Current Satellite News
June 16th, 2015
The Indigo Project Is Instigated By ESA, Intelsat + Newtec
Indigo will maximize the throughput delivered to customers and have the flexibility to adapt to advances in satellite technology and services
All Together Now — Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, SMC + The SBIRS HEO-4 Payload
"HEO-4 will complete the replenishment of our polar missile warning capability."—Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, U.S.A.F. executive program officer for Space + commander of Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC).
Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome To Play A Major Role In $1 to $2 Billion Satellite Launch Deal
The contract is the largest in commercial space history.
Aireon Helps The Kiwis...Plans Improvements To Airways New Zealand + South Pacific Aviation Ops
"Space-based ADS-B will not only improve operations, but will allow for 100 percent visibility into all aspects of their airspace.”—Cyriel Kronenburg, V.P., Sales & Marketing, Aireon.
Es'hail 1 To Deliver Al Araby TV Network To MENA Audiences
"Es’hail 1 has been selected by Al Araby for its expansion."—Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari, CEO, Es'hailSat.
Cobham Receives New STCs For SwiftBroadband Airframe Installations
“We continue to develop STCs for installation on a growing number of airframes, enabling more users to take advantage of modern in-flight communications."—Kim Gram, V.P., Aeronautical, Cobham SATCOM.
Mobile Connectivity Has Now Been Improved For Energy + Maritime Comms By Harris CapRock Communications
“Our expanded offshore GSM service increases connectivity and boosts morale for our energy and maritime customers’ crew member.”—Tracey Haslam, President, Harris CapRock Communications.
UHDTV Trials In North America Via The SES-3 Satellite
“This new SES Ultra HD demo channel is playing an important role in accelerating the successful delivery of Ultra HD to cable homes across North America.”—Steve Corda, V.P., Business Development, North America, SES.
Honeywell, Inmarsat + iDirect Reach An Airborne Milestone
“Airlines, passengers and pilots continue to demand better, more consistent and faster in-flight Wi-Fi to make their jobs easier and travel experience better."—Jack Jacobs, V.P., Safety + Connectivity, Honeywell Aerospace.
Arianespace Fuels Up For Vega Launch... Sentinel-2A Receives Onboard Propellant @ The Spaceport
Sentinel-2A receives its propellant load inside the S5A fueling and integration hall of the Spaceport’s S5 payload preparation facility.
ESA's Sentinel-2A Satellite Readies For Arianespace Launch ... 'Color Vision' For Europe's Copernicus Program
Data is to be transmitted via new laser-based SpaceDataHighway (EDRS.
New GAO Report...SATCOM Development For Strategic Bomber Aircraft Deficiency + More
GAO found that, while the programs and efforts have made progress toward developing and fielding systems as well as meeting cost, schedule, or performance goals, known capability gaps or deficiencies remain
Gogo On GOL—Airborne Connectivity Is A First For This Brazilian Airline
"This represents the largest aircraft commitment to our 2Ku technology outside of North America."—Michael Small, President + CEO, Gogo.
Keysight Technologies Offering A Free DVD Regarding Modern Measurement Fundamentals
The 2015 Back to Basics DVD includes more than 50 new application notes as well as webcasts and videos that cover a wide variety of modern measurement topics from design simulation to digital and modular instrumentation.
What Would You Do In Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building, High Bay 2 ??
“Making unique capabilities like the VAB available to commercial companies is yet another step in our evolution to a diverse spaceport that supports government and commercial partners.”—Scott Colloredo, Director of Center Planning and Development, Kennedy Space Center.
Rockwell Collins Has New EMEA ARINC Initiatives In Play
“Airlines will have access to the most robust, secure communications network available to transmit critical flight and crew information to and from the aircraft."—Jeff Standerski, Sr. V.P., Information Management Services, Rockwell Collins.
Airbus Selects Zodiac Aerospace’s Zodiac Inflight Innovations To Manage Global Xpress Service
..."but also our inflight entertainment solutions are approved as linefit on A330 Long Range, and under study on other aircraft types."