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What You Need to Know About CITEL’s C-Band Proposal

[Via Satellite 09-02-2015] International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Region 2 member countries have decided to submit an Inter-American Proposal (IAP) to the ITU that favors allocating a portion of the C-band spectrum to the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) industry. The decision occurred during the final Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) meeting in Ottawa, held from Aug. 17 to [...]

By | September 2, 2015

ULA MUOS 4 Atlas 5

ULA Atlas 5 Lofts MUOS 4 Satellite, Makes System Global

[Via Satellite 09-02-2015] United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched the U.S. Navy’s fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS 4) satellite on Sept. 2 aboard an Atlas 5 rocket. The fourth satellite globalizes the MUOS footprint, bringing both legacy Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) and new Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) communications capabilities. The narrowband tactical satellite communications [...]

By | September 2, 2015


EGNOS Hosted Payload Goes Live on SES 5 Satellite

[Via Satellite 09-2015] The first European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) payload, hosted on SES 5, is fully operational, SES announced Sept. 2. The EGNOS GEO 1 L-band hosted payload launched aboard SES 5 in July 2012, and is now active following extensive on-ground and in-space testing. The EGNOS payload supplements Europe’s satellite navigation systems [...]

By | September 2, 2015

ARCA Haas 2c

Spaceport America Gains New Customer ARCA Space Corporation

[Via Satellite 09-02-2015] ARCA Space Corporation, a company designing both drones and orbital and suborbital launch vehicles, has selected Spaceport America as the site for its space launch vehicle and high altitude autonomous aircraft testing. ARCA Space Corporation is building the Haas 2B single stage suborbital manned rocket and the Haas 2C, an orbital rocket [...]

By | September 2, 2015

ST Teleport Earth Station

ST Teleport, AsiaSat Expand Partnership to VSAT and Media

[Via Satellite 09-02-2015] ST Teleport, a full-service satellite and fiber communications solutions provider, and AsiaSat have bolstered a preexisting partnership to enhance service offerings to the VSAT and media sectors. ST Teleport recently set up a dedicated antenna for AsiaSat 4 to expand its C-band capacity in Asia for maritime, oil and gas, enterprise, and [...]

By | September 2, 2015

The U.S. Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite, encapsulated in a 5-meter payload fairing, is mated to an Atlas 5 booster inside the Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex-41. Photo: ULA

US Military Eager to See MUOS Satellite Network Fully Active

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] The United States military is eager expand implementation of its Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) once the fourth satellite is launched. The mission, recently delayed from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 due to uncertainty in the weather conditions associated with Tropical Storm Erika, will turn the already active MUOS network into a [...]

By | September 1, 2015

SES Astra 3B

M7 Group, Scripps Networks Extend Satellite Distribution in Europe

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] M7 Group has extended its agreement with Scripps Networks U.K. & EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa], for the European launch of Fine Living HD via the M7 Group satellite platform. Following the agreement, Fine Living HD will be made available to subscribers of M7 Group’s pay-TV platforms in the Czech Republic [...]

By | September 1, 2015

Northrop ViaSat Optus WGS ADF Australia

Northrop Grumman, ViaSat and Optus Team on WGS for Australia

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] Northrop Grumman together with ViaSat and Optus are responding to a tender from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a means for Australia to gain access to Northrop Grumman’s Satellite Communications Operations and Planning Element (SCOPE) network management system for the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system. SCOPE is a managing, operating and [...]

By | September 1, 2015

Fashion One 4K Measat

Measat Launches Ultra-HD Channel Fashion One 4K on Measat 3a

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] Long-term Measat customer Fashion One Television has officially launched an Ultra-HD channel through the operator’s Measat 3a satellite. According to the companies, the channel is the first English language Ultra-HD channel in the world. Fashion One owns an extensive library of Ultra-HD content with 100 percent content rights thanks to a production [...]

By | September 1, 2015

Gilat SkyEdge Hub

Gilat Wins SkyEdge 2-c Order from Russia’s GeoTelecommunications

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] Russian satellite services provider GeoTelecommunications (GT Telecom) has purchased a SkyEdge 2-c platform from Gilat Satellite Networks. The SkyEdge 2-c platform will replace an existing VSAT network, for the delivery of high-speed Internet access to businesses and households throughout the region Established in 2000, GT Telecom provides services such as distribution, teleport [...]

By | September 1, 2015

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