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Bansat Colombia KVD

Bansat Exec Enthusiastic about Ka-band Broadband in Colombia

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] Less than three years ago, Bansat, a relatively new company in Latin America, started offering satellite broadband as a way to diversify its business. As the company reaches its third year with this offering, Luis Manuel Faviani Rincon, director of operations at Bansat, told Via Satellite the company is already seeing great [...]

By | March 3, 2015

Rocket Lab Electron

Rocket Lab Closes Series B Funding Round with Investors, Lockheed Martin

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] Rocket Lab, developer of the dedicated small satellite launch vehicle Electron, has closed its Series B funding round, which the company expects will complete the Electron launch system, enabling commercial operations in 2016. Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) along with previous investors Khosla Ventures and K1W1 supported the round, and Lockheed Martin has [...]

By | March 3, 2015

TSGN StarNet Mesh Hughes

Malaysia’s TS Global Network Orders Hughes Jupiter System for C-band Network

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] Malaysia’s largest VSAT technology provider TS Global Networks (TSGN) has selected Hughes Network Systems’ Jupiter System for its existing C-band satellite network. The Jupiter system is typically used for Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services, however TSGN has ordered the system in order to upgrade its C-band infrastructure with minimum disruption to [...]

By | March 3, 2015

EAI Design Services

ViaSat Acquires EAI Design Services

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] ViaSat has purchased EAI Design Services, grafting its expertise in high-speed, low-power secure space-based Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) microprocessor design into satellite and cybersecurity projects. EAI Design staff is joining ViaSat, with founder Emil Isaakian spearheading the integration of the company’s technology into ViaSat products, systems, and [...]

By | March 3, 2015

Comtech EF Data CDM-760

Comtech EF Data Customers Using O3b Networks HTS Capacity

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] Customers of Comtech EF Data have begun using O3b Networks’ Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) High Throughput Satellite (HTS) system. The customers are using Comtech’s CDM-760 advanced high-speed trunking modem for fast, low latency services. According to Comtech EF Data, products currently deployed are facilitating mobile backhaul, high-speed trunking and premium enterprise services. [...]

By | March 3, 2015

Iridium NEXT SNOC

Iridium Beefs Up Partnerships, Certifications for Future Broadband Service

[Via Satellite 03-02-2015] Iridium has signed agreements with four different terminal manufacturers — and has tentative plans for a fifth — for its upcoming broadband service, Iridium Certus. The operator aims to provide data speeds for a single user terminal reaching 1.4 Mbps with this service. The four partners, Cobham Satcom, Rockwell Collins, L-3 Communications [...]

By | March 2, 2015

OneWeb 650 648

OneWeb, Honeywell to Bring IFC to Business, Commercial, Military Aviation

[Via Satellite 03-02-2015] Honeywell Aerospace has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with OneWeb to provide aircraft equipment and airtime services to OneWeb’s planned satellite constellation. Under the agreement, Honeywell will provide business jet, commercial airline and military aviation customers with aircraft hardware and airtime services that could include weather, navigation and health monitoring of the [...]

By | March 2, 2015

Tata Sky 4K

Tata Sky Begins 4K Broadcasts Using Ericsson Compression Technology

[Via Satellite 03-02-2015] Indian Direct-to-Home (DTH) operator Tata Sky has initiated its first 4K broadcasts in the subcontinent. The company launched its 4K Set-Top-Box (STB) this January in advance of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Taking place from Feb. 14 to March 29, 2015, this is the first Ultra-HD 4K broadcast of the sporting event. [...]

By | March 2, 2015

Melbourne ATC Tower

Inmarsat Teams with AirServices Australia to Trial Commercial ADS-C

[Via Satellite 03-02-2015] AirServices Australia has teamed with Inmarsat and other aviation stakeholders to trial improved flight tracking services on commercial airline flights to and from the country. The announcement follows an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) resolution on Feb. 6 to adopt a new 15-minute tracking standard for commercial aircraft. ASA is working with [...]

By | March 2, 2015

USAF SBIRS Radome

US Air Force Controls SBIRS Satellites with new Ground System

[Via Satellite 03-02-2015] The United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) completed a three-day test of the Increment 2 ground system for the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS). SMC and the 460 Space Wing, operator of the SBIRS missile warning satellites demonstrated transmit and receive to and from each of the satellites individually. [...]

By | March 2, 2015

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