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MBC Group CEO- Sam Barnett 2

View From the Top: Sam Barnett, CEO of MBC Group

[Via Satellite 05-26-2015] Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC Group) is one of the strongest Free-to-Air (FTA) broadcasters in the Arab World. The privately operated media company has 20 television channels broadcasting today as well as two FM radio stations for audiences in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and beyond. Via Satellite caught [...]

By | May 26, 2015

Star One C4 SSL Embratel

Star One C4 Satellite Shipped to French Guiana for Launch

[Via Satellite 05-26-2015] The first of two new satellites for Brazilian satellite operator Embratel Star One, the Star One C4 satellite, has reached the European spaceport in Kourou French Guiana where it will be prepared for a launch aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. Built by SSL on the SSL 1300 platform, Star One C4 carries [...]

By | May 26, 2015

Grace FO Airbus NASA

Grace-FO Satellites Finish Development and Design Phase

[Via Satellite 05-26-2015] Airbus Defence and Space has completed the development and design phase for the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment follow-on (Grace-FO) satellites. The company delivered satellite structures for the two spacecraft to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where the building phase has commenced. The two Grace-FO satellites continue the mission of the [...]

By | May 26, 2015

Vricon DigitalGlobe Saab

DigitalGlobe-Saab Joint Venture to Create 3D Map of Earth

[Via Satellite 05-26-2015] DigitalGlobe has teamed up with defense and security company Saab to form a joint venture to produce photo-realistic 3D products and digital elevation models globally. Both companies will own 50 percent of the joint venture dubbed Vricon, which combines DigitalGlobe’s archive of satellite imagery and Saab’s 3D technology. Vricon will initially focus [...]

By | May 26, 2015

Advantech Wireless GaN SSPB/BUC

Advantech Wireless Debuts 50W X-band GaN SSPB/BUC

[Via Satellite 05-26-2015] Advantech Wireless has released a new 50W X-Band Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based Solid State Power Block/Block UpConverter (SSPB/BUC) for tactical military applications. The 50W GaN X-band weatherproof BUCs are constructed in a compact cooling enclosure specially designed for outdoor operations. Each weighs less than 3.5 kilograms and is part of a series of [...]

By | May 26, 2015

Artist rendition of the future Vulcan vehicle during lift off. Photo: ULA

ULA Eager to Tap Commercial Market with Vulcan Rocket

[Via Satellite 05-22-2015] United Launch Alliance is gunning to make its next generation launch system, Vulcan, competitive enough to actively bid in the commercial launch market while keeping the Atlas 5 in play long enough to ensure a seamless transition. Vulcan, unveiled at the National Space Symposium earlier this year, conflates features from both current [...]

By | May 22, 2015

ASC Signal 7.6 Antenna

ASC Signal Wins Large Multi-Antenna Order

[Via Satellite 05-22-2015] ASC Signal Corporation received a contract from one of Asia’s largest information and communications technology providers for the installation of seven 9.3-meter C-band and one 7.6-meter Ku-band antenna. The customer is installing the new antennas at a major teleport in Singapore along with several existing ASC antennas that are being relocated to [...]

By | May 22, 2015

LightSail Planetary Society

Planetary Society’s LightSail Launched on USAF X-37B Mission

[Via Satellite 05-22-2015] The Planetary Society’s LightSail satellite — a technology demonstration mission evaluating the use of momentum from solar photons as a propulsion method — launched May 20 aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket. The LightSail is one of 10 CubeSats launched as part of the Ultra Lightweight Technology and Research [...]

By | May 22, 2015


Iridium to use S3 Group Single-Conversion Radio Transceivers

[Via Satellite 05-22-2015] S3 Group has released a fully integrated, single conversion radio transceiver for use in Iridium satellite communications devices, handsets, transceivers and modems. The device enables Iridium to reduce form factor, power consumption, cost and time to market, and gives greater flexibility in embedding the Iridium data modems into products for Value Added [...]

By | May 22, 2015


DataPath and MissionMobility Team Up on new Products

[Via Satellite 05-22-2015] DataPath has entered an exclusive technology licensing agreement with baseband communications solutions provider MissionMobility. The company will manufacture certain MissionMobility mobile networking products, as well as develop new products based on MissionMobility technology. DataPath plans to develop a new tightly integrated complete communications solution with the addition of MissionMobility’s mobile networking product [...]

By | May 22, 2015

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