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Yves Bigot TV5Monde

TV5Monde CEO: No Ultra-HD Until Global HD is Reached

[Via Satellite 10-13-2015] TV5Monde, a leading global French-language broadcaster, is watching developments in Ultra-HD but has no plans to implement such broadcasts until it meets its goals with High Definition (HD). The company reaches nearly 300 million homes in 197 countries and, according to CEO Yves Bigot, has a larger household audience now than ever [...]

By | October 13, 2015

Oberried Germany

Eusanet, Eutelsat Roll Out Satellite Wi-Fi Solution in Germany

[Via Satellite 10-13-2015] German satellite broadband company Eusanet and Eutelsat have joined forces to deliver a new broadband solution that combines satellite Internet with Wi-Fi networks. The new solution enables broadband without large-scale construction work in regions with limited or no Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) infrastructure. Eusanet and Eutelsat first deployed the satellite-Wi-Fi solution [...]

By | October 13, 2015

Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Northumberland

NSSLGlobal Demos Wi-Fi for British Royal Navy, Enables Maritime BYOD

[Via Satellite 10-13-2015] The British Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary are trialing Wi-Fi service from satellite communications provider NSSLGlobal on a select number of ships. The service uses technology augmented from NSSLGlobal’s commercial shipping sector for the Royal Navy, and enables crew to use their personal devices to connect with friends and family for [...]

By | October 13, 2015

DLR Augsburg German

DLR Joins Space Data Association

[Via Satellite 10-13-2015] The German Aerospace Center, Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) has joined the Space Data Association (SDA), an international group of satellite operators that promote the sharing of space environment and RF spectrum data in a controlled, safe and reliable manner. DLR conducts Research and Development (R&D) work in aeronautics, space, [...]

By | October 13, 2015

Advantech VSAT Engage

Advantech Wireless completes LATAM VSAT Delivery

[Via Satellite 10-13-2015] Advantech Wireless has completed the delivery of a multi-million-dollar order of 1.2m Engage-class high-performance VSAT flyaway terminals. The terminals were for a military customer in Latin America. Advantech Wireless’ 1.2m Engage VSAT solution is a fully integrated tri-band system. The terminal is based on a high efficiency, ruggedized tri-band 1.2 Meter motorized [...]

By | October 13, 2015

HPSS 2015 Weather

Weather Analytics to be PlanetiQ Customer, Invests in OmniEarth

[Via Satellite 10-12-2015] Weather Analytics, a commercial weather data company, has invested in remote sensing startup OmniEarth, and also intends to become a customer of PlanetiQ when its constellation is active. Bill Pardue, chairman and CEO of Weather Analytics, said Oct. 8 that the company is confident in the ideas presented and is eager to [...]

By | October 12, 2015

SNC Dream Chaser

Dream Chaser Readied for Free Flight and Orbital Testing

[Via Satellite 10-12-2015] Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is preparing two Dream Chaser spacecraft, the atmospheric Engineering Test Article (ETA) and the advanced composite orbital vehicle, for suborbital and orbital flight regimen, respectively. Dream Chaser is a reusable multi-mission space vehicle for manned and unmanned missions to Low-Earth Orbit. SNC also announced significant progress on the [...]

By | October 12, 2015

Moonitor Cow

Globalstar Wins Chipset Contract for Cattle Monitoring Collars

[Via Satellite 10-12-2015] Globalstar subsidiary Globalstar Europe Satellite Services is supplying its STX3 chipset for integration into an upcoming cattle-monitoring solution called MOOnitor. Scheduled for production in 2016, the device uses neck-mounted collars to measure cattle activity and convert it to herd management information, allowing ranchers to quickly react to developing situations and events. Each [...]

By | October 12, 2015

ocsd laser NASA

NASA Confirms Operational Status of Laser Communications CubeSat

[Via Satellite 10-12-2015] NASA and The Aerospace Corporation have received confirmation the Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD) CubeSat, launched Oct. 8 by an Atlas 5 rocket, is in orbit and operational. The OCSD is testing a unique space-based laser communications system. The laser is hard-mounted to the spacecraft body, and the orientation of the [...]

By | October 12, 2015

Gilat Makes Structural Organization Changes, Gets New CFO

[Via Satellite 10-12-2015] Gilat Satellite Networks is implementing structural changes to focus on five primary growth drivers: High Throughput Satellites (HTS), In-Flight Connectivity (IFC), rural Internet broadband, turnkey solutions, and the Chinese market. The company is making two main changes: it’s commercial division will focus on creating broader solutions while continuing to focus on HTS, [...]

By | October 12, 2015

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