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The FCube For Fregat—Arianespace New Soyuz Facility
Fregat is an autonomous and flexible upper stage that extends the Russian-built Soyuz’ capability to perform a full range of missions.
A Fashion Plate For SES ...World's First Ultra HD Channel, Fashion One 4K
...a major fashion, entertainment and lifestyle television network, have launched the world’s first global Ultra HD channel, Fashion One 4K.
TV Cultura Plugs Into Intelsat Enhancing Brazil's DTT  = 300 Terrestrial Towers 
“Ensuring reliable, high quality and secure content distribution on a global basis is often a complex, exercise.”
TV Globo's SNG Fleet Gets All Pumped Up With Newtec's Broadcast Satellite Modulator
The upgrade fits into an all HD production strategy and includes the entire SNG news fleets of the Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia TV Globo stations.
SSL's Satellite Intelsat 34 Is A Good Soldier ... Follows Orders + Performs Post-Launch Maneuvers 
...will support Direct-to-Home television service and broadcast television distribution in Latin America and maritime and aeronautical use in the North Atlantic region.
HISPASAT Takes On The Digital Divide + Delivers Connectivity In Colombia Through Kioscos Vive Digital
enables telephone services and Internet connections to be established regardless of the geographical location of the user, via the simple installation of a small antenna
Indigenous Peruvian Tribes In The Andes Gain Connectivity, Thanks To NewCom International
"Now, for the first time ever, our teachers can communicate with their families while here.”—Hannah Rae Porst, Director, Willka Yachay
ESA Reports On Ariane 5's Fourth Launch Of 2015 From Europe's Spaceport ... Kourou, French Guiana
 It will provide HD and Ultra HD direct-to-home TV broadcast services to the Middle East and North Africa, and telecommunications services in Africa and the eastern part of South America.
ETL Systems New Friend... Telefonica... Switches To ETL’s Vortex L-Band Switch Matrix
The Vortex matrix will be supplied as an expansion ready system, meaning that it can be easily expanded as Telefonica’s RF switching requirements grow. 
The Second Annual MilSatCom Latin America Conference Is Just Around The Corner
MilSatCom Latin America 2015 will occur from September 22nd through the 23rd at the Maceio Atlantic Suites in Maceio, Brazil.
Plenty Of Fueling Around By Arianespace + SSL For Intelsat 34
Intelsat 34 will be used by satellite services provider Intelsat to meet the media distribution requirements of leading programmers for Latin America.
Advantech Wireless... Sapphires + Football 's Common Denominator ... SSPAs Work Football Tournament In S America
[they] were selected for their higher performance and reliability combined with the smallest form factor and lowest power consumption on the market.
Arianespace's Upcoming Vega Push Is Underway As Two Zerofire Stages Arrive In French Guiana 
The mission to loft LISA Pathfinder is designated Flight VV06 in Arianespace's launcher family numbering system, and will be the sixth Vega launch from the Spaceport since its introduction.
HISPASAT's 12th Year... Magic Route To The Emeralds + Critical Need For SatCom Connection
The advanced services and technological solutions show the advantages of satellites for transmitting information to remote areas with geographic obstacles.
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.
Launcher Elements For A Dual Launch Mission In September Arrive In French Guiana For Arianespace Action
The Ariane 5 launch this September with NBN Co 1A and ARSAT-2 is designated Flight VA226 in Arianespace's numbering system.
EUTELSAT 8 West B + Intelsat 34 Co-Passengers + Will Be Seventh Liftoff In 2015 At Arianespace
These pre-launch activities kicked off this month, following separate arrivals of the two spacecraft.
NSR Reports Plummeting Bandwidth Pricing Is Bittersweet ...More For Users = More Work For Vendors Before ROI  
While users enjoy lower bandwidth pricing and perhaps more for less, some vendors may struggle with proving ROI as bandwidth prices plummet.
Arianespace Receives EUTLESAT 8 ... Preparations Begin For August 20 Launch
designed to bring powerful new satellite broadcasting resources for Eutelsat Communications to the Middle East and North Africa...
Space Systems/Loral's Golden Moment...50th Satellite For Intelsat... Arrives Safely @ European Spaceport
“SSL has been an important manufacturing partner of Intelsat for more than 35 years and has designed and delivered nearly half of the satellites in the Intelsat fleet...”