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Telstar 18 Telesat

Telesat Soon to Order Telstar 18 Successor, Reports Q2 Earnings

[Via Satellite 07-30-2015] Telesat expects it will order a previously announced replacement satellite by the end of this year. The new satellite would replace Telstar 18, which is currently in orbit at 138 degrees east providing coverage for the Asia-Pacific. Telstar 18 entered service in 2004 and has a 13-year lifespan. The satellite carries 18 [...]

By | July 30, 2015

Dublin Ireland

VT iDirect Sets Up R&D Subsidiary in Ireland

[Via Satellite 07-30-2015] VT iDirect, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering), has formed a wholly owned subsidiary, VT iDirect Solutions in Ireland. The new subsidiary is set up as a Research and Development (R&D) center, with a focus on building competencies in satellite cellular backhaul technology. VT iDirect expects this will [...]

By | July 30, 2015

Intelsat NA HQ

Intelsat Says Future Satellites Remain on Track

[Via Satellite 07-30-2015] Intelsat, in announcing its second quarter earnings results, affirmed that the satellites it has awaiting near term launches are still scheduled for when previously anticipated despite launch failures of both International Launch Services’ (ILS) Proton and SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets in recent months. “Our expected satellite launches from August 2015 through the [...]

By | July 30, 2015

C-COM iNetVu Ka-1202V antenna

ViaSat Authorizes C-COM 1.2m Ka-Band Antenna

[Via Satellite 07-30-2015] C-COM Satellite Systems’ iNetVu 1.2m Ka-band vehicle mount antenna system has received type approval from ViaSat for use on the network that powers its Exede Enterprise service. The new antenna operates in Ka band but is field switchable to also operate in Ku band. The product is designed for use by broadcasters, Satellite Newsgathering (SNG), oil [...]

By | July 30, 2015

DataPath Establishes New Aberdeen Proving Ground Office

[Via Satellite 07-30-2015] DataPath is opening a new office at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md., to support U.S. Army programs and the company’s field services engineers around the world. Aberdeen Proving Ground employs more than 22,000 civilian, military, and contractor employees, and is home to the Army’s Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO [...]

By | July 30, 2015

SpaceX Intelsat Buildings

Intelsat Tempers Down Disagreement Over SpaceX’s Experimental SmallSats

[Via Satellite 07-29-2015] Intelsat has tempered down a disagreement with SpaceX over the deployment of two experimental satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). SpaceX is planning to launch a constellation of approximately 4,000 SmallSats for telecommunications services, and plans to use six to eight test and demonstration satellites starting in 2016. The launcher filed an [...]

By | July 29, 2015

Starburst Accelerator Eutelsat

Eutelsat Teams Up With Starburst Accelerator

[Via Satellite 07-29-2015] Eutelsat is becoming a partner of Starburst Accelerator, a startup accelerator established in 2013 to stimulate growth in the aerospace industry by closing the gap separating new ventures from established companies, public organizations and venture capital firms. As the first corporate partner with an operator profile to support Starburst Accelerator, Eutelsat will [...]

By | July 29, 2015

Long March 3B BeiDou

China’s Long March 3B Launches Two BeiDou Satellites

[Via Satellite 07-29-2015] On Saturday, July 25, China launched two satellites aboard a Long March 3B/Expedition 1 rocket for its indigenous Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), BeiDou. The launch occurred from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, with the satellites reaching their preset orbits in 3.5 hours, according to the center. [...]

By | July 29, 2015

Ghana Flag Africa

Airtel Ghana Partners with Thuraya for Hybrid Coverage

[Via Satellite 07-29-2015] Airtel Ghana and Thuraya Telecommunications have partnered to provide 100 percent coverage for Ghanaians through a combination of terrestrial and mobile satellite connectivity. Thuraya’s satellite-based solutions will help bridge the digital divide both for individuals and businesses through an agreement with Airtel Ghana that gives people living in rural and remote areas [...]

By | July 29, 2015

Boeing 702SP

Frequency Electronics Ships WAAS Hosted Payload GPS Equipment

[Via Satellite 07-29-2015] Frequency Electronics has delivered a GPS Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) multi-channel receiver/down converter to be installed on a hosted payload scheduled for launch later this year. The hosted payload is part of the Federal Aviation Administration‘s (FAA) GPS WAAS program, which augments the accuracy, integrity and availability of GPS signals to [...]

By | July 29, 2015

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