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Sky and Space Global

Sky and Space Global Details Vision for 200 Satellite LEO Network

[Via Satellite 07-26-2016] Small satellite company Sky and Space Global is planning a network of nanosatellites for narrowband communications that it expects will cost $160 million or less to complete in total. The company, located in the U.K., Israel and Australia, has fully funded the first three satellites to precede an initial constellation of 200 […]

By | July 26, 2016

Hellenic Seaways Telenor

Thor 7 HTS Beta Customer Commits Whole Maritime Fleet to Service

[Via Satellite 07-26-2016] Hellenic Seaways, a domestic ferry service company in Greece, has decided to equip its entire fleet for Ka-band connectivity from Telenor Satellite’s first High Throughput Satellite (HTS), Thor 7. Previously a beta-test customer, Hellenic Seaways has been using the service effectively on the vessel Nissos Mykonos. The company is now implementing equipment […]

By | July 26, 2016

HPGP Rocket Engine ECAPS

Orbital ATK, ECAPS Partner on Green Propulsion Technology

[Via Satellite 07-26-2016] Orbital ATK has signed an agreement with European green propulsion technology firm ECAPS to fully develop, demonstrate and market a High Performance Green Propulsion (HPGP) system. Orbital ATK’s team will leverage exclusive use of ECAPS’ LMP-103S, a very-low toxicity monopropellant technology designed as a direct replacement for hydrazine-based systems. LMP-103S offers significantly […]

By | July 26, 2016


Sevis Releases HTS-Optimized Backhaul Offload for MNOs

[Via Satellite 07-26-2016] Sevis Systems has released the latest version of its Intelligent Backhaul Optimization (IBO) suite of applications that now includes the addition of its “Backhaul Offload” application. Backhaul Offload allows Mobile Network Operators (MNO’s) to leverage High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beams to offload traffic in locations where pre-existing terrestrial backhaul links are […]

By | July 26, 2016

DataPath QCT90

Inmarsat Approves DataPath QCT90 Man-Pack Terminal for Global Xpress

[Via Satellite 07-26-2016] DataPath’s new QCT90 man-packable antenna has achieved full Inmarsat Type Approval for use on commercial Ka-band frequencies over the operator’s Global Xpress (GX), high-throughput wideband service. Introduced to the market last fall, the QCT90 man-pack terminal employs a 90-cm antenna with a carbon fiber reflector and cast magnesium frame for maximum durability while […]

By | July 26, 2016

John Schaub NRL

NRL Appoints John Schaub as Director of Naval Center for Space Technology

[Via Satellite 07-26-2-16] The United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has appointed John Schaub to succeed Peter Wilhelm as director of the Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST). Schaub previously served as the senior executive in charge of NCST’s Spacecraft Engineering Department for 10 years. NCST’s mission is to preserve and enhance a strong space […]

By | July 26, 2016

Kevin Reyes ILS

ILS Hires Senior Sales Director for Asia Pacific

[Via Satellite 07-26-2016] International Launch Services (ILS) has hired Kevin Reyes as senior director of sales. A 35-year veteran of the aerospace industry, Reyes is now responsible for sales and business development activities of Proton and Angara launch services for customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to his appointment with ILS, Reyes led the business […]

By | July 26, 2016

Hans Vestberg Ericsson

Ericsson CEO Steps Down

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] Hans Vestberg, president, CEO and member of the board of directors of Ericsson, has stepped down with immediate effect, the company announced July 25. Executive Vice President (EVP) and CFO Jan Frykhammar will temporarily assume the CEO position until a new CEO is in office. “I have had 28 fantastic years at […]

By | July 25, 2016

Harris Corporation

Harris Places Multi-Million SSPA Order with Norsat

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] Norsat has received an order worth approximately $3.8 million from Harris Corporation for Atom series Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs). Harris and Norsat have been collaborating since 2013 on custom SSPAs that meet higher Radio Frequency (RF) performance requirements for linearity, gain flatness and phase matching. This contract is for the second phase of the […]

By | July 25, 2016

ViaSat Air Force One

ViaSat to Provide IFC to Air Force One, Other Government Aircraft

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] The United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded ViaSat a non-competitive, firm-fixed-price contract to provide senior leaders and their support staff with global in-flight broadband and communications services. The award covers support for VC-25s, C-17s, C-32s, C-37s, C-40s and the complete range of VIP and special air mission aircraft. According to […]

By | July 25, 2016

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