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December 31st, -0001
 
Intelsat-704 Sat Replacement Contract Finalized By SS/L
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) has finalized a previously announced satellite contract award to provide a new spacecraft to Intelsat.
Satellite Or Warhead? SpySats Capture North Korean Rocket Payload
The nose cone of a long-range North Korean rocket rest on its launch pad and has been imaged by spy satellites.
Baikonur W2A Launch Is Imminent
International Launch Services is preparing the Proton M/Breeze M rocket to launch the W2A satellite on April 3rd from Baikonur at 22.24 local time (16:24 GMT and 12:24 EDT).
Lockheed Martin Spurs SBIRS Testing Onwards
U.S. company Lockheed Martin has initiated new testing on its geosynchronous orbit satellite to support missile threat defense capabilities.
Teal Group Corp. Revises Next 20 Years Space Payloads (Not Counting The Laundry)
Teal Group Corp. has revised upward its Worldwide Mission Model of future space payloads indicating there are 2,229 space payloads proposed for launch to Earth, or lunar orbits, or deep space trajectories from 2010-2029.
Astrium... Sequential Sentinel Secured
Astrium has been commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) to build the Sentinel-2B optical satellite, the next flight unit in the Sentinel series.
Telesat... Anik Access For Shaw Direct
Telesat has completed an agreement for a new satellite with one of its key customers, Shaw Direct.
NASA... Last Flight For Discovery
[SatNews] Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to begin an 11-day mission to the International Space Station with a launch at 4:40 p.m. EDT on Monday, Nov. 1, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida — the STS-133 mission is Discovery's final scheduled flight.
Eutelsat... W3B Lost In Space (Launch)
[SatNews] Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has announced the loss of the W3B satellite, following an anomaly which was detected on the satellite’s propulsion subsystem after its launch by an Ariane 5 rocket.
Orbital...Spot On! Joint U.S./Japan Missile Defense Test (Launch)
[SatNews] Successful interception... Orbital Sciences Corporation
Arianespace... Next Up In November (Launch)
[SatNews] Both satellites for Arianespace's next heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight — the fifth for this workhorse launcher in 2010 — are undergoing their final checkout for a November 25 liftoff.
Arianespace... Double Duty Day (Launch)
[SatNews] A dual-satellite payload for telecom operators in Africa and the Middle East has now moved to the Spaceport's launchpad.
Hosted Payload Alliance... The Host With The Most (Organization)
[SatNews] Seven satellite industry companies have agreed to form an industry alliance to increase awareness of the benefits of hosted government payloads on commercial satellites.
Intelsat...New Dawn Delay (Launch)
[SatNews] It's a "no-go" for the newest Intelsat satellite...
Inmarsat + Ship Equip Int'l... Acquiring Minds Wish To Know...
[SatNews] A leading provider of VSAT maritime communications services now has a new owner...
THAICOM... Satiating Capacity Hunger (Satellite)
[SatNews] Approval has now been given for the next phase of this Company's operations in Asia...
Eutelsat... Touting Tooway™ (Satellite)
[SatNews] The Company's latest satellite has now entered service...
Russia... Attention To The Astrophysical... (Satellite)
[SatNews] This spacecraft is working in tandem with ground based radio telescopes...
Spacebel... Vietnam Venue (Satellite)
[SatNews] A new EO satellite will be built...
China... Another Announced (Launch)
[SatNews] An orbiter is going to head into space...
Arianespace And ESA Qualification Quandry Indicate Veritable Vega (Launch)
[SatNews] You've got a launch coming up and you need to determine which launch vehicle best serves your purpose — not easy...
Arianespace Adds On Optimistic Optus (Launch)
[SatNews] Having proven themselves successful six times, they're planning to launch 10 — Optus 10.
OSL Optics Return On Investment..Captures Stunning HiRes Images
[SatNews] Results of the NigeriaSat-2 reveal stunning images.
Arianespace Preps Second Soyuz's Three-Stage Launcher And Four First-Stage Boosters
[SatNews] French Guiana is one busy place, thanks to...
Vislink's Market Widens With Russian Federation's Stamp Of Approval
[SatNews] Some of their products have passed muster according to the Russian Federation's specifications.
Iraq, Government Of... Licensing Learn-In (SATCOM)
[SatNews] A major conference dealing with SATCOM licensing occurred in Istanbul, with a bevy of leading companies in discussions with Iraq...
China... Shenzhou Send Off (Launch)
[SatNews] Another successful launch for China...
XStreamHD Demos 1080p Delivery By Satellite
XStreamHD, involved in the delivery and distribution of full 1080p HD entertainment direct to the home, via satellite, offered live demos of their XStreamHD whole-home solution at the Echostar during last week's satellite show and featured content accessible through XStreamHD’s advanced graphical user interface (GUI).
Motorola's New Transcoder To Tempt SatOps Delivery Of HD
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) has announced the DSR-6300 — the industry's first commercial receiver/decoder to deliver three-channel MPEG-4 to MPEG-2 HD transcoding.
Lockheed Martin Squares With CubeSats and University of Florida
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has partnered with the University of Florida to develop and launch five miniature satellites to test innovative new space solutions.
Rivers + Oceans + InSAR
Working closely with the University of Miami's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS), Associate Professor of Applied Marine Physics, Dr. Roland Romeiser, has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
Anti-Satellite Work Of Interest To India
India is willing to work with the U.S. to develop anti-satellite weapons, a top diplomat has said, according to a report in the Hindustan Times.
Spatial Bits + Pieces Monitored by Russian Space Forces
Russia's military Space Forces have indicated they were tracking fragments from a derelict military satellite that has partially disintegrated in orbit to make certain the debris poses no threat the ISS.
