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Optus C1 Australia

Optus Exec Highlights COTM as Exciting Growth Opportunity

[Via Satellite 06-23-2016] While Optus Satellite has no current plans for new satellites, and its next satellite is likely to be a replacement for its CI satellite, which was launched in 2003, Paul Sheridan, VP of Optus Satellite, told Via Satellite he expects the next two to three years to be an exciting time for […]

By | June 30, 2016

MSC Cruises Divina

Marlink Taps Intelsat to Connect MSC Cruises with EpicNG

[Via Satellite 06-30-2016] Marlink has selected Intelsat to deliver broadband connectivity to Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) cruise ships using its EpicNG High Throughput Satellite (HTS) system. The company is using Intelsat EpicNG connectivity for all of MSC Cruises’ 12 existing ships, with the first ship, the MSC Divina, having started service in May. Inmarsat and […]

By | June 30, 2016

Chennai India

ViaSat Establishes R&D Center in Chennai, India

[Via Satellite 06-30-2016] ViaSat has opened its first Research and Development (R&D) center in Chennai, India. The center, spanning more than 30,000 square feet to accommodate nearly 125 engineers, is part of the company’s ongoing globalization strategy. ViaSat anticipates the Chennai R&D center will enable the company to reach more customers for internet connectivity, including […]

By | June 30, 2016

NSSLGlobal Bonded HDR

NSSLGlobal uses ‘Bonded HDR’ to Broadcast Refugee Crisis in Mediterranean Sea

[Via Satellite 06-30-2016] NSSLGlobal has recently worked with the BBC to enable a series of live “bonded HDR” (High Data Rate) satellite television broadcasts from on board M.V. Aquarius, a Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) vessel in the Mediterranean Sea. A morning broadcast on May 13, 2016, and subsequent news bulletins throughout the day, featured an eight-minute […]

By | June 30, 2016

SNC Dream Chaser

United Nations Shows Interest in Dream Chaser Space Missions

[Via Satellite 06-30-2016] Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) toward defining one or more Low Earth Orbit (LEO) space missions using the company’s Dream Chaser spacecraft. Dream Chaser is a reusable, orbital spacecraft designed to be a flexible “Space Utility Vehicle” (SUV) and […]

By | June 30, 2016

An O3b teleport
Image credit: O3b

O3b and Ozonio Bring Broadband Connectivity to Brazilian City

[Via Satellite 06-30-2016] O3b Networks, in partnership with regional distributor Ozonio, is providing satellite connectivity to the Brazilian city of Tefe, an interior Amazon-based city with more than 60,000 inhabitants located 500km from the regional capital of Manaus. The satellite solution has been active in the city of Tefé since early June, and officially launched […]

By | June 30, 2016

Ruta BBVA Hispasat

Hispasat Connects Ruta BBVA 2016 Trip in Mexico

[Via Satellite 06-30-2016] Hispasat is providing satellite connectivity to the organizers of Ruta BBVA 2016 — a cultural exchange program designed to strengthen the ties between young Spaniards and Latin Americans of the Iberoamerican Community of Nations — which begins its trip tomorrow. Ruta BBVA 2016 participants will be travelling through Mexico to visit important […]

By | June 30, 2016

SMS Rugby Teleport

Satellite Mediaport Services Eyes Ka-band and Broadcast Opportunities

[Via Satellite 06-29-2016] Satellite Mediaport Services (SMS) is scaling up infrastructure at its Rugby Teleport to prepare for an expansion of Ka-band and broadcast services. The U.K.-based independent teleport operator delivered its first broadcast TV bouquet last year, and also signed a contract with Trio, leading up to the building of a new 13.5-meter Ka-band […]

By | June 29, 2016

Rio de Janeiro Brazil LATAM

HughesNet Satellite Internet Makes Debut in Brazil

[Via Satellite 06-29-2016] Hughes is beginning the company’s first international deployment of its HughesNet consumer internet service outside of North America, beginning on July 1 in Brazil. Using the Ka-band payload on Eutelsat‘s 65 West A High Throughput Satellite (HTS), HughesNet service will reach an estimated 85 percent of Brazil’s population. “Brazil has many of […]

By | June 29, 2016

OCX Raytheon

GPS OCX Passes New Test Milestone

[Via Satellite 06-29-2016] Raytheon recently completed its “Run For Record” test of the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) Black Wide Area Network (B-WAN), which provides network connectivity to unclassified external interfaces for GPS OCX. The company completed component-level testing, which included mission capability and cyber controls, with […]

By | June 29, 2016

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