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Hong Kong Airlines AirCom Pacific

AirCom Pacific Gains Momentum in IFEC Regional Business

[Via Satellite 08-28-2015] AirCom Pacific, a new In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) provider dedicated to the Asia Pacific, plans to launch its service in the first quarter of 2016. The company already has a committed customer and recently leased Ku- and Ka-band capacity from AsiaSat 7 and 8 satellites for airlines flying over Asia. AirCom [...]

By | August 28, 2015

WGS Air Force

Kratos Awarded $49 Million US Government Satellite Infrastructure Contract

[Via Satellite 08-28-2015] Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ subsidiary RT Logic has received a $49 million firm fixed price, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), single contract award for satellite and communication system hardware, equipment, and products from a U.S. government agency. The period of performance on the contract is five years with funding to be [...]

By | August 28, 2015

Paiboon Panuwattanawong, next Thaicom CEO

Thaicom Selects New CEO, Begins Plan for Succession

[Via Satellite 08-28-2015] Thaicom has appointed Paiboon Panuwattanawong to take up the roles of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and authorized director of Thaicom starting Oct. 1. Current CEO Suphajee Suthumpun will assume the role of advisor to the CEO, to support Panuwattanawong during the leadership transition period from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. During the [...]

By | August 28, 2015

NASA Wallops MLCC

NASA Building New Wallops Island Mission Launch Command Center

[Via Satellite 08-28-2015] NASA has awarded a $5.6 million contract to Harkins Contracting of Salisbury, Md., for the construction of a new Mission Launch Command Center (MLCC) at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. The new 14,174 square-foot facility will serve as the hub for interfacing with and controlling rockets, their payloads [...]

By | August 28, 2015

Martin C Faulkes Dill Faulkes

Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd Appoints New Chairman

[Via Satellite 08-28-2015] Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd. (GES) has appointed Martin C Faulkes as chairman of its board of directors. The appointment of Faulkes further strengthens GES as it continues to grow and develop in the U.K. space sector. Faulkes brings a wealth of experience to Goonhilly. As the founding president of Logica‘s U.S. business, [...]

By | August 28, 2015

Mark Boggett Seraphim

European Space Industry to get Venture Capital Boost

[Via Satellite 08-27-2015] The European space industry is soon to gain a boost in venture capital once the London-based Seraphim Capital launches the Seraphim Space and Special Situations Fund during the fourth quarter of this year. The venture fund, which recently partnered with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) applications [...]

By | August 27, 2015

ISRO GLSV GSAT 6

ISRO’s Ninth GSLV Rocket Launches GSAT 6 Communications Satellite

[Via Satellite 08-27-2015] The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) completed the ninth flight of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle on Aug. 27, carrying the GSAT 6 communications satellite. The mission, conducted from Satish Dhawan Space Center Shar (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota, was the fifth developmental flight of GSLV and the third to carry the indigenous Cryogenic [...]

By | August 27, 2015

AsiaSat 6 SSL

AsiaSat 6 and 8 Growth Cut Short by Licensing Hang-ups

[Via Satellite 08-27-2015] Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, or AsiaSat, reported that licensing approvals are inhibiting growth from its new satellites AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8 during its 2015 interim results for the six months ended June 30. Combined with the challenge of excess capacity in Asian markets and flattening demand in some places, the [...]

By | August 27, 2015

SpeedCast VSAT

SpeedCast to Deliver Satcom to InterOil Sites in Papua New Guinea

[Via Satellite 08-27-2015] SpeedCast has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract for the delivery of satellite communications and network services by InterOil Corporation, a leading independent oil and gas business with operations dedicated to Papua New Guinea. InterOil will use a field connectivity solution, including containerized satellite data and voice communications units, network services, [...]

By | August 27, 2015

Arabsat Broadcasts Ivory Coast Channel from BADR 4

[Via Satellite 08-27-2015] Arabsat is now offering Radiodiffusion-Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe from its BADR 4 satellite, the company announced Aug. 27. The operator began broadcasting RTI through an agreement with the public broadcaster. “Africa is a large continent and Cote d’Ivoire is one of the most fast growing [...]

By | August 27, 2015

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