MENA + European Transponder Demand Highly Appealing For Smartlink
SmartSat is a UAE-based joint venture firm created by Smartlink, the Jordanian private shareholding company that operates as a global broadband satellite services provider in the MENA and Eastern Europe regions with offices in Jordan and the UAE; and Al Jawhara Holding, a Kuwaiti investment holding company that serves as SmartSat’s financial manager.
A Timely Signing For ESA + CNES
The European Space Agency (ESA) and CNES, the French Space Agency, have signed a 435 million euro contract that assures the availability of the CSG launch range for ESA programs and activities and for the exploitation of Ariane, Vega, and Soyuz launchers over the period 2009 to 2013.
World Teleport Association Directors Appointed
The World Teleport Association (WTA) has appointed to their international Board of Directors of David Justin, Senior Vice President, GlobeCast; Serge Van Herck, Chief Executive Officer, Newtec; and Norberto Vitale, Chief Executive Officer, Teleport Internacional Buenos Aires.?After completing the terms of three Directors who have resigned from the Board, all three will run for election in their own right later in 2009.
Impeva Is A HERO For DoD
Impeva Labs, Inc. has announced the Company's Global Sentinel Satellite Tag has been awarded Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) certification by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
A Better Peformance Portal From SeaMobile
SeaMobile Enterprises has announced a major system upgrade of its customer web portal to provide customers with granularity and flexibility for measuring and monitoring VSAT bandwidth use.
Telenor's THOR 6 Update
The THOR 6 satellite is about to complete the final stages of the overall test sequence and the prime contractor Thales Alenia Space is on track for a timely delivery.
Vizada Gets Even Source-ier
Vizada is offering new and upcoming capabilities for The Source?, the company’s web-based information management system designed exclusively for Vizada service providers.
Stratos Global Expands Distribution Contracts
Stratos Global Corporation has executed new distribution contracts with Inmarsat, further expanding the Company's commitment to provide vital communications services to its customers.
DataPath On The Spares Path
DataPath, Inc. has been awarded $35 million by the U.S. Army for Ka-band spares kits for DataPath Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs).
Harris and NASA CoNNeCT
New announcement from Harris Corporation [NYSE:HRS] and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the 25th National Space Symposium being held March 30 through April 2 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The iDirect Line To Righteous Routing
iDirect, a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems), has extended its Evolution product line with the introduction of the light-weight, extremely compact iConnex e850mp Satellite Router Board.
OnAir Reaches New Record Heights InAir
A record has been reached by OnAir, which announced its 10,000th flight with the Mobile OnAir inflight connectivity service in commercial operation.
And the Winner of the Best Asian Satellite Carrier (For the Third Time) Is . . .
This is the third time in four years that Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) was voted the Best Asian Satellite Carrier in the 2009 Telecom Asia Awards.
DOD's ORS Selects Sierra Nevada Corporation For Phase 2
The Department of Defense Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office recently announced the selection of a team lead by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) for a follow-on phase 2 study for the design of a low-cost, multi-mission space vehicle that will incorporate an advanced Modular-Open-Systems Architecture worth $2M with a four month period of performance.
Malaysia's Own RazakSAT Readies for SpaceX Launch
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announces that the launch window for ATSB's RazakSAT on Falcon 1 Flight 5, is currently scheduled to open Monday, April 20th at 4:00 p.m. (PDT) / 7:00 p.m. (EDT).
Global Satellite Launches Small But Intelligent Iridium 
Global Satellite USA, a satellite solutions provider, launched its MCG-101, an intelligent Iridium PBX, which is a powerful and versatile Iridium communications system for offices, remote locations, military, aircraft, oil and gas, mining and marine applications.
Productive Partnerships: AGI + SDL
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), the producer of commercial off-the-shelf software for analysis of space, defense, and intelligence assets, and Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), a nonprofit research corporation focused on defense and science objectives, have announced their new business partnership.
SES ASTRA Channelling to Croatia
SES ASTRA is helping to make many Croatians happy with extra television coverage, as the result of an agreement with CME group to deliver Nova TV.
Fifth European Conference Talks Trash — Space Debris
The European Space Agency hosts the 5th European Conference on Space Debris at ESA's Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, from March 30 - April 2, which is the largest dedicated event on space debris issues.
Lockheed Martin Better Understands Operation of All Size Space Vehicles
Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] announced today that it has established a new Space Vehicle Integration Laboratory (SVIL) to enable a more efficient and reliable process for space vehicle component and flight software integration.
Exceeding Milestones — Lockheed Martin's Next-Gen GPS for U.S.A.F.
Everyone appreciates positive reinforcement, even big companies such as Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] team that is developing the U.S. Air Force's next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) spacecraft, known as GPS III.
Guilty Plea — Space Shuttle Part Could Have Endangered Astronauts' Lives
Hard to imagine, this guy may live in Friendswood, but he is no friend —
BAE's SAP For Sats
BAE Systems will develop a new radar warning receiver prototype that can identify radio frequency and communications activity in real time.
KA-SAT Calling All Stations — ViaSat Will Build The Answer
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has received an $18 million contract award from Skylogic, the broadband subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications (Eutelsat Communications-Euronext Paris: ETL) for broadband gateway earth stations for the previously announced high-capacity KA-SAT Ka-band satellite system.
KVH Industries — FCC Worthiness
KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) has been granted permanent “Earth Station onboard – Vessel” or ESV license authority for KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband(sm) satellite communications service by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Here's Looking @ Earth... Envisat Eyes New Zealand (ESA)
This Envisat image captures New Zealand's North and South Islands, separated by the Cook Strait.
