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CPI Industries Satcom

CPI Buoyed By Satellite Communications Growth

[Via Satellite 02-11-2016] Communications and Power Industries’ (CPI) recent acquisition of ASC Signal showed positively for the company during its first quarter 2016 earnings, shoring up revenue at a time when weakness in global markets slowed growth in other sectors. CPI purchased ASC Signal, a manufacturer of satellite Earth station, radar and High Frequency (HF) antenna systems, [...]

By | February 11, 2016


Garmin Makes Move to Acquire DeLorme

[Via Satellite 02-11-2016] Garmin has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of DeLorme, a company that designs and markets consumer-based satellite tracking devices with two-way communication and navigational capabilities. The completion of the acquisition, which is subject to customary conditions, is expected to occur within 30 to 60 days. DeLorme is [...]

By | February 11, 2016

Lisa Pathfinder ESA

Busek Electric Thrusters Complete In-Space Commissioning on Lisa Pathfinder

[Via Satellite 02-11-2016] Satellite propulsion company Busek has confirmed the successful firing of the company’s electrospray thrusters aboard the Lisa Pathfinder spacecraft. All eight of the electric propulsion devices on board the spacecraft successfully test fired along the satellite’s journey to Lagrange Point 1, located a 1.5 million kilometers (932,000 miles) from Earth. Lisa Pathfinder [...]

By | February 11, 2016

Lockheed Martin F-35

Orbcomm Wins Lockheed Martin IoT Contract

[Via Satellite 02-11-2016] Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics Division has selected Orbcomm’s turnkey iApp platform as a replacement to its existing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based data collection solution. The iApp platform will enable automated data capture, processing, traceability and analysis of assets located at global storage sites that Lockheed Martin manages along with its partners and sellers. [...]

By | February 11, 2016

GEOStar-3 Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK Establishes New Presence in Singapore

[Via Satellite 02-11-2016] Orbital ATK is expanding its presence in Asia with a new regional office in Singapore. The company is following a deliberate process of increasing its availability to, and direct engagement with, customers and industry partners. Bill Rose, senior regional director of Asia Pacific at Orbital ATK, will lead the new office. Orbital ATK’s [...]

By | February 11, 2016

ViaSat 3 Map

Dankberg: ViaSat 3 Satellites Will Have More Capacity than the Rest of the World Combined

[Via Satellite 02-10-2016] ViaSat projects that its next generation satellite system will have more capacity than all the other telecommunications spacecraft in the world. The company is aggressively developing ViaSat 3, a trio of geostationary high capacity satellites where each spacecraft will be capable of more than a terabit per second of network capacity. Speaking [...]

By | February 10, 2016

Michel de Rosen Selected as Satellite Executive of the Year

Michel de Rosen Selected as Satellite Executive of the Year

In 2009, when Eutelsat was a regional operator looking for its place in the satellite world, Michel de Rosen became the company’s CEO. Since then, de Rosen has built Eutelsat to be a truly global powerhouse with a strong presence in Latin America and Asia, and has been at the forefront of technology changes, constantly [...]

By | February 10, 2016

Sentinel ESA

ESA Awards Sentinel 3C and D Satellite Contracts to Thales Alenia Space

[Via Satellite 02-10-2016] The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a $505 million contract to Thales Alenia Space for the design, development, integration and testing of the Sentinel 3C and D environmental monitoring and oceanographic satellites. The satellites will each be fitted with four instruments — two optical and two radar — to continue the [...]

By | February 10, 2016


SSL and Busek Team Up on Solar Electric Propulsion for US Government Missions

[Via Satellite 02-10-2016] Space Systems Loral (SSL) is collaborating with Busek, manufacturer of the first U.S.-built Hall Effect thruster to ever fly in space, on advancing the capability of solar electric propulsion systems. The companies plan to build on the current collaboration specifically to address the future needs of NASA and other U.S. government agencies. [...]

By | February 10, 2016

Satcom Global

Satcom Global Grows Maritime Product Portfolio with AND Group

[Via Satellite 02-10-2016] Satcom Global has added safety and security products for the marine and offshore market, along with a range of enhanced engineering services to its portfolio, following a full rebrand of sister company AND Group. Now under the Satcom Global brand, AND Group brings its exclusive supply relationships with marine equipment manufacturers including [...]

By | February 10, 2016

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