Recent Satellite Operator News
Day Before Launch: ULA's OA-4 Launch Is A First... ISS Resupply Mission Via Cygnus™
The Cygnus spacecraft for the OA-4 mission is the first to employ the longer, “enhanced,” PCM which can carry a greater volume of cargo than the PCM flown on previous missions.
Sierra Nevada Corporation Workin' Hard + Ships 11 Satellites For ORBCOMM’s OG2 Mission 2 Launch
“These 11 satellites were integrated and tested in a high-volume production environment, demonstrating our ability to efficiently integrate and produce constellations in this class...."
Orbital ATK Ready To Launch Cargo To ISS... Bittersweet...Vehicle Honors Mercury Seven Astronaut
“With the naming of this spacecraft, we continue our commitment to honor the late Donald ‘Deke’ K. Slayton, one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts and a champion of America’s commercial space program and leadership in space,”
Sub-Saharan Africa Is Receiving Internet Connectivity Via AfriqueTelecom + Eutelsat
The company's “TamTam” service extends access to the Internet in rural areas using WiFi hotspots for collective access.
LISA Pathfinder Set For December 2 Launch
After launch, LISA Pathfinder will spend two weeks raising its orbit using a dedicated propulsion module, also built by Airbus Defence and Space, through six separate engine firings
Here's Looking @ Earth — The Growth Of Nishinoshima
Over the past two years, that new island swallowed up its neighbor, and the merged island is now twelve times the size of the old island.
SkyVision Launches Two Broadcast Platforms...ABS-3A Satellite Delivers Comprehensive SD/HD Content To Africa
SkyVision boasts more than 10 satellite platforms and a network of high-capacity fiber optic cables via its gateways in Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East...
Lebanese Red Cross... How A Cross + A SPOT Ensure Volunteers' Safety
"...we will have the reassurance that our hard working team is safe and, if they are in life-threatening situations, they can press a single button and we can quickly respond and work with other emergency services to rescue them.”
Telesat's Senior VP, Corporate + Business Development Has Returned... He Will Also Serve On The Executive Committee
... was Telesat’s Vice President, Marketing, Corporate Development and Regulatory from 2007 to 2012.
Hughes DISD Teams Up w/Aussies... Tests Advanced TDMA Waveform In Talisman Sabre Exercises
Hughes HX System with advanced waveform technology delivers higher performance satellite connectivity than ever before ...
TerraSAR-X and RADARSAT-2 Improve North Canadian Region Monitoring For Emergency Response + Safety Operations
...investigate the synergistic use of X- and C-band SAR-data for tactical ship route planning in Arctic Waters, its objective being to monitor the sea ice situation along shipping routes in the north.
The Build Is On For Telesat's New Telstar 19 VANTAGE Satellite @ SSL
The satellite, which will be located at 63 degrees West, is based on the highly reliable SSL 1300 platform.
ESA Readies LISA Pathfinder ...If Gravitational Waves Exist There's A Whole New Perspective On The Universe's Forces
It is almost a hundred years since Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, but so far no empirical evidence has been found to support this hypothesis.
ARSAT 3 Satellite To Be Built By Thales Alenia Space
ARSAT-3 is slated to enter service in 2019 and will be positioned at 81 degrees West as a baseline.
Bundeswehr's Use Of TanDEM-X Global Elevation Data OK'd By Airbus Defence and Space
The TanDEM-X Digital Elevation Model was acquired by the TanDEM-X Mission realized as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Airbus Defence and Space and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).
Sentinel Business Continuity Services Debut From Europasat Via Eutelsat Broadband
Sentinel provides constant access to an ‘always on’ 10 Mbps download, 4 Mbps upload service with a 20:1 contention ratio.
Bound For Baikonur—ExoMars 2016 Spacecraft Leaving Thales Alenia Space
ExoMars is a joint endeavor between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos), with the Italian Space Agency (ASI) playing a strong role as major contributor within the ESA State Members.
With Gravitational Waves As The Focus, RUAG Space Joins The Hunt
The actual detection of gravitational waves will be the task of the future eLISA mission. LISA Pathfinder, as its name implies, is a demonstrator designed to test the necessary technologies in a space environment.
Pushing SD + HD To Africa Is SkyVision Via The ABS-3A Satellite
The new platforms will support SD and HD channels in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding.
SES' New Antenna Field Technical Facility + Satellite Operations Center Open For Biz
The 450 square meters SOC overlooks the new antenna field and displays state-of-the-art features, as well as the highest level of redundancy for infrastructure including power, cooling, network, security and computer systems.