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Delta and Gogo Wifi

Gogo Seeks Spectrum to Open the Door to Ideal IFC Speeds

[Via Satellite 03-06-2015] Gogo is gearing up for the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to authorize the sale of Air-to-Ground (ATG) mobile broadband in the 14 – 14.5 Ghz range on a secondary license basis, an auction that could ultimately bring more than just spectrum to their business. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, [...]

By | March 6, 2015

Huancavelica Peru

Gilat Wins $285 Million Regional Telecommunications Infrastructure Bid in Peru

[Via Satellite 03-06-2015] Peru’s telecommunications investment fund Fitel has awarded a $285 million regional telecommunications infrastructure project to Gilat Satellite Networks. This is the largest contract ever won by the company since its inception. Fitel’s regional initiative represents the complementary phase of the Peruvian National Fiber Backbone project, aimed to connect rural villages to broadband [...]

By | March 6, 2015

Millennium Space Systems Four RWA-1000 reaction wheels

Millennium Space Systems Ships 4 of 52 Flight Reaction Wheels to SSL

[Via Satellite 03-06-2015] Millennium Space Systems has shipped out their first set of RWA-1000 small satellite reaction wheels to commercial customer Space Systems/Loral (SSL) in Palo Alto, Calif. This first delivery — under a contract from SSL inked four months ago — establishes Millennium’s entry into the commercial space component production market. The reaction wheels, [...]

By | March 6, 2015

Ginza Tokyo Japan

Sky Perfect JSAT to Establish New Subsidiary to Deliver Japanese Content Overseas

[Via Satellite 03-06-2015] Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation has established a new subsidiary to expand delivery of Japanese content to overseas audiences. Cool Japan Fund and Sky Perfect JSAT will invest in the new WakuWaku Japan Company. WakuWaku Japan was formerly a business product from Sky Perfect JSAT started in February 2014. It operated in Indonesia [...]

By | March 6, 2015

UK Spaceport Rendition

Industry Backs UK Government Spaceport Plans

[Via Satellite 03-06-2015] Publishing the outcome of a 3-month spaceport consultation with a range of interested parties, the U.K. government confirmed widespread support for its plans. This paves the way toward making commercial spaceflight operations in the U.K. a reality. The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had shortlisted a number of possible locations for the [...]

By | March 6, 2015

Small Sats Deployed from the ISS. Photo: NanoRacks

Euroconsult SmallSat Report Sees Steady Increase Across the Market

[Via Satellite 03-05-2015] Euroconsult’s newly released small satellite research report projects a total of 510 smallsats to be launched in the next five years — a two-thirds pick up from the average number of these spacecraft orbited in the last decade. The report, entitled “Prospects for the Small Satellite Market,” includes research on all small [...]

By | March 5, 2015

Arabsat 5C before launch

Arabsat and CETel Engage in Extended C-band partnership in Africa

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Arabsat and CETel, a global solutions provider for satellite- and fiber-enabled communications and networks, are starting a partnership with their jointly built Earth station, offering business expansion possibilities with the launch of CETel services over Arabsat’s extended C-band. The collaboration will include CETel’s teleport facilities, network and broadband services as well as [...]

By | March 5, 2015

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Hughes to Provide Jupiter System to Malaysian Customer

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Hughes Network Systems is providing its high-throughput, Ka-band Jupiter System for a major technology upgrade on Malaysian satellite communications services provider TS Global Network’s (TSGN) existing C-band satellite network. Hughes is supplying a Jupiter Gateway and latest generation enterprise-class broadband satellite terminals at more than 3,000 locations. This advanced ground system will [...]

By | March 5, 2015

Inmarsat Government to Introduce LAISR Service in June

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Inmarsat Government announced that its new L-band Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (LAISR) service has completed successful customer airborne testing and will be available for U.S. government customers by June. This new LAISR service will meet the high-speed, Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) connectivity requirements of Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR) [...]

By | March 5, 2015

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Comtech EF Data Receives $1.1 Million Order for Satcom Ground Equipment and Services in Africa

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Comtech EF Data received a $1.1 million order for satellite communications equipment and services during its third quarter of fiscal 2015. The equipment will be used by one of the largest pan-regional Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to upgrade and significantly expand its infrastructure throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according [...]

By | March 5, 2015

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