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CubeSat, ISS Spaceflight

NanoRacks CEO Sees Soaring Opportunity Following Deployer Malfunction

[Via Satellite 03-26-2015] Despite a few recent setbacks, NanoRacks, a company that provides access to the International Space Station (ISS) for customers to launch their payloads into space, sees more opportunity than ever in the growing small satellite market; but alongside these prospects comes the challenges of exploring new territory. In the past year, NanoRacks [...]

By | March 26, 2015

Ceremony signature in Paris

Arianespace Inks Agreement to Launch Peru’s First Satellite

[Via Satellite 03-26-2015] Arianespace has signed a launch service contract with Airbus Defense & Space to launch the PeruSat 1 satellite for the government of Peru. Built by Airbus Defence & Space in Toulouse, France, PeruSat 1 is a high-resolution Earth Observation (EO) satellite. The first satellite of this type to be operated by Peru, [...]

By | March 26, 2015

Bayu-Undan field

SpeedCast Ups Connectivity on ConocoPhillip’s Offshore Sites

[Via Satellite 03-26-2015] SpeedCast has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to deliver satellite communications services to exploration and production company ConocoPhillips. The SpeedCast service will provide high-speed connectivity between ConocoPhillips’ offshore production facilities in the Bayu-Undan field in the Timor Sea and their regional headquarters in Perth, Australia. With this latest contract, the [...]

By | March 26, 2015

Eutelsat 3B satellite

Gilat Launches Ka-Band Service in Latin America

[Via Satellite 03-26-2015] Gilat Satellite Networks’ announced that its SkyEdge II-c High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) Multi-Spot Beam went live at JCP, the Brazilian telecommunications subsidiary of Florida-based Brastrading. With its new network, JCP is making Ka-band broadband services available to consumers, enterprise and the maritime and aviation mobility markets. “Our VSAT platform is live, serving our [...]

By | March 26, 2015


MACOM Announces New 650 W GaN on SiC HEMT Pulsed Power Transistor

[Via Satellite 03-26-2015] M/A-COM Technology Solutions announced the new MAGX-000912-650L00 and MAGX-000912-650L0S, a 650 W gallium nitride (GaN) on silicon carbide (SiC) HEMT pulsed power transistor for L-band pulsed avionics applications. The transistor is available in standard flange or earless flange packaging. The internally matched MAGX-000912-650L0x features 650 W of peak output power with 20 [...]

By | March 26, 2015

Connected Car M2M IoT

Analysts Find Limited Connected Car Opportunity for Satellite

[Via Satellite 03-25-2015] The connected car is a rapidly progressing trend in the automobile space, but the opportunities for satellite to play in this market are limited, according to analysts. While research from Ward’s Automotive Group estimates that more than a billion motor vehicles crisscrossed the world’s roads by 2010, the proximity of most to [...]

By | March 25, 2015

Drone Reaper Predator

CPI Wins Contract for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ Drones

[Via Satellite 03-25-2015] Communications & Power Industries (CPI) Malibu Division received a $2.5 million contact to build ground-based data links for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ (GA-ASI’s) Predator/MQ-9 Reaper drones. The company is supplying C-band advanced data link antennas to enable tracking and communications support. CPI will complete the contract at its Malibu Division facilities in [...]

By | March 25, 2015

PPS5000 EOR Thruster

Snecma Receives Follow-on Contract from Airbus for All-Electric Thrusters

[Via Satellite 03-25-2015] Airbus Defence and Space has reselected Snecma to provide thrusters for the Eurostar E3000 Electric Orbit Raising (EOR) platform. The contract, signed this month, follows an original collaboration agreement from March 2014 for the 5-kilowatt PPS5000 thruster. According to Snecma, the PPS5000 thrusters reduce the launch weight of an all-electric satellite in [...]

By | March 25, 2015

Unitech O3b Papua

O3b Networks Signs UNITECH as First Education Customer

[Via Satellite 03-25-2015] O3b Network’s inked a contract with the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (UNITECH) for trunking services, making it the company’s first education customer. The university will use O3b’s Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) system located in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) for Internet access, replacing terrestrial fiber and lower throughput satellites in [...]

By | March 25, 2015

Intelsat Paumalu Teleport

ETL Systems to Upgrade Intelsat Teleports

[Via Satellite 03-25-2015] Intelsat has awarded satellite communications RF signal distribution equipment specialist ETL Systems a contract to upgrade its teleport facilities. ETL Systems’ Enigma routers enable rapid switching time for continuous cycling through various channels to prevent missing an outage. Additionally, the Enigma matrix supports alarms and thresholds that customers can set to notify [...]

By | March 25, 2015

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