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Gilat Sees First Positive Net Income in Two Years

[Via Satellite 11-26-2014] Buoyed by projects gaining traction in Latin America, Gilat Satellite Networks reported third quarter revenues of $57.1 million, up from $54.1 million during the previous quarter and up $51.8 million during the same period in 2013. Two major projects, specifically Colombia’s Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (MINTIC) Kioscos Vive Digital project [...]

By | November 26, 2014

Comtech Telecommunications

Comtech EF Data Wins $3.5 Million Satcom Ground Equipment Order

[Via Satellite 11-26-2014] Comtech EF Data, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corporation has received a $3.5 million order for satellite communications ground equipment for use by one of Eastern Asia’s largest Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). Comtech EF Data will team the CDM-625A advanced satellite modem with the Memotec Radio Access Network (RAN) Optimization CXU Series, [...]

By | November 26, 2014

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Lockheed Martin Receives $41 Million Cost-Plus Award Fee Modification

[Via Satellite 11-26-2014] The United States Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a cost-plus-award-fee modification worth nearly $41 million to Lockheed Martin Space Systems for a previously awarded contract. The modification provides additional funding for logistics and sustainment support of the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) and Milstar Military Satellite Communications Systems. The U.S. Air [...]

By | November 26, 2014

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Roscosmos Prepares Meteor M2 Satellite to Replace Meteor M1

[Via Satellite 11-26-2014] Russia’s Center for Operation of Space Ground-Based Infrastructure (TsENKI) reports that the Meteor M2 remote sensing satellite has nearly completed in-orbit testing following its July 8 launch. Once completed, Meteor M2 will succeed Meteor M1, which, after launching in September 2009, has reached its warranty lifetime of five years. Russia withdrew Meteor [...]

By | November 26, 2014

TH9 Tetra Radio

Airbus Defence and Space Debuts TH9 Portable Radio

[Via Satellite 11-26-2014] Airbus Defence and Space has released the new TH9 Tetra hand-portable radio, featuring enhancements in coverage, durability and location-based applications. The radios provide voice and data communications and all the functions of previous Tetra radios, along with support of the 406 to 410 MHz Direct Mode Operation (DMO) band. The DMO band is [...]

By | November 26, 2014

HGTV Measat Globecast

Globecast to Deliver HGTV on Measat 3 Satellite

[Via Satellite 11-26-2014] Globecast has entered an agreement with Measat Satellite Systems to broadcast U.S. network Home and Garden Television (HGTV) channel in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The channel will be carried in HD on the Measat 3 satellite’s global C-band footprint, which covers more than 100 countries. Globecast will continue to [...]

By | November 26, 2014

BRICS Leaders

BRICS Nations Promising for Future Capacity Demand

[Via Satellite 11-25-2014] Representing close to half the world’s population, the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — are markets the satellite industry has been watching closely to gauge how their national growth rates correlate to that of the industry. In its “BRICS Satellite Capacity Supply and Demand Report,” NSR estimates [...]

By | November 25, 2014

SMAP Satellite

Northrop Grumman Delivers AstroMesh Reflector for SMAP Satellite

[Via Satellite 11-25-2014] Northrop Grumman has provided the AstroMesh reflector to Vandenberg Air Force Base for NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. The device, which has a 19-foot aperture when deployed, will provide a conically scanning antenna beam covering a swath of 621 miles to map the planet every two to three days. Northrop [...]

By | November 25, 2014

SES Playout Center

Turkshow to Expand Broadcast Reach With SES

[Via Satellite 11-25-2014] Turkshow, a German-based television channel dedicated to providing films, series and lifestyle programs reflecting Turkish culture, has signed a contract with SES to broadcast throughout Western Europe from Astra at the 19.2 degrees east orbital position. The majority of TurkShow’s programs are in the Turkish language with a few also broadcast in [...]

By | November 25, 2014

Eagle Vision 5

Airbus Defence and Space to Upgrade and Maintain Eagle Vision Ground Stations for US Air Force

[Via Satellite 11-25-2014] The United States Air Force has awarded Airbus Defence and Space with a system evolution and maintenance contract for its five Eagle Vision ground stations. Eagle Vision is a lightweight deployable, commercial satellite imagery downlink ground system. Under the contract, Airbus Defence and Space will provide 24/7 support, spares management, preventative maintenance, [...]

By | November 25, 2014

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