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India 4K Market Could be One to Watch ABI Research Analyst Says

[Via Satellite 12-19-2014] The 4K market will begin in earnest in 2016. This is the view of the Michael Inouye, a research analyst at ABI Research who looks in-depth at pay-TV markets around the world. Inouye believes the nascent 4K market will expand and likely by the 2018-2020 timeframe in some markets, begin to stand [...]

By | December 19, 2014

Arianespace’s December 18, 2014 mission with four O3b Networks connectivity satellites

Arianespace Launches Four More Satellites in the O3b Constellation

[Via Satellite 12-192014] In its 11th launch of the year, Arianespace successfully took four more satellites in the O3b Networks constellation to orbit. Using the Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Center, the flight follows the successful launches of the first eight O3b satellites in two batches in June 2013 and July 2014. The O3b [...]

By | December 19, 2014

Galileo ESA Soyuz

Salvaged Galileo Performs its First Navigation Fix

[Via Satellite 12-192014] Galileo’s fifth satellite, which was recently salvaged from the wrong orbit to begin navigation testing, has been combined with three of its predecessors to provide its very first position fix. This achievement is particularly significant because the fifth satellite is the first of a new design of 22 Galileos set to launch [...]

By | December 19, 2014

Exelis soldier radio

Exelis and Iridium Demonstrate New DTCS Global Services

[Via Satellite 12-192014] Exelis and Iridium Communications have successfully demonstrated a new global-reach communications capability for the United States Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Distributed Tactical Communication System (DTCS). The capability, once deployed, will advance the Department of Defense’s (DOD) critical satellite communications network, bringing secure, reliable and global communications services to users in the [...]

By | December 19, 2014

Eutelsat Offers GSM Demodulation Tool to IRG Members

[Via Satellite 12-192014] Eutelsat-developed GSM Demodulation Tool is now being offered to all members of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) including new members joining throughout 2015. The tool, which Eutelsat demonstrated at the recent IRG workshop in London, uses a simple detector unit, a PC and mapping software to locate GSM beacons. In most [...]

By | December 19, 2014

ATOM series Norsat

Norsat Receives Follow-on Order for Atom series of BUC

[Via Satellite 12-192014] Norsat International has received an approximately $430,000 order for its Atom series Block Upconverter (BUC) products from a large international defense electronics company. This represents the second largest single order for the Atom series. Norsat said it has worked closely with this customer since the product was introduced in April 2014 and [...]

By | December 19, 2014

A CPI radome under static loads testing

CPI Buoyed by Radant Technologies Division Sales

[Via Satellite 12-18-2014] Communications & Power Industries (CPI) brought in $475 million in sales during fiscal year 2014, a 13 percent increase from the year prior. Fiscal year 2014 was one of CPI’s strongest, with orders in defense and communications — the company’s two largest markets — topping all previous years save for fiscal 2013 [...]

By | December 18, 2014

One of the worst-hit towns by Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines.

Inmarsat, TSF Help Connect Philippine Towns Affected by Typhoon Hagupit

[Via Satellite 12-18-2014] Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), the Inmarsat-sponsored telecoms agency, has entered Eastern Samar in the Philippines to provide crucial emergency communications in the wake of Typhoon Hagupit. Following assessments of the towns spanning Borongan to Artechi, many of which were destroyed by floods and landslides, TSF reported that mobile networks had been established [...]

By | December 18, 2014

A group of students who receive help from Tanzania Support Foundation.

Globecomm to Bring Computers to Rural African School

[Via Satellite 12-18-2014] Globecomm has donated desktop computers to a school in the Tanzanian village of Selela to support the mission of the Tanzania Support Foundation helping small communities become more self-sufficient in education, healthcare, hygiene and clean water. A total of 14 computers — last used for e-welfare support for military operations in Afghanistan [...]

By | December 18, 2014

Ball DigitalGlobe EO

DigitalGlobe Extends Useful Lives of Two Satellites

[Via Satellite 12-18-2014] As a result of its annual satellite life review, DigitalGlobe will extend the useful lives of two of its satellites: WorldView 1 and WorldView 2. The company has also assigned an initial useful life to its newest satellite, WorldView 3 that is slightly longer than the original use lives assigned to its [...]

By | December 18, 2014

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