company’s strategy while broadening the company’s customer reach and sales revenue. 
ORBCOMM + McLeod's LoadMaster™ No Two Ways About It... The Only Two-Way Communications Tracks Everything
Provides centralized visibility and increased efficiencies for dry van and refrigerated trailer fleets.
Northrop Grumman's New Intelligent Appointment...VP Operations For Intelligence, Surveillance + Reconnaissance Division
"His broad range of military experience, including his work on various space and satellite systems, as well as his effective skills in relationship management...
Spacecom's AMOS-6 Selected By Eutelsat + Facebook... Brings Social Media To Sub Sahara Africa
Satellite networks are well suited to economically connecting people in low to medium density population areas.
IDC Has Refreshing News For Grupo Etercom + Their SNG Needs
The TITAN encoder retains the familiar, easy to use front panel which allows quick setup for mission critical operations, and is able to achieve the fastest signal on-air.  
Aireon Signs MOA w/Airservices Australia = ADS-B System First 100 Percent Global Air Traffic Surveillance Solution
Aireon’s space-based ADS-B system will be the first 100 percent global air traffic surveillance solution.
Transas...Something Fishy? ECDIS On Board 20 Vessels Monitors Indonesia's Marine Resources + Fisheries 
"...ECDIS will help us to better monitor the Indonesian waters and support prevention of illegal fishing which is one of key issues for the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.”
GeoSync’s Mini-Module Downconverter Series Newest Ku-Band Model...Mini But Mighty  
There are now ten different models in the series covering SATCOM bands from C- through Ka-.
ILS' Dual Announcements Vice President of Engineering And Mission Assurance + Vice President of Sales 
ILS has implemented an organizational realignment t... to re-establish customer trust and confidence in utilizing Proton launch services.