Current Satellite News
October 6th, 2010
China... Two Up + Away (Launch)
Xinhua is reporting that China launched two environmental research satellites from the Shanxi province on October 6th.
GVF... Communications Are All At Sea (Event)
[SatNews] GVF has successfully kicked-off of the Maritime Satcom Forum, a new group dedicated to promoting the growth of satellite communications in the maritime industry.
Singapore Airlines Packs OnAir On Board On High
[SatNews] Customers traveling on Singapore Airlines flights will soon be able to stay connected at all times, even at 35,000 feet with OnAir's inflight connectivity services based on Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband.
Integral Systems... A Knowing NOAA Nods Approval (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Integral Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq:ISYS) has been awarded a task order with a base year and four option years, for a task order value of $4.1 million contract to modernize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Polar Ground Systems (PGS).
European Space Agency... Reduction Of RFI Requested (SATCOM)
[SatNews] The results from ESA's SMOS satellite have been impressive, but the mission has been bugged by patches of interference from radar, TV and radio transmissions in what should be a protected band.
Here's Looking @ Earth... African Access Attained (NASAImagery)
[SatNews] A unique partnership between NASA and agencies in Africa and Europe has sent more than 30 terabytes of free Earth science satellite data to South African researchers to support sustainable development and environmental applications in Africa.
KVH... Reality Becomes Really Trackable (Mapping System)
[SatNews] For years, airborne law enforcement teams wrestled with synchronizing the images on their video screens with coordinates on paper maps as they directed the movements of ground units below them.
Globalstar... Truly Grounded (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT) has successfully completed hardware and software updates to three ground monitoring control centers, the Globalstar data network, and system planning center and has also installed satellite telemetry and command unit (TCU) upgrades to seven of its satellite gateway ground stations.
NASA WMAP Opens A Window And Sees The Earliest Universe
[SatNews] After nine years of scanning the sky, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) space mission has concluded its observations of the cosmic microwave background, the oldest light in the universe.
GlobeCast Goes HD...Signs English Premier League (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] GlobeCast has renewed and expanded its contract with IMG Sports Media Production.
CANEUS... Deliberations On Development (Event)
[SatNews] The CANEUS Shared SmallSat Collective Safety, Security and Prosperity (CSSP) Conference will take place on October 20 to 22, 2010, at the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), Marina di Carrara, Italy the Conference is jointly organised by CANEUS and NURC.
Microsemi + Actel... Acquiring Minds Wish To Know...
[SatNews] Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading manufacturer of high performance analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, high reliability semiconductors and RF subsystems, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Actel Corporation (Nasdaq:ACTL) for $20.88 per share through a cash tender offer.
MILCOM 2010... An Energizing Event
[SatNews] Brigadier Andy Bristow, Member, Royal College of Defence Studies and, until recently, Chief G6 and Director of Command and Battlespace Management, Headquarters United Kingdoms Land Forces, is confirmed as the luncheon speaker on Tuesday, November 2nd, for MILCOM 2010.
Moving On Up @ Encompass Digital Media
[SatNews] Good news on the job market for Encompass Digital Media, Inc., with their latest appointment of Jon Rees to Executive Vice President, General Manager Encompass Los Angeles. \
Hughes... @ SATCON 2010 With...
[SatNews] Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) will have two senior executives participating in panel discussions during the upcoming 9th annual SATCON Conference and Expo.
PCI Geomatics... Gaining Ground With 3G Reps
[SatNews] PCI Geomatics has appointed The German GeoConsultants Group (3G) as a local reseller for PCIs Geomatica(r) and GeoConference(r) family of products for Libya and the Tunisia regions.
CASBAA... Contrarian Concerns Regarding Singapore's PayTV Companies (Regulations)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] In response to the latest proposals by the Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore, the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) reiterated that the new regulations remain contrary to the interests of Singapores payTV subscribers and the industry at large.
Telecommunications Systems... Warrior Welfare With Wireless (MILCOM)
[SatNews] TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) has been named the sole awardee of a delivery order with a potential value of $269 million over the next 12 months.