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ViviSat MEVs Join Growing List of Hosted Payload Launch Opportunities

[Via Satellite 10-21-2014] ViviSat will soon begin orbiting a constellation of Mission Extension Vehicles (MEVs) with room to carry hosted payloads into Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO). Jim Armor, Vice President, ATK Space Systems Division, which has invested in the in-orbit servicing venture, as has U.S. Space, said they are planning regular launches starting in three [...]

By | October 21, 2014

SmartSky IFC

SmartSky Gains Five Partners for New 4G LTE Air to Ground Network

[Via Satellite 10-21-2014] SmartSky Networks, an In Flight Connectivity (IFC) startup with intentions of launching a high-bandwidth Air-to-Ground (ATG) service in the United States has announced partnerships with Textron Aviation, Duncan Aviation, Satcom Direct, ICG, and Harris Corporation. Together, SmartSky and its partners intend to launch an aviation-focused broadband service using 60 MHz of spectrum. [...]

By | October 21, 2014

general aviation airplane

ViaSat Takes Exede In The Air to General Aviation

[Via Satellite 10-21-2014] ViaSat is expanding its Exede satellite Internet service to the general aviation market. The new Exede In The Air for general aviation is faster than ViaSat Yonder, and employs the same broadband technology used for residential Exede Internet in the United States. ViaSat conducted flight tests of the new service, which the [...]

By | October 21, 2014

DLR Solar Study

World Bank Taps DLR for Satellite Data on Solar Power

[Via Satellite 10-21-2014] The World Bank has reached out to the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to map Pakistan’s potential for solar energy. The agency will use 15 years of satellite imagery data, complemented by ground measurements to identify the optimum locations for solar power generation. DLR will lead a team effort with spin-off company CSP [...]

By | October 21, 2014

Trustcomm Management Executives

TrustComm Builds Out Executive Team with Two New Additions

[Via Satellite 10-21-2014] Continuing with the momentum from Global Secure Network’s acquisition, TrustComm has expanded its sales team with two new members. Michael Abad-Santos has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer and Joe Apa is the new Vice President of Global Sales. Abad-Santos, prior to joining TrustComm, held senior sales management positions with Inmarsat and [...]

By | October 21, 2014

QuickSkid EMC energy

EMC Unveils QuickSkid Solution for Oil and Gas Market

[Via Satellite 10-21-2014] Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) has released QuickSkid, a new connectivity solution designed for the oil and gas sector. QuickSkid uses EMC’s global Ku-band coverage to provide voice, video, remote vehicle operation and other services. The new solution can be used as a primary or secondary connection for high bandwidth applications. EMC is [...]

By | October 21, 2014


CMMB Vision to Expand the Commercialization of Mobile Broadcast Infrastructure in China

[Via Satellite 10-20-2014] CMMB Vision is getting ready to offer satellite based mobile multimedia services in China. During the 2008 Beijing Olympics China began using the China Mobile Multimedia Broadcast (CMMB) standard, created by CMMB Vision CTO Hui Liu, for mobile and handheld television. The standard, which bears similarities to Europe’s Digital Video Broadcasting-Satellite to [...]

By | October 20, 2014

Thales Qatar

Thales to Provide Military Satcom System to Qatar

[Via Satellite 10-20-2014] The Qatari Armed Forces have selected Thales to supply a military satellite communications (satcom) system following a yearlong bid-process. The company will provide a Network Operations Center (NOC) and the systems needed for transmitting communications and processing data on the ground. Thales plans to use its System 21 technology for secure, high-data-rate [...]

By | October 20, 2014

Xinhua Long March

Long March 4C Carries Remote Sensing Satellite Into Orbit

[Via Satellite 10-20-2014] China has launched Yaogan 22, a new remote sensing satellite using a Long March 4C rocket according to Xinhua, China’s state-run media agency. The launch — the 195th for the Long March family — occurred on Oct. 20 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, located in Taiyuan, the capital of north China’s [...]

By | October 20, 2014

Kacific Pacific Islands

Kacific Inks Fifth Customer for Upcoming High Throughput Satellite

[Via Satellite 10-20-2014] Kacific has signed a five-year multimillion-dollar agreement to provide broadband services to the island nation of Kiribati on the Kacific 1 High Throughput Satellite (HTS) when it launches in early 2017. To cover the 100,000 citizens dotted on 33 islands and atolls that stretch across 3.5 million square kilometers, the company intends [...]

By | October 20, 2014

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