Current Satellite News
December 19th, 2014
Additional APAC Coverage, This Time In The Philippines, For Gilat
"This partnership with Gilat and Delnet, combined with PLDT's own network capabilities, further boosts our coverage and enables us to provide connectivity and access where these are needed the most."—PLDT Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise, International, and Carrier Business, Eric Alberto.
In March of 2015, Canada Will Auction A Plethora Of Mobile Spectrum
"Spectrum is essential to power our wireless devices, and our government is making it more available than ever before."—James Moore, the Canadian Minster of Industry.
The First Indigenous Satellite Build Is Planned By Turkey—TÜRKSAT 6A—Plus, GÖKTÜRK-2 Celebrates Second Anniversary... On Orbit
TAI Facilities in Ankara, Turkey, will build this new satellite...
ManSat...Increases in Free Enterprise In Space Is Impetus For Increases In Board Of Advisors... x 3
"...[the Company] s driving some of the most innovative and impactful commercial strategies that I have seen in the satellite industry in the past decade."
Twenty-Five Year HISPASAT Anniversary Could Also Net Prize Winning Submissions Thousands Of Euros
The prize is open to all submissions from academic and industrial backgrounds that offer a solid, innovative, satellite telecommunications project...
Inmarsat's L-Band Antenna Pumps 10Mbps Return Link Connectivity
“Today’s government agencies and military forces are more mobile than ever, and require very nimble communication solutions."—Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat U.S. Government Business Unit.
Thales Alenia Space's Four O3b Space Constellation Sats Launch New Record For Arianespace
The 11th launch of the year sets a new all-time record and passes the cumulative mark of 500 satellites in orbit
Robinson, Welch, Tadros + Clark Elected To The Board Of The Hosted Payload Alliance
"Since its inception, the HPA boasts many accomplishments working with government to further the development of a new hosted payload contracting vehicle..."—Nicole Robinson, Hosted Payload Alliance Chair.
Driving The Changes That Are Needed In The Satellite Industry... SSPI's Gala Benefit Dinner
SSPI kicks off their "How Satellites Make A Better World" campaign...
MTN Government Knows Xactly What They're Doing w/X-Band Antenna In Spain...The Largest X-Band In Europe
X-band antennas are configured to operate within both a global beam that is cross-strapped to a steerable spot beam and spot to pot beams.
Northrop Grumman Brings The Fire Scout MQ-8B To The USCG
"I'm confident that we'll demonstrate increased NSC effectiveness while lowering the Coast Guard's operational costs."—George Vardoulakis, Vice President, Medium Range Tactical Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
Keysight Technologies' New 89600 VSA Software’s Pulse Handles Jamming + Threats
the software's pulse analysis option (BHQ) is used in radar and electronic counter measure applications for threats and jamming responses.
GEE—Inflight Entertainment For WestJet Flyers
"This is a first for the airline as it has traditionally managed content services in-house."—Amir Samnani, SVP, Content Services, Global Eagle Entertainment.
Harris' Falcon To Improve Philippine Army TacComms
“This order will accelerate tactical radio modernization for the Philippine Army..."—Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications,
Airbus Defence and Space Second In Record For Longevity...This Satellite Must Have Taken All Its Vitamins
Expected to serve 10 years in space, this healthy satellite lasted 23.5 years.
Harris' Birds Travel To Middle East... Military's $50M Contract For Falcon III® Wideband Radios
...an order valued at more than $50 million from a nation in the Middle East to deliver...
Unmanned Airborne SAR To Receive Mercury Systems' DSPs
"... our advanced, highly reliable signal processing systems have provided exceptional value and performance in SAR programs..."—Didier Thibaud, President of Mercury’s Commercial Electronics business unit.