Current Satellite News
July 27th, 2015
Beidou Betterment x2 Blasts Off From Xichang Satellite Launch Center
The two satellites reached their target orbits 3-1/2 hours after the launch and they will be used to test a new type of navigation signaling and inter-satellite links, and also provide navigation services.
MSG-4 Turned Over To EUMETSAT
The release of the first image generated by the SEVIRI imager on board MSG-4 in some eight days will be an important milestone.
Airbus Defence and Space Moves Skynet 5A Satellite 41,631 Miles... Better Asia Pacific Protection + Secure Military Satcom
“The Skynet 5 constellation consists of the world’s most powerful, nuclear hardened and protected, military X-band and UHF satellites.”
COM DEV's Largest ... Ever ... Commercial Order $45Million+ ...To Equip Two Satellites
"This is a very exciting order for COM DEV that demonstrates our dominant position in being able to supply the full suite of equipments for HTS satellites."
Thuraya + Airtel Ghana To Provide Ghanaians 100 Percent Terrestrial + Mobile Sat Connectivity
The unique agreement gives people living in rural and remote areas greater and clearer access to voice and data connectivity.
The World’s First Combustion Free, Externally-Powered, Space Launch Thruster Successfully Tested By Escape Dynamics
“Our recent tests are a major step forward in the continued advancement of our externally-powered high Isp thruster and validation of our efforts to change the manner of orbital launches.”—Richard F. Schaden, co-founder + Chairman of the Board, Escape Dynamics.
Into West Africa Goes Comtech EF Data SATCOM Equipment
A major GSM operator in West Africa will use the equipment to support the expansion of its satellite-based GSM backhaul.
A 3-D Printed UAS Successfully Launches + Flies From Royal Navy Warship
"The Royal Navy's Maritime Capability organisation is very interested in conceptual applications of unmanned and highly automated systems."—Royal Navy's Commander Maritime Capability (Aviation), Cdr. Bow Wheaton.
Space Foundation's Space Technology & Investment Forum Brings In Additional Subject-Matter Speakers
Subject matter experts will share their experiences with securing funding and identifying creative financing solutions to launch new products and services.
UK Space Agency + The South African Space Agency Sign MOU = Collaboration + Common Interest In Space Programs
"...which reflects the growing strength in collaboration in cutting edge science between our two countries."
China Preps Real FAST For World's Largest Radio Telescope
The dish will have a perimeter of about a mile, according to Xinhua, and there are no towns within three miles, which researchers said was ideal for minimizing sound interference.
A New, Multi-Transponder Partnership For ABS With The Federated States Of Micronesia
“The partnership with ABS supports our goal of satisfying the growing broadband demands and services that best meet our users’ needs in a wide geographic environment.”—John Sohl, CEO, FSMTC.
Norsat International's Portable Satellite Terminal Receives An Add-On Order
"This order builds upon the bookings momentum that we have had over the last year, especially within our military related businesses."—Dr. Amiee Chan, CEO, Norsat International.
Frequency Electronics Delivers To FAA's GPS WAAS Program ... Unique Proprietary High Precision Quartz Technology
These multi-channel receiver/down converters on hosted payloads are integral to the WAAS program serving as air navigation aids
Yahsat Signs Clicksat As Service Partner ... Distribute Internet Service YahCLick To Pakistan Users
Users will now be able to instantly connect to satellite broadband anywhere in the country using a compact satellite dish and modem ...
Harris + CPqD Contracted Monitor + Control Brazilian Air Force
The contract will enable network operations center personnel to remotely monitor Brazilian Airspace Control System equipment, including surveillance, navigation, and communications systems.
Moog Crossbow Receives EASA Approval ... Use Of ILC2000 Airborne Cargo Monitoring + Tracking Device
"...currently being used by airlines, logistic providers, OEMs and end users to monitor and track their cold chain and high value shipments."
Scientific Satellite Launch Is In China's Plans For 2016
The first satellite of the space studies program is a dark matter particle explorer satellite, expected to be launched by the end of this year.
SPAR Point Group's LiDAR Mapping Forum ... Call For Papers
The success of ILMF 2015, which saw more than 800 professional attendees from 27 countries ...