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Via Satellite May 2015 DGTL

Via Satellite May: The Top 10 Quotes

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] The satellite industry is laden with talent, and in the May 2015 issue of Via Satellite Magazine, we spoke to leaders from all verticals who have made the industry an even more impressive field. Via Satellite’s Excellence Awards covers the industry from big satellites to small, and from newcomers to seasoned veterans. [...]

By | April 27, 2015

Kosmotras Yasny Dnepr

Qualification Dispenser Completed for Dnepr’s Iridium Next Launch

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] Iridium announced the production of the qualification dispenser for the company’s initial Iridium Next launch with ISC Kosmotras is complete. Qualification testing is on-track for completion in June 2015. Dispenser qualification includes static load testing, shock testing, separation testing, vibration testing and interface testing. Yuzhnoye State Design Office and Yuzhny Machine Building [...]

By | April 27, 2015

Arianespace Ariane 5 Thor 7 Sicral 2

Arianespace, Airbus-Safran Launchers Complete Ariane 5 Dual Launch

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] Arianespace and Airbus Safran Launchers successfully launched the Thor 7 satellite for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting and the Sicral 2 joint French-Italian military satellite on April 26 aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. The mission was the 222nd for the Ariane-series, and the first for Airbus Safran launchers, which became the prime contractor for [...]

By | April 27, 2015


Airbus Defence and Space to Build MERLIN Satellite for France and Germany

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded a contract to build a joint Earth observation satellite for the French space agency (CNES) and the German space agency (DLR) for the study of methane concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere. The Methane Remote Sensing Lidar Mission (MERLIN) satellite will be designed using the new AstroBus-S [...]

By | April 27, 2015

Pico Digital Headquarters

Pico Digital to Purchase IDC’s Broadcast Products Business

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] Pico Digital has entered an agreement to acquire the broadcast products business of International Datacasting (IDC). The acquisition includes IDC’s product portfolio, customers, and supplier relationships. Most of IDC’s employees are expected to join Pico Digital once the acquisition closes, which is anticipated in June 2015, subject to approval from IDC’s shareholders. [...]

By | April 27, 2015

Magellan Aerospace ASIF Canada

Magellan Aerospace Exec Talks New Satellite Facility, University Partnership

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] Canadian aerospace company Magellan Aerospace recently unveiled its new Advanced Satellite Integration Facility (ASIF) in partnership with the University of Manitoba that the company believes will foster a productive relationship between academia and industry. The Winnipeg-based 6,000-square-foot facility aims to expand not only Magellan’s own satellite operations, but also the presence of [...]

By | April 24, 2015

9.4 Meter Earth Station ASC

Globecomm Orders New Earth Station, Antenna Upgrades from ASC Signal

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] Globecomm has signed a contract with ASC Signal for a new Earth station at the company’s Laurel, Md. location, along with a Next Generation Controller (NGC) upgrade for a 5.6-meter antenna. The Earth station will feature a new NGC-equipped, 9.4 meter, Ku-band antenna system with full environmental controls. Globecomm also selected several [...]

By | April 24, 2015

Vandenberghe Skyline Communications

Skyline Communications Appoints New Leadership

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] Skyline Communications has appointed new executives to the roles of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), along with several other appointments. Ben Vandenberghe takes the helm as CEO, having focused mainly on sales, marketing and product management for broadcast, satellite, cable, telco and mobile ecosystems [...]

By | April 24, 2015

Express AM7 RSCC

RSCC’s Express AM7 Satellite Enters Service

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] Russian Satellite Communications Company’s (RSCC’s) latest satellite, Express AM7, began commercial operations on April 24, following the completion of in-orbit testing. Launched in March 2015, the satellite provides coverage over Russia, Europe and the Middle East as well as the new markets of Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia from the 40 degrees [...]

By | April 24, 2015

MDA Radarsat EO

MDA Signs Undisclosed Geospatial Contracts

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has inked several contracts for geospatial information services with undisclosed customers. Collectively, the contracts exceeded $33 million, and were primarily for buyers in the United States.

By | April 24, 2015

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