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Lockheed Martin's A2100 Satellite Bus

Lockheed Martin Overhauls Flagship Satellite Bus, Plans International Expansion to Engage Commercial Space Market

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] Engineering giant Lockheed Martin is making progress on its plans to reengage the commercial satellite market. At the core of this plan is the complete renovation of the company’s flagship A2100 satellite bus. Lockheed Martin is reviewing every detail of the A2100 to modernize both the technology and the manufacturing process to [...]

By , | April 17, 2014

Mario Zucchelli station

SES, Milano Teleport to Provide Connectivity to Research Center in Antarctica

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] SES and Milano Teleport signed a deal to provide connectivity to Mario Zuccelli, an Italian research station in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica. SES will provide ground infrastructure services from the company’s teleport in Adelaide, as well as satellite capacity on the NSS 9 satellite to deliver data and voice services to the [...]

By | April 17, 2014

AIS Satellite exactEarth

exactEarth and SRT Release New Tracking Technology for Small Vessels

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] exactEarth and SRT have partnered to develop a new technology called ABSEA to enable global tracking for low-power Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceivers aboard small commercial and leisure vessels. AIS is a Very High Frequency (VHF) technology designed for terrestrial-based tracking with a range that is usually limited to about 50 nautical [...]

By | April 17, 2014

Streaming Smart Phone Broadcom

Broadcom Introduces New 5G Six Stream 802.11ac Platform

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] Broadcom released a six stream 802.11ac MIMO platform for home networks, in effect doubling the Wi-Fi speed compared to MU MIMO routers and gateways. The new platform offers data rates of up to 3.2 Gbps and is designed for data-intensive uses such as high definition streaming. The company’s Intelligent Quality of Service [...]

By | April 17, 2014

4k ultraHD tv

Rai, Eutelsat Collaborate to Screen Ultra-HD Documentary

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] A new documentary shot in Ultra-HD 4K by Rai Strategie and co-produced by Eutelsat had its first screening to media and industry personnel in Rome. The documentary is titled “Roma, Napoli, Venezia…in un Crescendo Rossiniano” and was directed by Lina Wertmüller. Eutelsat plans to broadcast the documentary in High Efficiency Video Coding [...]

By | April 17, 2014

Enclosure_m2m CPN

RigNet and CPN Offer Combined SCADA Solution for Oilfield Service Companies

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] RigNet and CPN introduced a new packaged Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) solution for oilfield service companies. The service combines a Hughes 9502 BGAN M2M terminal with a CPN custom enclosure system for oil and gas companies to monitor Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs) onsite. The packaged solution allows RigNet to bring [...]

By | April 17, 2014

Boeing Upgrades Geospatial Data Management Software, Includes Live Video-tagging

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] Boeing has improved its geospatial data management software, DataMaster, to include real-time text-tagging video streaming capabilities. The company hopes to achieve faster cataloging and data retrieval with this upgrade, along with more precise analytics for images, video, maps and topography. “The technology enhancements found in DataMaster 5.3 are designed to create clearer [...]

By | April 17, 2014

David Gelerman interview SATELLITE

GaN to be Dominant RF Technology of the Future, Says Advantech Wireless CEO

In a video interview at SATELLITE 2014, David Gelerman, CEO of Advantech Wireless told Mark Holmes, editorial director of Via Satellite, that he expects Gallium Nitride (GaN) to be the technology of choice over Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) and Klystrons. “In my mind, in the next several years, most RF applications in the satellite [...]

By | April 17, 2014

Wildfires by DMCii imagery EO

DMCii CEO: Comfortable Level of EO Satellites at Least Five Years Away

[Via Satellite 04-15-2014] With the number of Earth observation (EO) satellites planned on the rise, the planet is nearing a point of regular photographic coverage. A powerful application for such imagery is in disaster planning and relief efforts. However, David Hodgson, Managing Director and CEO of DMC International Imaging (DMCii), the company that manages the [...]

By | April 16, 2014

Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX to Use Historic NASA Complex for Commercial Launches

[Via Satellite 04-16-2014] SpaceX has signed a 20-year agreement with NASA for use of the agency’s historical Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, the launch site of numerous Apollo and space shuttle missions. The platform will serve to support SpaceX’s commercial launch activities, which include nearly 50 missions in development. SpaceX’s use of pad [...]

By | April 16, 2014