Current Satellite News
July 25th, 2016
NBN Co's SATCOM Kinship With Remote Australians On Track With SkyMuster II Launch Upcoming
The two NBN satellites will have a combined capacity of 135 gigabits per second and will be able to provide services to approximately 400,000 homes and businesses in regional and remote Australia.
Prepped For The Next Step—Launch
Intelsat 33e integrates one of the most advanced commercially-available digital payloads in the world.
DMSP Flight-19's Due Diligence Defines Anomaly Cause
The anomaly team determined there was a power failure within the command and control system that affected onboard cryptographic equipment.
New Acquisition Strategies Being Formulated By DoD Based On Worldwide Launch Market Data
The Department of Defense (DoD) is taking steps to develop an acquisition strategy for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program.
A Sounding Decision By Northrop Grumman Leads To Cobham
The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) provides sounding observations needed to retrieve profiles of atmospheric temperature and moisture for civilian operational weather forecasting.
Cobham's Chopper Radio For LAPD
Cobham will be supplying their Flexcomm™ RT-7000 panel-mount tactical radio to LAPD.
NSR Examines Narrowband Play In Maritime Markets
There’s plenty of fish in the sea, if you know how to catch them.
I Want My Iranian TV... 100,000 'Illegal' Satellite Dishes Are Destroyed
... in Tehran the military has destroyed 100,000 illegal satellite dishes and receivers because most satellite channels "...deviate the society's morality and culture."
ATOM Agreement For Norsat
This is an approximate $3.8 million order for Norsat from Harris Corporation.
Hail To The Chief! ViaSat's $73 Million DISA Contract To Provide Air Force One And Other Aircraft In-Flight Internet Services
Additionally, ViaSat's in-flight Internet service enables “a Situation Room in the Sky” experience
Aerojet Rocketdyne Sweats Longest Hot-Fire Test Time On Engines That Will Transport Humans To ISS
The engines were individually tested... ramped up to 4,000 pulses and 1,600 seconds, the longest time ever conducted on a lightweight thruster with a composite chamber.