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NSR: Phased Array Antennas Worth $710 Million By 2025, ‘Critical’ for LEO Success

[Via Satellite 02-05-2016] Flat Panel Antennas (FPAs) promise to unlock numerous market opportunities for the satellite industry, if and when their prices and capabilities reach the level of widespread commercial acceptance. Northern Sky Research (NSR), in what it describes as the first multi-client report on FPAs, anticipates shipped units could produce more than $710 million [...]

By | February 5, 2016

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Atlas Space Operations Conducts Successful Freedom Platform Test

[Via Satellite 02-05-2016] Atlas Space Operations, in cooperation with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partner RT Logic has successfully tested its Freedom Platform, performing numerous live S-band downlink operations using a support antenna in Southern California. This test validates operational functionality of the Atlas Freedom Platform by testing the connection between operational [...]

By | February 5, 2016

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CPI ASC Signal Division Supplying Antennas for 2016 Olympic Coverage

[Via Satellite 02-05-2016] The ASC Signal Division of Communications & Power Industries (CPI) has won a contract for eight multi-band antennas for coverage of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games and other regional sports broadcasts for a major Latin American broadcast network. The contract includes one 7.6-meter dual C- and Ku-band transmit/receive antenna and [...]

By | February 5, 2016


Hispasat Upgrading Ground Segment with Indra

[Via Satellite 02-05-2016] Spanish satellite operator Hispasat is preparing the ground segment for the new Hispasat 1F and Amazonas 5 satellites, having awarded a $5.5 million contract to Indra for the supply of four ground stations along with other upgrades. Two of the stations will be installed in the Hispasat control center in Rio de [...]

By | February 5, 2016

RigNet Closes Tecnor Acquisition in Mexico

[Via Satellite 02-05-2016] Oil and gas telecommunications provider RigNet has completed the acquisition of Orgtec S.A.P.I. de C.V., d.b.a. Tecnor, a provider of telecommunications solutions and services for remote sites on land, sea and air in Mexico. Tecnor provides a wide array of equipment, voice and data services, satellite coverage, and bandwidth options to industrial, [...]

By | February 5, 2016

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XTAR Drawing up Plans for Next Generation Satellites

[Via Satellite 02-04-2016] XTAR is in the early stages of planning the replacement satellites for its next generation constellation. The operator’s two spacecraft, XTAR Eur at 29 degrees east and XTAR Lant at 30 degrees west, are now 10 and 11 years old, respectively. As these satellites start nearing their nominal end of life, XTAR [...]

By | February 4, 2016

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Ukraine’s Inter Media Group Bolsters Capacity Agreement with SES

[Via Satellite 02-04-2016] SES has signed a multi-year deal with Inter Media Group, Ukraine´s largest media group, for additional capacity to broadcast TV channels on the Astra 4A satellite at 5 degrees east. In addition to its two leading channels, Inter and NTN, Inter Media Group will distribute six additional channels on the satellite pursuant [...]

By | February 4, 2016

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Hughes Sponsors US Leg of 2016 Yukon Quest Race

[Via Satellite 02-04-2016] Hughes Network Systems is sponsoring the U.S. portion of the Yukon Quest, a 1,000 mile international sled dog race, with its HughesNet broadband service. The company will provide high-speed Internet access and Voice Over IP (VoIP) service to enable communication for information such as weather updates, course warnings and other information to [...]

By | February 4, 2016

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Es’hailSat Broadcasting Al Rayyan 2 Satellite Channel

[Via Satellite 02-04-2016] Al Rayyan 2, a satellite television channel launched in 2012 to showcase Qatari cultural and national identity, is now broadcasting to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region from Es’hail 1. The mission of Al Rayyan 2 is to make authentic Qatar known to the rest of the world and highlight [...]

By | February 4, 2016

Tango Wave Relocates to New Design and Manufacturing Facility

[Via Satellite 02-04-2016] Tango Wave, a manufacturer of high-power, high-linearity outdoor unit (ODU) Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) and subsystems for broadcast and data services, has moved to a new state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility in Sunnyvale, Calif. Responding to the anticipation of future business opportunities in the high-power satcom uplink communications markets, the facility will house [...]

By | February 4, 2016

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