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Export Development Canada EDC

Export Development Canada Sees Increased Satellite Industry Activity

[Via Satellite 04-17-2015] Export Development Canada’s (EDC’s) recent financing of Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 satellite could be a signal of greater activity within the nation’s satellite industry. On March 30 the Canadian Export Credit Agency (ECA) agreed to fund approximately $149 million for the Amazonas 5, which MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates’ (MDA) subsidiary Space Systems Loral [...]

By | April 17, 2015

Dream Chaser SNC

Sierra Nevada Corporation, DLR Extend Dream Chaser Agreement

[Via Satellite 04-17-2015] Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed a new agreement to work together on the Dream Chaser space vehicle. The company and the space agency will extend a previous one-year Dream Chaser technical agreement signed in 2013 out to 2017. The partnership continues developmental work and the identification [...]

By | April 17, 2015

Our Telekom plans to expand its satellite broadband from the Solomon Islands' capital city of Honiara to the outer islands. Photo: Jenny Scott (Flickr)

O3b Customer Begins Using Service in Solomon Islands

[Via Satellite 04-17-2015] Solomon Telekom Company Limited (Our Telekom) has started using O3b Network’s Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service for backhaul in the Solomon Islands. The telco established a new ground station to work with O3b’s Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite network, and is providing Internet services in the capital city of Honiara. Our [...]

By | April 17, 2015

Landsat 9 NASA

NASA, USGS Start Work on Landsat 9 and Free-Flyer Satellite

[Via Satellite 04-17-2015] NASA and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have started working on the Landsat 9 Earth observation satellite, with a launch planned for 2023. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. is leading the Landsat 9 flight segment. In addition to building the satellite, the space agency is also responsible for [...]

By | April 17, 2015

DataPath, Vislink Partner to Provide Cellular Bonding Technology for Broadcasting

[Via Satellite 04-17-2015] DataPath, a provider of remote field communications solutions to the aerospace, government, broadcast, and infrastructure markets, announced a new partnership with Vislink, a service provider in the collection, transmission, and management of high quality video and data from the field to the point of usage. This partnership will allow DataPath to offer [...]

By | April 17, 2015

Cobham Satcom Explorer7100GX

Cobham Satcom’s Explorer 7100GX Terminal Certified for Global Xpress

[Via Satellite 04-17-2015] Inmarsat has approved Cobham Satcom’s Explorer 7100GX terminal for use on its Ka-band Global Xpress network. The companies conducted terminal testing on the first GX satellite, Inmarsat 5 F1 (I5-F1), from Cobham Satcom’s Denmark facility. The Explorer 7100GX is the first vehicle mounted terminal to gain full type approval with the GX [...]

By | April 17, 2015

VialiteHD RF Fiber

Intelsat EpicNG Platform to use ViaLite HD RF Over Fiber System

[Via Satellite 04-17-2015] ViaLite Communications, manufacturer of RF over fiber equipment, has announced the supply of a ViaLiteHD system for Intelsat’s high performance EpicNG satellite platform. The ViaLite equipment will be installed at Intelsat’s Hagerstown, Md. ground station. EpicNG is a fixed, High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service that features flexible beam technology and allows greater [...]

By | April 17, 2015

Samsung's Executive Vice President for North America, Joe Stinziano, introduces UHD Alliance at CES 2015

UHD Alliance Moves Closer to Unifying Industry Approach

[Via Satellite 04-16-2015] The Ultra High Definition Alliance (UHD Alliance) is coming to make sure Ultra-HD makes it to a screen near you and with lasting power. As 4K looks to take over HD and enter the mainstream as a newer, clearer and more sensational way of delivering media to consumers, companies across the industry [...]

By | April 16, 2015

Sat IP Flow Chart

Industry Coalition Launched to Extend Role of Satellite Broadcasting

[Via Satellite 04-16-2015] Six leading satellite operators and manufacturers announced the formation of the SAT>IP Alliance at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The partnership formalizes a coalition that was initiated last year to develop compatible hardware and software for the SAT>IP technology. The SAT>IP Alliance consists of SES, Hispasat, Panasonic, Nagra, ALi [...]

By | April 16, 2015

Nathan Kundtz, Kymeta's new CEO

Kymeta Corporation Appoints New CEO and CFO

[Via Satellite 04-16-2015] Kymeta Corporation announced that its board of directors has appointed Nathan Kundtz as CEO and Marc Stolzman as CFO. Kundtz previously held the position of president and CTO at Kymeta. Stolzman previously held the position of CFO at Zulily. After conducting award-winning, highly-cited research at Duke University, Kundtz was recruited to Intellectual [...]

By | April 16, 2015

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