Current Satellite News
October 27th, 2010
Spaceopal... Getting Galileo Up To Speed (SatNav)
[SatNews] Spaceopal, the 50:50 joint venture between Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Thales) and DLR GfR (a German Space Agency company) have signed a contract with the European Space Agency acting on behalf of the European Union, relating to operations that will bring European satellite navigation system Galileo to full operational capacity.
Thales Alenia Space and Iridium...NEXT Is Now! (Launch)
[SatNews] News of a big step forward...Thales Alenia Space announced today that its contract with Iridium Communication (Nasdaq: IRDM), providing for the construction of 81 communication satellites...
Arqiva... A Most Suitable Contribution (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Arqiva has reached an agreement with EchoStar Broadcasting Corp., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) to extend its long-term contract for global contribution.
GlobeCast Australia... Reeling In HD Reality (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] GlobeCast Australia is about to launch coverage on a key anniversary year of one of the UKs biggest reality television hits, with HD transmissions for the first time.
Vizada... News Mining Via BGAN Backpack Broadcasting (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Vizada and its many partners, played an integral, behind the scenes role during the rescue of the Chilean miners last week.
Vizada... Making Maritime Broadband'ier (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Vizada has launched their proprietary VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) fixed satellite communications service, the latest addition to its maritime broadband portfolio.
SES WORLD SKIES... A Transponder Taker (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), has announced the Philippine's DTH operator GSAT has contracted an additional transponder on the NSS-11 satellite.
Here's Looking @ Earth... Sumatra Shaker (ImageryNASA)
[SatNews] At 9:42 p.m. local time (14:42 UTC) on October 25, 2010, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Indonesia.
Arianespace... Send Off The Satellites (Launch)
[SatNews] The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's next mission has moved to the launch pad at Europe's Spaceport, readying it for tomorrow's liftoff with a dual payload of telecommunications satellites for Europe and Japan.
Orbit Communication Systems... Tri-Band Triumph (MILSATCOM)
[SatNews] ORBIT Communication Systems, Inc. (USA) now has a contract for the supply of two Tri-Band (L/S/C) Telemetry Tracking Systems.
CapRock Government Solutions... GSA Grants A Goodie
[SatNews] CapRock Government Solutions has been named as one of the first government contractors to be added to the new sections of the General Services Administrations (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule 70 vehicle.
CapRock Communications... Global Standardization Starts In Gulf Of Mexico (SATCOM)
[SatNews] CapRock Communications has completed the rollout of iDirects nexgen Evolution? platform across its clients energy and maritime vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.
ITS Electronics + TECOM... Welcoming Airborne Wi-Fi (SATCOM)
[SatNews] ITS Electronics Inc. has announced an initial $4 million contract with TECOM Industries, Inc. to supply its High Power Transceiver-HPT, which will enable the antenna system for a major commercial carriers new onboard Wi-Fi service.
GeoMetWatch... Showing A Great Deal Of Sense (Imagery)
[SatNews] GeoMetWatch, Inc. has announced that NOAA's Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office, an agency of the Department of Commerce, has granted it the nation's first commercial remote sensing license for a geostationary hyperspectral imaging/sounding system.
XM Satellite Radio... Financially Speaking...
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] XM Satellite Radio Inc. ("XM"), a subsidiary of SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI), has announced the closing of its previously announced offering of $700 million aggregate principal amount of 7.625 percent Senior Notes due 2018 (the "7.625% Notes").
Latitude Technologies... Canadian Griffons Get SkyNode (MILSATCOM)
[SatNews] Latitude Technologies has been awarded the contract to supply up to 95 of its SkyNode(r) S200 satellite communication systems for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) CH-146 Griffonhelicopter fleet.
MEASAT... Sky High News (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (MEASAT) announced that Sky News HD will be distributed via the MEASAT-3a satellite.
Comtech EF Data... Innovation Of The Modem Kind (Award)
[SatNews] Comtech EF Data Corporation's CDM-750 Advanced High-Speed Trunking Modem was awarded the North American New Product Innovation of the Year Award in Satellite Communications Modems by Frost & Sullivan.
SHOWTIME ANYTIME...Almost Anywhere! (Broadband)
[SatNews] Subscribers of SHOWTIME ANYTIME have a whole new world of viewing options.
SS/L... Satellite Settles In AT Kourou (Launch)
[SatNews] Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) that the communications satellite the Company designed and built for Intelsat has arrived safely at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it is scheduled to launch in November aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle.
Norsat International... Chile Reception (SATCOM)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Norsat International Inc. (Norsat") (TSX: NII and OTC BB: NSATF) has received confirmation from its customers that a total of three portable satellite units were recently in action at the San Jose Mine in Chile, where 33 miners were saved after being trapped for nearly two and half months.
SPOT... Sailing Into Ship Security (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Spot LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT) has said their SPOT HUG, a new satellite-based security device for boats, will be showcased this week at the 2010 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, booth number 3055, located in the Broward County Convention Center, October 28th through November 1st.
Astrium... Kazakhstan Konsiderations (Contract)
[SatNews] The partnership between Astrium and JSC NC Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary (KGS), the national company charged with the development of Kazakhstans space program, has reached another major milestone with the signature of a contract for a Satellite Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) Centre in Astana.
Asia Broadcast Satellite... Outdoors Offering (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) is announcing its first fully integrated HD channel launch with Outdoor Channel throughout Asia and the Pacific.
Avanti... Bank On It (SATCOM)
Avanti Communications (AIM: AVN) has signed a three year managed services contract with the Hungarian service provider Banknet Kft.
Tachyon Networks... This Axiom Is Logical (MILCOM)
[SatNews] Tachyon Networks announced the launch of its aXiom 7000 Series of end-to-end Communications-on-the-Move (COTM) solutions for air, land and sea.
Moving On Up @ RRsat Global Communications Network...Double Veeps
[SatNews] RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), has appointed and promoted two vice presidents at RRsat Global.
Sea Launch... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] Sea Launch Company has successfully completed its Chapter 11 reorganization process, effective October 27, 2010.
SES... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] SES' third quarter reported revenue, reported by the Company at 442.3 million euros, grew 11.4 percent versus prior year period, while reported EBITDA rose 12.4 percent to 328.8 million euros.
Northrop Grumman... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) reported third quarter 2010 earnings from continuing operations increased to $489 million, or $1.64 per diluted share, from $464 million, or $1.45 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2009.
Sonnet Technologies... Entry Into Egypt (HardwareStorage)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Sonnet Technologies has signed a distribution agreement with DVS Egypt, a distributor of video editing and computer graphics equipment.
Verismo Networks... Platform Potential (ITV)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Verismo Networks has announced its nexgen HD VuNow Internet TV platform that allows Multi System Operators (MSOs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Telcos to bring linear channels combined with value-added Internet applications over the Internet to their subscribers.
Encompass Digital Media Is MVP Of NFL Networks Master Control
[SatNews] Encompass Digital Media, Inc., huddles up with NFL Networks Master Control for the commercial insertion, transmission and 24/7/365 playout of extensive NFL game coverage.