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Orbital ATK Building Facility

Orbital ATK Confident on Satellite Demand, March Return of Antares Rocket

[Via Satellite 05-28-2015] Orbital ATK anticipates opportunities to bid on another six satellite opportunities this year, and continues to expect in its launch business to see the first flight of the re-engined Antares rocket in March 2016. In the company’s first post-merger quarterly earnings call, David Thompson, CEO of Orbital ATK told investors that commercial [...]

By | May 28, 2015

Artist rendition of the Intelsat 33e satellite. Photo: Intelsat

Intelsat Releases IntelsatOne Flex Service

[Via Satellite 05-28-2015] Intelsat has introduced a new customizable, managed mobility service for maritime, aero and government verticals designed to simplify the launch of new services and reduce costs. Dubbed IntelsatOne Flex, the service leverages iDirect’s Velocity ground infrastructure platform for scalability, performance and higher throughput. The platform is optimized for Intelsat’s upcoming EpicNG High [...]

By | May 28, 2015

VA223 Arianespace DirecTV

Arianespace Dual Launch Orbits Two Satellites for DirecTV

[Via Satellite 05-28-2015] Arianespace successfully launched two satellites for DirecTV on May 27 aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. The mission carried the DirecTV 15 satellite, built by Airbus Defence and Space on the Eurostar E3000 platform, and the Sky Mexico 1 (SKYM 1) satellite built on Orbital ATK’s GEOStar 2 platform. DirecTV plans to use [...]

By | May 28, 2015

Hughes HT1300 HTS

Hughes Unveils New Jupiter System Router

[Via Satellite 05-28-2015] Hughes Networks Systems has released a new high-throughput router for the company’s Jupiter system, designed to operate over C and Ku band, as well as Ka-band satellite capacity. The HT1300 enables use of the Jupiter system with conventional satellite capacity while creating a path for seamless migration to future High-Throughput Satellites (HTS). [...]

By | May 28, 2015

KT Skylife Using Broadcom Chips for Ultra-HD STBs

[Via Satellite 05-28-2015] KT Skylife, one of South Korea’s top satellite broadcast providers, has deployed Ultra-HD Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) built on Broadcom‘s single-chip High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) 4K/Ultra-HD satellite solution, the BCM7376. The single-chip BCM7376 delivers video at 60 Frames Per Second (FPS) with 10-bit color and four times the resolution of conventional HD displays. [...]

By | May 28, 2015

NASA David Miller

NASA Enthusiastic About Satellite Industry Relationship

[Via Satellite 05-27-2015] NASA sees its relationship with the satellite industry tightening as the agency pursues its objectives in each mission directorate. Earlier this month NASA released its draft 2015 technology roadmaps to industry and academia, which will guide the development of space technology. David Miller, chief technologist at NASA, told Via Satellite that the [...]

By | May 27, 2015

SpaceX Air Force EELV

US Air Force Certifies Falcon 9 for National Security Launches

[Via Satellite 05-27-2015] After a two-year effort, the United States Air Force has officially certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch system for national security space missions. SpaceX is now able to compete for these missions in the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program with current incumbent United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Boeing and [...]

By | May 27, 2015

Drillship Hess Stampede Gulf of Mexico

Hess Corporation Awards Systems Integration Contract to Harris CapRock

[Via Satellite 05-27-2015] Harris CapRock has received a contract from Hess Corporation, a top global independent energy company, to provide a turnkey, integrated telecommunications solution to support the company’s Stampede offshore field development project in the Green Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Harris CapRock is the single-source telecom provider and will procure [...]

By | May 27, 2015

Spire Antoine De Chassy

Former Astrium Geo-Information NA President CEO Joins Spire’s Executive Team

[Via Satellite 05-27-2015] Spire has appointed Antoine de Chassy, the former president and CEO of Astrium Geo-Information North America (since renamed Airbus Defence and Space) as its senior business development executive. De Chassy has more than 20 years of experience with the space industry and the U.S. government, working with customers such as the U.S. [...]

By | May 27, 2015

Masdar Institute Master's Program

Yahsat, Orbital ATK, Masdar Institute Create Space Systems and Technology Master’s Degree Program

[Via Satellite 05-27-2015] Yahsat, Orbital ATK, and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create the Gulf region’s first master’s level advanced studies space program. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is endorsing it, and the recently created UAE Space Agency was also in attendance at the signing. [...]

By | May 27, 2015

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