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Honeywell In-Flight Connectivity Survey Shows How Badly Passengers Crave Wi-Fi

[Via Satellite 07-22-2014] Honeywell’s latest passenger survey on In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) shows just how much the mindset toward flying connected has changed. Led by Kelton, a market research group, the survey queried 1045 U.S. adults between June 6 and June 19 2014 who used Wi-Fi on planes within the past 12 months. The results showed [...]

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DARPA Awards SSL Contract for Orbital Delivery System

[Via Satellite 07-22-2014] The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected SSL to build flight hardware capable of taking a variety of small missions to space aboard the company’s geostationary (GEO) satellite platform. SSL said it intends to use the SSL 1300 platform, integrating the first Payload Orbital Delivery System (PODs) for carrying [...]

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SES Wins Pathfinder Contract to Support US Africa Command

[Via Satellite 07-22-2014] The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has awarded SES Government Solutions a firm-fixed-priced Pathfinder contract for commercial satellite communications. The contract, worth more than $8 million, covers Ku-band communications for U.S. Africa Command. Pathfinder is a procurement method the Department of Defense is trialing for multi-year agreements, which [...]

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Thales Alenia Space to Build New Satellite for Telkom

[Via Satellite 07-22-2014] Telekomunikasi Indonesia TbK (Telkom) has selected Thales Alenia Space to build a new 3,500 kg satellite named Telkom 3S for HD broadcasts and Global System for Mobile communications (GSM)/Internet services. Thales Alenia Space said the satellite will likely launch with preferred bidder Arianespace in late 2016. Telkom 3S will carry a C-band [...]

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