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Intelsat Tempers Down Disagreement Over SpaceX’s Experimental SmallSats

[Via Satellite 07-29-2015] Intelsat has tempered down a disagreement with SpaceX over the deployment of two experimental satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). SpaceX is planning to launch a constellation of approximately 4,000 SmallSats for telecommunications services, and plans to use six to eight test and demonstration satellites starting in 2016. The launcher filed an [...]

By | July 29, 2015

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Eutelsat Teams Up With Starburst Accelerator

[Via Satellite 07-29-2015] Eutelsat is becoming a partner of Starburst Accelerator, a startup accelerator established in 2013 to stimulate growth in the aerospace industry by closing the gap separating new ventures from established companies, public organizations and venture capital firms. As the first corporate partner with an operator profile to support Starburst Accelerator, Eutelsat will [...]

By | July 29, 2015

Long March 3B BeiDou

China’s Long March 3B Launches Two BeiDou Satellites

[Via Satellite 07-29-2015] On Saturday, July 25, China launched two satellites aboard a Long March 3B/Expedition 1 rocket for its indigenous Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), BeiDou. The launch occurred from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, with the satellites reaching their preset orbits in 3.5 hours, according to the center. [...]

By | July 29, 2015

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Airtel Ghana Partners with Thuraya for Hybrid Coverage

[Via Satellite 07-29-2015] Airtel Ghana and Thuraya Telecommunications have partnered to provide 100 percent coverage for Ghanaians through a combination of terrestrial and mobile satellite connectivity. Thuraya’s satellite-based solutions will help bridge the digital divide both for individuals and businesses through an agreement with Airtel Ghana that gives people living in rural and remote areas [...]

By | July 29, 2015

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Frequency Electronics Ships WAAS Hosted Payload GPS Equipment

[Via Satellite 07-29-2015] Frequency Electronics has delivered a GPS Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) multi-channel receiver/down converter to be installed on a hosted payload scheduled for launch later this year. The hosted payload is part of the Federal Aviation Administration‘s (FAA) GPS WAAS program, which augments the accuracy, integrity and availability of GPS signals to [...]

By | July 29, 2015

Red 52 Mexico Sergio Murillo

Mexico’s Red 52 Sees Latam Connectivity Boom

[Via Satellite 07-28-2015] Red 52, a growing Mexico-based satellite communications company, anticipates Latin America will remain a hotbed for satcom demand in the years to come. The company has grown year over year for the past four years, with 2015 being one of the most successful to date, according to Red 52 Director General Sergio [...]

By | July 28, 2015

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SpeedCast Acquires Sait Communications, Gains Maritime Foothold in Europe

[Via Satellite 07-28-2015] SpeedCast has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sait Communications, a fast-growing maritime communications service provider in southern Europe. Sait Communications has been active in the maritime communications business for close to 10 years, and services about 2,500 ships, including many of Greece’s largest shipping companies. SpeedCast anticipates the acquisition will significantly expand its [...]

By | July 28, 2015

Pohnpei Airport Micronesia

ABS Inks Multi-Transponder Deal with FSM Telecommunications Corporation

[Via Satellite 07-28-2015] FSM Telecommunications Corporation (FSMTC) has reached a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) for C-band capacity on its ABS 6 satellite. The capacity agreement will provide Internet connectivity to support FSMTC’s growing business. FSMTC is a public corporation established by the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to provide all telecommunications [...]

By | July 28, 2015

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RSCC and Energia Sign Collaboration Agreement

[Via Satellite 07-28-2015] Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and RSC Energia have signed an agreement to work together on developing advanced communications and broadcasting satellite systems. The agreement is expected to result in more efficient use of resources from both companies in order to design such systems. “The agreement we have signed is called upon [...]

By | July 28, 2015

US Marine Corps

DISA Awards TeleCommunication Systems $14.2 Million for Managed Satellite Services

[Via Satellite 07-28-2015] The United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has exercised its second year task order option worth $14.2 million for TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) to continue to provide Ku-band satellite bandwidth, terrestrial support and 24-hour support services for the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Tactical Satellite Communications Network. The task order came through the joint DISA/General Services [...]

By | July 28, 2015

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