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The U.S. Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite, encapsulated in a 5-meter payload fairing, is mated to an Atlas 5 booster inside the Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex-41. Photo: ULA

US Military Eager to See MUOS Satellite Network Fully Active

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] The United States military is eager expand implementation of its Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) once the fourth satellite is launched. The mission, recently delayed from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 due to uncertainty in the weather conditions associated with Tropical Storm Erika, will turn the already active MUOS network into a [...]

By | September 1, 2015

SES Astra 3B

M7 Group, Scripps Networks Extend Satellite Distribution in Europe

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] M7 Group has extended its agreement with Scripps Networks U.K. & EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa], for the European launch of Fine Living HD via the M7 Group satellite platform. Following the agreement, Fine Living HD will be made available to subscribers of M7 Group’s pay-TV platforms in the Czech Republic [...]

By | September 1, 2015

Northrop ViaSat Optus WGS ADF Australia

Northrop Grumman, ViaSat and Optus Team on WGS for Australia

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] Northrop Grumman together with ViaSat and Optus are responding to a tender from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a means for Australia to gain access to Northrop Grumman’s Satellite Communications Operations and Planning Element (SCOPE) network management system for the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system. SCOPE is a managing, operating and [...]

By | September 1, 2015

Fashion One 4K Measat

Measat Launches Ultra-HD Channel Fashion One 4K on Measat 3a

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] Long-term Measat customer Fashion One Television has officially launched an Ultra-HD channel through the operator’s Measat 3a satellite. According to the companies, the channel is the first English language Ultra-HD channel in the world. Fashion One owns an extensive library of Ultra-HD content with 100 percent content rights thanks to a production [...]

By | September 1, 2015

Gilat SkyEdge Hub

Gilat Wins SkyEdge 2-c Order from Russia’s GeoTelecommunications

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] Russian satellite services provider GeoTelecommunications (GT Telecom) has purchased a SkyEdge 2-c platform from Gilat Satellite Networks. The SkyEdge 2-c platform will replace an existing VSAT network, for the delivery of high-speed Internet access to businesses and households throughout the region Established in 2000, GT Telecom provides services such as distribution, teleport [...]

By | September 1, 2015

Gazprom Space Systems Russia

Gazprom Space Systems Sets Goal of Filling Fleet by 2016

[Via Satellite 08-31-2015] Russian satellite operator Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) is intent on filling out its existing fleet of satellites in 2016. The company, which has 3.5 times more capacity in-orbit today than it did in 2012, aims to fill its four-satellite constellation by the close of next year. “By the end of 2016 we [...]

By | August 31, 2015

Proton Khrunichev Inmarsat

Third Global Xpress Satellite Successfully Launched Aboard Proton Rocket

[Via Satellite 08-31-2015] Inmarsat’s third satellite in its Global Xpress (GX) High Throughput Satellite (HTS) constellation launched on Aug. 29 aboard an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The mission successfully delivered the satellite to Super-Synchronous Transfer Orbit (SSTO) — the fifth such mission for ILS — after a [...]

By | August 31, 2015

MCY 105 yacht megayacht

Monte Carlo Yachts To Equip Megayachts with KVH’s TracVision TV8 Antennas

[Via Satellite 08-31-2015] Italian boat manufacturer Monte Carlo Yachts (MCY) has selected KVH Industries’ TracVision TV8 marine satellite television antenna system for its newest and largest luxury line, the MCY 105. Scheduled for introduction at several European yachting shows this September, the 105-foot megayacht will feature the KVH antenna as its preferred satellite television system. [...]

By | August 31, 2015

TV Cultura Brazil

Intelsat 11 Expands Brazil’s TV Cultura Across Country, Opens Door to Americas, Europe

[Via Satellite 08-31-2015] TV Cultura, a part of The Padre Anchieta Foundation, has signed a new contract with Intelsat to enhance its Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) offering in Brazil and to position the company to distribute its programming internationally. On Intelsat 11, TV Cultura will expand its presence in Brazil, and is positioned to expand [...]

By | August 31, 2015

Jackie Nikolajsen Satcom1

Satcom1 Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

[Via Satellite 08-31-2015] Satcom1 has appointed Jackie Nikolajsen as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Nikolajsen brings 20 years of technical, operational and senior management experience from the business aviation industry. Prior to this appointment, Nikolajsen held several positions at ExecuJet Europe, such as head of completion and acceptance, maintenance manager, and technical director. [...]

By | August 31, 2015

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