Current Satellite News
September 16th, 2010
NASA... To The Tune Of $15B, Launchers ID'd (Launch Services)
[SatNews] NASA has announced the awards for the NASA Launch Services (NLS) II Contract the award will provide a broad range of launch services for NASA's planetary, Earth-observing, exploration, and scientific satellites.
Pactel International... Linking Up (SATCOM)
[SatNews] This month, Pactel International established a new satellite link between their US Hub and the Cocos Islands, using Newtecs DVB-S2 technology the new service addressed the immediate expansion needs for the local Internet service provider, CIIA.
Spacenet IGS... Ramping Up (Operations)
[SatNews]Spacenet Integrated Government Solutions (SIGS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Spacenet Inc., is now managing operations of Raysat Antenna Systems (RAS) US division.
KVH... A Better Bundle (SATCOM)
[SatNews] KVH has introduced several new airtime rate plans from KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) they include TracPhone(r) V7 hardware and mini-VSAT Broadband airtime bundle for only $995 per month, as well as a new seasonal rate plan for subscribers who dont use their vessel on a year-round basis.
Astrium... Landing A Lunartract (Manufacturing)
[SatNews] Astrium has won a new competitive contract from the European Space Agency (ESA), as a follow-up to the Next Exploration Science and Technology (NEXT) study to develop a Lunar Lander.
RapidEye... A Safer Situation (Imagery)
[SatNews] RapidEye has successfully passed the Operational Readiness Review (ORR) for the European Space Agency (ESA).
WTA... Ka-band's Business Betterment (Report)
[SatNews] World Teleport Association has published a new white paper, Ka-Band and the Teleport, which examines how the coming wave of Ka-band satellite capacity may transform the business of companies that create and deliver services via satellite today.
SkyTrac... Chopper Communication Challenge (SATCOM)
[SatNews] On August 8th, Heliventure 10 ended successfully after nearly 9000nm of flight in a Robinson R-44 Clipper II (OO-HEY).
ViaSat's New Software Knows How To LinkWay(S2) Over Yonder
[SatNews] ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) released software enhancements for its LinkWayS2 satellite network system that adds mobile communication capabilities and network control center operating system options.
Intelsat... Financially Speaking x2...
Intelsat S.A. has announced that its subsidiary, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. (Intelsat Jackson), intends to offer $900 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2020 (the notes).
Space Systems/Loral... Looking To The Future With STEM (Program)
[SatNews] Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) is supporting Change the Equation (CTEq), a CEO-led initiative to cultivate widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).