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Telesat Musing High Throughput Capabilities on Telstar 18 Replacement

[Via Satellite 10-31-2014] Canadian satellite operator Telesat is planning a replacement satellite for Telstar 18 that might include a high throughput component. Telesat 18 entered service in August 2004 and has a 13 year lifespan. The successor satellite, to be decided upon soon, would be more powerful. The new satellite still has many details that [...]

By | October 31, 2014

High Throughput Satellite Euroconsult

HTS Capacity Use to Exceed 1,300 Gbps in 2023

[Via Satellite 10-31-2014] Euroconsult predicts the growth of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems will see use climb from 107 Gbps in 2014 to just above 1,300 Gbps in 2023. This equates to a Calculated Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of more than 30 percent during the years between, according to the research group’s latest report: “High [...]

By | October 31, 2014

Paraná Brazil landscapes

Gilat Completes Brazilian Small Cell Project in Two Months Time

[Via Satellite 10-31-2014] Gilat Satellite Networks has deployed a CellEdge small cell over satellite solution to 20 sites in the rural region of Paraná, Brazil. The installation, completed in only two months, provides 3G coverage through an agreement with TIM Brasil, the country’s second largest operator with a leading position in the pre-paid market segment. [...]

By | October 31, 2014

ITU Hamadoun I. Touré WRC

Spectrum Allocations for Global Flight Tracking to be Discussed at WRC-15

[Via Satellite 10-31-2014] The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has passed a resolution at the Plenipotentiary Conference today to consider global flight tracking in its World Radiocommunication Conference in 2015 (WRC-15) agenda. The resolution also instructs the director of ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau to submit a specific report that incorporates two years of ITU Radiocommunication Sector studies [...]

By | October 31, 2014

Aireon Space ADS-B

First Aireon Flight Payload Delivered for Global Air Traffic Surveillance System

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] Harris Corporation has delivered Aireon’s first flight payload for integration into Iridium NEXT satellites. This is the first of 81 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receiver payloads that will be launched and deployed on Iridium NEXT to provide Aireon’s real-time aircraft monitoring system, which aims to optimize global Air Traffic Management. The Aireon [...]

By | October 31, 2014

SSL 1300 Hispasat

SSL to Build Communications Satellite for Undisclosed Customer

[Via Satellite 10-31-2014] SSL has been selected by an undisclosed customer to manufacture a communications satellite on the SSL 1300 satellite platform. SSL is also tasked with procuring a launch vehicle. The satellite will carry C-band and Ku-band payloads. Its purposes are voice and data communications, broadband connectivity and video distribution.  

By | October 31, 2014

IMT Terrestrial Tower

LS Telcom Analyst Disputes ITU Spectrum Predictions

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has some big decisions to make at the World Radio Telecommunication Conference 2015 regarding the allocation of spectrum resources. A top concern of the satellite industry is that C band might be given to terrestrial mobile and wireless operators. LS Telcom Director of Spectrum Consulting Richard Womersley [...]

By | October 30, 2014

Wallops Island Antares NASA Orbital Sciences

NASA Completes First Review of Wallops Launch Site Damage

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] NASA’s Wallops Incident Response Team has concluded its preliminary assessment of the launch pad at Wallops Island, Va. following Orbital Sciences’ Oct. 28 Antares launch vehicle explosion. Initial findings show the damage was largely contained to the southern third of the island. The team discovered imploded doors and shattered windows at many [...]

By | October 30, 2014

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SES, Global Eagle Entertainment Team up for Worldwide Ku-band In-Flight Connectivity

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has entered a long-term agreement with SES for Ku-band satellite bandwidth. Through this partnership, GEE will offer global coverage to airlines using SES’ fleet of more than 50 satellites. The company will also have access to services through future satellites and select teleports. SES has five satellites under [...]

By | October 30, 2014

Lockheed Martin ASOC

Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Headquarters Opens in Colorado

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] Lockheed Martin has opened its new headquarters for commercial space in Denver, Colo. The new facility will become the prime location for the manufacture of the A2100 satellite platform, which the company has been aggressively overhauling to capture more of the commercial market. The Colorado Economic Development Commission is enabling up to [...]

By | October 30, 2014

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