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The Intelsat 37e satellite. Photo: Intelsat.

Arianespace Sets New Launch Date for Intelsat 37e

Arianespace has set a new launch date for the Intelsat 37e and BSAT 4a satellites after an anomaly scrubbed the first launch attempt back on Sept 5. Arianespace will now launch the satellites on Friday, Sept. 29, as early as 5:47 p.m. EST. During the original synchronized sequence of the final countdown, Arianespace observed an […]

By | September 22, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover tests connected car technologies in 2016. Photo: Flickr, Jaguar MENA.

Spirent, Cranfield University to Develop Autonomous Vehicle Tech

Spirent Communications has announced a partnership with Cranfield University to develop Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies. The aim of the research project is to improve positioning and timing technologies to enable better performance of unmanned vehicles, such as autonomous aircraft or connected cars. Spirent engineers are working with Cranfield’s postgraduate researchers to develop new methods […]

By | September 22, 2017

Graphic representing the Fusion IP service. Photo: NSSLGlobal.

NSSLGlobal Introduces Dual Cellular/VSAT Solution for Maritime

NSSLGlobal announced the launch of its FusionIP solution, which combines Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) and cellular connectivity within the same device. Within one 60cm Sailor dome, FusionIP integrates both LTE and satellite broadband, allowing ships to automatically switch between 4G/3G and satellite networks to achieve optimum data speeds and cost efficiency. According to NSSLGlobal, […]

By | September 22, 2017

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Broadcom Launches New Dual-Frequency Receiver for LBS

Broadcom has launched a mass-market, dual frequency GNSS receiver device, the BCM47755, designed to enhance Location Based Services (LBS) applications for mobile phones, tablets and fitness wearables. According to Broadcom, the device is capable of centimeter accuracy with minimal power consumption and footprint, enabling a new suite of high-precision LBS applications including lane-level vehicle navigation […]

By | September 22, 2017

Rendition of Rolls Royce's fleet management system. Photo: Rolls Royce.

Inmarsat to Offer Rolls-Royce Ship Management System

Inmarsat and Rolls-Royce have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to have the option to make the Rolls-Royce Energy Management system available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress high-speed broadband service to reduce energy consumption and support environmental compliance. With data collected from a multitude of ship control systems and equipment sensors, Energy Management 2.0 also […]

By | September 21, 2017

Rendition of the Telstar 19 Vantage satellite. Photo: Telesat.

Telesat Signs 15-Year Capacity Contact with Bell Canada

Telesat announced that Bell Canada has signed a 15-year contract for substantially all of the High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beam capacity over northern Canada on Telesat’s new Telstar 19 Vantage satellite. Bell Canada subsidiary Northwestel will use the capacity to enhance broadband connectivity for communities in Nunavut, Canada’s northernmost territory. Space Systems Loral (SSL) […]

By | September 21, 2017

Saphina Ho, AsiaSat general counsel. Photo: AsiaSat.

AsiaSat Appoints Saphina Ho as New General Counsel

Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) announced the appointment of its new general counsel, Saphina Ho. Succeeding Catherine Chang, Ho will be a member of the management team, overseeing all legal affairs of the company. Ho has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, specializing in regional and corporate legal matters. Prior to joining […]

By | September 21, 2017

TEMPO’s measurements from GEO will create a dataset that improves prediction of air quality and climate forcing. Photo: NASA.

NASA’s TEMPO Spectrometer Closer to Completion

The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument, designed and built by Ball Aerospace for NASA, has completed spectrometer testing and verification, Ball Aerospace announced. Under its Earth System Science Pathfinder program, NASA selected TEMPO as the first Earth Venture-Instrument to provide hourly measurements of air quality across North America. This instrument will make precise measurements […]

By | September 21, 2017

SSL hibay Facility

SSL to Validate Payload Cybersecurity for US Air Force

Innoflight has selected SSL to provide a high fidelity simulation environment for testing the security of hosted payloads on commercial satellites. The capability, which is being developed for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) as part of its Secure IP Payload Accommodation Demonstration Project, will enable SMC to demonstrate cybersecure payload […]

By | September 20, 2017

Flyht's AFIRS product. Photo: Flyht.

Inmarsat to Demo SwiftBroadband-Safety with Flyht

Inmarsat will demonstrate its new SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) solution in a flight trial with Flyht. The evaluation will commence later this year using an experimental trial aircraft that enables a range of conditions to be assessed. The evaluation will test the capabilities of Inmarsat’s SB-S solution to provide secure, high-speed global connectivity to enhance airline safety, […]

By | September 20, 2017

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