Current Satellite News
November 12th, 2009
Sea Launch Has Financing On Their Minds As Well As Upcoming Intelsat 15 Launch
Sea Launch Company, LLC, has received interim approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware on its motion to secure up to US$12.5 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from Space Launch Services, LLC.
Comtech Can Do For African SatCellBackhaul
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a US$1.2 million order for satellite modems.
Crawford Sat Svcs Is In Launch Mode For United Space Alliance
Crawford Satellite Services' Transportable Earth Station division renews contract with United Space Alliance (USA) to cover shuttle launches scheduled through 2010 live from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Stratos Global Takes A Dip With Yangtze River
Stratos Global Corporation has successfully deployed the Inmarsat FleetBroadband mobile broadband satellite service for MPC Steamship, a fast-growing commercial shipping company managing 17 container vessels and bulk carriers.
Intelsat Accommodates MYtv For Ukrainian Audience Via Thor-6 + I10-02 (SatBroadcasting)
MYtv has selected Intelsat, Ltd., for a multi-year capacity contract to deliver its MYtv DTH platform to subscribers throughout the Ukraine over the Thor 6 satellite located at 1 degree West.
ILS To Bring Even More Sirius Music To North American Ears
International Launch Services (ILS) and SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) now have a contract for the launch of the XM-5 satellite on an ILS Proton.
Gilat Provides An Edge To Asia With The Turn Of A Key
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. [Nasdaq: GILT] received a multi-million dollar contract from a government defense agency in Asia, in return for the delivery of a turnkey broadband communications solution.
RapidEye Aids USGS With Colorado Imaging
RapidEye has penned a contract with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to image a substantial portion of the state of Colorado.
exactEarth Has A 7-Year S-AIS Agreement
exactEarth Ltd., a subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with a non-government entity to provide its exactAIS service.
General Dynamics' New GIG For SPAWAR
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a US$22.2 million contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to support the Naval Integrated Tactical Environmental System Next Generation (NITES-Next) program.
Fastwave Tackles Australian Gorgon Project With Iridium SBD Modems
Fastwave Communications has received a contract from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd to supply a water quality monitoring system for the Gorgon offshore gas project based on Iridium satellite data links provided by Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM).
WTA, From Green To Executive To Technology + More With 2010 Awards
On March 16, 2010, during an invitational Awards Luncheon at SATELLITE 2010, World Teleport Association will present its 14th annual Teleport Awards for Excellence.
Intelsat Interests CSC/DVS With Maritime SATCOM Implementations
Intelsat, Ltd. has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Corporate Satellite Communications (CSC/DVS) for Intelsats Network Broadband Global Maritime service.
ARINC Applauds SKYLink Success With eXchange On Boeing Biz Jet
ARINC Incorporated has completed the first integration and testing of eXchange with Service by SKYLinkSM on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ), the worlds largest production business jet.
COM DEV USA Is Passive For The Correct Reasons
COM DEV USA, LLC, a subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), announced a contract award valued in excess of US$7 million to provide passive microwave equipment for a U.S. Government space program.?
Skyware Global... Moving On Up...
Skyware Global, formerly the Raven Group and a Satellite Holdings company, has strengthened its position to become the global total solutions provider of satellite antenna systems for any application with the appointments of Linda Keen as Sales Director, Americas, and Paul Peddie, Account Manager, Europe.
CASBAA Just In Election Results For Chair, Board and Governors
Ramping up for 2010 the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) election results are in from its 2009 Annual General Meeting elections to the CASBAA Chairmanship, the CASBAA Board of Directors and the CASBAA Council of Governors for 2010/2011.
ITT-NextGen Communications Provide U.S. Navy Tatical Communicatons
ITT Corp.s NexGen Communications in Dulles, Virginia received a $9.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to supply 1,450 distributed tactical communication systems-radio only (DTCS-RO) communication devices to the U.S. Navy.
