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Intelsat Adds HTS Features to Future Widebeam Satellites

[Via Satellite 07-29-2016] Intelsat anticipates more of its future widebeam satellites will take a more “hybrid” approach, mixing some features typically associated with High Throughput Satellites (HTS) as the operator grows its fleet. Speaking July 27 on the company’s second quarter 2016 earnings call, Intelsat CEO Steve Spengler said that Intelsat 39, the latest satellite […]

By | July 29, 2016

SpaceX Booster Falcon 9

VIDEO: SpaceX Reignites Falcon 9 First Stage from May 2016 Mission

[Via Satellite 07-29-2016] SpaceX conducted its first full duration testing of a landed first stage Falcon 9 booster at its rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas on July 28. The relit booster saw its first use during the company’s May 2016 mission to orbit Sky Perfect JSAT’s JCSAT 14 telecommunications satellite. SpaceX launched JCSAT 14 […]

By | July 29, 2016

Eric Beranger

Eric Beranger Replaces Matt O’Connell as OneWeb CEO

[Via Satellite 07-29-2016] OneWeb has announced the appointment of Eric Beranger from Airbus Defence and Space as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), replacing Matt O’Connell, who will be leaving the company. At Airbus, Beranger led the technical and operational relationship with OneWeb, overseeing the formation of and presiding on the board of the satellite […]

By | July 29, 2016

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SiriusXM Orders Two Satellites from SSL

[Via Satellite 07-29-2016] Space Systems Loral (SSL), has received a contract award from SiriusXM to provide two high power telecommunications satellites. The next generation spacecraft, SXM 7 and SXM 8, will replace the radio company’s XM 3 and XM 4 satellites in 2019 and 2020, respectively, helping ensure continuous delivery of audio entertainment and data […]

By | July 29, 2016

AsiaSat UHD Digital Magic

AsiaSat and Digital Magic Co-Producing 4K Mini-Series on Satellite Communications

[Via Satellite 07-29-2016] AsiaSat is collaborating with Digital Magic to co-produce Ultra-HD content for AsiaSat’s Ultra-HD channel 4K-SAT, on AsiaSat 4 at 122 degrees east. The co-production includes a knowledge-based Ultra-HD mini-series on satellite communications to provide an easy-to-understand introduction to topics such as how a satellite works, how it serves people and how it […]

By | July 29, 2016

Global Eagle has acquired maritime communications company EMC.

Content is at the Core of GEE’s EMC Acquisition

[Via Satellite 07-28-2016] In-Flight Connectivity and Entertainment (IFEC) solutions provider Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) completed its $550-million acquisition of satellite connectivity provider Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) July 27, marking one move in a larger trend that sees operators consolidating to expand across mobility markets. EMC specializes in providing maritime connectivity. Combining the companies’ networks will […]

By | July 28, 2016

Users will be able to access video content from Tricolor TV anywhere using Eutelsat's SmartBeam solution

Tricolor TV and Eutelsat Partner to Launch Multiscreen Video Delivery Service in Russia

[Via Satellite 07-28-2016] Russian operator Tricolor TV and Eutelsat Communications are collaborating on deploying the first network in Russia to use SmartBeam, Eutelsat’s new multi-screen video delivery solution. SmartBeam opens the door to the deployment of the first satellite network in Russia to deliver video content to mobile devices. Consumers will be able to receive […]

By | July 28, 2016

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Harris to Provide ESA with Large Deployable Reflector for Earth Explorer Mission

[Via Satellite 07-28-2016] Airbus Defence and Space has selected Harris Corporation to provide a 12-meter deployable reflector and precision boom assembly for its Biomass forest-carbon-monitoring satellite. Biomass refers to the amount of living matter in a given habitat, which is important to understand the Earth’s climate. Scheduled to launch in 2021, the Biomass satellite will […]

By | July 28, 2016

ULA's Atlas 5 rocket lifts off with NROL 61

ULA Successfully Launches National Security Payload NROL 61 for US Government

[Via Satellite 07-28-2016] United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) has successfully launched a national security payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) aboard an Atlas 5 rocket. The mission, NRO Launch 61 (NROL 61), marks ULA’s sixth launch of 2016 and the 109th since the company was founded in 2006. It is also the sixth Atlas […]

By | July 28, 2016

A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-89P(WL) at Seoul Incheon International Airport.

China Eastern Taps Rockwell Collins for Boeing 737 Iridium Satcom Solution

[Via Satellite 07-28-2016] China Eastern Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins’ Iridium Satcom aftermarket solution for its fleet of more than 100 Boeing 737 aircraft. Installations are currently in progress. The voice and data communications solution, installed via a Boeing service bulletin for next-generation Boeing 737s, will enable reliable long-range global voice communications, flight tracking and […]

By | July 28, 2016

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