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Dankberg: ViaSat 3 Satellites Will Have More Capacity than the Rest of the World Combined

[Via Satellite 02-10-2016] ViaSat projects that its next generation satellite system will have more capacity than all the other telecommunications spacecraft in the world. The company is aggressively developing ViaSat 3, a trio of geostationary high capacity satellites where each spacecraft will be capable of more than a terabit per second of network capacity. Speaking [...]

By | February 10, 2016

Michel de Rosen Selected as Satellite Executive of the Year

Michel de Rosen Selected as Satellite Executive of the Year

In 2009, when Eutelsat was a regional operator looking for its place in the satellite world, Michel de Rosen became the company’s CEO. Since then, de Rosen has built Eutelsat to be a truly global powerhouse with a strong presence in Latin America and Asia, and has been at the forefront of technology changes, constantly [...]

By | February 10, 2016

Sentinel ESA

ESA Awards Sentinel 3C and D Satellite Contracts to Thales Alenia Space

[Via Satellite 02-10-2016] The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a $505 million contract to Thales Alenia Space for the design, development, integration and testing of the Sentinel 3C and D environmental monitoring and oceanographic satellites. The satellites will each be fitted with four instruments — two optical and two radar — to continue the [...]

By | February 10, 2016


SSL and Busek Team Up on Solar Electric Propulsion for US Government Missions

[Via Satellite 02-10-2016] Space Systems Loral (SSL) is collaborating with Busek, manufacturer of the first U.S.-built Hall Effect thruster to ever fly in space, on advancing the capability of solar electric propulsion systems. The companies plan to build on the current collaboration specifically to address the future needs of NASA and other U.S. government agencies. [...]

By | February 10, 2016

Satcom Global

Satcom Global Grows Maritime Product Portfolio with AND Group

[Via Satellite 02-10-2016] Satcom Global has added safety and security products for the marine and offshore market, along with a range of enhanced engineering services to its portfolio, following a full rebrand of sister company AND Group. Now under the Satcom Global brand, AND Group brings its exclusive supply relationships with marine equipment manufacturers including [...]

By | February 10, 2016

David Williams Avanti CEO

Avanti Sees Healthy Revenue Growth While Prepping for Hylas 3 and 4

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] Avanti Communications increased its revenue by 27.7 percent during the company’s second quarter, bringing in $17.3 million and increasing revenue for the first half of its financial year to $31 million total. The company released its Q2 earnings results Feb. 4, reaffirming the goal of 50 percent growth in continuing revenue on [...]

By | February 9, 2016


Tele 5 Expands Video Partnership with SES Platform Services

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] Tele 5, the German commercial broadcaster, has renewed a multi-year contract with SES subsidiary SES Platform Services, for services that include editing and distributing video and metadata (such as information about license periods, pictures, trailers and brief descriptions) from live broadcasting to Video-on-Demand (VOD). Tele 5 has more than 8,000 hours of [...]

By | February 9, 2016

Peregrine Semiconductor e2v

Peregrine Semiconductor Makes e2v Exclusive Integrated Circuit Provider for Space Industry

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] Peregrine Semiconductor and e2v have reached a strategic reseller agreement whereby e2v will be the sole provider of Peregrine’s Integrated Circuits (ICs) for the worldwide space market. With this agreement, e2v’s product offering spans the signal chain from RF to back-end, including data converters, memory and high-performance data processing. E2v offers more [...]

By | February 9, 2016

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Eutelsat 65 West A Prepped for March 9 Arianespace Launch

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] Eutelsat’s next satellite, Eutelsat 65 West A, landed in Kourou, French Guiana on Feb. 6 for an upcoming Ariane 5 launch March 9. The 6.5-ton Space Systems Loral (SSL)-built satellite will be located at 65 degrees west, a premier position for the Brazilian TV market, ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro [...]

By | February 9, 2016

NovelSat Offers New Support Programs for its Satellite Transmission Solutions

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] NovelSat has announced the availability of a new, streamlined customer support program that offers customers a three-tiered set of support packages — standard, silver and gold — for the company’s satellite transmission products. The support packages include options such as 24/7 support, immediate response, free software updates, and annual system-wide auditing. The [...]

By | February 9, 2016

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