Current Satellite News
October 21st, 2010
Here's Looking @ Earth... The Warmth Of Tahoe (ImageryNASA)
[SatNews] With the peaks of the Sierra Nevada on its west and the Carson Range on its east, high-altitude Lake Tahoe has a long winter.
DigitalGlobe... Initiative Initiative (Imagery)
[SatNews] DigitalGlobe has joined with TERI University in India for a WorldView-2 joint research initiative.
RRsat... Sporting Endeavors (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) is working with Sm2 Sports Media Solutions, LLC, and their teleport partner, TV2GO in Canada, to deliver live HD sporting events worldwide in MPEG-4.
ICG... An Embraer Technology Embrace (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Embraer, a manufacturer of business jet and commercial aircraft, will equip its midlight Legacy 450, midsize Legacy 500 and ultra large cabin Lineage 1000 aircraft with International Communication Groups Datalink capable Iridium Communications Systems (ICS).
JAXA... Device Diligence (Satellite)
[SatNews] The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has been conducting the scheduled initial functional verification of the satellite bus and mission devices of the First Quasi-zenith Satellite "MICHIBIKI," which was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center at 8:17 p.m. on September 11, 2010 (Japan Standard Time, all the following dates and time are JST.)
KVH + ViaSat... Doesn't Get Much Better 'n 100 Percent (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Nexgen satellite communications in Europe received a significant boost this week as KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) and its partner, ViaSat, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), increased the mini-VSAT Broadband networks capacity in the region by 100 percent.
Harris... Manpack Moving Out To The Army (MILCOM)
[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a $9 million order from the U.S. Army for Falcon II(r) AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency manpack radios.
NASA Bestows A Contract On An Industry MAVEN ULA
[SatNews] United Launch Services of Littleton, Colorado received a true vote of confidence from NASA as did United Launch Alliance (ULA).
GlobaFone... Welcomes New Website (SATCOM)
[SatNews] GlobaFone, a satellite phone Service Provider, has announced the launch of the newly updated website, www.globafone.com.
China... Flexing SatMuscles (Satellites)
[SatNews] Bracing up to launch a host of new satellites, including a communication satellite for Pakistan next year, China has said it aims to become a major global player in the international aerospace industry by 2015 to get a big chunk of the commercial satellite market.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates... Sequels Signed
[SatNews] MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) has signed two contracts in excess of $3 million (CAD) with Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), France, to provide RADARSAT data and ground information solutions.
ATCi... Multibeam Magic (Antenna)
[SatNews] Antenna Technology Communications Inc. (ATCi) announced from the SCTE Cable Tec Expo taking place in New Orleans, LA, that a major U.S. cable operator has adopted the Simulsat-5b easy retrofit system for its headends.
Orbital Sciences... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) has reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2010.
Reportlinker.com... Getting The Scoop (Report)
Reportlinker.com has published a new market research report World U.S. Military and Government Commercial Satellite and Communication on the Move Markets.
Gilat...Beauty Is Reflected In Prysm
[SatNews] Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT) is helping the world to be more beautiful.
Envivio... @ SCTE Cable-Tech Expo With...
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Envivio will unveil its new Envivio Genesis(tm) architecture for video head ends and Content Delivery Networks (CDN) at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (booth 1537) Oct. 20-22 in New Orleans.
Harmonic... QAM Quotient + (Hardware)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Cable television operator Armstrong has expanded its video-on-demand (VOD) service in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland with Harmonics Narrowcast Services Gateway(tm) (NSG) 9000 universal edgeQAM featuring Privacy Mode edge encryption.
Broadpeak... @ CNIT La Defense With... (CDN)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Broadpeak, the recent Technicolor spinoff that provides content delivery networks (CDN) and video-on-demand (VoD) servers for cable, IPTV, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, will be introducing Mediator 3.0, the newest version of its Mediator CDN management platform, at the Broadband World Forum, to be held at CNIT La Defense in Paris on Oct. 26 28, 2010 Broadpeak will be exhibiting in stand H13.
Harmonic... @ SCTE Cable-Expo With... (Multiplexing)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) has introduced the SUPRALink(tm) Universal Transmitter, a cost-effective and highly versatile 16-wavelength 1550 nm dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) solution that improves efficiency and lowers costs for the complete range of forward HFC transmission applications.
Entone... Hybrid Help (Hardware)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Entone, Inc. has unveiled the Janus Media Hub, a multi-stream hardware platform that delivers Hybrid TV services over IP and traditional broadcast networks.
SpaceX Takes A Dragon To Washington... Just In Time For The Elections!
[SatNews] SpaceX will participate in this years USA Science & Engineering Festival by taking a model of their Dragon spacecraft to display on the National Mall in Washington, DC, October 23-24.