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Axesat HTS backhaul

Axesat Sees HTS Opportunity in Cellular Backhaul

[Via Satellite 09-02-2014] Latin American satellite solutions provider Axesat is looking into cellular backhaul as its next major vertical. With VSAT profits coming more often from the rise of Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) than from dramatic increases in site numbers, the company has spent a significant amount of time evaluating this new opportunity. “We [...]

By | September 2, 2014

Eutelsat Guyana Newtec

Eutelsat Tapped for Broadband in Guyana

[Via Satellite 09-02-2014] iNet Communications, the licensed telecoms provider for Global Technology in Guyana, has entered an agreement with Eutelsat for its IP Easy satellite broadband service. Under the agreement, Global Technology will offer broadband connectivity through iNet with download speeds of up to 10 Mbps throughout the South American country. The IP Easy service [...]

By | September 2, 2014

OHB System Munich

OHB AG Merges Space Subsidiaries

[Via Satellite 09-02-2014] Erwin Kayser-Threde, located in Munich, Germany has merged with OHB System AG in Bremen, Germany. The combined company will use the name OHB System AG, but will continue to use the Kayser-Threde logo for process control technology activities. Both companies were subsidiaries of OHB AG. Recruitment, personnel development activities and select management [...]

By | September 2, 2014

O3b MEO Trunking

O3b Declares Constellation Fully Operational

[Via Satellite 09-02-2014] O3b Networks has completed in-orbit testing of the four Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites launched on July 10. This brings the company’s current constellation up to eight spacecraft, with four more slated to launch in early 2015. O3b’s eight-satellite constellation enables the company to launch full commercial service. Though services were provided [...]

By | September 2, 2014

Africasat 1a Measat

Onlime Buys More Capacity on Africasat 1a

[Via Satellite 09-02-2014] Onlime has signed for additional transponder capacity from Measat on Africasat 1a. The new capacity will be used to support growth in African markets. Launched in 2013, Africasat 1a is a hybrid C- and Ku-band communications satellite providing coverage over Azerbaijan, Central Asia, Europe and Africa. Orbital Sciences built the satellite under [...]

By | September 2, 2014

Inmarsat IsatHub

Panama Leading Latin America in Offering Inmarsat IsatHub Service

[Via Satellite 09-02-2014] Panama is one of the first countries in Latin America where Inmarsat’s IsatHub connectivity service will be offered. IsatHub launches globally this month, providing a secure network for users within 30 meters of the terminal. Inmarsat distribution partner MVS USA, will provide 24/7 customer service, sales and technical support in Spanish to [...]

By | September 2, 2014

GeoMetWatch orbiter rendition

GeoMetWatch Musing Fewer Hosted Payloads, More Satellites

[Via Satellite 08-29-2014] Commercial weather company GeoMetWatch is reevaluating its original plan to orbit six geo-hyperspectral sounders as hosted payloads. Instead, the company hopes a new approach that includes separate satellites will help to bring the constellation online by 2020. “We are looking at some free-flyer opportunities which, for some of our potential investors, are much [...]

By | August 29, 2014


Argentine Space Agency Conducts Experimental Launch Vehicle Test

[Via Satellite 08-29-2014] The National Commission on Space Activities (CONAE), Argentina’s space agency, has completed the second experimental flight of the Tronador 2 launch vehicle. The rocket, VEX 1B, reached a height of 2,200 meters during the 27 second flight. CONAE launched the Tronador 2 rocket in Pipinas, near Buenos Aires. Engineers tested the propulsion [...]

By | August 29, 2014

C-com invetvu Japan

C-Com Satellite Antennas Deployed in Response to Hiroshima Landslide

[Via Satellite 08-29-2014] C-Com Satellite Systems reports its customer Japan Satellite Communications (JSC) has deployed iNetVu mobile antennas in response to landslides in Hiroshima, Japan. Heavy rain triggered the landslides, which have displaced more than 1,500 people and killed more than 70. “JSC has deployed over 350 iNetVu(R) mobile antennas across Japan,” said Yoshiya Kato, CTO [...]

By | August 29, 2014

NASA Boeing Launch

NASA Tests Lightweight Composite Cryotank from Boeing

[Via Satellite 08-29-2014] NASA has completed an extensive set of tests on a new large 5.5-meter diameter composite cryogenic fuel tank. Built by Boeing, the lightweight tank is being evaluated for use on rockets. Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. simulated the physical stresses experienced during launch by applying structural loads [...]

By | August 29, 2014

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