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O3b Networks SES

SES CEO Explains Benefits of O3b Networks Ownership Move

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] SES announced April 29 a $20 million investment in the Medium Earth Orbiting (MEO) satellite system O3b Networks. The decision tipped majority ownership to SES, and will result in further collaborative satellite services between SES’ Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites and the O3b constellation. Prior to the investment, SES already owned 49.1 percent [...]

By | May 3, 2016

Zhang Yan AsiaSat VP China

AsiaSat Appoints New VP for China Market

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] AsiaSat has appointed Zhang Yan as its new vice president for China to take over the responsibility of Zhang Hai Ming following his May 1 retirement. Yan started working with AsiaSat in 2008 as the chief representative of the operator’s Beijing office and general manager of CITICSat, AsiaSat’s partner in China. She [...]

By | May 3, 2016


Exelis Acquisition Boosts Harris Corp Revenues

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] Harris Corporation reported revenue of $1.91 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, compared with $1.19 billion in the prior year. Income from continuing operations was $170 million based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP) and $182 million on a non-GAAP basis, excluding acquisition-related costs. In the prior year, income from [...]

By | May 3, 2016

Elcome Super-yacht

Thuraya Teams with Elcome International for Maritime Maintenance in GCC Region

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] Thuraya has entered an agreement with Dubai-based marine solutions provider Elcome International to offer technical support to the operator’s service partners throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Egypt. The new contract enables faster response times to requests from service partners needing maintenance work, fault rectifications, and the installation of Thuraya maritime [...]

By | May 3, 2016

Liquid Telecom Eutelsat

Liquid Telecom Leases Capacity on Eutelsat 7B for Broadcast and Enterprise Services

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] Liquid Telecom has entered a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat to use multiple transponders on the Eutelsat 7B satellite. The independent data, voice and IP provider has purchased the capacity to support both enterprise solutions and broadcasting services for pay-TV. Satellite complements Liquid Telecom’s pan-African terrestrial network and enables the company to provide [...]

By | May 3, 2016

GPS ETL Systems

ETL Systems Releases GPS Products

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] Satellite Radio Frequency (RF) equipment specialist ETL Systems is launching a new range of products for Global Positioning System (GPS) and broader Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) applications. The new product range includes outdoor and indoor GPS over fiber, outdoor and GPS splitter units, which enable the distribution of GPS timing signals [...]

By | May 3, 2016

Marlink Launches Terralink VSAT Service for Land Customers

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] Marlink has unveiled a new satcom service for Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) users in the land segment called Terralink Premium Flex, which enables customers to increase their bandwidth on-demand in order to more cost-effectively meet temporary needs for higher data rates. Employing Bandwidth on Demand (BOD) technology, Terralink Premium Flex lets [...]

By | May 3, 2016

Ariane 6 Airbus Safran

Safran and Airbus Group Sign Second Agreement for Launcher Joint Venture

[Via Satellite 05-02-2016] Airbus Group and Safran have signed an agreement for the second and final phase of their 50/50 Joint Venture (JV): Airbus Safran Launchers. Under the first phase of the JV, Airbus Group and Safran created a joint program company with their respective civil program contracts and major participations related to civil launcher [...]

By | May 2, 2016

Eutelsat 65 West A

Eutelsat Starts Service with Eutelsat 65 West A satellite, Does EHF Test with SSL

[Via Satellite 05-02-2016] Eutelsat’s new satellite, Eutelsat 65 West A, which launched March 9, is now fully powered up and ready for service across Brazil and Latin America, the operator said May 2. Furthermore, the company also announced the completion of an Extremely High Frequency (EHF) transmission test with Space Systems Loral (SSL) using an [...]

By | May 2, 2016

OptiSAR UrtheCast

UrtheCast’s SAR Technology Passes Prototype Testing

[Via Satellite 05-02-2016] UrtheCast has successfully completed prototype hardware testing of the principal core enabling elements for its Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology. This includes the digital sensor electronics, which comprise the “heart” of the SAR instrument, and the dual-frequency, multi-aperture SAR antenna. UrtheCast, with its partners, built two multi-channel Digital Radio Frequency Units (DRFUs) and [...]

By | May 2, 2016

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