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September 12th, 2016
 
 
Satnews At IBC...TeamCast Is Quite A Team With Five Solutions
Team Satnews at the TeamCast booth at IBC... blisters and bandaids are proof of the magnitude of this show... 
 
Satnews Sees Double...  2wcom... Déja Vu All Over Again As They Flex Their FlexDSR
Another stop along the way at IBC finds Team Satnews publisher, Silvano Payne, and Director of Marketing, Jill Durfee, at the 2wcom booth experiencing déja vu when they met with Managing Director, Werner Drews.
 
Bangabandhu-I Comes Closer To Fruition For Bangladesh
Bangladesh in November last year signed a 19.51 billion taka ($248 million) deal with French firm Thales Alenia Space for the satellite itself.
 
Indian Institute Of Technology—Bombay Set To Push Pratham, Thanks To ISRO
Six students are currently working on the pre-launch of Pratham, which is the institute's first student satellite and which will be launched as a piggyback with the ISRO’s ScatSat PSLV rocket.
 
Orbital ATK's Milestone PDR For Their First Weather Satellites Completed
The spacecraft for JPSS are the first weather operations spacecraft the company will design and produce.
 
GiSAT To Be Built By Boeing For Sub-Saharan Africa Coverage
The customer is Cayman Islands-based Global IP and they will use the satellite to offer coverage to 35 countries and 750 million people.
 
Arianespace Attending To ISRO's GSAT-11 & World Satellite Business Week
The satellite will be launched by an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, in 2017.
 
SES Does A Deal With The Man... New Operations On the Isle Of Man
..."a high-tech teleport on the Isle of Man will further strengthen our infrastructure offering, benefiting all of our customers.”
 
On The IBC2016 Show Floor... Communications & Power Industries' 750 W TouchPower™ TWA Debuts
CPI’s latest HPA features TouchPower™ technology and represents a powerful combination of outstanding power efficiency and advanced technology in a single package.
 
Communications & Power Industries' Satcom Division Brings Their Solutions To The Middle East
..."our continued success does not depend on the sale of a particular type of technology; we can offer our customers the best technological solution, not just the one that we happen to have in our product portfolio.”
 
Mitigation Melioration By Siemens Convergence Creators
The solution is receiving the update just as Eutelsat Communications which is in the process of deploying the technology across its global fleet.
 
Globecast's New Remote Production Service Saves... When You're There But Not There
...customers can eliminate the need to send dedicated production teams to different locations, avoiding technology, travel and personnel costs that are now part and parcel of covering a major live sporting event. 
 
On The IBC2016 Show Floor... Newtec Receives Product Recognition Award
The award recognizes the MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway's capabilities and the improvements made to the modem following the product's launch.
 
On The IBC2016 Show Floor... Eutelsat Cements In Transponder Access For MultiChoice Africa
This nine year contract is for the expansion of the MultiChoice DStv platform at Eutelsat’s 36 degrees East video neighborhood.
 
Zimbabwe's Gokwe North Obtains SATCOM Coverage... But There Are Contractor Concerns...
The decision to combine these services became mandatory after the realization that the two satellite transmitters in Gokwe North were not adequate for the entire district.
 
On The IBC2016 Show Floor... Es'hailSat Has Satellites & A New Teleport On Their Mind
A growing number of local and regional Arabic channels are selecting Es’hailSat to launch their services in MENA
 
Two Years Possibly Required For Israel To Replace The Destroyed AMOS-6 Satellite
Akunis also requested immediate new funding for the Israel Space Agency.
 
SAT>IP Alliance Furthers Future Of Satellite Content Distribution In Multiscreen Ecosystems 
This technology makes it possible to provide high-quality broadcast content more efficiently to all the screens in a home, using pre-existing networks in the building.
 
Iran Given OK To Share Satellite Data With APSCO
The member states discussed and exchanged opinions on joint space projects.
 
Moving On Up... Mortensen To Vice President At SSC
Mortensen previously served as Director of Marketing and Business Development for SSC’s Satellite Management Services Americas Region.
 
Intelsat Pushes Out The Intelsat 33e In Service Date
The satellite is expected to arrive on station for In Orbit Testing in December of this year.
 
Inmarsat Approaching USG Aero Apps With SATCOM As A Service Solutions
The service was successfully demonstrated in multiple user scenarios with US government end users and in close cooperation with Inmarsat’s Value Added Reseller (VAR) and Value Added Manufacturer (VAM) partners.
 
On The IBC2016 Show Floor... ATCi Shows Off Simulsat
The Simulsat product line eliminates the need for multiple parabolic antennas, otherwise known as antenna farms.
 
Satellite Pay-TV Operators Now Have MaxLinear Chipset For PVRs
The chipset supports one or two wideband RF inputs and is able to tune to any transponder in the 250MHz-2350MHz frequency range.
 
SES Meets New Demands... Goes High And Delivers Wide... Increases Connectivity 
“Passengers are so enamoured with inflight entertainment (IFE) that seven out of 10 would like to order their meals through the IFE system.”
 
Communications & Power Industries Provide High Power Wave Tube Amplifiers To iSAT
CPI's amplifiers will be used by iSAT to support a $1 million award to iSAT by a major satellite operator and service provider in the Middle East for ...
 
SES Orders A Thales Satellite And Also Signs For First Secured Anchor For Inflight Connectivity
with close to 200 spot beams of different sizes, will be designed to provide optimal coverage for the densest data corridors in the Americas (North America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America) and over the Atlantic Ocean.
 
On The IBC2016 Show Floor... TangoWave Presents A Topical TWTA
Tango Wave's new Model PA17-Ku400P is a Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) power amplifier that will deliver 180 watts of linear power over the 12.75 to 14.5 GHz band.
 
UK Space Agency Wants To Maintain Claim To Fame In EO... Using Financial Incentives
Worth £11.8 billion to the economy, the Government is committed to growing the UK’s commercial space sector to capture 10 percent of the global market—supporting 100,000 new jobs and generating £40 billion for the economy by 2030.
 
Jeff Bezos Just Unveiled His New Rocket. And It’s A Monster.
Powered by seven BE-4 engines, they would have 3.85 million pounds of thrust at sea level. The rocket would be nearly as tall as the mighty, Apollo-era Saturn V that ferried the Apollo astronauts to the moon.