Current Satellite News
October 25th, 2010
Blue Sky Network... Chopper Care (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Blue Sky Network, a global provider of GPS tracking and communication solutions for land, sea, and aviation assets, announced that the Red Crescent Authority of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Arabian equivalent of the Red Cross, will be installing Blue Sky Networks GPS-based aviation tracking devices on its first-aid helicopter fleet after a successful trial-run conducted during the first half of 2010.
Globecomm + Hughes... Down To Earth With Jupiter (Infrastructure)
[SatNews] Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM) has been awarded a Ka-band infrastructure contract from Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, valued at $18.0 million.
Marlink... Colossal Contract Congratz (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Marlink, a global provider of maritime satellite communications, has received a prestigious award at this year's Inmarsat Global Partner Awards.
Goodrich... Sensing Success With ORS (Satellite)
[SatNews] Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has successfully integrated its electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensor payload with the spacecraft bus for ORS-1, the first satellite in the Operationally Responsive Space program designed to support Combatant Command operations.
Sky... VoD'ing Initiated (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)[ Sky Anytime , Sky's new Internet delivered video-on-demand (VoD) service, is to begin rolling-out to millions of Sky HD homes.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Prairie Presence (ImageryNASA)
[SatNews] Prairies stretch across much of Oklahoma, but the state also holds mountain ranges, including the Ouachita Mountains in the southeastern corner.
du + Turner... Du'ing The Broadcast Thing... (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Du has signed a partnership agreement with broadcaster Turner Broadcasting System Ltd (TBS to provide a one-stop-shop for its broadcast needs in the Middle East.
Harris + ITT... Tactical Teamwork (MILCOM)
[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) and ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) are collaborating to accelerate the fielding of the Soldier Radio Waveform, a central piece of the U.S. Department of Defense vision for a networked digital battlefield.
SES ASTRA... German Entertainment Grab (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] SES ASTRA, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), announced the German entertainment channel RTL2 will launch in HD quality on HD starting in early December.
ORBIT Communications... A Higher Plane (Comms)
[SatNews] ORBIT Communication Systems, Inc., a satellite communications, tracking, and airborne communications-management systems provider, has been selected by the Aircraft Operation Center (AOC) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to supply the Communication Management System (CMS).
TECOM Industries... Airborne Antenna Assets (MILCOM)
[SatNews] TECOM Industries, Inc. announced a Firm Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract award from the Defense Logistics Agency.
TeleCommunication Systems... A Real SNAP (MILSATCOM)
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) has received an additional $4.1 million in funding from the U.S. Army for equipment and maintenance of Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Satellite Systems.
Thrane & Thrane Renews Emergency Prep With TSR
Thrane & Thrane is announces it will renew and extend the emergency communications training sponsorship it started with high profile humanitarian NGO Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) in July last year.
ITT... Plane Old Surveillance (SATCOM)
[SatNews] ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) has received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for nationwide deployment of the satellite-based air traffic surveillance system, Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), marking a major milestone in air traffic management.
AAI + Overwatch + ViaSat... Speedy Security + Safety (MILSATCOM)
[SatNews] AAI and Overwatch, operating units of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, along with ViaSat Inc., will introduce and demonstrate the new Forward Airborne Secure Transmissions and Communications (FASTCOM) system at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) 2010 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C. on October 25th.
SES ASTRA + ND Satcom... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] SES ASTRA, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), and Astrium, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EADS (Euronext Paris: EAD), have announced that Astrium will purchase a 75.1 percent stake in SES ASTRAs satellite equipment provider and ground system integrator ND SatCom, based in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Russia... Descent Damage Delay (Launch)
[SatNews]The launch of the manned spaceship Soyuz TMA-20 with the next International Space Station (ISS) crew will be postponed from December 13 to December 15, the head of the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said on Friday.
Honeywell... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has announced third quarter 2010 sales were up 9 percent to $8.4 billion versus $7.7 billion in the third quarter of 2009.
Verizon... Additional African Access (Comms)
[SatNews] Multinational corporations can now take advantage of a new network alliance Verizon has formed with Gateway Business Africa that will expand Verizon Business Private IP network capabilities in several African countries.
Raytheon... A Verdant Storm (MILCOM)
[SatNews] Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has invested in and developed a warfighter-conceived, leap-ahead intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) cloud capability that enables soldiers and intelligence operators to more easily collect and disseminate information.
Hughes... Papering MILCOM (Event)
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) will co-present, with industry and government partners two papers at the Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) 2010 under the Unclassified Technical Program.
Lockheed Martin... Longbow Lock-on (MILCOM)
[SatNews] The Lockheed Martin team is initiating integration activities of its Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS) with the AH-64D Longbow Apache helicopter.
Telmap...Opening Windows And Never Get Lost (Comms)
[SatNews] Telmap announced the availability of the first search, mapping and navigation solution for the new Windows Phone 7 operating system.
KVH... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] KVH Industries, Inc. reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010.
Harris... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) reported revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 of $1.41 billion, a 17 percent increase compared with $1.20 billion in the prior-year quarter.
EVS Technology... Keep On Truckin'... In HD
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Pulsar TV, a service provider based in Argentina, has debuted Freedom, a 3G/3D ready mobile truck using EVS Technology.
Mirifice... Over The Top Getting Top Role (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] The latest operator to launch an IPTV service in Spain, Europa Network, has selected the MiriMON solution from Mirifice to ensure the success of its TV service.
SENSIO... 3D Into Immersive 2D (Technology)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX-V: SIO) has announced the Indian Patent Office has granted patent no. 242873 covering the SENSIO(r) S2D Switch.
Integral Systems | RT Logic... Dicing Data For Compatibility (Hardware)
[SatNews] Integral Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq:ISYS), announced at the International Telemetering Conference 2010 (ITC 2010) that RT Logic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, has released the Telemetrix(r) 500 IRIG Chapter 10 Recorder System (T500RX-CH10).
Utah Scientific... Chip Chips Away (Hardware)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Utah Scientific is the first manufacturer in the world to deploy innovative new high-performance switching from Mindspeed Technologies Inc. within a video router.