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Northrop Grumman Confident in Long Term Satellite ISR Demand

By | April 20, 2015

[Via Satellite 04-20-2015] Northrop Grumman recently decided to divide its Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting Systems division (ISR&TSD) in two, separating satellite systems from those that are airborne. The pivot back to separate divisions returns the company to the way it was structured prior to sequestration and the budget cuts that acutely impacted many defense [...]

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Turkey Starts Building Turksat 6A Satellite

[Via Satellite 04-20-2015] Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reports the country has started manufacturing the Turksat 6 satellite for Turksat. The five-year project is expected to cost roughly $205 million, with a launch in 2020. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) is leading the TurkSat 6A project with the support of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Military Electronic [...]

By | April 20, 2015

Cell Tower

NSR: Satellite Backhaul to Reach $5.3 Billion by 2024

[Via Satellite 04-20-2015] Northern Sky Research (NSR) projects revenues from wireless backhaul over satellite will climb from $1.7 billion in 2014 to $5.3 billion by 2024. The research firm’s recently issued “Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 9th Edition” report shows a steady increase in the prominence of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems on this particular market. [...]

By | April 20, 2015

Baku 2015 European Games

Azercosmos Selected for Satellite Services at Baku 2015 Games

[Via Satellite 04-20-2015] The Baku 2015 European Games has appointed Azercosmos as an official supporter and supplier of broadcast telecommunication satellite services. The company is tasked with transmitting the games to billions of television viewers globally. Azercosmos will supply a Satellite Newsgathering (SNG) truck to relay the feed from Mingachevir, Azerbaijan to the international broadcasting [...]

By | April 20, 2015

Orbcomm Subsidiary Wins Contract from Iron Mountain

[Via Satellite 04-20-2015] Iron Mountain has awarded a contract to InSync Software, an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider Orbcomm acquired in January 2015, to leverage the company’s iApp software and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)-enabled audit carts (iRover) for its RFID-enabled inventory governance solution. InSync Software and Iron Mountain collaborated to design, deploy and support a global [...]

By | April 20, 2015

Drone Sunset

Worldwide Drone Networks: Ready for Prime Time in Satellite

Above: The eBee Ag by senseFly is designed for precision agriculture applications. Photo: Small UAV Coalition. Left: Drone pilots work both onshore and offshore inspection critical infrastructure for oil and

By | April 20, 2015

Thuraya CEO

From Ticking Time Bomb to Successful Future: Thuraya Rises from the Ashes

Imagine joining a company as CEO and finding out you had six months to find $13 million a to make large debt payments or the company would face potential financial meltdown. Add to that, tough economic

By | April 20, 2015

Jabez Mendelson

Unmanned Vehicles – Land, Air and Sea

Transportation modes that were human run and controlled could be replaced by machine control in the near term. Though there are various technologies available currently, such as advanced parking systems or

By | April 20, 2015

Nina Beebe

Aeronautical Regulation in Europe Makes Strong Progress

European Commission (EC) policy, in its drive to advance the “Single Digital Market” — and therefore seamless operation of services across European Union (EU) borders — has encouraged a greater diversity of delivery mechanisms for aeronautical passenger connectivity, seeking to enable terrestrial backhaul in addition to satellite. The benefits of commercial choice are clear if [...]

By | April 20, 2015

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Satellite Builds a Future

In 2003 the World Bank issued an RFP to create a communications network with an ambitious mission: to begin the long process to reunite a nation whose history had left it divided, violent and poor. Few nations

By , | April 20, 2015

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