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Via Satellite May 2014 Digital

Highlights of Via Satellite: May’s Top 10 Quotes

[Via Satellite 04-22-2014] The May issue of Via Satellite highlights the important and ever growing role of women in the satellite industry. We chronicle some of the pivotal life moments that guided SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell, Intelsat General’s President Kay Sears, and others as they decided to pursue careers in satellite. Additionally, we [...]

By | April 22, 2014

Broadcom Quad-core Turnkey Platform

Lava International Chooses Broadcom HSPA+Turnkey Platform

[Via Satellite 04-22-2014] Mobile device provider Lava International has selected Broadcom’s quad-core High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) and turnkey platform for its new QPAD e704 tablet. The device is now available to consumers in India. Broadcom provided chips for connectivity and multi-constellation Global Navigation Satellite Service (GNSS). The QPAD tablet uses Broadcom’s 1.2 GHz quad-core [...]

By | April 22, 2014

Sentinel 1A photo pre-calibration

ESA Acquires First Images From Sentinel 1A Satellite

[Via Satellite 04-22-2014] The European Space Agency (ESA) has received the first radar images from Sentinel 1A. The images were captured the day after launch, and though not calibrated, serve to demonstrate the capabilities of the satellite. Sentinel 1A will be used by the European Commission as part of the Copernicus environmental monitoring program for [...]

By | April 22, 2014

HughesON

Hughes Announces Enhancements to HughesON Digital Media Solutions

[Via Satellite 04-22-2014] Hughes has added enhancements to its HughesON Digital Media Solutions to more readily access Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, Google+, and Instagram. HughesON is a comprehensive suite of managed network solutions, ranging from high-capacity access and high-availability, to digital signage and on-line training, optimized for the needs of multi-branch enterprises and government organizations. [...]

By | April 22, 2014

Rockwell Collins building Sign

Rockwell Collins Reports Sales Increase for Second Quarter 2014

[Via Satellite 04-22-2014] Rockwell Collins reported $1.27 billion in total sales for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014. This was a 12-percent increase in sales, and was attributed primarily to the acquisition of Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated (ARINC), a provider of transport communications and systems engineering solutions for the aviation industry, in Dec. 2013. ARINC [...]

By | April 22, 2014

DeLorme inReach Explorer

DeLorme to Launch New inReach Product Line

[Via Satellite 04-22-2014] DeLorme is expanding its inReach personal satellite communicator product line with a new product called inReach Explorer. The device performs the traditional inReach functions of messaging, tracking and SOS, along with new navigational capabilities. inReach Explorer enables maps supported by a built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer sensors. Maps can displays [...]

By | April 22, 2014

Africa Intelsat Marais EpicNG

Intelsat Sees African Over-Capacity Situation as Temporary

[Via Satellite 04-21-2014] Intelsat remains confident that Africa will become a powerhouse market for satellite services. The company currently has more than 20 in-orbit satellites focusing on the continent and plans to bring more capacity online through the EpicNG satellite Intelsat 33e in 2016. Africa has been a difficult market in the past due to [...]

By | April 21, 2014

GOES R SSN SUVI Install Lockheed MArtin

Lockheed Martin Delivers SUVI Instrument for GOES R Satellite

[Via Satellite 04-21-2014] Lockheed Martin delivered a new solar analysis payload to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colo. The payload will help scientists better measure and forecast space weather, which can be damaging to satellites and ground systems on Earth such as electrical grids. The Solar Ultraviolet [...]

By | April 21, 2014

Exelis geospatial Jagwire

Exelis Integrates Jagwire with MotionDSP’s Ikena Software

[Via Satellite 04-21-2014] Exelis has integrated its Jagwire geospatial data management system with MotionDSP’s Ikena image processing software, in a move to improve the quality of its satellite video feeds that are delivered to end users in military and intelligence. The Ikena software analyzes video streams and will offer advanced features for Jagwire users such [...]

By | April 21, 2014

ULA Atlas NROL ATK

ATK to Build Composite Structures for Air Force’s Phase 1 EELV

[Via Satellite 04-21-2014] United Launch Alliance (ULA) has awarded a $178 million contract to ATK for hardware orders for the United States Air Force’s Phase 1 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). The orders are for the Atlas 5 and Delta 5 launch vehicles, and the contracting period also calls for large composite structures with deliveries [...]

By | April 21, 2014