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All A Matter Of Degrees For Hispamar Satélites + Ku-Band Slot Wins
The operator will be able to exploit this right for 15 years, which may then be extended for another 15 years
 
SSL Built Star One C4 Satellite Arrives In Kourou For Launch
“Star One C4, which is an advanced and powerful satellite, also has special significance to SSL as our 50th mission with Arianespace.”—John Celli, President, SSL.
 
DIRECTV 15 Satellite Set For Starring Role In Kourou On May 27th
Covering the entirety of the Unites States, DIRECTV 15 will provide additional digital television services to more than 20 million DIRECTV users there.
 
HISPASAT's Amazonas 2 + 3 Satellites To Deliver Internet Access To GlobalSat For Their Clients
Satellites are a fundamental tool to reduce the digital divide
 
Sentinel-2A Satellite's Launch Prep Continues By Arianespace With "Stacking" Of Propulsion Systems
ega’s summer mission will loft the Sentinel-2A payload, which is the latest in Europe’s series of Earth observation satellites for the Copernicus initiative.
 
Satellite Mapping Reveals Latin America Agriculture Waning Due To Economic Downturn
“Nearly every agricultural region across Latin America slowed down in expansion
 
DirecTV-15 + SKY México-1 Integrated On Ariane 5...  The Final Touch On Top... No Cherries On This
In Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building, SKY México-1 was installed atop Ariane 5’s central core
 
Update: Mexico's Centenario Has New Launch Date...
The delay is no more, and Mexico's Centenary satellite now has a launch date.
 
 Russia's Satellite Ground Station On U.S.' 'Front Yard' Makes For Chilly Atmosphere
"But the Obama administration may perceive a satellite system in the U.S. 'front yard' only as a warning,"
 
Euroconsult...Impressive E/O Data Growth Forecast In Latin America... To Exceed $350 Million By 2024
Earth observation satellites launched from Latin American programs are forecast to increase significantly over next decade.
 
Euroconsult Reports Terrific News For Latin America's Satcom Community... Healthy Growth Ahead

"The trend of falling fill rates is most profound in Ku-band, where utilization levels are dropping from 86 percent in 2010 to an expected 64 percent by 2017, causing serious concerns for oversupply."
 
Kazakhstan In A Receptive Mode For Inmarsat-5 F3's Arrival
“We are approaching the completion of our GX constellation and the arrival of Inmarsat-5 F3 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome is another significant milestone."—Michele Franci, CTO, Inmarsat.
 
 Advantech Wireless successfully completes a live demonstration of its Cellular Backhaul LTE Solution in LATAM.
Once again Advantech Wireless has demonstrated its technology is able to support all market applications.
 
 Globalstar Europe Satellite Services SPOT + Rescue Extreme Athletes In Sahara
With sand in their eyes and no other competitors in line of sight, athletes did occasionally miss the markers and stray off course.
 
DirecTV-15 and SKY Mexico-1 Launch Prep Continues @ Spaceport In French Guiana
Scheduled for May, the Ariane 5 flight with DirecTV-15 and SKYM-1 is designated VA223 in Arianespace’s numbering system.
 
Boeing Puts A Halt To the April 29 Launch Of Mexico's Centenario Satellite
Boeing decided to postpone the launch due to a technical failure in a...
 
ILS Prepares For Mexico's Centenario Launch April 29
...Mexsat, which already consists of the Bicentenario satellite, launched in 2012 and providing internet services to 5,000 public locations via the Mexico Connected program.
 
Liftoff Date For THOR 7 + SICRAL 2 Now Re-Set By Arianespace
The payload lift performance for this first Ariane 5 mission of 2015, designated VA222 in Arianespace’s numbering system, is estimated at 9,850 kg.
 
Delivery Accomplished By Orbital ATK Of The SKY MEXICO-1 Satellite To Kourou
The SKYM-1 satellite will now undergo pre-launch preparations for a late May launch aboard an Ariane 5 rocket.
 
Shipment Of Sentinel-2A Successful With Arrival @ Arianespace Launch Facilities In French Guiana
This 1,140 kg. satellite will deliver high-resolution optical images from around the globe.