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Boeing WGS F4, F5, F6

Boeing, Air Force Discuss WGS Improvements

[Via Satellite 03-31-2016] Boeing, prime contractor for the U.S. Air Force’s Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system, has been working on a series of improvements to make the government-operated system more effective. Originally launched as the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite series, WGS got a name-change when the program shifted to a worldwide network. WGS reached global coverage [...]

By | May 5, 2016

Maria Victoria Rodriguez Lima Peru

Telefonica del Peru Orders SkyEdge 2-c Platform from Gilat

[Via Satellite 05-05-2016] Telefonica del Peru (TdP), Peru’s largest telecommunications operator, has placed orders with Gilat for its SkyEdge 2-c platform to extend cellular and broadband coverage to rural areas nationwide. TdP ordered the SkyEdge 2-c platform — optimized for High Throughput Satellites (HTS) with X-Architecture and Capricorn VSATs — for satellite-based cellular backhaul and [...]

By | May 5, 2016

Save the Children Paradigm

NGO Visits Paradigm’s Test Facility for Satellite Communications Training

[Via Satellite 05-05-2016] Save the Children International, a charity organization that sends humanitarian response teams to natural disaster and emergency sites, has used Paradigm’s test facility to train key field personnel in satellite and radio communications. A small group of international team members from the charity spent a week at the company’s facility in Alton, [...]

By | May 5, 2016

Africasat 1a Measat

Measat, RR Media Add CBS Reality to African Video Neighborhood

[Via Satellite 05-05-2016] Measat and RR Media have launched the CBS Reality channel across Africa via Measat’s Africasat 1a satellite at 46 degrees east. The Africasat 1a satellite provides high-powered C-band beams that stretch across the African continent and island nations. The channel is available to pay-TV operators and features documentaries and real life dramas. [...]

By | May 5, 2016

Gogo 2Ku Delta Air Lines

Delta Ups 2Ku Commitment to 600 Aircraft

[Via Satellite 05-05-2016] Delta Air Lines has increased its commitment to Gogo’s satellite-based 2Ku In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) technology to more than 600 aircraft from 250 aircraft committed last year. The space-based solution went live on its first aircraft for Aeromexico’s fleet just last month. 2Ku installations have already started on the 737-800 and A319 fleets, [...]

By | May 5, 2016

KVH Headquarters in Middletown, RI

KVH Industries Q1 2016 Revenue Drops 2 Percent YoY

[Via Satellite 05-05-2016] KVH Industries reported revenue of $40.4 million for the first quarter of 2016, down 2 percent compared to the first quarter of 2015. First quarter product revenues of $15.4 million were flat with the prior year quarter. Service revenues were $25 million, a decrease of 4 percent compared to the first quarter [...]

By | May 5, 2016

Climate UK

UK Space Agency and UK National Center for Earth Observation Kick Off Climate Data Project

[Via Satellite 05-05-2016] The U.K. Space Agency and the National Center for Earth Observation (NCEO) are funding a project called the U.K. Climate Data from Space (CDS) computing zone to provide a seamless supply chain of climate data from space. The project is to provide data processing facilities, community tools and software to allow regular [...]

By | May 5, 2016

Jean Yves Le Gall, president of the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

Le Gall Calls for More Satellites to Help Fight Climate Change

[Via Satellite 05-40-2016] Satellites will play a vital role in ensuring the agreements reached last year at the COP21 Paris Climate Conference are followed through, but more are needed, according to Jean Yves Le Gall, president of the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the French space agency. Speaking April 29 at the Washington Space Business Roundtable, [...]

By | May 4, 2016

TeSeR Image Sequence. Photo: Airbus DS GmbH

Airbus Defence and Space to Lead TeSeR Space Debris Removal Project

[Via Satellite 05-04-2016] Airbus Defence and Space announced today that it will lead a team of companies for the European Union’s (EU) Technology for Self-Removal of Spacecraft (TeSeR) project, which seeks to develop technology to reduce the risk of spacecraft colliding with debris in space. Together with 10 European partners, the company will develop a [...]

By | May 4, 2016

SES Head office

SES Gains SeaVsat as Satellite Capacity and Broadband Services Customer

[Via Satellite 05-04-2016] SeaVsat, a global mobile broadband communication solutions and maritime communications provider, has signed a contract with SES for satellite capacity as well as the operator’s SES Enterprise+ Broadband service. Under the new agreements, SeaVsat will be providing broadband connectivity and Voice Over IP (VoIP) services to its maritime customers, enabling reliable communications [...]

By | May 4, 2016

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