Recent Satellite Operator News
Getting All Fueled Up Is EUTELSAT 8 West B Satellite @ Arianespace Ops Base
Built by Thales Alenia Space, EUTELSAT 8 West B is a 5.8-metric-ton-class relay platform that features 40 operational Ku-band transponders.
GSA Awards A Wallops Win
"The team has made tremendous strides over the past several years and has been consistently recognized by the scientists we support for our capabilities and 'can do' spirit."—Shane Dover, chief of the Wallops' aircraft office and NASA research pilot.
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.
Major Collaboration Among Organizations Delivers Survivable AEHF System ... Achieves Initial Operational Capability
This significant achievement reflects superb collaboration between numerous organizations
NASA's OSIRIS-REx In Pursuit Of Astroid Bennu Gets Pushed Around By Sun + Asks "Where Did We Come From?"
Bennu is also one of the most potentially hazardous asteroids and it has a relatively high probability of impacting the Earth late in the 22nd century.
Crop Yields For Canadian Farmers To Receive SMAP Support, Thanks To Canada Parliament Project Funding
"By providing our farmers with key data to better manage their land, we are helping to ensure the agricultural sector continues to drive productivity and prosperity in the province."—Member of Parliament Lawrence Toet (Elmwood-Transcona).
C-COM Satellite Systems ... It's Official ... ViaSat® Gives The Nod To iNetVu®'s 1.2m Ka-Band Vehicle Antenna
The Ka-1202V system is the second antenna system to have successfully passed all testing as required by the ViaSat Auto-acquire Terminal Qualification process...
Sentinel-2A's First Applications Are Realized
Launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on June 23, Sentinel-2A is the second satellite in orbit for Europe’s Copernicus environmental monitoring program.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's Primary Mirror Segments Undergo More Testing
The James Webb Space Telescope is the scientific successor to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
A Successful Two Years For India's Insat-3D Satellite
The main objective of the Insat-3D mission is to provide high quality observations for monitoring and prediction of weather events as well as for the study of climate.
NASA Lobster-Eye Optics' X-Rays' SMILE About Mission To Detect Dangerous Weather + Gas
"Because all of the energy that powers dangerous space weather events near Earth comes from solar wind, this capability allows us to better protect our space assets—particularly geosynchronous spacecraft, such as those that carry cell phone signals,"
Now Entering The Arianespace Clean Room — Galileo #9 + #10
Galileo is the European satellite navigation initiative that will provide high-quality positioning, navigation and timing services to users across the world through a constellation of 24 satellites and six spares, as well as associated ground infrastructure.
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.
Spaceport Australia's Two New Additions ... CTO + Sales + Media Director
"...Tony will bring valuable Space Based technical information as well as the exclusive experience of working at Vandenburg Space/Airforce Base."
Advanced Comms + SatBroadcasting™ Advances Agreement Signed By RSC Energia + RSCC
"Our cooperation will serve the objective of further development of Russia’s infrastructure of satellite communications and broadcasting.”—Vladimir Solntsev, President, Energia.
Globecast In The Bike Saddle Sees A Sea Of Yellow From Utrecht to Paris ... Covers 2015 Tour de France
was designed to handle the feeds from the five motorcycles and two helicopters out on the course.... In total, there were 27 HD satellite feeds each day using four satellites.
TeleCommunication Systems Awarded $14.2 Million... DISA Extends Task Order For U.S. Marine Corps' Tactical Satellite Communications Network
The U.S. General Services Administration and DISA are managing this procurement through the $2.6 billion Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) contract vehicle
Beidou Betterment x2 Blasts Off From Xichang Satellite Launch Center
The two satellites reached their target orbits 3-1/2 hours after the launch and they will be used to test a new type of navigation signaling and inter-satellite links, and also provide navigation services.
MSG-4 Turned Over To EUMETSAT
The release of the first image generated by the SEVIRI imager on board MSG-4 in some eight days will be an important milestone.
Airbus Defence and Space Moves Skynet 5A Satellite 41,631 Miles... Better Asia Pacific Protection + Secure Military Satcom
“The Skynet 5 constellation consists of the world’s most powerful, nuclear hardened and protected, military X-band and UHF satellites.”