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Gazprom Space Systems Russia

Gazprom Space Systems Sets Goal of Filling Fleet by 2016

[Via Satellite 08-31-2015] Russian satellite operator Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) is intent on filling out its existing fleet of satellites in 2016. The company, which has 3.5 times more capacity in-orbit today than it did in 2012, aims to fill its four-satellite constellation by the close of next year. “By the end of 2016 we [...]

By | August 31, 2015

Proton Khrunichev Inmarsat

Third Global Xpress Satellite Successfully Launched Aboard Proton Rocket

[Via Satellite 08-31-2015] Inmarsat’s third satellite in its Global Xpress (GX) High Throughput Satellite (HTS) constellation launched on Aug. 29 aboard an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The mission successfully delivered the satellite to Super-Synchronous Transfer Orbit (SSTO) — the fifth such mission for ILS — after a [...]

By | August 31, 2015

MCY 105 yacht megayacht

Monte Carlo Yachts To Equip Megayachts with KVH’s TracVision TV8 Antennas

[Via Satellite 08-31-2015] Italian boat manufacturer Monte Carlo Yachts (MCY) has selected KVH Industries’ TracVision TV8 marine satellite television antenna system for its newest and largest luxury line, the MCY 105. Scheduled for introduction at several European yachting shows this September, the 105-foot megayacht will feature the KVH antenna as its preferred satellite television system. [...]

By | August 31, 2015

TV Cultura Brazil

Intelsat 11 Expands Brazil’s TV Cultura Across Country, Opens Door to Americas, Europe

[Via Satellite 08-31-2015] TV Cultura, a part of The Padre Anchieta Foundation, has signed a new contract with Intelsat to enhance its Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) offering in Brazil and to position the company to distribute its programming internationally. On Intelsat 11, TV Cultura will expand its presence in Brazil, and is positioned to expand [...]

By | August 31, 2015

Jackie Nikolajsen Satcom1

Satcom1 Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

[Via Satellite 08-31-2015] Satcom1 has appointed Jackie Nikolajsen as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Nikolajsen brings 20 years of technical, operational and senior management experience from the business aviation industry. Prior to this appointment, Nikolajsen held several positions at ExecuJet Europe, such as head of completion and acceptance, maintenance manager, and technical director. [...]

By | August 31, 2015

Hong Kong Airlines AirCom Pacific

AirCom Pacific Gains Momentum in IFEC Regional Business

[Via Satellite 08-28-2015] AirCom Pacific, a new In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) provider dedicated to the Asia Pacific, plans to launch its service in the first quarter of 2016. The company already has a committed customer and recently leased Ku- and Ka-band capacity from AsiaSat 7 and 8 satellites for airlines flying over Asia. AirCom [...]

By | August 28, 2015

WGS Air Force

Kratos Awarded $49 Million US Government Satellite Infrastructure Contract

[Via Satellite 08-28-2015] Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ subsidiary RT Logic has received a $49 million firm fixed price, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), single contract award for satellite and communication system hardware, equipment, and products from a U.S. government agency. The period of performance on the contract is five years with funding to be [...]

By | August 28, 2015

Paiboon Panuwattanawong, next Thaicom CEO

Thaicom Selects New CEO, Begins Plan for Succession

[Via Satellite 08-28-2015] Thaicom has appointed Paiboon Panuwattanawong to take up the roles of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and authorized director of Thaicom starting Oct. 1. Current CEO Suphajee Suthumpun will assume the role of advisor to the CEO, to support Panuwattanawong during the leadership transition period from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. During the [...]

By | August 28, 2015

NASA Wallops MLCC

NASA Building New Wallops Island Mission Launch Command Center

[Via Satellite 08-28-2015] NASA has awarded a $5.6 million contract to Harkins Contracting of Salisbury, Md., for the construction of a new Mission Launch Command Center (MLCC) at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. The new 14,174 square-foot facility will serve as the hub for interfacing with and controlling rockets, their payloads [...]

By | August 28, 2015

Martin C Faulkes Dill Faulkes

Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd Appoints New Chairman

[Via Satellite 08-28-2015] Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd. (GES) has appointed Martin C Faulkes as chairman of its board of directors. The appointment of Faulkes further strengthens GES as it continues to grow and develop in the U.K. space sector. Faulkes brings a wealth of experience to Goonhilly. As the founding president of Logica‘s U.S. business, [...]

By | August 28, 2015

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