Globe Wireless... Floating With Fleetbroadband
Globe Wireless today has entered into an agreement to supply and install two FleetBroadband satellite terminals per ship aboard approximately 350 Anglo Eastern Ship Management vessels.
Avanti Communications... Rural Recitification Reassurance
Avanti Communications Group plc (AIM: AVN) has received a contract extension from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland, which will increase the budget available for the provision of satellite broadband services across the region to those who cannot currently access broadband services by other means.
KVH Industries... Ship Shape With TracPhone
DSD Shipping AS of Stavanger, Norway, is the latest commercial maritime operation to take advantage of the broadband access and affordable service offered by KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI) via its compact TracPhone? V7 satellite communications system and the mini-VSAT Broadband(sm) service.
SatStream... Collider Contact...
When the latest Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments kicks off with a media event on the March 30th, enthusiasts across the globe will be able to logon to SatStream’s website and watch a video postcard of the first collisions.
Broadcast Facilities, Inc... Teleport Trump...
Broadcast Facilities, Inc. (BFI) received World Teleport Association’s Independent Teleport Operator of the Year.
Hughes Network Systems... VITAlity In Virginia
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) has been awarded a contract by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), allowing the company to provide satellite broadband technology to public sector entities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Blue Sky Network... Aerie Mongolian Messaging
Blue Sky Network has been selected by MIAT Mongolian Airlines to provide flight tracking, voice communications, and data messaging capabilities onboard its fleet of B-737 aircraft.
NASA... Rapid Results For Spacecraft + Services Solutions
NASA has awarded contracts to eight aerospace firms for Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III spacecraft and related services.
Norsat International... SigmaLink Settling In For European Military Organization
Norsat International Inc. (“Norsat") (TSX: NII and OTC BB: NSATF) has been awarded a network service contract valued at $1.7 million from a military group based in Europe.
NASA... Dusty Dilettante — A Chandra Capture
A new image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Spitzer Space Telescope shows the dusty remains of a collapsed star.
Cassini Captures... Mimas Memories Are Bizarre
The highest-resolution-yet temperature map and images of Saturn's icy moon Mimas obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal surprising patterns on the surface of the small moon, including unexpected hot regions that resemble "Pac-Man" eating a dot, and striking bands of light and dark in crater walls.
SES WORLD SKIES... Mission Critical Contract
Leveraging its advanced teleport and a long-term alliance with DRS Technical Services, SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), is hosting a new, mission-critical Department of Defense communications node near the nation's capital.
DRS Technical Services... Command + Control Contract For Exit Strategies
DRS Technical Services, Inc., a DRS Defense Solutions, LLC line of business, announced the Company's Tactical Services & Network Solutions business unit was awarded a contract for approximately $77 million to provide technical assistance to the United States Army and allies as they withdraw from the country of Iraq.
Northrop Grumman Races With SPEED To Open Systems Easier, Faster, Cheaper
Northrop Grumman Corporation [NYSE:NOC] verified the concept of easier, faster and more cost-effective deployment of third-party technologies into programs of record through demonstrations on its open systems network infrastructure.
EMS Aviation... The Flight Factor Approval
EMS Aviation, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc., announced that its eNfusion? AMT-700 High-gain Antenna (HGA) has received an Inmarsat Letter of Assessment as a Class 6 multi-channel aeronautical antenna.
DigitalGlobe... More Than A Billion Captured
DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) announced its content library now contains more than one billion square kilometers of earth imagery, 33 percent of which is less than one year old.
Integral Systems Europe... Down To Earth Support
Integral Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq:ISYS) announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Integral Systems Europe United Kingdom (ISE UK) has been awarded a
Gilat... SatBusting Border Breaches
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT) has received a multi-million dollar contract to deliver a turnkey broadband communications solution for a major defense agency in Latin America.
EUMETCast... RETIM To Play Its Dissemination Role
EUMETSAT’s broadcast system for meteorological and environmental data, is now disseminating RETIM data for M?t?o-France on a fully operational basis, replacing the RETIM2000 system.
PolarSat... To Your Health!
PolarSat Inc. has successfully completed a mobile telemedicine VSATPlus 3 VSAT network system deployment demonstration in the Sichuan province of China.
Lockheed Martin, NASA | JPL... Fueling Spatial Investigations
[SatNews] Without fuel, where would a spacecraft find itself? In order to ensure fuel availability, the fuel tank is a crucial component for spaceflight.
KT Corp. And Asia Broadcast Satellite... Band-tastic! (Contract)
[SatNews] A contract for now and in the future is the news from KT Corporation (KT) and Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS).
Cavium Networks Chosen By ViaSat Power-To-The-Core
[SatNews] Cavium Networks announced that ViaSat Inc. has selected OCTEON(R) Multi-Core processors to power its next generation subscriber terminals as well as aggregation gateways for its SurfBeam(R)2 broadband-over-satellite system.
Satellite Operators Team To Avoid Collisions (Aviation Week)
[SatNews] A new cooperative data tool will help keep geostationary commercial communications satellites from colliding or causing signal interference, a service its initiators hope to extend to government spacecraft and satellites in low Earth orbit as well.
ScheduALL... Logistics + Resource Management Affair (Services)
[SatBroadcasting)tm)] ScheduALL is sponsoring the Sports Broadcast Europe conference this week in London to feature groundbreaking technologies that deliver resources on demand for live event coverage.
EMS Global Tracking... Maritime Monitoring (SATCOM)
[SatNews] EMS Global Tracking, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMG), has revealed GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY) will add the EMS Osprey personal tracker solution as a custom two-way tracking and messaging solution to the suite of solutions under their Marine Services business.
