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Via Satellite Highlights

Highlights of Via Satellite: July’s Top 10 Quotes

[Via Satellite 07-23-2014] As the satellite industry continues to grow and evolve, the winds of change can be felt in nearly every sector. The July issue of Via Satellite touches on some of the prominent areas of change as new technological advances begin reshaping the landscape. We talk to leaders from the world’s main launch [...]

By | July 23, 2014

Eutelsat Algeria Divona

Eutelsat Gains Additional VSAT Customer in Algeria

[Via Satellite 07-23-2014] Algerian VSAT operator Divona, has signed a contract with Eutelsat for a 72 MHz transponder on Eutelsat 21B. The multiyear contract enables Divona to provide increased satellite connectivity to mobile telecom operators and enterprises in Algeria and Southern Europe. Eutelsat has been actively pursuing and building partnerships in the Middle East with [...]

By | July 23, 2014

RF-7850M-HH Radio Harris

Harris Corp Receives $15 Million Order for Tactical Radios

[Via Satellite 07-23-2014] Harris Corporation received an order for wideband handheld tactical radios from an undisclosed Middle East country. The order, worth $15 million, provides the country with RF-7850M multi-band, multi-mission radios. The RF-7850M-HH is capable of supporting the latest wideband and narrowband networking waveforms, and is interoperable with the Harris Falcon 2 and Falcon [...]

By | July 23, 2014

RSCC maritime arctic

RSCC, ООО Isatel Awarded Broadband contract for Arctic Research Mission

[Via Satellite 07-23-2014] The Russian Hydro-meteorological Service (Roshydromet) signed an agreement with Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and partner ООО Isatel to provide maritime connectivity to the research and survey vessel Akademik Tryoshnikov. The vessel will stay connected during its 82-day expedition using an RSCC-installed VSAT, a maritime stabilized SeaTel antenna and the Somatom control [...]

By | July 23, 2014

Arabsat RFP GMV

GMV to Build Satellite Control Center for Arabsat

[Via Satellite 07-23-2014] Arabsat has contracted Spanish technology group GMV to construct a new satellite control center (SCC) capable of managing the company’s six current satellites, with room for two more by the end of 2014. The decision was influenced by Arabsat’s desire to shift to a homogenous SCC solution that can seamlessly operate different [...]

By | July 23, 2014

SpaceX reusable Falcon 9

SpaceX Confirms Soft Landing of Reusable Falcon 9

[Via Satellite 07-23-2014] SpaceX released video footage showing the company’s latest attempt to soft-land the Falcon 9 rocket following the launch of six OG2 satellites for Orbcomm. After the soft-landing, the rocket was purposefully allowed to fall sideways, splashing down into the ocean. SpaceX reports that enough information was gained from this process to prove [...]

By | July 23, 2014

Wi-Fi Airplane

Honeywell In-Flight Connectivity Survey Shows How Badly Passengers Crave Wi-Fi

[Via Satellite 07-22-2014] Honeywell’s latest passenger survey on In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) shows just how much the mindset toward flying connected has changed. Led by Kelton, a market research group, the survey queried 1045 U.S. adults between June 6 and June 19 2014 who used Wi-Fi on planes within the past 12 months. The results showed [...]

By | July 22, 2014


DARPA Awards SSL Contract for Orbital Delivery System

[Via Satellite 07-22-2014] The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected SSL to build flight hardware capable of taking a variety of small missions to space aboard the company’s geostationary (GEO) satellite platform. SSL said it intends to use the SSL 1300 platform, integrating the first Payload Orbital Delivery System (PODs) for carrying [...]

By | July 22, 2014

Tip Osterthaler SES Government Solutions

SES Wins Pathfinder Contract to Support US Africa Command

[Via Satellite 07-22-2014] The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has awarded SES Government Solutions a firm-fixed-priced Pathfinder contract for commercial satellite communications. The contract, worth more than $8 million, covers Ku-band communications for U.S. Africa Command. Pathfinder is a procurement method the Department of Defense is trialing for multi-year agreements, which [...]

By | July 22, 2014

Thales Telkom Indonesia

Thales Alenia Space to Build New Satellite for Telkom

[Via Satellite 07-22-2014] Telekomunikasi Indonesia TbK (Telkom) has selected Thales Alenia Space to build a new 3,500 kg satellite named Telkom 3S for HD broadcasts and Global System for Mobile communications (GSM)/Internet services. Thales Alenia Space said the satellite will likely launch with preferred bidder Arianespace in late 2016. Telkom 3S will carry a C-band [...]

By | July 22, 2014

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