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Superyacht maritime HTS

HTS Offers Solution to Rising Connectivity Demands at Sea

[Via Satellite 02-27-2015] Noting an uptick in expectation for faster bandwidth in the satellite communications market, NSSLGlobal recently ran a study that found nearly half of all superyacht crewmembers expect to receive the same connectivity speeds at sea as they do on land. With superyachts leading rapidly rising expectations for faster and more reliable maritime [...]

By | February 27, 2015

Saphir Robotics Project

Thales Alenia Space Bringing Robots into Clean Rooms to Work Alongside People

[Via Satellite 02-27-2015] As part of the company’s “Tomorrow’s Factory” initiative, Thales Alenia Space is deploying the Saphir Robotics Project in clean rooms tentatively starting the second half of this year. The project, developed collaboratively with KUKA and AKEO+, creates a workstation with two robotic arms: one to prepare the work and the other to [...]

By | February 27, 2015

DigitalGlobe WorldView 3 high resolution

DigitalGlobe Partners with United Nations On High Resolution Services

[Via Satellite 02-27-2015] DigitalGlobe signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) to collaborate on applications of Earth observation (EO) technologies for economic, social, and scientific benefits, with an emphasis on developing countries. Together DigitalGlobe and UNOOSA plan to create an online platform that streamlines access to [...]

By | February 27, 2015

MDA Sables Spot Globalstar runners marathon

Marathon Des Sables to Equip Runners with Globalstar Spot Tracking Devices

[Via Satellite 02-27-2015] The Marathon Des Sables (MDS) Organizing Committee has decided to use Spot Gen3 safety devices from Globalstar Europe Satellite Services for this year’s race, as well as the MDS 2016 and 2017. The multi-stage race takes places in the Sahara desert, where participants may experience temperatures reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees [...]

By | February 27, 2015

Aerojet AF-M315E

DOD Funds Three-Year Green Propellant Study with Aerojet Rocketdyne

[Via Satellite 02-27-2015] The Department of Defense (DOD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a three-year contract for Research and Development (R&D) into green monopropellants and gas generators. The company has joined forces with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center; the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards [...]

By | February 27, 2015

Car smart city

New Market Opportunities for Satellite Start to Emerge From Global Connectivity Boom

[Via Satellite 02-26-2015] The “connected car” and “smart cities” are two potentially new and exciting markets the satellite industry could play in over the coming years, particularly the former as the potential for “always-on” connectivity could be a big draw for satellite. Andrew Lee, principal consultant on automotive and transportation at Frost & Sullivan, says this [...]

By | February 26, 2015

MDA offices

MDA Provides Payload Equipment to Growing Turkish Communications Market

[Via Satellite 02-26-2015] MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed a contract valued at more than $23 million with Aselsan Electronic Industries to provide Ku-band payload equipment for a communications satellite subsystem. This award is in addition to the existing contract announced in April 2014 for the provision of a X-band communication hosted payload solution. [...]

By | February 26, 2015


Intelsat and ITC Provide Communications to Solar Impulse’s Round-the-World Flight

[Via Satellite 02-26-2015] Intelsat and ITC Global will provide ground-to-ground satellite communication services to Solar Impulse, a completely fuel-free aircraft, during its first round-the-world solar flight. Intelsat and ITC Global will enable the ground crew and support teams to communicate from anywhere to anyone in the world. Using a quick-deploy antenna, the crew will leverage [...]

By | February 26, 2015

Canadian Armed Forces Lockheed CP-140 Aurora

ViaSat Upgrades Airborne ISR for Canadian Department of National Defense

[Via Satellite 02-26-2015] The Canadian Department of National Defense is upgrading its Lockheed CP-140 Aurora aircraft with advanced airborne satellite communication systems from ViaSat in cooperation with L-3 Electronic System Services (ESS). The collaboration on the Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) program between the three parties, as well as Canadian aircraft integrator IMP Aerospace, delivered the [...]

By | February 26, 2015

Optus Thuraya SatSleeve on iPhone; communications coverage chart

Optus Thuraya SatSleeve Turns iPhone 6 into Satellite Phone

[Via Satellite 02-26-2015] The Optus Thuraya SatSleeve, which transforms a smartphone into a satellite phone, is now available for iPhone 6. The SatSleeve attaches to the back of a compatible device and is activated through the SatSleeve app. It enables iPhone and Samsung Galaxy users to quickly turn their handsets into a satellite phone with [...]

By | February 26, 2015

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