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LS Telcom Analyst Disputes ITU Spectrum Predictions

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has some big decisions to make at the World Radio Telecommunication Conference 2015 regarding the allocation of spectrum resources. A top concern of the satellite industry is that C band might be given to terrestrial mobile and wireless operators. LS Telcom Director of Spectrum Consulting Richard Womersley [...]

By | October 30, 2014

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NASA Completes First Review of Wallops Launch Site Damage

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] NASA’s Wallops Incident Response Team has concluded its preliminary assessment of the launch pad at Wallops Island, Va. following Orbital Sciences’ Oct. 28 Antares launch vehicle explosion. Initial findings show the damage was largely contained to the southern third of the island. The team discovered imploded doors and shattered windows at many [...]

By | October 30, 2014

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SES, Global Eagle Entertainment Team up for Worldwide Ku-band In-Flight Connectivity

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has entered a long-term agreement with SES for Ku-band satellite bandwidth. Through this partnership, GEE will offer global coverage to airlines using SES’ fleet of more than 50 satellites. The company will also have access to services through future satellites and select teleports. SES has five satellites under [...]

By | October 30, 2014

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Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Headquarters Opens in Colorado

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] Lockheed Martin has opened its new headquarters for commercial space in Denver, Colo. The new facility will become the prime location for the manufacture of the A2100 satellite platform, which the company has been aggressively overhauling to capture more of the commercial market. The Colorado Economic Development Commission is enabling up to [...]

By | October 30, 2014

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Intelsat Reports Third Quarter Earnings

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] Intelsat reported its total revenue for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2014 at $608.6 million. The company’s Earnings Before net Interest, Taxes and Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) was $477.8 million, or 79 percent of revenue, and adjusted EBITDA was $485.3 million, or 80 percent of revenue. Intelsat saw decreases in revenue [...]

By | October 30, 2014

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Hughes India’s Bank and ATM Broadband Connections Tops 12,000

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] Hughes Network Systems subsidiary Hughes Communications India Limited (HCIL) has now connected more than 12,000 off-site ATMs and rural bank branches in India. The company received contracts totaling close to $5 million from eight different banks throughout the country. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the goal of making access to [...]

By | October 30, 2014

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Orbital Sciences Initiates Investigation into Antares Explosion

[Via Satellite 10-29-2014] An Orbital Sciences Antares rocket suffered a launch failure at 6:22 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Oct. 28. The mission, the third of eight in the company’s $1.9 billion Commercial Resupply (CRS) contract with NASA, was carrying 2215 kg of cargo, including 26 satellites for Planet Labs, the Arkyd 3 satellite [...]

By | October 29, 2014

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Arianespace Purchases 10 Vega Launchers from ELV

[Via Satellite 10-29-2014] Arianespace has signed a contract with Italian manufacturer European Launch Vehicle (ELV) for 10 Vega rockets. The order will supply enough of the light-lift launcher to fulfill Arianespace’s small- to medium-sized satellite missions for more than three years. The first of the new orders is set to enter service in 2015. The [...]

By | October 29, 2014

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Satcom Digital Networks Extends Use of Amazonas 2 Capacity in US

[Via Satellite 10-29-2014] Satcom Digital Networks has reached a multi-year agreement with Hispamar, the Brazilian arm of the Hispasat Group, to extend services on the Amazonas 2 spacecraft located at 61 degrees west. Satcom Digital will use capacity on the satellite to serve customers in the United States. Satcom Digital Networks has been operating on [...]

By | October 29, 2014

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RUAG Space 3-D Prints Satellite Part

[Via Satellite 10-29-2014] Using additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, RUAG Space, in collaboration with Altair, has produced an antenna support. EOS, a German specialist for industrial 3-D printing, finished the product, which was designed using Altair software. The 3-D printed antenna support is similar to the one used on the Sentinel 1A radar satellite. According [...]

By | October 29, 2014

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