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Telesat Musing High Throughput Capabilities on Telstar 18 Replacement

By | October 31, 2014

[Via Satellite 10-31-2014] Canadian satellite operator Telesat is planning a replacement satellite for Telstar 18 that might include a high throughput component. Telesat 18 entered service in August 2004 and has a 13 year lifespan. The successor satellite, to be decided upon soon, would be more powerful. The new satellite still has many details that [...]

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High Throughput Satellite Euroconsult

HTS Capacity Use to Exceed 1,300 Gbps in 2023

[Via Satellite 10-31-2014] Euroconsult predicts the growth of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems will see use climb from 107 Gbps in 2014 to just above 1,300 Gbps in 2023. This equates to a Calculated Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of more than 30 percent during the years between, according to the research group’s latest report: “High [...]

By | October 31, 2014

Paraná Brazil landscapes

Gilat Completes Brazilian Small Cell Project in Two Months Time

[Via Satellite 10-31-2014] Gilat Satellite Networks has deployed a CellEdge small cell over satellite solution to 20 sites in the rural region of Paraná, Brazil. The installation, completed in only two months, provides 3G coverage through an agreement with TIM Brasil, the country’s second largest operator with a leading position in the pre-paid market segment. [...]

By | October 31, 2014

ITU Hamadoun I. Touré WRC

Spectrum Allocations for Global Flight Tracking to be Discussed at WRC-15

[Via Satellite 10-31-2014] The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has passed a resolution at the Plenipotentiary Conference today to consider global flight tracking in its World Radiocommunication Conference in 2015 (WRC-15) agenda. The resolution also instructs the director of ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau to submit a specific report that incorporates two years of ITU Radiocommunication Sector studies [...]

By | October 31, 2014

Aireon Space ADS-B

First Aireon Flight Payload Delivered for Global Air Traffic Surveillance System

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] Harris Corporation has delivered Aireon’s first flight payload for integration into Iridium NEXT satellites. This is the first of 81 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receiver payloads that will be launched and deployed on Iridium NEXT to provide Aireon’s real-time aircraft monitoring system, which aims to optimize global Air Traffic Management. The Aireon [...]

By | October 31, 2014

SSL 1300 Hispasat

SSL to Build Communications Satellite for Undisclosed Customer

[Via Satellite 10-31-2014] SSL has been selected by an undisclosed customer to manufacture a communications satellite on the SSL 1300 satellite platform. SSL is also tasked with procuring a launch vehicle. The satellite will carry C-band and Ku-band payloads. Its purposes are voice and data communications, broadband connectivity and video distribution.  

By | October 31, 2014

Night Sky

Innovations in Satellite Antennas Attracting New Markets & Opportunities

They may not be sexy or anything that consumers pay much attention to, but recent changes to satellite antennas are helping the industry expand its services, lower prices, improve efficiency, and open doors

By | October 31, 2014


SSPA versus TWTA: Is There Room for Both?

SSPA versus TWTA: Is There Room for Both?RF amplifiers are the pulmonary systems of satellite networks pumping out RF energy, the electromagnetic lifeblood that allows earth stations to communicate with

By | October 31, 2014


Thinking Outside of the Aircraft: In-Flight Connectivity Nok Air Style

Corporate Market One of the key battlegrounds for low cost airlines now is the corporate market. More and more, these airlines want to attract business people to their flights. “Nok Air has always been

By | October 31, 2014


Disruptive Change and Reinvention in the VSAT Industry

One of the key advantages of the VSAT business is its ability to rapidly react and adapt to change. This has become very apparent over the past couple of years, which has seen the industry suffer from the

By | October 31, 2014

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