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Magellan Aerospace ASIF Canada

Magellan Aerospace Exec Talks New Satellite Facility, University Partnership

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] Canadian aerospace company Magellan Aerospace recently unveiled its new Advanced Satellite Integration Facility (ASIF) in partnership with the University of Manitoba that the company believes will foster a productive relationship between academia and industry. The Winnipeg-based 6,000-square-foot facility aims to expand not only Magellan’s own satellite operations, but also the presence of [...]

By | April 24, 2015

9.4 Meter Earth Station ASC

Globecomm Orders New Earth Station, Antenna Upgrades from ASC Signal

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] Globecomm has signed a contract with ASC Signal for a new Earth station at the company’s Laurel, Md. location, along with a Next Generation Controller (NGC) upgrade for a 5.6-meter antenna. The Earth station will feature a new NGC-equipped, 9.4 meter, Ku-band antenna system with full environmental controls. Globecomm also selected several [...]

By | April 24, 2015

Vandenberghe Skyline Communications

Skyline Communications Appoints New Leadership

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] Skyline Communications has appointed new executives to the roles of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), along with several other appointments. Ben Vandenberghe takes the helm as CEO, having focused mainly on sales, marketing and product management for broadcast, satellite, cable, telco and mobile ecosystems [...]

By | April 24, 2015

Express AM7 RSCC

RSCC’s Express AM7 Satellite Reaches GEO

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has confirmed that its Express AM7 satellite launched March 19 aboard a Proton rocket reached Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) on March 25. The company expects the satellite to begin operations in May 2015. Built by Airbus Defence and Space, the Express AM7 satellite carries 80 transponders for [...]

By | April 24, 2015

MDA Radarsat EO

MDA Signs Undisclosed Geospatial Contracts

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has inked several contracts for geospatial information services with undisclosed customers. Collectively, the contracts exceeded $33 million, and were primarily for buyers in the United States.

By | April 24, 2015

Svante Hjorth Arycom

Brazil’s Economic Struggles Prompt Arycom to Pursue New Mobility Verticals

[Via Satellite 04-23-2015] Arycom, one of the leading mobile satellite communications companies in Brazil, is reprioritizing its focus on different verticals as the Brazilian economy experiences a slump. Volatility of the U.S. dollar in relation to the Brazilian currency, the real, has affected the company, as demand in some sectors slows and budgets contract. Still, [...]

By | April 23, 2015


SES 15 Satellite to Carry Raytheon WAAS Hosted Payload

[Via Satellite 04-23-2015] Following a $103 million contract from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has awarded a 14-year contract to SES Government Solutions (SES GS) to host a payload on the upcoming SES 15 satellite. Raytheon’s FAA contract funds a Wide Area Augmentation Systems (WAAS) hosted payload, which enhances the [...]

By | April 23, 2015

Avanti Communications HYLAS 2 satellite

Zimbabwe’s TelOne Scales Up Contract with Avanti

[Via Satellite 04-23-2015] TelOne, Zimbabwe’s sole fixed telecommunications service provider, is expanding its contract with Avanti Communications for Ka-band capacity on the Hylas 2 satellite. The state-owned operator has deployed satellite communications for enterprise sector customers, consumers, and public sector programs. More than 300 schools have leveraged the service for broadband connectivity. The increased capacity [...]

By | April 23, 2015

MCP Telenor MarCom

Telenor Integrates MarCom with Maritime Communications Partner

[Via Satellite 04-23-2015] Telenor Maritime Radio is integrating its MarCom commercial maritime communications business unit with Maritime Communications Partner (MCP). Telenor ASA fully owns MCP, which has focused primarily on global coverage for cruise, ferry and offshore verticals. MarCom has focused on the Nordic market, providing satellite communications to ferries and other vessels. The transfer, [...]

By | April 23, 2015

Globalstar Ecuador

Globalstar’s SmartOne Selected for Fleet Tracking in Colombia

[Via Satellite 04-23-2015] Spanish technology and fleet tracking solutions specialist FAGOR Electrónica has entered an agreement with Globalstar Europe Satellite Services for a satellite tracking solution in Latin America. The company is providing Globalstar’s SmartOne data modem through its authorized distributor Skytracking to incorporate satellite in a hybrid tracking system. Globalstar’s SmartOne will enable fleet [...]

By | April 23, 2015

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