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UHD Alliance Set Sights on HDR Compatibility

By | May 6, 2016

[Via Satellite 05-06-2016] The Ultra-HD Alliance is turning its sights on expanding the amount of 4K content available to consumers as the revolution begins to take off in earnest. Between 2015 and 2016 the number of 4K TV shipments worldwide is expected to jump from 30 million to 48 million, according to asset management company [...]

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SpaceX Launches JCSAT 14 Satellite, Lands Rocket on Drone Ship

[Via Satellite 05-06-2016] SpaceX successfully launched Sky Perfect JSAT’s JCSAT 14 communications satellite today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and landed the rocket’s first stage on the company’s platform in the Atlantic Ocean. The satellite separated from the launch vehicle approximately 32 minutes after lift off. Using the drone ship “Off Course I Still [...]

By | May 6, 2016

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Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Northrop Grumman Receive GPS 3 Feasibility Assessment Contracts

[Via Satellite 05-06-2016] The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has awarded Global Positioning System (GPS) 3 Space Vehicles (SVs) 11+ Phase 1 Production Readiness Feasibility Assessment contracts to defense primes Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Northrop Grumman. The three contracts, issued May 5, use the current GPS 3 SV01 to SV08 requirements baseline [...]

By | May 6, 2016

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Norwegian Cruise Line Signs New Connectivity Agreement with EMC

[Via Satellite 05-06-2016] EMC has entered a long-term strategic agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to deliver a faster Internet experience and premium entertainment over satellite. All brands in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ portfolio will have immediate access to EMC’s connectivity, which enables Web, entertainment and multimedia access. “With the addition of new hardware, combined [...]

By | May 6, 2016

US Army Places $41 Million Satcom Terminal Order with Harris Corp

[Via Satellite 05-06-2016] Harris Corporation has received $41 million in orders for production, spare parts, depot, and installation of advanced satellite communications terminals under the U.S. Army’s Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET) program. The company will provide fixed-site terminals and hardened transportable terminals, which enable dual X- and Ka-band access to the Wideband Global Satcom [...]

By | May 6, 2016

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Boeing, Air Force Discuss WGS Improvements

[Via Satellite 03-31-2016] Boeing, prime contractor for the U.S. Air Force’s Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system, has been working on a series of improvements to make the government-operated system more effective. Originally launched as the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite series, WGS got a name-change when the program shifted to a worldwide network. WGS reached global coverage [...]

By | May 5, 2016

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Telefonica del Peru Orders SkyEdge 2-c Platform from Gilat

[Via Satellite 05-05-2016] Telefonica del Peru (TdP), Peru’s largest telecommunications operator, has placed orders with Gilat for its SkyEdge 2-c platform to extend cellular and broadband coverage to rural areas nationwide. TdP ordered the SkyEdge 2-c platform — optimized for High Throughput Satellites (HTS) with X-Architecture and Capricorn VSATs — for satellite-based cellular backhaul and [...]

By | May 5, 2016

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NGO Visits Paradigm’s Test Facility for Satellite Communications Training

[Via Satellite 05-05-2016] Save the Children International, a charity organization that sends humanitarian response teams to natural disaster and emergency sites, has used Paradigm’s test facility to train key field personnel in satellite and radio communications. A small group of international team members from the charity spent a week at the company’s facility in Alton, [...]

By | May 5, 2016

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Measat, RR Media Add CBS Reality to African Video Neighborhood

[Via Satellite 05-05-2016] Measat and RR Media have launched the CBS Reality channel across Africa via Measat’s Africasat 1a satellite at 46 degrees east. The Africasat 1a satellite provides high-powered C-band beams that stretch across the African continent and island nations. The channel is available to pay-TV operators and features documentaries and real life dramas. [...]

By | May 5, 2016

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Delta Ups 2Ku Commitment to 600 Aircraft

[Via Satellite 05-05-2016] Delta Air Lines has increased its commitment to Gogo’s satellite-based 2Ku In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) technology to more than 600 aircraft from 250 aircraft committed last year. The space-based solution went live on its first aircraft for Aeromexico’s fleet just last month. 2Ku installations have already started on the 737-800 and A319 fleets, [...]

By | May 5, 2016

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