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Satellite Companies Look to Make a Name in IFC Market

[Via Satellite 10-05-2015] There’s a shift taking place in the In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) provider marketplace, one that you could see at this year’s Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) Expo in Portland, Ore. “What’s changed from last year? Every satellite operator is here at this show because we are buying so much capacity,” David Bruner, [...]

By | October 5, 2015

Facebook Eutelsat Spacecom Amos 6

Facebook Teams Up with Eutelsat and Spacecom for HTS Services in Africa

[Via Satellite 10-05-2015] Facebook and Eutelsat have reached a multi-year agreement with Spacecom to make use of the entire high throughput broadband payload on the future Amos 6 satellite to provide Internet access in Africa. Together the two companies plan to build a dedicated system comprising satellite capacity, gateways and terminals to reach large parts [...]

By | October 5, 2015

Green Propellant Infusion Mission GPIM

Propulsion Unit Integrated into NASA’s Green Propellant Demo Satellite

[Via Satellite 10-05-2015] Ball Aerospace has integrated the propulsion subsystem from Aerojet Rocketdyne into the spacecraft bus for NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM). The experimental satellite, which uses the U.S. Air Force Research Lab-developed non-toxic fuel AF-M315E, is now in system performance and environmental testing ahead of its 2016 launch date. AF-M315E lacks the [...]

By | October 5, 2015

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RigNet to Offer Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress Service

[Via Satellite 10-05-2015] RigNet has signed an agreement with Inmarsat to offer Fleet Xpress, the maritime version of its Global Xpress service, to the oil and gas maritime sector. The agreement will enable RigNet to extend high-speed communications to offshore service and supply vessels within the global oil and gas industry. “The addition of Inmarsat’s [...]

By | October 5, 2015

CNES French Space Agency

CNES and JAXA Sign New Cooperation Agreement

[Via Satellite 10-05-2015] French space agency, the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have signed a revised cooperation agreement to promote and organize joint actions in the peaceful use of outer space. The agreement also enables exchanges of personnel with a view to forging closer ties between the agencies, [...]

By | October 5, 2015

NASA Optical

BridgeSat Plans Optical Network for SmallSats, UAVs

[Via Satellite 10-02-2015] BridgeSat, a startup satellite operator focusing on optical connectivity, is planning a network of SmallSats and ground stations designed to aid other small satellites in beaming data down from Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The company is part of the portfolio of Allied Minds, a U.S. science and technology development and commercialization company, [...]

By | October 2, 2015


ILS Appoints Execs to Boost Confidence in Proton’s Reliability

[Via Satellite 10-02-2015] In order to restore faith in Proton, International Launch Services (ILS) has implemented an organizational realignment to expand the role of engineering and mission assurance. The company has appointed Jim Kramer, formerly VP of sales, marketing and communications, and also formerly ILS’ chief engineer, as VP of engineering and mission assurance. Thomas [...]

By | October 2, 2015

Thales Alenia Space

Thales Alenia Space’s Optical Integration Center Can Handle Four Satellites Simultaneously

[Via Satellite 10-02-2015] Thales Alenia Space has opened its new Selene building in Cannes, which has a footprint of 1,500 square meters, including four separate integration zones for handling four satellites at the same time. The building, for which construction began in October 2014, is designed for the integration and testing of optical observation instruments, [...]

By | October 2, 2015

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ULA Conducts 100th Mission with Mexico’s Morelos 3 Satellite

[Via Satellite 10-02-2015] United Launch Alliance (ULA) reached a launch milestone Oct. 2, completing its 100 successful launch since forming in 2006. The Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture orbited the Morelos 3 satellite using an Atlas 5 rocket for Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT). Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services procured the contract for the [...]

By | October 2, 2015

Expansys Thuraya

Thuraya and Expansys Link up for Retail and Online SatPhone Sales in Europe

[Via Satellite 10-02-2015] Thuraya Telecommunications has reached an agreement with leading online retailer Expansys to offer SatSleeve+ and SatSleeve Hotspot products in 28 countries across Europe. The full scope of the Expansys distribution agreement also means that Thuraya SatSleeve models will be available in high profile third party stores, such as Amazon, Orange and Carrefour. [...]

By | October 2, 2015

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