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SpaceX Falcon 9 Hangar

Spaceflight President Explains Falcon 9 Purchase

[Via Satellite 10-06-2015] Spaceflight Services announced Sept. 30 that the company purchased a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX to conduct a launch entirely for rideshare missions. SpaceX will assist in the launch and getting the Falcon 9 into the correct position. After that, Spaceflight will deploy the satellites onboard and place them in their correct [...]

By | October 6, 2015

Orbcomm Network Control Center

Orbcomm Buys Wam Technologies, Expands into Maritime M2M

[Via Satellite 10-06-2015] Orbcomm is looking to expand its presence in maritime cold chain monitoring through the acquisition of Wam Technologies, an affiliate of Mark-It Services, in Skillman, NJ. The Machine-to-Machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) satellite operator announced Oct. 6 its intent to acquire substantially all the assets of Wam Technologies through a transaction that [...]

By | October 6, 2015

Grupo Etercom

Grupo Etercom to use IDC’s Titan 3 HD Contribution Encoder for SNG

[Via Satellite 10-06-2015] Grupo Etercom, a value-added solution integrator in Mexico, has selected International Datacasting Corporation’s (IDC) Titan video contribution solution to refresh its Satellite Newsgathering (SNG) networks. The company cited the functionality of the encoder’s interface and the ruggedized design as reasons for the purchase. IDC’s Titan encoders are designed for outdoor broadcasting, and [...]

By | October 6, 2015

Harris CapRock Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Project

Harris CapRock-Connected Oil and Gas Sites Closing in on 100

[Via Satellite 10-06-2015] Harris CapRock has transitioned 36 oil and gas customers to its Advanced Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) solution, providing on-demand bandwidth service to nearly 100 sites around the world. The company first introduced the Advanced VSAT solution in 2014, deploying on Royal Caribbean Cruises’ global fleet and customer operations networks in the [...]

By | October 6, 2015

Ex Im Bank Lapse Screen

SIA Calls on Congress to Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank

[Via Satellite 10-06-2015] In light of lost sales to satellite manufacturers in the United States, the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is urging Congress to reauthorize the Export Import Bank of the United States in order to restore Export Credit Agency (ECA) funding. Tom Stroup issued a statement to Congress highlighting the impact of Ex-Im bank’s [...]

By | October 6, 2015

Orlando Sanford International Airport

Satellite Companies Look to Make a Name in IFC Market

[Via Satellite 10-05-2015] There’s a shift taking place in the In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) provider marketplace, one that you could see at this year’s Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) Expo in Portland, Ore. “What’s changed from last year? Every satellite operator is here at this show because we are buying so much capacity,” David Bruner, [...]

By | October 5, 2015

Facebook Eutelsat Spacecom Amos 6

Facebook Teams Up with Eutelsat and Spacecom for HTS Services in Africa

[Via Satellite 10-05-2015] Facebook and Eutelsat have reached a multi-year agreement with Spacecom to make use of the entire high throughput broadband payload on the future Amos 6 satellite to provide Internet access in Africa. Together the two companies plan to build a dedicated system comprising satellite capacity, gateways and terminals to reach large parts [...]

By | October 5, 2015

Green Propellant Infusion Mission GPIM

Propulsion Unit Integrated into NASA’s Green Propellant Demo Satellite

[Via Satellite 10-05-2015] Ball Aerospace has integrated the propulsion subsystem from Aerojet Rocketdyne into the spacecraft bus for NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM). The experimental satellite, which uses the U.S. Air Force Research Lab-developed non-toxic fuel AF-M315E, is now in system performance and environmental testing ahead of its 2016 launch date. AF-M315E lacks the [...]

By | October 5, 2015

Rig Lights Oil

RigNet to Offer Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress Service

[Via Satellite 10-05-2015] RigNet has signed an agreement with Inmarsat to offer Fleet Xpress, the maritime version of its Global Xpress service, to the oil and gas maritime sector. The agreement will enable RigNet to extend high-speed communications to offshore service and supply vessels within the global oil and gas industry. “The addition of Inmarsat’s [...]

By | October 5, 2015

CNES French Space Agency

CNES and JAXA Sign New Cooperation Agreement

[Via Satellite 10-05-2015] French space agency, the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have signed a revised cooperation agreement to promote and organize joint actions in the peaceful use of outer space. The agreement also enables exchanges of personnel with a view to forging closer ties between the agencies, [...]

By | October 5, 2015

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