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Talia Offers New C-Band Services in the Americas

Talia International has announced new C-band services covering Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. This additional service uses capacity on the SES 4 satellite at 22 degrees west and connects to the Talia Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network via the recently acquired iDirect hub located at Comsat’s teleport in Southbury, Connecticut. In addition, […]

By | September 18, 2017

Cobham's new stabilized antenna for use on Global Xpress. Photo: Cobham Satcom.

Cobham Satcom Releases New Antenna for Inmarsat Global Xpress

Cobham Satcom has announced that an Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) variant of its Explorer 8100 stabilized, auto-acquire, drive-away antenna system will be available for broadcast users before the end of this year. The new Explorer 8100GX expands Cobham Satcom’s Explorer 8000 series, which already includes 1 and 1.2 meter antennas for global Ku-band satellite services […]

By | September 18, 2017

Graphic showing how small cells can alleviate congestion in urban areas. Photo: Crown Castle.

Crown Castle Exec Talks 5G Infrastructure Ahead of DC5G Summit

Mark Reudink is the director of product development at Crown Castle, an infrastructure provider that owns approximately 40,000 cell towers, 25,000 small cells and 29,000 miles of fiber. Such infrastructure will be critical to the rollout of 5G services — and here, we share some of Reudink’s thoughts on how he envisions this rollout progressing […]

By | September 15, 2017

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LeoLabs, Planet Collaborate on Stewardship Model for Low Earth Orbit

LeoLabs announced it is teaming with Planet to help protect satellites and keep space navigable for future generations of entrepreneurs. In a paper to be published at The Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) conference, LeoLabs and Planet will demonstrate a flight system that uses commercial data sources to enhance collision risk assessment and […]

By | September 15, 2017

Rendition of a High Throughput Satellite (HTS). Photo: Isotropic Systems.

Isotropic Systems Tests New Material for Low Cost Antennas

Isotropic Systems has successfully completed testing its new antenna surface material. According to Isotropic, the technology will help create a low-profile antenna that can address vast swathes of enterprise and consumer level broadband markets that have been inaccessible because of today’s high terminal costs. The company foresees lowering manufacturing costs by approximately 90 percent from […]

By | September 15, 2017

Left: Stereo WorldView satellite photo of a mine site access road and utility corridor. Right: 50cm PhotoSat survey grid. The new PhotoSat processing shows fine topographic details. Photo: PhotoSat.

PhotoSat Research Breakthrough Improves Satellite Surveying Resolution

PhotoSat announced that an ongoing research program has produced a breakthrough in their satellite image processing, considerably enhancing the visibility of fine topographic details. PhotoSat produces satellite surveys of mine sites and engineering projects around the world. The company’s geophysicists apply signal enhancement, noise attenuation, and image matching from seismic data processing to automatically produce […]

By | September 15, 2017

Rendition of MEV in orbit with a client's satellite. Photo: Orbital ATK.

Orbital ATK Begins Assembly of Its On-Orbit Servicing System

Orbital ATK announced that its Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV 1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production, with about 75 percent of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company’s satellite manufacturing facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testing in spring 2018 with […]

By | September 14, 2017

Eutelsat CEO Rodolphe Bemer, Telesat CEO Dan Goldberg, and SES CEO Karim Michel Sabbagh take the stage during WSBW. Photo: Euroconsult, Fin17 Twitter.

Broadband Points the Way Forward for Global Operators

During Euroconsult’s World Satellite Business Week (WSBW), the CEOs of SES, Eutelsat and Telesat took the stage to discuss their companies’ future growth prospects. The panel, titled “Global Satellite Operators: Paving the Way through Partnerships,” took place on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12. Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Eutelsat, spoke enthusiastically about the video market, saying it […]

By | September 13, 2017

Dan Hart, president and CEO of Virgin Orbit, and Cliff Beek, president of Cloud Constellation sign an agreement during World Satellite Business Week. Photo: Cloud Constellation.

Virgin Orbit to Launch First Set of Satellites for Cloud Constellation

Virgin Orbit announced that Cloud Constellation has selected its LauncherOne service to deploy the SpaceBelt constellation of space-based cloud storage data centers. In an agreement signed by the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the two companies at the World Satellite Business Week event in Paris, Cloud Constellation selected Virgin Orbit as its launch partner for […]

By | September 13, 2017

Rendition of the Dragonfly on-orbit assembly concept. Photo: SSL.

SSL Runs Ground Demo of Dragonfly On-Orbit Assembly Program

Space Systems Loral (SSL) announced that NASA has awarded the next phase of funding for its Dragonfly on-orbit satellite assembly program. SSL and its partners, which include MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), NASA, and Tethers Unlimited, will now move forward with design of the semi-autonomous robotic system after completing a ground demonstration of the Dragonfly […]

By | September 13, 2017

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