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ESA Galileo Soyuz

Galileo to Begin Initial Service By the End of the Year

[Via Satellite 05-24-2016] The European Commission successfully launched another pair of Galileo satellites aboard an Arianespace Soyuz ST-B launch vehicle from French Guiana on May 24, marking the 13th and 14th satellites in the European Global Navigation Satellite Services (GNSS) constellation, which consists of a planned 30 satellites in total. The Soyuz launch vehicle completed [...]

By | May 24, 2016

SES Vivicast Media

SES Inks Capacity Deal in Philippines, Forms JV in Ghana

[Via Satellite 05-24-2016] SES has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Sky Cable, the largest cable television provider in the Philippines. Additionally the company announced it has formed a joint venture with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company K-NET in Ghana for a new broadcast platform with its subsidiary SES Platform Services (SES PS). In [...]

By | May 24, 2016

RLV-TD getting ready for transportation

ISRO Flight-Tests Reusable Launch Technology

[Via Satellite 05-24-2016] The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on May 23 flight tested India’s first winged body aerospace vehicle operating in a hypersonic flight regime. The mission flew a Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) to test critical technologies such as autonomous navigation, guidance and control, a reusable thermal protection system and re-entry mission management, [...]

By | May 24, 2016

ONT Eutelsat Tunisia

Tunisia’s ONT Strengthens Agreement with Eutelsat

[Via Satellite 05-24-2016] The Tunisian broadcasting corporation ONT has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat to broadcast its new subscription-free TV platform across North and West Africa. The company is consolidating around 10 Tunisian channels in a single package on Eutelsat 7 A West, located at the 7/8 degrees west orbital slot. The spacecraft’s footprint [...]

By | May 24, 2016

Rockwell Collins Jet Connex

Inmarsat’s Jet Connex Makes Strides Toward Business Aviation Launch

[Via Satellite 05-24-2016] Inmarsat’s broadband In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service is moving closer to launch. Rockwell Collins announced it has validated the network’s performance as well as a number of its own value-added services and Gogo has added the Ka-band connectivity service to its portfolio for business aircraft operators flying globally. Inmarsat expects Jet ConneX will [...]

By | May 24, 2016

Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X aircraft

Dassault Signs ViaSat to Falcon 8X Connectivity Contract

[Via Satellite 05-24-2016] ViaSat signed a multi-year agreement with Dassault Aviation to deliver a bundled global Ku-band broadband services offering, inclusive of in-cabin network equipment and In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service. Installation of the system will begin mid-calendar year 2016 on Falcon 8X. ViaSat will equip the Falcon 8X with the ViaSat Ku-band terminal to provide [...]

By | May 24, 2016

ASI CONAE Italy Argentina

Italian and Argentine Space Agencies Renew Collaborative Agreement

[Via Satellite 05-24-2016] The Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) and Argentina’s Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE) have signed a new agreement to renew their collaboration in space. The two space agencies emphasized their commitment to the Italo-Argentine System of Satellites for Emergency Management (SIASGE) through a letter of intent. SIASGE is designed to respond to [...]

By | May 24, 2016

Karim Michel Sabbagh SES

Sabbagh Sets Out SES Vision

A review of the applications of HTS services, the impact HTS systems are having on the market, and the financial performance against pre-launch projections.

By | May 23, 2016

payload fairing Flight VS14 Arianespace Soyuz

Arianespace to use Ruag Space Payload Dispenser Systems for OneWeb Launches

[Via Satellite 05-23-2016] Arianespace has signed a contract with OneWeb to design, qualify and supply 21 payload dispensers for the deployment of the company’s small satellite constellation, along with five more on option. Ruag Space in Sweden will be the prime contractor in charge of development and production of the dispenser systems, which will first [...]

By | May 23, 2016

Iridium SNOC

Iridium Offers Alternative GPS Service Using its Own LEO Constellation

[Via Satellite 05-23-2016] Iridium has launched a new Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) capability called Satellite Time and Location (STL) that can substitute or augment traditional location-based technologies. STL technology deployed through the operator’s network of 66 cross-linked satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and in end-user receivers can verify GPS, Glonass, Galileo, and other [...]

By | May 23, 2016

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