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Ex-Im Bank

Satellite Orders Still Caught in Battle Over Ex-Im Bank

[Via Satellite 07-01-2016] More than 30 transactions by the Export Import Bank of America, commonly referred to as Ex-Im Bank, remain stalled out — a year since Congress voted to reauthorize the institution. Included in these 30 transactions, each valued in excess of $10 million, are new satellite orders caught in limbo. After the first […]

By | July 1, 2016

SkySat 3 Skybox Terra Bella

Terra Bella’s SkySat 3 Sends Back First Pictures

[Via Satellite 07-01-2016] SkySat 3, the third satellite of Terra Bella (formerly Skybox Imaging) has downlinked its first images following its June 22 launch aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The satellite launched with 19 other co-passengers and was released into a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit. Terra […]

By | July 1, 2016

ESA ESTEC

European Space Agency Reaches out to IoT Sector

[Via Satellite 07-01-2016] The European Space Agency (ESA) recently launched an Invitation to Tender (ITT) through its Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) program to encourage prototyping of low data rate satellite communications concepts that would be suitable for diverse Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. With this new funding opportunity, ESA is […]

By | July 1, 2016

Rocket Lab Electron

Rocket Lab Turns 10, Plans First Electron Launch This Year

[Via Satellite 07-01-2016] Small satellite launch company Rocket Lab reached its 10-year anniversary this June and is now months away from the first launch of its Electron rocket. Founded in June 2006, Rocket Lab has launched more than 80 sounding rockets and in 2009 became the first private company to reach space from the Southern […]

By | July 1, 2016

K2

Thuraya Supports First Telemedicine Expedition to K2

[Via Satellite 07-01-2016] The first telemedicine expedition to the mountain K2 is underway, after successful trials in the Himalayas in March. The WiCis-Sports app, running on Thuraya’s SatSleeve+, will monitor the #K2Adventure16 Madison Mountaineering trip. The #K2Adventure16 project began June 12, and is set to reach the summit in mid-August. Garrett Madison is leading the […]

By | July 1, 2016

Airbus Safran Launchers

Airbus and Safran Finalize Launcher Joint Venture

[Via Satellite 07-01-2016] Airbus Group and Safran have completed the formation of Airbus Safran Launchers — the 50/50 Joint Venture (JV) that combines Airbus Defence and Space’s launcher experience with Safran’s capability in liquid and solid rocket propulsion. Safran has agreed to make an economic equalization of approximately $836 million (€750 million) in order to […]

By | July 1, 2016

Advantech Wireless Hires Director of Sales for Indonesia

[Via Satellite 07-01-2016] Advantech Wireless has hired Jerome Fink as the company’s director of sales in Indonesia to further develop its growing portfolio of GaN-based Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Adaptive Satellite Access Technology (A-SAT-II) systems in the region. Jerome has more than 20 years of experience in the satellite industry, with previous sales […]

By | July 1, 2016

Optus C1 Australia

Optus Exec Highlights COTM as Exciting Growth Opportunity

[Via Satellite 06-23-2016] While Optus Satellite has no current plans for new satellites, and its next satellite is likely to be a replacement for its CI satellite, which was launched in 2003, Paul Sheridan, VP of Optus Satellite, told Via Satellite he expects the next two to three years to be an exciting time for […]

By | June 30, 2016

MSC Cruises Divina

Marlink Taps Intelsat to Connect MSC Cruises with EpicNG

[Via Satellite 06-30-2016] Marlink has selected Intelsat to deliver broadband connectivity to Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) cruise ships using its EpicNG High Throughput Satellite (HTS) system. The company is using Intelsat EpicNG connectivity for all of MSC Cruises’ 12 existing ships, with the first ship, the MSC Divina, having started service in May. Inmarsat and […]

By | June 30, 2016

Chennai India

ViaSat Establishes R&D Center in Chennai, India

[Via Satellite 06-30-2016] ViaSat has opened its first Research and Development (R&D) center in Chennai, India. The center, spanning more than 30,000 square feet to accommodate nearly 125 engineers, is part of the company’s ongoing globalization strategy. ViaSat anticipates the Chennai R&D center will enable the company to reach more customers for internet connectivity, including […]

By | June 30, 2016

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