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SpaceX Falcon 9 Anomaly CRS-7

Launch Anomaly Sidelines Falcon 9, Investigation Begins

[Via Satellite 06-29-2015] SpaceX is spearheading the investigation of a launch anomaly after the June 28 Commercial Resupply Services 7 (CRS-7) mission failed 139 seconds into flight. The Falcon 9 rocket used for the NASA cargo mission was to deliver more than 4,000-lbs of supplies including food, water, research equipment, scientific experiments and small satellites [...]

By | June 29, 2015

Cairo, Egypt MENA

Arab Advisors Group: Seven out of 10 of Arab Satellite FTA Channels Have an Online Presence

[Via Satellite 06-29-2015] In a study of 724 fully operational satellite Free-to-Air (FTA) television channels targeting the Arab World, 505, or approximately 70 percent also have an online presence, according to research from Arab Advisors Group. The research firm further discovered that 91 percent of TV channels with an online site have an enhanced presence [...]

By | June 29, 2015

Hamilton Cruise Ship Maritime

Global Eagle Entertainment, UIEvolution, Team up on Maritime Solution

[Via Satellite 06-29-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and UIEvolution, a developer of scalable connected device software solutions for the cruise, hospitality and automotive industries, have announced a strategic partnership to offer a fully integrated end-to-end solution for onboard passenger experiences to the maritime market. Through this partnership, GEE will combine its premium video-on-demand (VOD) and [...]

By | June 29, 2015

Hispasat education summer

Hispasat Sponsors Complutense University of Madrid’s Summer Courses

[Via Satellite 06-29-2015] Hispasat is continuing to support the Complutense University of Madrid’s Summer Courses, providing a link through the Hispasat 1D satellite at 30 degrees west for the courses until July 24 in San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Since the courses began, Hispasat has worked with the Complutense University, providing the technology solution that [...]

By | June 29, 2015

Iridium Extreme PTT

Iridium Picks Push-to-Talk Go-to-Market Partners

[Via Satellite 06-29-2015] Iridium Communications has revealed its initial service providers for the Iridium Push-to-Talk (PTT) solution, a global, satellite-based push-to-talk service. The six partners are Beam Communications, Gardline Communications (G COMM), Gilat Satcom, AST Group (AST), Network Innovations, Roadpost and Spacenet Communication Services de Mexico. Iridium PTT is comprised of three components: the PTT service, [...]

By | June 29, 2015

Austin Powers Olympusat

IP Distribution Complementary to Satellite, Says Olympusat President

[Via Satellite 06-25-2015] Olympusat Telecom, the leading distributor of Spanish language networks in the U.S., expects the growth of IP based video services such as Over-the-Top (OTT) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) will progress in a manner complementary to satellite broadcasting. The communications company owns approximately 35 channels, and distributes another 40 in the United [...]

By | June 26, 2015

Eutelsat 21b Thales

Satellite IRG Completes Series of Carrier ID Transmission Tests

[Via Satellite 06-26-2015] Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) members Work Microwave, Eutelsat and IABG completed three Carrier ID (CID) transmission tests June 17 and 18. The tests evaluated both modulation and demodulation capabilities in a number of real life scenarios, ensuring products, technology and processes available are capable of transmitting, detecting and resolving interference. Carrier [...]

By | June 26, 2015

Inuvik ISSF

MDA Wins Ground System Contract, Starts Eyeing International Opportunities

[Via Satellite 06-26-2015] Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has entered a $6 million agreement with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) for in-service support to maintain and operate Canada’s national ground station infrastructure at Inuvik, Prince Albert and Gatineau. MDA is also the exclusive supplier for hosting services to international satellite operators who desire to install and operate antennas at the Inuvik [...]

By | June 26, 2015

Globalstar ground station

Globalstar’s Botswana Gateway Goes Live, Starts Pan-African Coverage

[Via Satellite 06-26-2015] Globalstar’s gateway in Gaborone, Botswana has activated, enabling simplex coverage over the African continent. The new gateway, in partnership with Broadband Botswana Internet (BBi), provides Globalstar’s full line of simplex services, including its Spot portfolio of affordable tracking solutions. Globalstar’s network enables infrastructure monitoring, leveraging Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and the emerging Internet [...]

By | June 26, 2015

Inmarsat Fleetbroadband

Inmarsat and World-Link Tighten Partnership

[Via Satellite 06-26-2015] Inmarsat has signed a new agreement with long time partner World-Link Communications, appointing the company as a Fleetbroadband partner to serve the maritime market. Alongside the agreement, World-Link plans build an Inmarsat Point-of-Presence (PoP) to advance its value-added services globally. “Following the acquisition of BSM’s Telaccount Overseas in March 2015, and our [...]

By | June 26, 2015

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