NASA's LCROSS Post-Mortem After Crash On Moon
The crash landing of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, into a crater near the moon's south pole on October 9 will be addressed in a news conference Friday to talk about early science results from its successful moon impacting.
Netia Has Asset Management On Their Mind (SatBroadcasting)
NETIA, a GlobeCast company, provides software solutions for managing and broadcasting television and radio content and is a major player in the digital broadcast arena.
Crawford Sat Svcs Has Wazoo Sports For Kentucky (SatBroadcasting)
Crawford Satellite Services has launched Wazoo Sports, a new regional network dedicated to covering Kentucky sports.
Envivio Has a Moja IPTV Move For BH Telecom (SatBroadcasting)
BH Telecom, the leading telecommunications operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has begun the rollout of its new Moja TV IPTV service using a complete IPTV headend from Envivio.
Mariner Reveals Partnership With Cisco For GTA Teleguam Win (SatBroadcasting)
Mariner, a provider of IP video solutions and applications, announced GTA Teleguam will be deploying its xVu service monitoring solution integrated within Cisco's Visual Quality of Experience (VQE) platform.
Omneon Offers Ogling Of Their MediaDirector 2202 Video Server System (SatBroadcasting)
At Inter BEE 2009, Omneon will showcase its MediaDirector 2202 for the Omneon Spectrum video server system.
Northrop Grumman To Assist Saab With NEURON UCAV
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by Saab Aerosystems to deliver Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) for the NEURON European unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator.
Insitu Infuses ScanEagle With More Goodies To Become NightEagle UAV
ScanEagle, the lightweight, long-endurance UAV deployed from U.S. Navy ships and by allied forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, can now be upgraded to the heavier NightEagle configuration with improved infrared sensor for night operations.
U.S. Army + U.S.A.F. Urgently Need More UAV Pilots
While the U.S. Air Force struggles to train 400 UAV operators a year, the U.S. Army is training 1,400, and is increasing that to 2,300 by next year.
digiGO! The Digital (R)Evolution Rovi Unites Car + Home Infotainment
Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) has introduced Rovi's Automotive Solution, a digital media platform that can help automotive OEM and aftermarket manufacturers build elegant car infotainment systems with the ability to recognize and share digital media with devices on the home network.
digiGO! The Digital (R)Evolution TANDBERG Tells All @ TelcoTV 2009 'Bout iPlex
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson Group, will showcase solutions for delivering HD content and multi-platform TV at TelcoTV 2009, in Orlando, November 10-12.
digiGO! The Digital (R)Evolution GOGII, Textually Speaking...
GOGII, Inc. has launched textPlus 2.0, a new version of the nexgen text messaging application for iPhone and iPod touch.
digiGO! The Digital (R)Evolution AIRCOM Transforms ZAIN Nigeria
AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimization consultancy, today announced that it has been chosen by ZAIN Nigeria to manage the operators transformation services project for its 2G and 3G networks.
digiGO! The Digital (R)Evolution Entone Is An OTT Fan With Roxio
Sonic Solutions? (NASDAQ: SNIC) and Entone, Inc. are partnering to provide telcos a comprehensive entertainment solution combining live broadcast TV and DVR capabilities with instant access to OTT (over-the-top) entertainment powered by Roxio CinemaNow.
digiGO! The Digital (R)Evolution Openwave Is Ready With ReadySet
Openwave Systems Inc., (Nasdaq: OPWV) announced the Openwave? Mobile Internet ReadySet, a low-cost, prepackaged platform that provides operators with a central point from which to offer new, revenue generating, mobile internet services.
digiGO! The Digital (R)Evolution HaiVision Has The Night Under Control
HaiVision Network Video announced its BARRACUDA compact H.264 encoder and Obzerv's active imaging night vision camera systems prove interoperable under extreme conditions.
digiGO! The Digital (R)Evolution Home Gateway Initiative To Liaison With Broadband Forum
The Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) announced it has signed a liaison agreement with the Broadband Forum that will lead to close collaboration by both organizations on the development of standards and specifications for broadband networks worldwide.