Hughes...Network Knowledgeable (MILSATCOM)
[SatNews] Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) has received positive results from trials of its HX ExpertNMS(tm) network management system for a unit of the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM), and a Coalition country military unit.
OnAir + TAM... Chatting Begins High Above Brazil (SATCOM)
[SatNews] TAM Airlines today began offering inflight mobile communications through a pioneering partnership with OnAir using its industry-leading, onboard connectivity solutions.
MTN Satellite Communications... Silver In The Seas (SATCOM)
[SatNews] MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) recently completed a major Wi-Fi network upgrade and expansion aboard two Silversea Cruises vessels, Silver Wind and its flagship Silver Spirit.
Global Space & Satellite Forum... Major Middle East Forum (Event)
[SatNews] The space and satellite sector in the Middle East is booming, with increasing investment from governments, the opening of new space educational and research facilities, and the launch of numerous new satellites and space projects in the region.
NASA...WISE In The Sky... Dust Off The Southern Cross
[SatNews] Amazing images reveal NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, which captured this colorful image of the reflection nebula IRAS 12116-6001.
European Space Agency... Lowered Orbit, Heightened Life (Satellite)
[SatNews] ESA’s Earth-observing satellite Envisat has moved to a lower orbit in order to conserve fuel and extend its life by three years, and is once again delivering invaluable data to thousands of scientists.
Harris... NSOM Work To Continue (MILSATCOM)
[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS has been awarded the third option year of its Network and Space Operations and Maintenance (NSOM) program by the U.S. Air Force, valued at $64 million.
Lockheed Martin... Interoperability Success (Satellite)
[SatNews] Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed Intersegment System Testing (IST) of the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite at the company's facilities in Sunnyvale, Calif.
MEASAT + Global Crossing... Of Interest To SatBroadcasting™ Professionals...
[SatNews] Additional content will now be distributed via the 91.5 degrees East video neighborhood...
AsiaSat + Phoenix TV... Of Interest To SatBroadcasting™ Professionals...
[SatNews] Phoenix TV flies high on AisaSat 3S...
Station711 + SPO... Offshore Opportunities (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Provisioning SATCOM to the offshore gas and oil industry...
MTN Government Services... These SINs Are Golden (SATCOM)
[SatNews] The Company's broad array of solutions is now open to government organizations...
iDirect... Success With Security (MILSATCOM)
[SatNews] The Company's government and defense feature set has been expanded...
Vizada... MSS Services Make Their Way Into The GSA (SATCOM)
[SatNews] The Company's entire portfolio of services are now available to the government...
General Dynamics... Aiding Battle Command (Comms)
[SatNews] Enhancing battlefield awareness for dismounted warriors...
Spot LLC... Tell-Tale Digital Breadcrumbs (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Do you know where your boat is? SPOT HUG does...
Harris... The MRAP Rap (MILSATCOM)
[SatNews] For installation in Afghanistan by MRAP vehicles, Harris brings products to bear...
Gilat Satellite Networks... Peruvian Provisioning (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Rural Peru will soon be connected...
MDA... Sapphire Supervision (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Monitoring space objects around the clock, day in and day out, requires constant maintenance and management...
EMS Technologies... NEXT Up Is FSM (Satellite)
[SatNews] L-band hardware in the form of of the fast switch matrix is now set for a major role...
Ahrar TV... Opposition's On Air Opportunities (SatBroadcasting™)
[SatNews] With a big thanks to Andrew Tytla of Really Rocket Science for pointing us in the correct direction, the opposition in Libya gains a TV channel...
KVH Industries... Much Ado About MSUA (Award)
[SatNews] Receiving an award for innovation is dear to any Company's technical soul...
Vizada + TSF... In The Face Of Disasters (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) is a leading, international, NGO that specializes in emergency operations when disasters or other relief missions require communications.
Thuraya... Climb Every Mountain (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Mount Everest is the mountain, and the crucially-needed communications gear has been selected...
Applied Satellite Technology (AST)... Count On Compression (SATCOM)
[SatNews] A new email service will soon become available for satellite phones...
L-3 Electron Devices... Prime Power Offering (Comms)
[SatNews] Thanks to some advanced techniques as far as packaging are concerned, this new MPM enters the market...
RapidEye... Eyes On Africa (Imagery)
[SatNews] RapidEye has recently completed an extensive imagery campaign over Africa.
NextAlarm Monitoring Services + Hughes Networks Systems... Keeping An Eye On Things (SATCOM)
[SatNews] NextAlarm Monitoring Services, Inc. now has a distribution agreement with Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes).
Japan... No Damage To Spacecraft
[SatNews] No damage has been reported to three of Japan's yet-to-be-launched spacecraft.
F4W... VoIP Viability (Comms)
[SatNews] There's as change afoot in the way VoIP performs over low bandwidth or high latency connections, such as with satellite, cell or fixed networks ...
Japan... And The Earth + Sea Moved... (Imagery)
[SatNews] Satellite images have been essential for helping relief efforts in Japan following the massive quake that struck on March 11th.
RapidEye... Distribution Expansion (Imagery)
[SatNews] Another success for the Company in acquiring an East African distributor...
Harris... Bundeswehr Bundling (Comms)
[SatNews] Thanks to this new order, the Company now supplies six countries with their tactical radios...
GeoEye... Delving Into The Disaster (Japan)
[SatNews] When a crisis occurs on the scale of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, everyone wishes to help.
