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Orbital Sciences Facing Near-Term Challenges with Amazonas 4A and Russian-Built Engines

By | April 18, 2014

[Via Satellite 04-18-2014] Orbital Sciences has narrowed down the most probable causes of the anomaly that has affected the Amazonas 4A satellite. During the company’s first quarter earnings call, Orbital said the satellite, operated by Hispasat, suffered a partial electrical system failure about two weeks ago. If deemed irreversible, the issue is likely to reduce [...]

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Sky Perfect JSAT Orders Two New Satellites from SSL

[Via Satellite 04-18-2014] Sky Perfect JSAT signed an agreement with Space Systems/Loral (SSL) to procure two new satellites: JCSAT 15 and 16. The two satellites will be used for services such as video distribution, data transfer communications and back-up service capabilities in Japan and other areas of the Asia-Pacific region. Both satellites are being built [...]

By | April 18, 2014

C-Com Warehouse

C-COM Releases First Quarter Financial Results

[Via Satellite 04-18-2014] C-COM Satellite Systems announced its financial results for the first quarter. Revenues for the quarter ending on Feb. 28, 2014, were approximately $2.4 million, and the company generated an after tax profit of $451, 396, or one cent per share. This profit marks a 39.5 and 50.3 percent decrease from last year [...]

By | April 18, 2014

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SES Expands Ka-band Services to Europe via Gilat’s SkyEdge 2C Platform

[Via Satellite 04-18-2014] SES Broadband Services (SBBS) plans to expand its consumer Ka-band services to Germany and Italy over the company’s Astra 2E satellite. SBBS’s Internet Service Providers (ISPs) started offering broadband services on Gilat’s SkyEdge 2C platform, offering Voice-over-IP services and providing up to 20Mbps to private households and small businesses in Germany and [...]

By | April 18, 2014

Iridium GO!

GlobaFone to Offer Iridium GO! Service

[Via Satellite 04-18-2014] GlobaFone added the Iridium GO! personal Wi-Fi hotspot device to its portfolio of satellite services. The GO! device can connect to multiple devices, as well as enable voice and data communications from your personal device without requiring an extra satellite phone. “The notion of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), impossible just a [...]

By | April 18, 2014

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O3b Sees Greatest Cellular Backhaul Opportunity in Asia

O3b Networks went live with news of the company’s first revenue generating customer during SATELLITE 2014. In a video interview with Mark Holmes, editorial director of Via Satellite, O3b CEO Steve Collar explained how different parts of the world present different market opportunities, and what the company has learned from working with Telecom Cook Islands. [...]

By | April 18, 2014

Lockheed Martin's A2100 Satellite Bus

Lockheed Martin Overhauls Flagship Satellite Bus, Plans International Expansion to Engage Commercial Space Market

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] Engineering giant Lockheed Martin is making progress on its plans to reengage the commercial satellite market. At the core of this plan is the complete renovation of the company’s flagship A2100 satellite bus. Lockheed Martin is reviewing every detail of the A2100 to modernize both the technology and the manufacturing process to [...]

By , | April 17, 2014

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SES, Milano Teleport to Provide Connectivity to Research Center in Antarctica

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] SES and Milano Teleport signed a deal to provide connectivity to Mario Zuccelli, an Italian research station in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica. SES will provide ground infrastructure services from the company’s teleport in Adelaide, as well as satellite capacity on the NSS 9 satellite to deliver data and voice services to the [...]

By | April 17, 2014

AIS Satellite exactEarth

exactEarth and SRT Release New Tracking Technology for Small Vessels

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] exactEarth and SRT have partnered to develop a new technology called ABSEA to enable global tracking for low-power Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceivers aboard small commercial and leisure vessels. AIS is a Very High Frequency (VHF) technology designed for terrestrial-based tracking with a range that is usually limited to about 50 nautical [...]

By | April 17, 2014

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Broadcom Introduces New 5G Six Stream 802.11ac Platform

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] Broadcom released a six stream 802.11ac MIMO platform for home networks, in effect doubling the Wi-Fi speed compared to MU MIMO routers and gateways. The new platform offers data rates of up to 3.2 Gbps and is designed for data-intensive uses such as high definition streaming. The company’s Intelligent Quality of Service [...]

By | April 17, 2014