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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


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


L-3 Buys Miteq for $41 Million

[Via Satellite 01-23-2015] L-3 Communications has acquired Miteq, manufacturer of specialized RF microwave products and solid-state components for satellite communications, for $41 million, subject to customary adjustments. Miteq will be merged with L-3’s Narda Microwave-East business, which will be renamed L-3 Narda Miteq. L-3 expects the Miteq acquisition to create roughly $60 million in sales [...]

By | January 23, 2015

Norsat Journey Manpack

Norsat Releases 0.9 Meter Carbon Fiber Manpack

[Via Satellite 01-23-2015] Norsat International has debuted the Journey Manpack, a six-segment, carbon fiber 0.9-meter Ku-band satellite terminal. Weighing less than 18 kilograms (40 lbs), the manpack can be set up in less than 10 minutes and can be optionally equipped with LinkControl software to simplify the antenna alignment process. A Block Upconverter (BUC), Low [...]

By | January 23, 2015

Ali Al Kuwari Es'hailSat

Es’hailSat Targets DTH Market in MENA Region with Es’hail 2

[Via Satellite 01-21-2015] Last month Es’hailSat celebrated the one-year anniversary of its first satellite, Es’hail 1. After entering service on Dec. 18, 2013, the Es’hailSat satellite saw extensive use from beIN Sports for transmitting the 2014 FIFA World Cup from Brazil. Es’hailSat supported the only Free-to-Air (FTA) broadcasting in the Middle East and Northern Africa [...]

By | January 22, 2015

Ariane 5 on launch pad

Arianespace to Launch SES 12 All-Electric Satellite in 2017

[Via Satellite 01-21-2015] SES has selected Arianespace to launch the all-electric SES 12 satellite aboard an Ariane 5 rocket in late 2017. The mission will be the 40th SES satellite to launch aboard an Ariane vehicle. Currently under construction by Airbus Defence and Space, SES 12 is a 5,300-kilogram hybrid satellite designed to replace the [...]

By | January 22, 2015

Port Moresby Papua New Guinea

SpeedCast Signs Capacity Deal with O3b for Papua New Guinea

[Via Satellite 01-21-2015] SpeedCast International has entered an agreement with O3b Networks to use its satellites to provide high throughput, low latency services to Papua New Guinea. O3b’s network of Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites will support voice and data services with latency of less than 150 milliseconds, while SpeedCast’s traditional Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO)-based [...]

By | January 22, 2015

Gazprom Space Systems

Sonema Taps Yamal 402 Satellite for Services in Africa

[Via Satellite 01-21-2015] Monaco-based telecom services integrator and operator Sonema is leasing capacity from Gazprom Space System’s Yamal 402 satellite for telecommunications services in Africa. The company is using satellite capacity to serve banking and oil and gas customers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger and Burkina Faso. Sonema owns two teleports in France [...]

By | January 22, 2015

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