NASA... The Dawing Of The Age Of Aquarius... (Satellite)
[SatNews] An international spacecraft that will take NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean surface salinity has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Cassini Captures... Ring Ripples (Imagery—NASA)
<big><b>[SatNews] A comet is responsible...</big></b>
Thomson Broadcast... @ BroadcastAsia2011 With... (SatBroadcasting™)
[SatNews] The Company will be ensuring visitors to their booth at 4N4-01 will get to see a number of products...
SES... Driving DTH In East Africa (SatBroadcasting™)
[SatNews] This new capacity agreement should bring more affordable... and many more options... to the mass market...
Thales Alenia Space... Cygnus Cargo Considerations (Spacecraft)
[SatNews] This important module has made its way from Italy to Virginia...
SES... An Inclination For Communications (SatCom)
[SatNews] Supplying capacity to a French startup for African services...
ST Electronics... New Looks @ Earth (EO)
[SatNews] A new JV will bring specific assets together to build EO craft...
SMC USAF Woman In Command...It's A First
[SatNews] Change is certain — and this time there's a first for USAF Space and Missile Systems Center.
SatCom Global... New Packages Promo'd (SatCom)
[SatNews] Large data allowances are now being made to maritime customers...
ARRL... Had A Field Day... (Event)
[SatNews] An Amateur Radio organization recently offered demos of satellite and digital equipment as well as HAM operator capabilities...
NASA... Black Hole Bonanza (Imagery)
[SatNews] The flow of hot gas toward a black hole has been clearly imaged for the first time in X-rays.
For USMC Use (Comms)
[SatNews] This new contract for the Company encompasses tactical radios as well as field support and remote controls...
Sky... 3D Developments (SatBroadcasting™)
[SatNews] Millions of pounds are being invested...
Team Jugnu... Nano Knowledge... (Satellite)
[SatNews] This team returned to their home base last Saturday after their project was successfully completed...
China... Prepare For 20 Pushing 25 (Launches)
[SatNews] According to Xinhua, China will launch 20 carrier rockets with 25 satellites into space by the end of the year...
NASA... Signing On In South America (EO)
[SatNews] During a visit to South America, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden last Thursday signed two cooperative Earth science agreements...
South Africa... The Quiet Side Of Cellular Antennas (Comms)
[SatNews] Rudolph Miller of mybroadband.com reports that two South Africans have given their home country a boost with its Square Kilometer Array (SKA) bid...
Harris Corporation... Geospatial Goodness (Mentoring)
[SatNews] The NGA has selected this Company for participation in a highly worthwhile program...
Astrium Services... Featuring The Forests (Imagery)
[SatNews] This Company and Agency partnership are producing viable and actionable information for the Congo Basin...
United Arab Emirates (UAE)... A Mind To Acquisition (Satellite)
[SatNews] An additional satellite is on the UAE's shopping list...
Segovia... Make Good For The Military (Comms)
[SatNews] With military bases in 12 states already on the Company's communications services list...
NBN Company Limited... Broadband Bill Of Millions (Satellites)
[SatNews] The extension of broadband to remote areas is a costly affair...
Space X's Musk Braggin' About A Dragon Wins WSJ Award
[SatNews] Who is...creator of a reusable space capsule, inventor of a high speed electric car, a dropout, after just two days, of the doctorate program at Stanford who later sold his software company for $300? million.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Sudden Snows (Imagery)
[SatNews] An unseasonably early nor’easter dropped as much as 32 inches (81 centimeters) of snow on some parts of the northeastern United States in late October 2011.
European Space Agency... Looking Beneath The Waves (Imagery)
[SatNews] A European satellite launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the arctic...
COMSOFT Satellite Services... Any Size, Any Topology (SATCOM)
[SatNews] COMSOFT Satellite Services GmbH (CSS), a part of the COMSOFT Group, has announced a partnership with...
COMSOFT Satellite Services... Any Size, Any Topology (SATCOM)
[SatNews] COMSOFT Satellite Services GmbH (CSS), a part of the COMSOFT Group, has announced a partnership with...
CSS Brings Single Wire Benefits To DIRECTV SatDish Installations
DIRECTV has incorporated Entropic Communications' Channel Stacking Switch (CSS) technology. The CSS technology will be implemented in DIRECTV’s SWM-ODU dish unit, a mainstream follow-on to this year’s earlier announcement of DIRECTV’s use of CSS technology in its MDU MFH-2 system.
Gaining Inmarsat Impetus Is NSSL
NSSL, a global satellite communications provider, has been granted the much coveted status of Distribution Partner by Inmarsat, the world’s largest MSS operator.
AsiaSat... Financially Speaking...
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1135) has announced their 2009 annual results for the year to December 31 , 2009.
SMi... MilSpace Presentations In Paris...
Don’t miss your chance to attend the exceptional annual MilSpace conference that is taking place in Paris this spring.
C-COM Satellite Systems... Moving On Up...
Drew Klein has been appointed Director of International Business Development for C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
Newtec... IP Insight...
Join Newtec for a FREE webinar — "IP is Forcing its Way into the Contribution, DSNG and Distribution Workflows over Satellite. Are you Ready?"
AGI And CSSI Got Lots Of COTS
Experts from Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) and the Center for Space Standards and Innovation (CSSI) will be discussing and demonstrating AGI software for space systems and space situational awareness in booth #402 at the 26th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, April 12-15.
SkyTerra Communications... It's A Done Deal...
SkyTerra Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: SKYT) has announced the completion of its acquisition by an affiliate of Harbinger Capital Partners (“Harbinger”).
Space Foundation... Hubble Happening @ NSS
The most spectacular repair call in the history of mankind will be honored by the Space Foundation with the 2010 Space Achievement Award at the 26th National Space Symposium next month at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
COM DEV USA... Moving On Up...
