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Spacecom Looks to Africa For More Growth Opportunities

[Via Satellite 07-06-2015] Spacecom is confident that its Africa business will continue to drive new growth as the company ramps up capacity in the region. In late 2014 the operator teamed up with Eutelsat to cross-commercialize Ku-band capacity; this year Spacecom has signed deals with notable broadcasters in Nigeria and other African nations. Spacecom’s next [...]

By | July 6, 2015

SES Uplink Antenna

SES GS Conducts 4G Demonstration with O3b Networks

[Via Satellite 07-06-2015] SES Government Solutions (SES GS), in a demonstration to U.S. government customers, unveiled a Net-centric communications solution for field-deployed units that provides broadband connectivity via O3b Networks’ satellites and Riva Network’s field deployable 4G nanoLTE solution. U.S. government customers at the demonstration were able to use mobile phones and tablets outside of [...]

By | July 6, 2015

Aerojet Rocketdyne XR-5A Hall Thruster

Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Second Generation Electric Thruster on X-37 Spaceplane

[Via Satellite 07-06-2015] Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed initial on-orbit validation testing of its improved XR‑5 Hall thruster, designated XR‑5A, on the unmanned X‑37 space plane, which is presently on its fourth mission in space. The second-generation thruster sustains the majority of the design and flight heritage from the original XR‑5, with only minimal modifications. The [...]

By | July 6, 2015

PT Telkom Indonesia

PT Telkom Selects Kratos Master Control Station

[Via Satellite 07-06-2015] PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) has selected Kratos‘ satID geolocation system as part of a contract with Kratos Integral Systems International (ISI) to upgrade its Master Control Station (MCS). The geolocation system will support Telkom’s existing Telkom 1 and Telkom 2 satellites as well as the operator’s Telkom 3S satellite, which is scheduled for [...]

By | July 6, 2015

ABE Tupac Katari

Bolivia’s Space Agency Teams with Gilat for Tupac Katari Satellite Program

[Via Satellite 07-06-2015] The Bolivian space agency, Agencia Boliviana Espacial (ABE), has placed an initial order with Gilat for a SkyEdge 2-c hub, high-throughput Gemini Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs), SatCare maintenance and training as the basis for a national VSAT platform for its Tupac Katari satellite program. The Tupac Katari satellite, built by China [...]

By | July 6, 2015

CETel Luftbild Teleport

CETel Poised to Enter LATAM Market, Musing Ka-band Expansion

[Via Satellite 07-02-2015] CETel, a German-based communications solutions provider with offices in the United States and the UAE could look to expand its business both by spectrum type and geographic region in the near future. The company has been focused heavily on Africa and Middle East markets with C- and Ku-band, and recently extended its [...]

By | July 2, 2015

Axesat HTS backhaul

Axesat Signs Intelsat EpicNG Deal for Enterprise Networks and Cellular Backhaul

[Via Satellite 07-02-2015] Axesat, one of Colombia’s key providers of satellite-based corporate networks has reached a new multiyear agreement with Intelsat for services on the EpicNG High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Intelsat 29e. Under the agreement, Axesat will consolidate services spread across multiple satellites and operators, including Intelsat 805 and Intelsat 14, onto Intelsat 907 at [...]

By | July 2, 2015

Offshore Energy Platform Oil Gas

RigNet Wins Remote Managed Offshore Communications Contract

[Via Satellite 07-02-2015] RigNet has received a multi-year contract from a major operator of offshore drilling and production assets in Southeast Asia to deliver remote offshore communications services. The company will provide comprehensive managed remote communications solutions on the customer’s Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU), including telephony, network support and onboard crew Wi-Fi. RigNet plans [...]

By | July 2, 2015

A man using SPOT satcom technology

Globalstar, Orbital Tracking Corp Ship 5,000th Spot Device

[Via Satellite 07-02-2015] Orbital Tracking Corp. subsidiary Global Telesat Communications Ltd. (GTCL) and Globalstar Europe Satellite Services have sold their 5,000th Spot tracking device, making GTCL one of the largest Spot distributors in Europe. GTCL entered a distributor agreement with Globalstar in early 2013, and has since expanded its global sales and distribution efforts to [...]

By | July 2, 2015

AIA Releases Statement Following Lapse of Ex-Im Bank Authorization

[Via Satellite 07-02-2015] The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) issued a statement from President and CEO David Melcher following U.S. Congress’ decision to let the bank’s charter expire on June 30. “Congress missed an opportunity to support thousands of American jobs at firms across the nation that are striving to compete in a global marketplace tilted [...]

By | July 2, 2015

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