Latin America

Engineers prep the payload for Telebras' SGDC satellite. Photo: Telebras.

Telebras Joins the Space Data Association

The Space Data Association (SDA), an international non-profit association of satellite operators, has expanded once again with the addition of Telebras. Telebras, a strategic provider of telecommunications infrastructure solutions in Brazil, is the latest member to join. Through its Space Data Center (SDC), SDA supports the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of data that is […]

By | July 3, 2017

German players celebrate victory over England in the semi-finals of the UEFA U-21 European Championship. Photo: FIFA.

ABS Provides Capacity for 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Broadcast

Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) has signed an agreement with Prime Telecom of Brazil for Occasional Use (OU) capacity on the ABS 3A satellite for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup games for Television Nacional de Chile (TVN). The 10th FIFA Confederations Cup is a soccer tournament organized by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), held in Russia […]

By | June 30, 2017

False-color image of multidimensional hyperspectral data. Photo: Satellogic.

Satellogic Closes $27 Million Series B Funding Round

Satellogic, which operates a constellation offering high-resolution and hyperspectral data, announced it has closed a $27 million Series B funding round. The Series B round closed the same week as the launch of the company’s sixth micro-satellite (the third in its high-resolution imaging constellation) on June 15 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China. Investors […]

By | June 26, 2017

CBO offshore vessel. Photo: CBO.

CBO to Install Cobham Satcom VSAT and Satellite TV Antennas

Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO) has chosen Cobham Satcom Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) and satellite TV antennas in addition to radio communication equipment for installation on six new Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs). CBO’s new OSVs have been commissioned to fulfill development contracts offshore Brazil and will be entering service during 2017 and 2018. The […]

By | June 9, 2017

Hispasat 1c. Photo: Hispasat.

Hispasat 1C Completes Mission, Now in Graveyard Orbit

Hispasat has completed the re-orbiting operations of its Hispasat 1C satellite (subsequently called 30W 3 and 84W 1, the two orbital positions where it was located). The satellite has been retired after transmitting its final command from Hispasat’s satellite control center in Arganda del Rey, Spain on May 29, effectively providing communication services for 17 […]

By | June 5, 2017

H36W 1 satellite during test campaign. Photo: OHB System AG.

Hispasat 36W 1 Satellite Now Operational In Orbit

The Hispasat 36W 1 satellite is now located at its final orbital position at 36 degrees west, and over the next few days will begin to offer its telecommunications services after having successfully completed in-orbit testing. This new satellite offers coverage over South America and Europe, including the Canary Islands, and has 20 Ku-band transponders […]

By | May 26, 2017

An artist's rendition of Intelsat 20. Photo: Intelsat

Intelsat, Globecast to Expand TRT World into the Americas and Asia

Intelsat announced that Globecast signed a multi-year agreement with the company to distribute the English version of TRT World in High Definition (HD) format to cable outlets in Asia and the Americas. Intelsat will distribute the 24-hour news program via the Intelsat 20 and Intelsat 21 satellites using IntelsatOne terrestrial fiber and teleport services. Globecast […]

By | May 25, 2017

SES 10

SES 10 Satellite Now Operational over Latin America

SES announced that the SES 10 satellite is now fully operational at 67 degrees west and will be serving markets in the Latin America region. SES 10 launched on March 30 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida onboard a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite is the first Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) commercial […]

By | May 15, 2017

Rendering of SES 15. Photo: Boeing.

Arianespace Will Orbit SES 15 on Soyuz for VS17 Mission

For its fifth launch of the year, Arianespace will use a Soyuz launcher to orbit SES 15 — the first all-electric Geostationary Orbit (GEO) satellite for the European operator SES. This will mark Soyuz’ second mission in 2017 to Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from the Guiana Space Center. VS17 will launch from the Soyuz Launch […]

By | May 12, 2017

Innovative Solid State Amplifier Technology in the 21st century

From the early 1980s until just a few years ago, Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) field effect transistors (FETs) were the mainstay of the Solid State High Power Amplifiers (HPA) industry for Radio Frequency (RF) transmission.

By CPI | May 08, 2017

Eixo Monumental, Brasilia. Photo: Wikimedia.

Arycom CEO on Adapting to Survive the Brazilian Recession

Although Brazil is only now emerging from the throes of its years-long recession, satellite companies there are optimistic that the space industry will bounce back quickly as the country returns to economic growth. “As of January and onwards, things are now starting to look better again,” said Svante Hjorth, CEO of the Brazilian mobile satcom […]

By | May 5, 2017

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