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SMS Rugby Teleport

Satellite Mediaport Services Eyes Ka-band and Broadcast Opportunities

[Via Satellite 06-29-2016] Satellite Mediaport Services (SMS) is scaling up infrastructure at its Rugby Teleport to prepare for an expansion of Ka-band and broadcast services. The U.K.-based independent teleport operator delivered its first broadcast TV bouquet last year, and also signed a contract with Trio, leading up to the building of a new 13.5-meter Ka-band […]

By | June 29, 2016

Rio de Janeiro Brazil LATAM

HughesNet Satellite Internet Makes Debut in Brazil

[Via Satellite 06-29-2016] Hughes is beginning the company’s first international deployment of its HughesNet consumer internet service outside of North America, beginning on July 1 in Brazil. Using the Ka-band payload on Eutelsat‘s 65 West A High Throughput Satellite (HTS), HughesNet service will reach an estimated 85 percent of Brazil’s population. “Brazil has many of […]

By | June 29, 2016

OCX Raytheon

GPS OCX Passes New Test Milestone

[Via Satellite 06-29-2016] Raytheon recently completed its “Run For Record” test of the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) Black Wide Area Network (B-WAN), which provides network connectivity to unclassified external interfaces for GPS OCX. The company completed component-level testing, which included mission capability and cyber controls, with […]

By | June 29, 2016

Lufthansa Boeing 747

Comtech Wins In-Flight Connectivity SSPA Order

[Via Satellite 06-29-2016] Comtech Xicom Technology has received an $11.8 million follow-on production order for Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) to be used in an airborne, In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) application. The Gallium Nitride (GaN) SSPAs will enable high-speed satellite connectivity for airlines based in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. “Comtech continues to increase its presence in […]

By | June 29, 2016


AsiaSat and JIB Strike up NHK Broadcast Agreement

[Via Satellite 06-29-2016] Japan International Broadcasting (JIB), has agreed to use AsiaSat’s AsiaSat 7 satellite to broadcast NHK World TV HD, an English language news and lifestyle TV network, and for the continued distribution of its SD channel in the Asia-Pacific, effective July 1. NHK World TV’s 24-hour programming cycle includes its signature news show, […]

By | June 29, 2016

DigitalGlobe worldview-1

DigitalGlobe Shifts WorldView 1 to Afternoon Orbit

[Via Satellite 06-29-2016] DigitalGlobe has completed its 18-month-long transition of the WorldView 1 imaging satellite from a morning orbit to an afternoon orbit. The satellite now passes directly above Earth locations at approximately 1:30 p.m. local time. WorldView 1 uses a large telescope and advanced pointing technology to capture images of locations hundreds of miles […]

By | June 29, 2016

CPI ASC Signal Division Supplies Antennas to Taiwanese Telco

[Via Satellite 06-29-2016] Transcontinental Enterprises Company, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, has awarded a contract to the ASC Signal Division of Communications & Power Industries (CPI) to provide nine Earth station antennas to be installed in the outlying islands and remote areas of Taiwan. The installations are designed to improve basic telecommunications coverage in parts of […]

By | June 29, 2016

Nicola Blackwood UK MP

In Brexit Wake, UK Politician Gives Fiery Defense of Space Sector

[Via Satellite 06-28-2016] The U.K. Parliamentary Space Committee held its Summer Reception Tuesday, three days after the United Kingdom controversially voted to leave the European Union (EU) — one of the most shocking political events to take place in the country in modern times. At the event, industry and a number of Members of Parliament […]

By | June 28, 2016

Orbital Insight

Orbital Insight Raises $20 Million from Venture Capital Firms

[Via Satellite 06-28-2016] Geospatial big data startup Orbital Insight has raised $20 million in funding through a $15 million Series B round and an investment and development agreement from In-Q-Tel. GV, formerly Google Ventures, led the round, with participation from CME Ventures, and existing investors Sequoia Capital, Lux Capital, and Bloomberg Beta. With this new […]

By | June 28, 2016

UAE Space Agency

UAE Space Agency and Lockheed Martin Form Joint Training Program

[Via Satellite 06-28-2016] Lockheed Martin and the UAE Space Agency have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a comprehensive dual-track space training program for students and early career professionals in space fundamentals. The educational program is designed to prepare rising Emirati space professionals for future careers through a comprehensive four-month space training program […]

By | June 28, 2016

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