COM DEV USA, LLC, a subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), has appointed Terry Rector to the position of Director, Business Development for National Security Space Programs.
GVF... Aberdeen Site Of O&G Conference...
The GVF/UK-EMP Conference Partnership has released additional details following the recent, preliminary, announcement of new program content and features for the 3rd Annual Oil & Gas Communications Europe Conference: ‘Digital Applications & Communications Dynamics from the North Sea to the Arctic Ocean’.
Satellite Industry Association (SIA)... Show Offs...
The SIA is going to be presenting at a number of upcoming events.
Cobham In Their Prime Says Missile Defense Agency (Contract)
[SatNews] A real vote of confidence for Cobham plc which is in SatNews.com again today.
C-COM Financial Reports...25th Consecutive Profitable Quarter
[SatNews] C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSXV: CMI) the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, today announced financial results for its second quarter ending May 31, 2010.
RigNet... @ OCCE With...
RigNet, Inc. will participate in the 2010 Offshore Communications Conference & Exposition from Tuesday, November 2nd through Thursday, November 4th, 2010.
Hughes... A SINful Day (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) has been selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to provide commercial satellite communications under new Schedule Item Numbers (SINs) created by the GSA and Defense Intelligence Systems Agency’s (DISA) Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition (FCSA) program.
Deluxe Australia... Moving On Up...
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Deluxe Australia, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., has appointed experienced satellite veteran Adrian McCarten to the newly created role of Digital Content Distribution Executive.
KVH... Dealing 'Em In (Distribution)
[SatNews] KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:KVHI) has a new distribution agreement with Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Furuno) for KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband(sm) service.
C-COM Satellite Systems... @ Offshore Communications 2010...
C-COM Satellite Systems will be showcasing their popular iNetVu? 1.2m Drive-away Antenna System at Offshore Communications 2010 in Houston.
Rovi + M7... Of Interest To SatBroadcasting™ Professionals...
[SatNews] M7 Joins Rovi's existing list of licensed European operators...
TeamCast... Of Interest To SatBroadcasting™ Professionals...
[SatNews] Mod demod products launched...
Digital Globe...Moving On Up...
[SatNews] A newly created executive position at the Company has now been filled...
Space Foundation... Even More To Experience (Event)
[SatNews] Count 'em... three indoor halls and a new outdoor show area with space vehicles galore at this years NSS...
Juniper Networks... Of Interest To SatBroadcasting™ Professionals...
[SatNews] Award for app that leverages existing video onto various end-user devices...
C-COM Satellite Systems... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] Sales and profits increase for the Company in fiscal 2010...
U.S. Navy... Development Of UCAVs (UAS/UAV)
[SatNews] UCLASS ISR missions are planned by the U.S. Navy...
Of Interest To SatBroadcasting™ Professionals...
MPEG Members @ NAB 2011 | SENCORE Master Distribution Plan For EMEA | SIS LIVE To Tech Out America's Cup | StorerTV Works The Workflow @ NAB 2011
World Satellite Business Week... Summit Scheduled (Event)
[SatNews] This year, the World Satellite Business Week will take place from September 12th to September 16th, 2011 at the Westin Hotel in Paris.
GlobalSCAPE... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] Net revenues for fiscal 2010 are up...
Of Interest To SatBroadcasting™ Professionals...
Advantech Derives Backhaul For DTT | Digital Rapids Doubles Up | PBS Cinery Are Reinforced | Pilat Media Has Traffic Management Solution
DARPA... Your Design Could Win! (UAV/UAS)
[SatNews] A challenge has been announced by this agency to see who can create a new, small, unmanned flying machine...
ORBIT Communication Systems... Moving On Up...
[SatNews] Expertise in SatCom and Maritime IT joins the Company...
Bridge Technologies Bridges New Developments And Trains The Trainers
[SatBroadcasting™] Head to Oslo in June and Train The Trainer...
Harris CapRock Communications... Moving On Up...
[SatNews] End-to-end communications will be his domain...</b
SES... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) reports financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2011. The financial highlights include...
Globalstar... Moving On Out...
[SatNews] With his initiatives now completed, the CEO has decided to step down...
MDA... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] Common share buyback is the plan...
Lockheed Martin... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) has reported third quarter 2011 net sales of $12.1 billion, compared to $11.3 billion in 2010.
ITT... Doing The Splits... (Finance)
[SatNews] ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) has completed the previously announced spin offs of its Defense and Information Solutions business and its Water Technology and Services business.
Hughes... Leveraging Lessons Learned (Event)
[SatNews] Richard Acton, head of European Programme and Service Management, Hughes Europe, will look at the technical and operational lessons learned...
Gilat... Moving On Up...
[SatNews] The Company's former CEO of their equipment business unit is now in charge...
Cobham plc + Trivec-Avant... Acquiring Minds Wish To Know...
[SatNews] Trivec is now part of the Cobham family of companies...
ATEME + CBC... Codecs For Backhauling (SatBroadcasting™)
[SatNews] ATEME has been selected by CBC, one of Germany’s leading tv-production and broadcast enterprise (a company of the Media Group RTL Germany), to supply...
Meet Gilat's Director Of Defense/Homeland Security Solutions In Your Slippers (Webinar)
[SatNews] You can learn firsthand about defense and homeland security while in a relaxed environment...
Furthering The Digital Cinema Cause In Europe Is TDF Group
TDF Group will deploy a pan-European delivery service for digital cinema and the Company will provide electronic delivery of digital copies to theaters in Europe, leveraging its established presence in 10 territories.
