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Major Milestone For SpeedCast With New O&G Accord
“Over time, this customer has the potential to provide significant global growth to SpeedCast’s existing energy market share.”—Keith Johnson, SVP of Energy, SpeedCast.
 
All About User Engagement + Loyalty With RR Media's "joiz" Partnership
The joint offering sees all of RR Media’s content management, channel playout and smart global distribution network capabilities seamlessly integrated with join...
 
 ARABSAT BADR-4 Is Better For RTI ... Bigger Appetites Can Enjoy On A Smaller Dish
"We are thrilled to bring RTI to our viewers to enjoy a very original and native attractive African content."
 
Rosetta Rendezvous With Subject Matter Experts During Upcoming International Astronautical Congress
"While Rosetta's highlights occurred last year, with the rendezvous with the comet and the landing of Philae, its mission continues today.”—Dr. Paolo Ferri, Head of ESA Mission Operations + former Rosetta Flight Director, presenter.
 
Israeli Youth Participate In A Satellite Building Contest
So far, some 20 applicants have submitted video entries via ISA's Facebook page presenting their devices.
 
Es’hailSat Hires Promer Qatar Contracting Company W.L.L ... Gonna Build A Teleport
... has the optimum solution for broadcasters in the region not only in terms of technical capabilities and performance, but also in terms of security of content.
 
 SpeedCast Garners A Contract w/Clout ... One Of Its Largest Energy Sector Contracts 
...announces that it has been awarded one of its largest ever satellite service agreements in the energy sector.
 
Thales Alenia Space Is Proud Program Prime Contractor At Launch Of EUTELSAT 8 West B 
 EUTELSAT 8 West B will bolster Eutelsat’s in-orbit capacity to meet strong market demand for video services from these positions.
 
TV Content To Sub-Saharan Africa To Be Delivered By SES Platform Services To StarTimes
“We want TV audiences in Africa to perceive StarTimes as a reliable DTH platform operator."—Pang Xinxing, Chairman + President, StarTimes Group.
 
Images Captured By Satellites Reveal Limited Light @ Night In ISIS-Controlled Regions Of The Middle East
The city light data were acquired from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on the NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite.
 
Israel + U.S. Agree To Monitor + Prevent Space Collisions
As a result, vast space has become relatively “crowded,” so the objects must be monitored in an ongoing and efficient way to prevent accidents.
 
Inmarsat's Digital Frontiers Initiative To Address Comms Inadequacies In Emerging Markets
“Satellite remains the only viable means of providing universal internet access beyond the reach of terrestrial communications in emerging markets, particularly in Africa."—Rupert Pearce, CEO, Inmarsat.
 
Rural Schools In South Africa + Italy Linked Together Via ESA + SES Techcom Services Program
The first eLearning course for the South African teachers was released in March and a number completed the course to familiarize themselves with the technology and its benefits.
 
For China's First Ka-Band Multi-Spot Beam Satellite, Gilat Will Provide The SATCOM Network
The SkyEdge II-c network will enable high speed fixed and mobile services to be delivered over satellite, including airborne, maritime, train and land mobility throughout China.
 
Cockpit Technologies For Turkey's SunExpress Airlines New 737-800s To Be Supplied By Honeywell Aerospace
"SunExpress is the latest successful low-cost airline to invest in Honeywell's avionics technologies."—Aileen McDowall, V.P., Airlines, EMEAI, Honeywell Aerospace.
 
New Capacity For Deutsche Welle From SES For DTH Deliveries
A new long-term capacity agreement has been signed for three SES satellites to broadcast two channels in Eastern Europe and Africa.
 
Yahsat's Al Yah 3 Satellite Receives Passing Grades @ Orbital ATK's Virginia Facility
“We have now locked in the final design details of our newest satellite."—Marcus Vilaça, Acting CTO, Yahsat.
 
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. 
 
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.
 
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."