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Jean Yves Le Gall, president of the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

Le Gall Calls for More Satellites to Help Fight Climate Change

[Via Satellite 05-40-2016] Satellites will play a vital role in ensuring the agreements reached last year at the COP21 Paris Climate Conference are followed through, but more are needed, according to Jean Yves Le Gall, president of the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the French space agency. Speaking April 29 at the Washington Space Business Roundtable, [...]

By | May 4, 2016

TeSeR Image Sequence. Photo: Airbus DS GmbH

Airbus Defence and Space to Lead TeSeR Space Debris Removal Project

[Via Satellite 05-04-2016] Airbus Defence and Space announced today that it will lead a team of companies for the European Union’s (EU) Technology for Self-Removal of Spacecraft (TeSeR) project, which seeks to develop technology to reduce the risk of spacecraft colliding with debris in space. Together with 10 European partners, the company will develop a [...]

By | May 4, 2016

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SES Gains SeaVsat as Satellite Capacity and Broadband Services Customer

[Via Satellite 05-04-2016] SeaVsat, a global mobile broadband communication solutions and maritime communications provider, has signed a contract with SES for satellite capacity as well as the operator’s SES Enterprise+ Broadband service. Under the new agreements, SeaVsat will be providing broadband connectivity and Voice Over IP (VoIP) services to its maritime customers, enabling reliable communications [...]

By | May 4, 2016

Generation Orbit GoLauncher 1

NASA and Generation Orbit Sign Space Act Agreement on GOLauncher 1

[Via Satellite 05-04-2016] Generation Orbit Launch Services (GO) has signed a Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) to collaboratively pursue the flight test and envelope clearance for the GOLauncher 1 air launched rocket vehicle. Using AFRC’s experience and capabilities in flight test engineering for air launch rocket systems, the two-year program [...]

By | May 4, 2016

Christoph Fitih Sevis

Sevis Appoints New VP of Sales for Africa

[Via Satellite 05-04-2016] Wireless backhaul optimization and acceleration company Sevis Systems has hired Christoph Fitih as vice president of sales for Africa. Currently based in Ghana, Fitih supports Sevis’ continued global expansion of its on-the-ground business and technical presence. In this role he will work closely with Tim Peyla, global VP of business development and [...]

By | May 4, 2016

Harris Corp Orders 12 Transportable Antennas from CPI’s ASC Signal Division

[Via Satellite 05-04-2016] Harris Corporation’s Government Communications Division has purchased 12 trifold antennas (4.6-meter) from the ASC Signal Division of Communications and Power Industries (CPI) for use in a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) program. The total value of the contract exceeds $10 million. CPI ASC Signal Division’s trifold antennas are capable of being deployed [...]

By | May 4, 2016

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Comtech Xicom Debuts GaN Solid-State X-Band Satcom Block Upconverter

[Via Satellite 05-04-2016] Comtech Xicom has released a new Gallium Nitride (GaN) based solid-state X-band Block Upconverter (BUC) that provides 20 watts of linear output power in a 147mm x 130mm x 99mm feed-mountable package. The BUC is designed to handle tough environments and meet stringent X-band Radio-Frequency (RF) requirements while drawing very little power [...]

By | May 4, 2016

O3b Networks SES

SES CEO Explains Benefits of O3b Networks Ownership Move

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] SES announced April 29 a $20 million investment in the Medium Earth Orbiting (MEO) satellite system O3b Networks. The decision tipped majority ownership to SES, and will result in further collaborative satellite services between SES’ Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites and the O3b constellation. Prior to the investment, SES already owned 49.1 percent [...]

By | May 3, 2016

Zhang Yan AsiaSat VP China

AsiaSat Appoints New VP for China Market

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] AsiaSat has appointed Zhang Yan as its new vice president for China to take over the responsibility of Zhang Hai Ming following his May 1 retirement. Yan started working with AsiaSat in 2008 as the chief representative of the operator’s Beijing office and general manager of CITICSat, AsiaSat’s partner in China. She [...]

By | May 3, 2016

Exelis

Exelis Acquisition Boosts Harris Corp Revenues

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] Harris Corporation reported revenue of $1.91 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, compared with $1.19 billion in the prior year. Income from continuing operations was $170 million based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP) and $182 million on a non-GAAP basis, excluding acquisition-related costs. In the prior year, income from [...]

By | May 3, 2016

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