Gen Y Included in Coalition for Space Exploration at National Space Symposium
Revitalized and invigerated the Coalition for Space Exploration's advisory board welcomes several new members, including space experts, journalists, former political leaders, educators and Gen Y representatives Monday, March 30 at the National Space Symposium.
Sierra Nevada Corporation's Newest Debuts at National Space Symposium
Debuting today at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs is the newly formed Space Systems business area of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC).
GAO Highlights — Bringing Commonality To Armed Forces UAV Programs Is A Must
From 2008 through 2013, the Department of Defense (DOD) plans to invest over $16 billion to develop and procure additional unmanned aircraft systems. To more effectively leverage its acquisition resources, DOD recognizes that it must achieve greater commonality among the military services’ unmanned aircraft programs. Doing so, however, requires certain trade-offs and complex budget, cost, and schedule interactions. While proving successful on the battlefield, DOD’s unmanned aircraft acquisitions continue to incur cost and schedule growth.
SpaceX... Talking To The Dragon
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has successfully activated its new Dragon spacecraft communication hardware aboard the International Space Station (ISS) during a series of operations conducted in January and March.
Astrium + Air Liquide... Cryogenic Competencies (JV)
[SatNews] Astrium, prime contractor for the development of Ariane 5 Midlife Evolution (ME), a European Space Agency program, and Air Liquide, a specialist in cryogenics for space applications, have agreed to establish a new joint venture, which will, in the future, lead the development and the production of cryogenic tanks for Ariane 5 ME upperstage.
Royal Netherlands Army Gains Aerostar UAV Support
Aeronautics has signed an agreement valued at approximately NIS 200 million with the Dutch Ministry of Defense to provide a UAV Service to the Royal Netherlands Army in support of their operational deployment in Afghanistan, as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Uruzgan Province.
COTS + MILCOM = New Visiongain Report
Communications systems on the battlefield are now rightly regarded as an essential component of mission success. For soldiers on the ground, radios and other communications devices are lifelines and are needed to summon fire support or seek casualty evacuation, or simply to confirm their location or receive new instructions.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Lava, Smoke, Flumes... Annual Réunion
Considered one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Piton de la Fournaise occupies the east-southeastern end of R?union Island in the western Indian Ocean.
Ensuring The Hard Way Is The Right Way
BAE Systems’ 500th radiation-hardened space computer has taken flight on a NASA mission to find habitable planets in the Milky Way.
SatBroadcasting: TV + Radio Projects For Eurocom To Use Ross Video Tech
Ross Video has teamed with Spanish supplier, Eurocom Broadcast, to develop turn key projects for television and radio.
Kudelski Group + OpenTV... Acquiring Minds Want To Know... (SatBroadcasting™)
The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.VX) on March 26th completed the previously announced redemption of the outstanding OpenTV Class A ordinary shares of OpenTV.
Ross Video... Making A CleanSwitch... (SatBroadcasting™)
Ross Video announces CleanSwitch, an option available in v2.5 or later software in the CrossOver Series of compact production switchers.
Adtec Digital... The Peak Of SNG Satisfaction (SatBroadcasting™)
Peak Uplink recently upgraded their trucks from mediaHUB-HD Pro MPEG 2 encoders, to Adtec’s mediaHUB-HD 422 MPEG 4 encoders.
IMS Research... An Adversarial FCC Alignment (SatBroadcasting™)
In the details of its “Recommendation 4.12” of the National Broadband Plan, the FCC is taking an unnecessarily adversarial position with pay-TV operators (MVPDs, or multichannel video programming distributors in its parlance), who are forecast to deploy more than 30 million open-standard without the FCC’s intervention.
HaiVision Network Video... Stingray Swims Into NAB... (SatBroadcasting™)
HaiVision Network Video has unveiled a new version of the company's STINGRAY™ STB which boasts broader format support within a compact form factor.
Firm Fermi Foundation, As Far As Gamma-rays Are Concerned
During its first year of operations, NASA's Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope mapped the extreme sky with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity.
Next Trip To ISS By Shuttle... November 16th, Hopefully!
NASA's space shuttle Atlantis is targeted to start an 11-day flight to the International Space Station with a November 16th launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, set for for 2:28 p.m. EST.
digiGO! — The Digital (R)Evolution™ — Tecore Networks
Tecore Networks has been recertified by the British Standards Institute (BSI) for the latest revision of the ISO 9000 Standard, ISO 9001:2008.
Jason-2 Begins Mapping To-Do List
Impressive, that's what Jason-2 the ocean altimetry satellite is, when less than a month after its launch the Ocean Surface Topography Mission has produced its first complete maps.
Arianespace Accepts Ariane 5 For August Launch
The fifth Ariane 5 of 2008 is now under Arianespace’s responsibility for payload integration and launch following the launch vehicle's delivery by industrial prime contractor Astrium at the Spaceport in French Guiana. Handover of this heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA occurred with the vehicle’s transfer on Saturday from the Spaceport’s Launcher Integration Building (where it was assembled by Astrium), to the Final Assembly Building, where Arianespace will oversee installation of the AMC-21 and Superbird 7 telecommunications satellites.
Aloha! PTC'09
Some folks really have a rough time of it. Take those who are compelled to go to the (Pacific Telecommunications Council) PTC'09 in Hawaii.
NASA — Go Jump In A Lake On Saturn's Moon
Pack your swimsuit if you're going to Saturn's moon anytime soon. Reports from NASA scientists have concluded that at least one of the large lakes observed on Saturn's moon Titan contains liquid hydrocarbons, and have positively identified the presence of ethane. This makes Titan the only body in our solar system beyond Earth known to have liquid on its surface.
