Current Satellite News
January 19th, 2011
Microsat Systems Canada... A Constellation Cometh (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Microsat Systems Canada Inc. (MSCI) (formerly the Space Division of Dynacon Inc.), a Canadian designer and builder of the Multi Mission Microsatellite Bus (MMMB) and Commercial Microsatellite Bus (CMB), is developing COMMStellation(tm).
ARINC... It's Ionospheric (Comms)
[SatNews] Under a task order just received, ARINC Engineering Services, LLC will complete the installation of new digital solid-state sensor technology at 29 locations of the U.S. Air Force Ionospheric Data Network.
RRsat Global Communications... Baby Steps (Content)
[SatBroadcasting(tm)] RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) has signed an agreement with BabyTV, a FOX International Channel, to distribute the channel throughout North America on the Galaxy-23 satellite (121.0 degrees West).
iDirect... Evolution Makes Its Way To OmniAccess (SATCOM)
[SatNews] VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), has announced that OmniAccess S.L. has launched BroadBEAM Ultra, the latest addition to its line of maritime VSAT broadband services.
Northrop Grumman... Crosslink Control For STSS (MILSATCOM)
[SatNews] The effectiveness of the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Demonstration satellites has been expanded after a communications crosslink was activated and successfully tested by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), prime contractor, and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), sensor payload provider.
Stratos Global... Activation Milestone (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Stratos Global has reached a milestone of 2,000 IsatPhone Pro activations.
DEV Systemtechnik... Investigating Inopportune Interferences (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Interferences causing malfunctions, such as screen blackouts during TV transmissions, may now be analyzed quickly, simply and comfortably using a new Recording function developed by DEV Systemtechnik.
Iridium... Guaranteed Goodness (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) has announced that 17 service partners have signed up to participate in the companys Network Quality Guarantee program.
Harris... Initiative Interest (Comms)
[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has teamed with other leading technology companies to pursue an anticipated five-year, U.S. Department of the Navy contract to provide network transport services for the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) initiative.
Hughes... A Terminal Case Of Success (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) has shipped more than 327,000 broadband satellite terminals in 2010, the most ever in one year, bringing its cumulative number shipped worldwide to more than 2.5 million.
JAXA... Frozen Out (Launch)
[SatNews] The launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 2 (H-IIB F2) with the KOUNOTORI2 (HTV2, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard has been rescheduled.
ARINC... Military Asset Whereabouts Assistance (GPS)
[SatNews] ARINC Engineering Services, LLC will expand its primary role in developing an advanced global tracking capability for military assets, under the U.S. Armys Next Generation Wireless Communications (NGWC) program.
Marshall Space Flight Center... Listen Up... For NanoSail-D (Spacecraft)
[SatNews] Engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite ejected from Fast Affordable Scientific and Technology Satellite, FASTSAT.
German Bundeswehr Signs Astrium...Improves Troops' Welfare
[SatNews] The German Bundeswehr recognizes good work and good will...
RapidEye... Joining Up (Distribution)
[SatNews] RapidEye, a Company that owns and operate their own constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, has announced that East View Cartographic has signed a distributor agreement with RapidEye and will join its distribution team.
GE Intelligent Platforms... This Does Compute (Hardware)
[SatNews] GE Intelligent Platforms has unveiled a new family of rugged, off-the-shelf systems designed to reduce the cost and time-to-market of developing solutions for a range of military vehicle platforms including UAVs, manned and unmanned ground vehicles and launch vehicles.
Norsat + Sinclair Technologies... Acquiring Minds Wish To Know...
[SatNews] Norsat International Inc. (Norsat") (TSX: NII and OTC BB: NSATF) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the shares of Sinclair Technologies Holdings Inc., a provider of antenna and RF conditioning products, based in Aurora, Ontario, Canada.