Current Satellite News
November 14th, 2010
Arianespace... Final Lofting Of The Year Nears (Launch)
[SatNews] Components for another heavy-lift Ariane 5 have arrived at the Spaceport as Arianespace maintains its sustained launch rate for 2010 and beyond, meeting the requirements of its growing international customer base.
ILS Sends SkyTerra 1 Soaring Brings To Life LightSquared's Next Gen Network (Launch)
[SatNews] International Launch Services (ILS) successfully launched the SkyTerra 1 telecommunications satellite enabling LightSquared™ to bring to life the creation of its next-generation, nationwide network that will be among the worlds first to combine satellite and terrestrial technologies.
Ace Investments, Permira, ABS, Kingsbridge Limited... Acquiring Minds Wish To Know...
[SatNews] Ace Investments 1 Limited, a company advised by the Permira funds, along with the Asia Broadcast Satellite ("ABS") management team, announce that they have successfully completed the acquisition of Kingsbridge Limited, the holding company for ABS.
Clyde Space... U Too On UKube1 (Satellite)
[SatNews] The UK Space Agency has opened the payload competition for its United Kingdom Universal Bus Experiment (UKube1), a one year pilot mission in which the UK will launch a miniature satellite that will carry up to three different payloads into space, testing new technologies and carrying out new space research quickly and efficiently.
MEASAT... Game On! (Capacity)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (MEASAT) has signed an agreement with GlobeCast for the provision of capacity in supporting the delivery of the Asian Games.
Cassini Captures... Energy Exiting (Saturn)
[SatNews] Like a cosmic light bulb on a dimmer switch, Saturn emitted gradually less energy each year from 2005 to 2009, according to observations by NASAs Cassini spacecraft.
SES WORLD SKIES...Here's To Haiti's Health
[SatNews] Not too big to care, SES WORLD SKIES announced that Partners In Health (PIH) has selected the AMC-6 satellite to expand and enhance mission critical connectivity across Haiti.
SSTL... Getting Out Of The Way (Satellite)
[SatNews] Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has successfully repositioned the UK-DMC-1 spacecraft, which is reaching the end of its operational life, using unspent propellant to reduce the orbital lifetime and the probability of generating space debris.
Pactel Int'l... A Healthy Occupation (SATCOM)
[SatNews] In 2010, Pactel International was appointed to assist the MEDINET Project (funded by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Commonwealth Secretariat) in Vanuatu by providing internet connectivity to medical facilities in the remote regions of the country.
GMV...Leveling Up (SATCOM)
[SatNews] GMV Space Systems and GMV Aerospace and Defense has been recognized by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University as a Level 5 organization in Capability and Maturity Model Integration (CMMI ML 5).
SatLink Communications...Enhancing And Evolving With Evolution
[SatNews] VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that SatLink Communications, has launched an iDirect Evolution network to enhance its data services.
MDA... Catching The Orbital Bus (Satellites)
[SatNews] MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced its U.S. operation has signed an option under an existing agreement to provide an advanced technology solution to Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) for its Star-2 satellites.
TCS... A Contractual Lift From The USN's MSC (MILSATCOM)
[SatNews] TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) has been named as the sole awardee on an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for Military Sealift Command's Next Generation Wideband commercial satellite communications infrastructure and service.
SES... Gaining Galileo (SATCOM)
[SatNews] SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has become a key partner in the future operations of Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system.
Gateway Communications... Improving Telecom (Event)
[SatNews] Gateway Communications has claimed the prestigious AfricaCom Award for Best Pan-African Initiative.
Harris... TechSense For NETCENTS (Support)
[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has been competitively awarded a $15 million contract, including one base year and a one-year option, by the U.S. Air Force for its Headquarters Air Force Information Management Enterprise Business Solutions Software Development Services Support program under the Network-Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) contract vehicle.
Streambox... It's Great To Be First! (Hardware)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] Streambox, Inc. has released the worlds first low-latency full resolution 4:2:2 HD 3D 1-RU Encoder/Decoder.