Atlas 5 prepares to launch the NROL 42 payload. Photo: ULA.

ULA Orbits Classified Payload for NRO

United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully orbited a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on Saturday, Sept. 23 from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base. According to NRO, the mission, dubbed NROL 42, is in support of national security, but the true purpose of the payload remains a mystery. The payload launched aboard an Atlas […]

By | September 25, 2017

GOES 16 captured this image of three Atlantic hurricanes simultaneously: Katia (L), Irma (M), and Jose (R). Photo: NOAA.

GOES 16 Proved Vital Asset This Hurricane Season

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has produced some of the most intense weather events seen in generations. Amidst the destruction, NOAA’s new GOES 16 weather satellite has proved to be a vital addition to weather forecasting infrastructure, as demonstrated when Puerto Rico lost its land-based weather forecasting radar ahead of Hurricane Maria. GOES 16, part […]

By | September 25, 2017

Deutsche Telekom headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Photo: Deutsche Telekom.

Deutsche Telekom Exec on IFC, Partnership with Inmarsat

Deutsche Telekom (DT), one of Europe’s biggest telcos, is taking a unique approach to tackling the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) market. The company is targeting the lucrative B2B market aggressively. Wth many of their customers frequently travelling, Rolf Nafziger, senior vice president of DT’s international wholesale business unit, told Via Satellite it was “only natural” for […]

By | September 22, 2017

The Intelsat 37e satellite. Photo: Intelsat.

Arianespace Sets New Launch Date for Intelsat 37e

Arianespace has set a new launch date for the Intelsat 37e and BSAT 4a satellites after an anomaly scrubbed the first launch attempt back on Sept 5. Arianespace will now launch the satellites on Friday, Sept. 29, as early as 5:47 p.m. EST. During the original synchronized sequence of the final countdown, Arianespace observed an […]

By | September 22, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover tests connected car technologies in 2016. Photo: Flickr, Jaguar MENA.

Spirent, Cranfield University to Develop Autonomous Vehicle Tech

Spirent Communications has announced a partnership with Cranfield University to develop Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies. The aim of the research project is to improve positioning and timing technologies to enable better performance of unmanned vehicles, such as autonomous aircraft or connected cars. Spirent engineers are working with Cranfield’s postgraduate researchers to develop new methods […]

By | September 22, 2017

SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Photo: Pixabay.

SpaceX Picks Name for its Satellite Broadband Network

SpaceX filed a trademark application in August to secure the name “StarLink” for its future satellite broadband network in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). According to GeekWire, the trademark also hinted at SpaceX’s plans to include satellite photography capabilities in the megaconstellation for remote sensing services. SpaceX intends to combine technological advancements such as dynamic beam […]

By | September 22, 2017

Graphic representing the Fusion IP service. Photo: NSSLGlobal.

NSSLGlobal Introduces Dual Cellular/VSAT Solution for Maritime

NSSLGlobal announced the launch of its FusionIP solution, which combines Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) and cellular connectivity within the same device. Within one 60cm Sailor dome, FusionIP integrates both LTE and satellite broadband, allowing ships to automatically switch between 4G/3G and satellite networks to achieve optimum data speeds and cost efficiency. According to NSSLGlobal, […]

By | September 22, 2017

Photo: Pixabay.

Broadcom Launches New Dual-Frequency Receiver for LBS

Broadcom has launched a mass-market, dual frequency GNSS receiver device, the BCM47755, designed to enhance Location Based Services (LBS) applications for mobile phones, tablets and fitness wearables. According to Broadcom, the device is capable of centimeter accuracy with minimal power consumption and footprint, enabling a new suite of high-precision LBS applications including lane-level vehicle navigation […]

By | September 22, 2017

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Ian Trombley on NBC Universal’s Satellite Demands – From our Archive

In the last few years, the broadcast landscape has changed dramatically, particularly with the emergence of OTT providing a very competitive threat to broadcasters and DTH players alike. Netflix has been nothing short of a phenomenon and is now one of the most recognizable broadcast brands in the world. However, at IBC a few years […]

By | September 21, 2017

Rendition of Rolls Royce's fleet management system. Photo: Rolls Royce.

Inmarsat to Offer Rolls-Royce Ship Management System

Inmarsat and Rolls-Royce have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to have the option to make the Rolls-Royce Energy Management system available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress high-speed broadband service to reduce energy consumption and support environmental compliance. With data collected from a multitude of ship control systems and equipment sensors, Energy Management 2.0 also […]

By | September 21, 2017

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