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Avanti Nabs New Africa Contracts

[Via Satellite 03-30-2015] British satellite operator Avanti is launching two new programs in Africa in partnership with the United Kingdom Space Agency through the International Partnership Space Program (IPSP). Additionally, TS2 Satellite recently launched Africa-focused Ka-band satellite services from Avanti’s Hylas 2 satellite, making Africa an even larger focus for the company. Supported by the [...]

By | March 30, 2015

ISS-Reshetnev Academician

ISS-Reshetnev Ramps Up Modernization Program

[Via Satellite 03-30-2015] Russian satellite manufacturer Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems (ISS-Reshetnev) has initiated pre-construction procedures for the building of a new integration and test facility. The company is demolishing a derelict building from the early 1990s near its territory to make room for satellite transportation containers and employee parking, to accommodate staffing the new [...]

By | March 30, 2015

ISRO IRNSS India

ISRO Launch Marks Halfway Point for IRNSS Constellation

[Via Satellite 03-30-2015] The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the fourth of seven satellites in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The March 28 launch of a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, the 28th successful mission and seventh in the XL configuration, delivered the satellite into an elliptical orbit close to its intended location. [...]

By | March 30, 2015

Arianespace Soyuz Galileo

Arianespace Soyuz Successfully Launches Two Galileo Satellites

[Via Satellite 03-30-2015] On March 27 Arianespace completed the launch of the third and fourth Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites for Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Galileo. The 700-kg satellites, known as Adam and Anastasia, reached their intended deployment point following two burns of the Fregat upper stage, separated by a three-hour-plus ballistic phase. [...]

By | March 30, 2015

Eutelsat Africa Pay-TV

Eutelsat Gains Multi-Year Africa Pay-TV Customer

[Via Satellite 03-30-2015] Strong Media SAL-Off-Shore (SMO), a digital television receiver equipment specialist, has entered a new multi-year agreement with Eutelsat to launch pay-TV services in Sub-Saharan Africa. The company leased capacity on the Eutelsat 16A satellite in order to launch a variety of channels in English, French and Arabic. SMO owns operations for distribution, [...]

By | March 30, 2015

RR Play RR Media

RR Media Exec: Russia’s Economic Crisis Not Stalling Digital Media Evolution

[Via Satellite 03-27-2015] RR Media launched a new office in Russia approximately 18 months ago, comfortably ahead of the nation’s recent economic downturn. The sliding ruble has strained markets, but RR Media executives say the trend toward higher quality video and broadcast capability continues to remain strong in the country. “It is very strange. The [...]

By | March 27, 2015

Vanuatu Cyclone Pam

ITU Sends Vanuatu Emergency Satcom Resources

[Via Satellite 03-27-2015] The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is supplying emergency satellite communications equipment to the archipelago of Vanuatu, which on March 13 endured a category 5 tropical storm known as Cyclone Pam. The storm caused winds estimated at 250 Km/h, along with peak gusts of roughly 320 Km/h, which severely damaged infrastructure across the [...]

By | March 27, 2015

Oil derrick energy

Middle East Petroleum Company Orders Hughes Jupiter System

[Via Satellite 03-23-2015] Hughes Network Systems received an order for its Jupiter system to serve as the foundation network for a large oil wellhead-monitoring project. The customer, based in the Middle East, will use a network of two Jupiter gateways and more than 600 ruggedized Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) satellite terminals. Hughes has [...]

By | March 27, 2015

Shanghai

Broadcom Releases SoC for HD Satellite in China

[Via Satellite 03-27-2015] Broadcom Corporation has revealed a new System-on-a-Chip (SoC) for HD Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) targeting China’s Free-to-Air (FTA) satellite broadcast market. The BCM7228 SoC features 1080p Audio Video Coding Standard (AVS+) for decoding and display, more than 750 Dhrystone Million Instructions per Second (DMIPS) application, CPU and a graphics engine for 2-D graphic acceleration [...]

By | March 27, 2015

AL-4034D Orbit-CS

SmallSat Launch Company Orders Ground Station Solution

[Via Satellite 03-27-2015] An undisclosed small satellite launch provider based in the United States and Oceania has purchased a turnkey tracking and telemetry ground station from Orbit Communications to support their launch missions. Orbit is providing an integrated turnkey solution based on its AL-4034 5-meter S-band telemetry system, along with complementary equipment, Monitor and Control [...]

By | March 27, 2015

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