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Hughes do Brasil Buys Out All Ka-band Capacity on Eutelsat 65 West A

[Via Satellite 04-23-2014] Eutelsat received a shot in the arm for its Latin American business through the closing of a major deal with its Brazilian division. Eutelsat do Brasil has signed a contract with Hughes Network Systems do Brasil for all of the Ka-band capacity allocated to the Brazilian service area on the upcoming High [...]

By | April 23, 2014

Northrop Grumman Building

Northrup Grumman Targets 30 Percent Emissions Reduction by 2020

[Via Satellite 04-23-2014] In honor of Earth Day, celebrated on Tuesday, Northrop Grumman has set a new greenhouse gas emissions goal for 2020. The company plans to reduce its amount of emissions by 30 percent compared to where they stood in 2010. To accomplish this goal, Northrop Grumman’s environmental sustainability program will make greater use [...]

By | April 23, 2014

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General Dynamics Opens MUOS Radio Testing Laboratory

[Via Satellite 04-23-2014] General Dynamics C4 Systems opened one of two United States Navy-approved laboratories that support radio terminal testing for the Multiple User Objective System (MUOS) space-ground network. Companies that desire to use the lab must receive approval from the Navy’s Communications Satellite Program office, PMW 146, to authorize access. The first company to [...]

By | April 23, 2014

Phoenix Hong Kong May New Years

PT. Digital Media Asia Begins New Pre-Paid DTH Service Using AsiaSat 5

[Via Satellite 04-23-2014] PT. Digital Media Asia has launched a new prepaid Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite service with AsiaSat. The service, called VIVA+, targets the Indonesian pay-TV market using multiple Ku-band transponders on AsiaSat 5. VIVA+ initially offers two channels in HD and 35 in SD. Nine of these channels have been designated as the “Ultimate [...]

By | April 23, 2014

Technical University of Madrid

Hispasat Finishes ICT 2020 Project with Triple-Play Demonstration

[Via Satellite 04-23-2014] Hispasat completed the ICT 2020 project with a demonstration of triple-play services for voice, data and television, using a combination of fiber optic and high-bandwidth satellite transmission systems. Hispasat headed the ICT 2020 project — which began in 2011 and concluded at the Technical University of Madrid — to improve Common Telecommunications [...]

By | April 23, 2014

Entropic Releases New EN5500 Product Line

[Via Satellite 04-23-2014] Entropic has unveiled its newest digital Channel Stacking Switch (CSS) and Band Translation Integrated Circuit (IC) family, the EN5500-series. The new series has three configurations that support Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) operator configurations: the EN5500, EN5510 and EN5520. The EN5500-series’ low power Outdoor Unit (ODU) Integrated Circuit (IC) can be directly powered [...]

By | April 23, 2014

Via Satellite May 2014 Digital

Highlights of Via Satellite: May’s Top 10 Quotes

[Via Satellite 04-22-2014] The May issue of Via Satellite highlights the important and ever growing role of women in the satellite industry. We chronicle some of the pivotal life moments that guided SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell, Intelsat General’s President Kay Sears, and others as they decided to pursue careers in satellite. Additionally, we [...]

By | April 22, 2014

Broadcom Quad-core Turnkey Platform

Lava International Chooses Broadcom HSPA+Turnkey Platform

[Via Satellite 04-22-2014] Mobile device provider Lava International has selected Broadcom’s quad-core High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) and turnkey platform for its new QPAD e704 tablet. The device is now available to consumers in India. Broadcom provided chips for connectivity and multi-constellation Global Navigation Satellite Service (GNSS). The QPAD tablet uses Broadcom’s 1.2 GHz quad-core [...]

By | April 22, 2014

Sentinel 1A photo pre-calibration

ESA Acquires First Images From Sentinel 1A Satellite

[Via Satellite 04-22-2014] The European Space Agency (ESA) has received the first radar images from Sentinel 1A. The images were captured the day after launch, and though not calibrated, serve to demonstrate the capabilities of the satellite. Sentinel 1A will be used by the European Commission as part of the Copernicus environmental monitoring program for [...]

By | April 22, 2014


Hughes Announces Enhancements to HughesON Digital Media Solutions

[Via Satellite 04-22-2014] Hughes has added enhancements to its HughesON Digital Media Solutions to more readily access Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, Google+, and Instagram. HughesON is a comprehensive suite of managed network solutions, ranging from high-capacity access and high-availability, to digital signage and on-line training, optimized for the needs of multi-branch enterprises and government organizations. [...]

By | April 22, 2014