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Arianespace Successfully launches ESA’s Fourth ATV Thales Alenia Space has announced the successful liftoff of the European Space Agency’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), named after famous scientist Albert Einstein. Arianespace performed the launch from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The unmanned ATV cargo spacecraft will automatically dock with the International Space Station (ISS) […]

By | August 1, 2013

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SES, Inverto, Abilis and MaxLinear Partner to Develop IP-LNB for Satellite TV Home Distribution SES, Inverto, Abilis and MaxLinear have been jointly designing the first low-noise block down-converter (LNB) that will incorporate eight-channel satellite-to-IP bridging technology for cost-effective IP distribution of satellite television to the home. The IP-LNB is a prototype device that will deliver […]

By | July 1, 2013

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Hispasat Expands Satellite Broadband Network Gilat Satellite Networks and Hispasat have signed a deal to expand the Spanish satellite operator’s broadband satellite-based network with an additional SkyEdge II system. The new contract marks the third segment expansion of the network launched in 2011 in support of the Spanish government’s Avanza 100 percent broadband access program, […]

By | June 1, 2013

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Arianespace Scores Intelsat Launch Deal Arianespace has signed a launch services contract with Intelsat that will send three of its satellites into orbit through 2017. The satellites will weigh more than six tons each at launch and will be placed into orbit by Arianespace’s Ariane 5 ECA heavy-lift rocket. The launches will take place from […]

By | May 1, 2013

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Eutelsat Signs German ISP Customer to Five-Year Ka-Sat Deal Eutelsat has inked German Internet service provider skyDSL Global to a five-year multiple spot beam capacity contract on Ka-Sat, with an option for an additional five years, after providing the broadband service on the satellite for the past 18 months. The skyDSL customer will use selected […]

By | April 1, 2013

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Eutelsat Offers In-Flight Connectivity Services Through KA-SAT Eutelsat Communications has announced the launch of Eutelsat Air Access, its new aeronautical mobile service. The service is designed to help accelerate the offer of in-flight connectivity services for passengers aboard commercial airlines operating in Europe. To deploy Eutelsat Air Access, Eutelsat is partnering with LiveTV, a provider […]

By | March 1, 2013

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EutelsatAwarded KA-SAT Internet Service Contract from Telefonica Telefonica Global Solutions will use Eutelsat’s high-performance Ka-Sat satellite to provide high quality satellite broadband services to carriers from all over Europe. Telefonica aims to use the Ka-Sat capacity to offer European carriers solutions that are as reliable and as competitive in prices as terrestrial broadband services.   […]

By | February 1, 2013

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Arianespace, EchoStar  Collaborate for Multi-Year Satellite Launches EchoStar and Arianespace will collaborate to launch several new satellites from the French Guiana spaceport over a multi-year period, providing EchoStar with launch capacity and flexibility for its satellite program. According to EchoStar Satellite Services president Anders Johnson, the collaboration between the EchoStar subsidiary Hughes and Arianespace to […]

By | January 1, 2013

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Arianespace Wins Multi-Launch Deal with ISRO The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has selected Arianespace to launch its GSAT 7 and INSAT 3D satellites in the second quarter of 2013 as part of a contract that also includes two more launch options. Arianespace will launch both GSAT 7 and INSAT-3D satellites aboard Ariane 5 rockets […]

By | December 1, 2012

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Arianespace Sends Eumetsat Metop-B into Orbit on Soyuz Arianespace and its Starsem affiliate have successfully launched the Metop-B European weather satellite into orbit from on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Spaceport, the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (Eumetsat) confirmed. The Soyuz launcher deployed Metop-B and a Fregat upper stage shortly after […]

By | November 1, 2012

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