MSV's SatCom Net Will Assist Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security
Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV) has partnered with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Response and Operations Division (IDHS) to manage and monitor the Mid-West Satellite Mutual Aid Radio Talkgroup (MWSMART) operating on the MSV satellite communications network. MWSMART is the fourth, multi-state, regional talkgroup provided gratis by MSV to facilitate rapid, reliable and interoperable communications over satellite for public safety operations and emergency responders.
Acquiring Minds Want To Know... EMS + SkyConnect
EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELMG) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sky Connect LLC. of Takoma Park, Maryland, for approximately $15.5 million, subject to customary closing conditions. Additional purchase price payments may be earned based on near-term performance of the Sky Connect business.
NASA's First International Lunar Partner, Eh?
"O, Canada!" can be sung proudly since NASA's Lunar Science Institute at Moffett Field, California announced their first international affiliate partner for conducting lunar science activities. Canada's University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, will represent the Canadian lunar science community as part of the newly established Canadian Network for Lunar Science and Exploration.
Thales To Upgrade TASS
Thales Communications, Inc. will provide communications design expertise for the upgrade of the Tactical Automated Security System (TASS). This contract has been awarded by the 642d Electronic Systems Squadron of the U.S. Air Force. As the subcontractor to L-3 Global Security and Engineering Solutions, Thales will design advanced communications modules (CMs) and advanced handheld monitors (HHMs), updating and extending the capabilities of the existing CMs and HHMs, which are also produced by Thales.
Orbital's IBEX Integration Begins At Vandenberg
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NSYE: ORB) has announced the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) satellite has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California, following the completion of its manufacturing, integration, and testing activities at Orbital’s facilities in Dulles, Virginia. The satellite arrived at VAFB on Monday, July 28th to begin the integration process with the Pegasus launch vehicle that will launch it into orbit, currently scheduled to occur in early October.
GOCE Heading To Plesetsk For Launch
GOCE, the first of a series of Earth Explorer satellites to be launched into orbit, has taken off aboard an Antonov-124 cargo aircraft for its flight to the Arkhangelsk Airport in Russia, en route to Russia's Plesetsk Cosmodrome, about 800 km north of Moscow. Preparations for the transport of the spacecraft began on July 23rd when it was packed in its own nitrogen-pressurised container inside the GOCE clean room at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
ORBITZ
— Juniper Networks — PCI Geomatics — Raytheon Company —
SUIRG's Surge With Board of Directors Announced
SUIRG is an international assembly of parties with representation from the private and public sector organized to combat the increasing and costly problem of satellite RF interference.
NASA Endeavours with Dress Rehearsal
The crew of STS-126 wrapped up three days of intense training at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with a full countdown dress rehearsal Wednesday morning before heading back to Johnson Space Center in Houston in the afternoon.
Flux Events 'Tween Sun + Earth
During the time it takes you to read this article, something will happen high overhead that, until recently, many scientists didn't believe in. A magnetic portal will open, linking Earth to the sun 93 million miles away. Tons of high-energy particles may flow through the opening before it closes again, around the time you reach the end of the page.
ASTRA-1M Ready To Space Out
SES ASTRA has now announced their new ASTRA-1M satellite has been fully integrated into the fairing of the launch vehicle, a Proton Breeze M rocket.
Libyan Oil + Gas Contracts For atrexx
atrexx has completed major contracts for the provision of satellite communications to European suppliers in the Libyan oil and gas industry.
DigitalGlobe's CitySphere Scores With NGA
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has purchased the entire CitySphere 2.0 product from DigitalGlobe.
Boat Motion No Biggie For New KVH Antenna
KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) has unveiled its new, ultra-compact TracVision M1 maritime antenna.
Moving On Up... At COM DEV USA...
COM DEV USA (CDU)has appointed Dr. Jerry Fiedziuszko their Vice President of Engineering.
MESSENGER Finds More Mercurian Landmass
A NASA spacecraft gliding over the battered surface of Mercury for the second time this year has revealed more previously unseen real estate on the innermost planet.
UAV ADVISORY
— Flilght Landata Buckeye — Raytheon SOTHOC Saab Skeldar —
The Odyssey MoonOne Lunar Lander Becomes More Of A Reality
Odyssey Moon Ventures LLC, a U.S. company developing commercial systems for lunar exploration, has partnered with NASA for the development of a robotic lunar lander.
MilCom WillCome to San Diego, Assuring Mission Success
For 27 years MILCOM has been an event attended by members of the government, military, scientific and engineering communities. And this year in San Diego, California, from November 17-19, the program will showcase; new products, breakthrough technologies and exciting industry trends through special exhibits, interactive tutorials, keynote speeches and panel discussions.
The Space Foundation Takes You to The Next Space Age
The Space Foundation announced the National Space Symposium will celebrate 25 years as it hosts "The Next Space Age" as the theme. The National Space Symposium is the annual gathering of the global space community. The event will take place March 30 - April 2 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a beautiful location.
digiGO! — NAB: No Audio Ambivalence Here... iPort From Telos
Telos Zephyr iPort will be on display at the upcoming NAB Convention in Las Vegas, April 20-23 in the Telos Systems Streaming Solutions Center, located at booth N7620.
digiGO! — NAB: SGT's VEDA In Vegas
SGT will show a series of new features of its VEDA™ software suite for workflow automation and video content management at Booth N1737G in the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the upcoming NAB show.
International Datacasting... Cinema Compact (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) and Deluxe / EchoStar LLC have an agreement for an initial order of IDC’s digital cinema specific equipment and content distribution solutions, that will potentially be worth several million dollars.