Current Satellite News
October 18th, 2010
Integral Systems... Redundancies Removed (Satellite M&C)
[SatNews] Integral Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq:ISYS) has announced at the SATCON Satellite and Content Delivery Conference & Expo, that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Newpoint Technologies, has partnered with Australia-based Clearbox Systems to provide the COMPASS Redundancy Manager Module for the Compass Network Management System (NMS).
ILS... A Sirius Commitment (Launch)
[SatNews] International Launch Services (ILS) has successfully carried the XM-5 satellite into orbit today on an ILS Proton for SIRIUS XM Radio, Americas satellite radio company.
JPL | NASA... Nasty To A Fault (Imagery)
[SatNews] The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that caused more than 200,000 casualties and devastated Haiti's economy in January resulted not from the Enriquillo fault, as previously believed, but from slip on multiple faults primarily a previously unknown, subsurface fault according to a study published online this week in Nature Geoscience.
NYNEX... MEA Makeover (SATCOM)
[SatNews] NYNEX Network Solutions (Nynex) has partnered with CETel (Central European Telecom Services) to expand its satellite IP network and introduce new broadband services on the NSS-12 satellite.
Arianespace... Preps Soyuz' Six Sats For Space (Launch)
[SatNews] So far so good as Arianespace readies for their next launch.
Thuraya...Streams Smallest Sat Solution and Shows A Seagull
[SatNews] Thuraya has much to share this week at GITEX 2010, October 17-21 in Dubai.
Talia... Trunk Tales (SATCOM)
[SatNews] With the launch of Talia Trunk, an affordable, simple solution for large dedicated connections is now available to customers throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and South/Central Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka).
TCS... Engaging In Military Matters (MILSATCOM)
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) has received a $9.8 million order from the U.S. Army for laptops and a technology refresh of Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Termin
International Space University... Air Traffic Management Via Balloon (Project)
[SatNews] An experiment, designed, built, and tested by a team of three students at the International Space University (ISU) successfully launched on-board a stratospheric balloon from Esrang
Digi International... WANderful (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) has debuted their Digi m130(tm), an embedded module that allows OEMS to enable their products with GSM/GPRS, global positioning system (GPS) and ORBCOMM satellite connectivity in a single solution.
ATIS... An Alert For Alerts (CMAS)
[SatNews] The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) recently completed a standard which enables the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) to be broadcast over LTE networks.
RUAG Space...Technology Six-Pack For Satellites (SATCOM)
[SatNews] No less than 24 RUAG Space antennas at a time will be launched on board the six Globalstar mobile communications satellites scheduled for lift-off from Baikonour, Kazakhztan on October 19, 7:10 p.m. CEST.
SSTL... Daring Demo Deal (Satellite)
[SatNEws] Small satellite pioneer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has been awarded a grant to commence the design phase of a national technology demonstration satellite called TechDemoSat-1.
SS/L... Maneuvering Meets Expectations (Satellite)
[SatNews] The XM-5, a satellite provided to SIRIUS XM Radio by Space Systems/Loral, is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan.</font
Dean Olmstead... A Pioneer Passes...
[SatNews] With profound sadness, EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) announces the passing of Dean Olmstead, president of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C., after a courageously fought battle with cancer.
TCS... Painting A New Ceiling (SATCOM)
[SatNews] TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) has been awarded a new order with a ceiling value of $9.1 million to provide SATCOM equipment, systems engineering support, installation, training and maintenance to the U.S. Army.
Harris... Moving On Up... x2...
[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS has named Stephen Marschilok as president of the Public Safety and Professional Communications (PSPC) business unit of Harris RF Communications and has promoted Brendan O'Connell to the position of president of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) business unit at Harris RF Communications.
Astrium... Heeding The Need For Harmony (Launch)
[SatNews] Faced with an economic context that has become increasingly complex not only for the European Space Agency (ESA) member countries but also for Arianespace the overall effectiveness of the Ariane program must be reinforced for industry and public administrations.
Thrane & Thrane... Taking Off (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Thrane & Thrane is now ready to take orders for its AVIATOR 200 SwiftBroadband solution, in line with Inmarsat's launch of the new SwiftBroadband 200 service.
Satcom Direct... Winging Into A Website (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Satcom Direct has developed a new web portal for its exclusive FlightDeck Freedom(r) (FDF) service, giving customers dedicated website access to manage and personalize the service and directly access SD Flight Tracker and its expanded features.
EchoStar... New News (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] EchoStar Satellite Services, L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), has unveiled their News Gateway, a TV news delivery service that leverages EchoStars nationwide fiber network combined with IP multicasting technologies to route and deliver live, high quality video from any one of 210 U.S. designated market areas (DMA).
Here's Looking @ Earth... Typhonic Forces At Play (NASAImagery)
[SatNews] On October 18, 2010, Typhoon Megi approached and made landfall in the northeastern Isabela Province of the Philippines.
Northrop Grumman... We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges (Satellite)
As the James Webb Space Telescope enters its next critical phase of development, NASA and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) have forged an integrated, consolidated and "badgeless" Mission Systems Engineering team.
DLR + Astrium... Working Closely For 3D (Satellites)
[SatNews] The German Aerospace Center and Astrium have recently taken an important step forward in their mission to create a three-dimensional map of the world.
Northrop Grumman... The Spirit Moves Them (MILSATCOM)
[SatNews] Northrop Grumman has initiated flight testing of new computing hardware and communications infrastructure that will eventually allow the B-2 stealth bomber to send and receive battlefield information by satellite more than 100x faster than today.
Paul Gauguin Cruises... A True Master... Brings The MTN To The South Pacific
[SatNews] Paul Gauguin Cruises, named after a true artistic master, has signed with MTN Satellite Communications (MTN).
ARINC DirectSM Upgrades Flight Planning To First Class
ARINC DirectSM's news sends them taking off and returning on a three-point landing.
ABI Research...Touts Cellular M2M Connections Steady-Eddy Growth
[SatNews] Cellular M2M (machine-to-machine) connections continue to show steady growth, and are expected to exceed 297 million in 2015.
Talia Broadband's SpeedNet And SafeNet Make For Family Friendly
[SatNews] Talia Broadband users will have access to two new powerful services: Talia SpeedNet and Talia SafeNet.
WTA... Teleport Tops Off (Report)
The World Teleport Association (WTA) has published its annual Inside the Top Operators research report.
United States Strategic Command... Qwest For Info (Event)
[SatNews] United States Strategic Command hosts the 2010 USSTRATCOM Space Symposium, Nov. 2-3, 2010, at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb.
GlobalTop Technology... Module Makeover (GPS)
[SatNews] GlobalTop Technology Inc. has announced its all-in-one GPS module featuring incredibly low power consumption (24 mA @ Tracking / 30 mA @ Acquisition), support for dual antenna with antenna auto switching and shortage protection, while maintaining high level of reception sensitivity.
Nagravision... Send In The Services (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Nagravision, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, was selected to secure the roll-out of advanced digital services for Hsin Yeong An Cable TV Co, LTD (HYA), the largest independent cable television operator in Taiwan, with more than 200,000 subscriber households.