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Serving New Screens: Satellite, Video and Display Devices

The opportunity of additional video display devices is to deliver content to more screens, but the risk to broadcasters is that some subscribers may go entirely online. Pay-TV satellite operators are accommodating the growing demand and satellite distribution companies are seeing a rising tide that lifts all boats in the market. With people showing more […]

By | April 1, 2012

HD, Hosted Payload Deals, Political Upheaval, Ka-Band: The Changing Middle East Satellite Market

The Middle East is a vibrant region for satellite communications. With HD on the cusp of major growth and operators like Yahsat and Arabsat delivering a stock of new capacity to the region, is a new era for satellite communications emerging there? In 2011, the Yahsat 1A satellite, one of the highest capacity satellites ever […]

By | March 1, 2012

Satellite Executive of the Year 2011: The Nominees Are…

Businesses throughout the satellite industry performed admirably in the tough economic conditions of 2011. Many executives worked to push their company higher, and the following six stood out to be nominees for one of the industry’s most prestigious individual awards. Jean–Yves Le Gall, Chairman, CEO, Arianespace Launch industry veteran Arianespace, under the direction of chairman […]

By , | February 1, 2012

NASA Sees Private Sector as Key to Escaping LEO

The future of NASA seems to be open to debate as budget cuts increase. With more encouragement than ever for private sector involvement in things like human spaceflight, will NASA retain its iconic status, or gradually start to fade into the shadows? When the United States created NASA at the height of the Cold War […]

By | January 1, 2012

A Parallel Adaptation: New Commercial Rockets for New Satellites

The design of the modern satellite has taken several different evolutionary paths during the past five years. They have both grown and shrunk. The variety of their capabilities has both expanded and become more specialized. We examine how launch service providers are investing to improve capabilities and the services they offer operators. The methods in […]

By | December 1, 2011

Satellite Necessities for the Offshore Oil Platform: An End-Users Perspective

Oil and gas companies are potentially lucrative customers for satellite-based communications. However, while demand for services like HD video on oil rigs is good news, the competition from fiber based networks is not and makes for an intriguing market for satellite players. The modern offshore oil rig is much more than a giant hulk of […]

By | November 1, 2011

COTM: New Commercial Opportunities for Satellite

The commercial communications-on-the-move (COTM) market has expanded to support virtually anything that moves, including aircraft, trains, ships, automobiles, trucks, farm and construction equipment and shipping containers. COTM technology, which was originally developed for military applications, eventually migrated to the commercial market and has now made the jump to the consumer market. The objective in today’s […]

By | October 1, 2011

Airlines Ready to Jump into Connectivity Battle

Airlines operate in an increasingly competitive market and in-flight connectivity could become a key method of gaining passenger loyalty. A number of airlines are now looking to strike deals to bring state-of-the-art connectivity systems on planes. The good news for the satellite industry is that these systems will be based on satellite. Major airlines such […]

By | September 1, 2011

Latin America: The New Jewel in Satellite

Exciting government projects, strong demand for capacity and economies showing growth even in difficult times — the Latin American region ticks all the boxes to be a lucrative market for satellite. Latin America is fast emerging as an exciting growth market and presents a real opportunity for satellite communications, with large, unserved territories where satellite […]

By | August 1, 2011

Spaced Based Initiatives: New Routes and Paths Emerge

  Cisco’s Internet Router in Space (IRIS) initiative and hosted payloads have been big discussions in recent years, particularly in terms of how they could shape future government and military strategies. The question now is what happens next, and will they transform certain parts of the space business? On May 7, a United Launch Alliance […]

By | July 1, 2011

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