Latin America News

Latin America News

Axesat of Colombia Signs Capacity Deal on Telesat’s Anik G1 Satellite Telesat has announced that Axesat, a provider of VSAT services in South America, has signed a long-term contract for capacity on Telesat’s new Anik G1 satellite. The Anik G1 is a multi-mission satellite that began commercial operations earlier this month and is now providing […]

By | August 1, 2013

Latin America News

Blue Sky Network’s HawkEye 5300 Receives Homologation Certification in Brazil Blue Sky Network, a supplier of satellite tracking and communication solutions for aviation, land and maritime, has announced that its HawkEye 5300 received Homologation Certification from Brazil’s national telecommunication agency, Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL). The HawkEye 5300 delivers pole-to-pole coverage for globally-dispersed fleets using […]

By | July 1, 2013

South America

Elara Comunicaciones Helps Rural Towns In Southeast Mexico Benefit from New Satellite Project Elara Comunicaciones has begun implementing a large-scale satellite network to bring voice and data service to 2,717 towns in rural southeast Mexico. The network, built on the iDirect Evolution platform, is part of Mexico’s “10K” program, overseen by the Ministry of Communications […]

By | June 1, 2013

South America News

SSL, Satmex Successfully Performs Post-Launch Maneuvers on Satmex 8 The Satmex 8 satellite, designed and built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) for Satélites Mexicanos (Satmex), has successfully performed post-launch maneuvers according to SSL’s plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard International Launch Services’ (ILS) Proton Breeze M launch vehicle. […]

By | May 1, 2013

South America News

Brazilian Space Agency Hosts Russia’s Glonass Satellite Navigation System Brazil has become the first country outside of Russia to host part of the Glonass satellite navigation system. The Brazilian Space Agency and its Russian counterpart, Roscosmos, will jointly operate the system, which has been installed at the University of Brasilia. Among other uses, Brazil expects […]

By | April 1, 2013

South America News

Astrium Services Extends Regional Maritime Capacity Lease Astrium Services has signed capacity deals with SES to deliver connectivity to vessels around Latin America as well as in the North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Astrium Services will renew capacity on the SES-4 satellite to provide its customers with managed services for […]

By | February 1, 2013

South America

Astrium Services Extends SES-4 Maritime Capacity Lease SES and Astrium Services have signed capacity deals to deliver connectivity to vessels around Latin America as well as in the North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Astrium Services will renew capacity on the SES-4 satellite to provide its customers with managed services for maritime […]

By | January 1, 2013

South America

Sky Mexico Subscriber Boom Produces Record Profits for Televisa Spanish-language broadcaster Grupo Televisa SAB enjoyed a significant 41 percent increase in its 2012 third-quarter profit compared to the same period last year thanks to a healthy boost of new cable and satellite television subscribers in Mexico, the company announced in its latest financial results. The […]

By | December 1, 2012

South America News

Hispasat Chooses Arianespace to Launch Two Satellites Spanish operator Hispasat has selected Arianespace to launch two satellites – Amazonas-4A and Hispasat AG1. Amazonas 4A will be launched by an Ariane 5 or Soyuz rocket in early 2014 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Built by Orbital Sciences Corporation using a GeoStar […]

By | November 1, 2012

South America

Gilat Inks SkyEdge 2 Contract with Servicio Satelital Gilat Satellite Networks has been contracted by Argentina’s Servicio Satelital to provide its SkyEdge 2 Hub and broadband satellite platform that Servicio Satelital will use to upgrade its existing network and provide broadband Internet and data connectivity to hundreds of existing and new sites. Servicio Satelital said […]

By | October 1, 2012

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