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NetHope Africa Ebola

NetHope Official: Satellite Response to Ebola is on ‘a Scale Never Seen Before’

[Via Satellite 01-26-2015] Gisli Olafsson, emergency response director at NetHope, a consortium of 42 top global humanitarian organizations, has been in West Africa as part of the international response to the Ebola outbreak since October 2014. He has traveled between Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia, spurring on the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) [...]

By | January 26, 2015

SpaceX CRS NASA

SpaceX, Air Force End Dispute With Agreement for More Competition within EELV

[Via Satellite 01-26-2015] SpaceX has closed its lawsuit with the United States Air Force over its $11 billion block buy of launches from Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture United Launch Alliance (ULA). Through an agreement between the two, the Air Force increased the number of competitive launch services opportunities through the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) [...]

By | January 26, 2015

OTT laptop smartphone tablet

Eutelsat, Neotion and Broadpeak Create Satellite OTT Delivery Solution

[Via Satellite 01-26-2015] Eutelsat has partnered with Neotion and Broadpeak on a global solution for Free-To-Air (FTA)/secured Over The Top (OTT) services for smartphones, tablets and 4K screens. The solution operates independently from IP infrastructure, making pay-TV options more accessible to mobile devices. According to Neotion, the way traditional unicast-based Content Delivery Network (CDN) costs [...]

By | January 26, 2015

Amos 5 Spacecom

Spacecom to Broadcast New Digital Pay-TV Platform in Nigeria

[Via Satellite 01-26-2015] Spacecom has won a multi-year contract to broadcast Africa Cable TV (ACTV), the newest pay-TV platform in Nigeria, from the Amos 5 satellite. The company will transmit more than 60 channels to Nigerian viewers, including both international and local content, from the satellite’s Ku-1 beam. The ACTV deal on Amos 5 bolsters [...]

By | January 26, 2015

Es'hail 1 footprint coverage

Al Araby Television Network Picks Es’hail 1 for HD Channel Broadcast

[Via Satellite 01-26-2015] Al Araby Television Network has selected the Es’hail 1 satellite owned by Qatari satellite operator Es’hailSat to broadcast its channel exclusively in HD. The broadcaster is transmitting content over the satellite as of Jan. 25 from London, U.K. to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from the 25.5 degrees East hotspot. [...]

By | January 26, 2015

AirTRx25 Antenna

Asian Defense Customer Awards Airborne Satcom Contract to Orbit Communications

[Via Satellite 01-26-2015] Orbit Communications Systems announced it has received a substantial contract from a large defense organization in eastern Asia for a satellite communications solution designed for airborne platforms. According to the company, the unnamed buyer has been a longstanding customer, and has used its tracking and telemetry solution for several years. Due to the [...]

By | January 26, 2015

CICERO GeoOptics GNSS-RO

GeoOptics Continues Constellation Preparations Through New Partnerships

[Via Satellite 01-23-2015] Commercial environmental data company GeoOptics is in the process of establishing partnerships to support, build and launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) small satellites called the Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation (CICERO). The company’s plan is to launch the satellites six at a time, leading up to an initial constellation of [...]

By | January 23, 2015

Roscosmos Soyuz

Russia Merges United Rocket and Space Corporation with Roscosmos

[Via Satellite 01-23-2015] As part of a series of reforms of its space sector, the Russian government has decided to combine the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos with the United Rocket and Space Corporation. The combined entity will be called Roscosmos State Corporation. Igor Komarov has been appointed as head of Roscosmos, and Yuri Vlasov, former [...]

By | January 23, 2015

ABS South Asia India

ABS Ups Focus on South Asia with new Regional President

[Via Satellite 01-23-2015] Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) has created a new executive position focusing on South Asia and has appointed Rajiv Khattar as the president. Rajiv brings more than 20 years in the cable and satellite industries, having spent 10 years at Dish TV India as president of projects. He accrued significant experience in business, [...]

By | January 23, 2015

NATO HQ

ASC Signal Providing HF Antennas for NATO Project

[Via Satellite 01-23-2015] Page Europa, a business unit of General Dynamics, has selected ASC Signal to provide High Frequency (HF) antennas for a defense customer in Poland. NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) awarded the procurement and implementation of the Poland Broadcast, MRL and Ship-Shore (BRASS) contract to Page Europa, which is incorporating ASC Signal’s [...]

By | January 23, 2015

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