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David Williams Avanti CEO

Avanti Sees Healthy Revenue Growth While Prepping for Hylas 3 and 4

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] Avanti Communications increased its revenue by 27.7 percent during the company’s second quarter, bringing in $17.3 million and increasing revenue for the first half of its financial year to $31 million total. The company released its Q2 earnings results Feb. 4, reaffirming the goal of 50 percent growth in continuing revenue on [...]

By | February 9, 2016

SES DINO Astra

Tele 5 Expands Video Partnership with SES Platform Services

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] Tele 5, the German commercial broadcaster, has renewed a multi-year contract with SES subsidiary SES Platform Services, for services that include editing and distributing video and metadata (such as information about license periods, pictures, trailers and brief descriptions) from live broadcasting to Video-on-Demand (VOD). Tele 5 has more than 8,000 hours of [...]

By | February 9, 2016

Peregrine Semiconductor e2v

Peregrine Semiconductor Makes e2v Exclusive Integrated Circuit Provider for Space Industry

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] Peregrine Semiconductor and e2v have reached a strategic reseller agreement whereby e2v will be the sole provider of Peregrine’s Integrated Circuits (ICs) for the worldwide space market. With this agreement, e2v’s product offering spans the signal chain from RF to back-end, including data converters, memory and high-performance data processing. E2v offers more [...]

By | February 9, 2016

Arianespace Eutelsat SSL

Eutelsat 65 West A Prepped for March 9 Arianespace Launch

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] Eutelsat’s next satellite, Eutelsat 65 West A, landed in Kourou, French Guiana on Feb. 6 for an upcoming Ariane 5 launch March 9. The 6.5-ton Space Systems Loral (SSL)-built satellite will be located at 65 degrees west, a premier position for the Brazilian TV market, ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro [...]

By | February 9, 2016

NovelSat Offers New Support Programs for its Satellite Transmission Solutions

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] NovelSat has announced the availability of a new, streamlined customer support program that offers customers a three-tiered set of support packages — standard, silver and gold — for the company’s satellite transmission products. The support packages include options such as 24/7 support, immediate response, free software updates, and annual system-wide auditing. The [...]

By | February 9, 2016

Intelsat Epic EpicNG

Intelsat Starts Multi-Tiered Ku-band System With First HTS Satellite

[Via Satellite 02-08-2016] Intelsat sees the recent launch of its first High Throughput Satellite (HTS), Intelsat 29e, as the beginning of an interoperable satellite ecosystem between the operator’s own spacecraft and OneWeb’s future Low Earth Orbit (LEO) system. Launched on Jan. 27, Intelsat 29e is the first in the Intelsat EpicNG HTS family. Seven Intelsat EpicNG satellites [...]

By | February 8, 2016

Inmarsat

Inmarsat Joins LoRa Alliance, will Help set Standards for IoT

[Via Satellite 02-08-2016] Inmarsat has become a member of the LoRa Alliance, an international non-profit organization founded in 2015 to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) for the Internet of Things (IoT). Members of the Lora Alliance seek to guarantee interoperability between operators in order to make LoRaWAN an open global standard for IoT [...]

By | February 8, 2016

SES-9 Boeing

SpaceX and SES set February 24 Launch Date for SES 9 Satellite

[Via Satellite 02-08-2016] SpaceX and SES have established Feb. 24 as the mutually agreed date for the launch of SES 9, with Feb. 25 as the backup date. SES 9 is slated to launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. The mission was previously expected in 2015, then in mid-January this year. SpaceX is currently completing [...]

By | February 8, 2016

Globalstar Forestry Commission

UK Forestry Commission Orders 550 Globalstar Spot Gen3s

[Via Satellite 02-08-2016] The Forestry Commission in England and Scotland has agreed to deploy 550 Globalstar Spot Gen3 messengers under a new sales and support contract with Global Telesat Communications (GTC). The organization is using satellite to improve the safety of its staff when working in areas with unreliable mobile phone and radio communications. Of [...]

By | February 8, 2016

The Atlas 5 launch of GPS 2F-12. Photo: ULA

US Air Force’s GPS 2F Constellation Now Complete

[Via Satellite 02-08-2016] The final satellite in the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System 2F series, GPS 2F-12, launched Feb. 5 aboard an Atlas 5 rocket from United Launch Alliance (ULA), completing the constellation. The Boeing-built satellite entered its Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) position at around 12,000 miles, and had signal acquisition within four hours [...]

By | February 8, 2016

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