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Artist rendition of the future Vulcan vehicle during lift off. Photo: ULA

ULA Eager to Tap Commercial Market with Vulcan Rocket

[Via Satellite 05-22-2015] United Launch Alliance is gunning to make its next generation launch system, Vulcan, competitive enough to actively bid in the commercial launch market while keeping the Atlas 5 in play long enough to ensure a seamless transition. Vulcan, unveiled at the National Space Symposium earlier this year, conflates features from both current [...]

By | May 22, 2015

ASC Signal 7.6 Antenna

ASC Signal Wins Large Multi-Antenna Order

[Via Satellite 05-22-2015] ASC Signal Corporation received a contract from one of Asia’s largest information and communications technology providers for the installation of seven 9.3-meter C-band and one 7.6-meter Ku-band antenna. The customer is installing the new antennas at a major teleport in Singapore along with several existing ASC antennas that are being relocated to [...]

By | May 22, 2015

LightSail Planetary Society

Planetary Society’s LightSail Launched on USAF X-37B Mission

[Via Satellite 05-22-2015] The Planetary Society’s LightSail satellite — a technology demonstration mission evaluating the use of momentum from solar photons as a propulsion method — launched May 20 aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket. The LightSail is one of 10 CubeSats launched as part of the Ultra Lightweight Technology and Research [...]

By | May 22, 2015


Iridium to use S3 Group Single-Conversion Radio Transceivers

[Via Satellite 05-22-2015] S3 Group has released a fully integrated, single conversion radio transceiver for use in Iridium satellite communications devices, handsets, transceivers and modems. The device enables Iridium to reduce form factor, power consumption, cost and time to market, and gives greater flexibility in embedding the Iridium data modems into products for Value Added [...]

By | May 22, 2015


DataPath and MissionMobility Team Up on new Products

[Via Satellite 05-22-2015] DataPath has entered an exclusive technology licensing agreement with baseband communications solutions provider MissionMobility. The company will manufacture certain MissionMobility mobile networking products, as well as develop new products based on MissionMobility technology. DataPath plans to develop a new tightly integrated complete communications solution with the addition of MissionMobility’s mobile networking product [...]

By | May 22, 2015


Gilat Looks to Connectivity Contracts to Bolster Lagging Revenues

[Via Satellite 05-21-2015] Following an upper management shakeup in the first quarter in which Erez Antebi decided to step down as CEO at Gilat Satellite Systems, the new Interim CEO and Chairman of the board Dov Baharav reported less-than-stellar numbers yesterday in its first quarter 2015 conference call, even as the company announces new contracts [...]

By | May 21, 2015

The AN/PRC-117G Wideband Multiband Multimission Radio, capable of leveraging the MUOS waveform with a software upgrade

Harris’ Falcon 3 Radios Demo MUOS Waveform Operating On-Air

[Via Satellite 05-21-2015] Harris Corporation reports it successfully conducted satellite communications calls with two Falcon 3 AN/PRC-117G tactical radios using the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform. The demonstration validated the multiband manpack radio’s ability to run the narrowband MUOS service with a software-only upgrade. The MUOS satellite constellation is the U.S. Department of Defense’s [...]

By | May 21, 2015

An ST Teleport facility

ST Teleport, iDirect Asia Partner on Maritime Web-Based Monitoring Platform

[Via Satellite 05-21-2015] ST Teleport, a Singapore-based full-service satellite and fiber communications solutions provider, has launched a vessel-location tracking and network-monitoring platform designed to help maritime customers achieve greater operational and cost control, and improve customer satisfaction. The proprietary solution, coined Nautical, is built on iDirect’s SatManage network management system, which enables automation, monitoring and [...]

By | May 21, 2015

Two Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles are seen on the tarmac at a Northrop Grumman test facility in Palmdale, Calif. Triton is undergoing flight testing as an unmanned maritime surveillance vehicle

XTAR to Connect US Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAV

[Via Satellite 05-21-2015] The United States Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a 12-month, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with an estimated value of $1.8 million to XTAR for satellite capacity to connect the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). XTAR will supply space segment capacity from its XTAR-LANT North America spot beam. Northrop [...]

By | May 21, 2015

An Enstyle facility

SES to Launch Ultra-HD FTA Channel in Europe this September

[Via Satellite 05-21-2015] SES has announced plans to launch a Free-to-Air (FTA) Ultra-High Definition (Ultra-HD) channel in Europe this September. The Enstyle GmbH company, a German shopping channel, will broadcast from Astra 19.2 degrees east. The company plans to purchase additional capacity from SES in order to launch the new channel, which it will [...]

By | May 21, 2015

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