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General Atomics Acquires Surrey’s US Division

General Atomics announced that it has acquired the majority of the assets of Surrey Satellite Technology US, an Englewood, Colorado-based provider of small satellite technologies, systems and services. The assets and workforce will be integrated into General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) to support the organization’s growth initiatives focused on the development and delivery of […]

By | November 14, 2017

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Experts Discuss Key Tactics for Cybersecurity at CyberSat

Cybersecurity threats and protocols aren’t exactly the most comfortable topics for public discussion. Few are eager to reveal their practices and even fewer are willing to ask for guidance out of fear that they will be perceived as vulnerable. The cybersecurity discussion at the 2017 Via Satellite CyberSat Summit, however, felt long overdue — and […]

By | November 13, 2017

L-R: David Hartshorn, Secretary General, GVF; John Zban, Chief Information Officer, Satcom Direct; Norm Balchunas, Senior Director of Defense/Cybersecurity Services and Connectivity, Honeywell Aerospace; Bruce Chesley, Senior Director of Strategy, Boeing Space & Missile Systems. Photo: Access Intelligence/Vince Lim.

Collaborating to Achieve End-to-End Cybersecurity in Satellite

To what extent must hardware manufacturers, service providers and others across the satellite ecosystem collaborate to ensure secure cyberspace for their customers? During a panel titled “How to Achieve End-to-End Protection?” at the 2017 CyberSat Summit, experts agreed that one of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity today is the ongoing transition to an ecosystem where […]

By | November 10, 2017

Orbital Insight's oil tracking analytics. Photo: Orbital Insight.

Orbital Insight Expands Coverage of Global Energy Product

Orbital Insight announced the general availability of Orbital Insight Energy, with rolling country releases to complete the world’s top 25 oil markets, including all Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members, by the end of December. The product tracks the amount of oil being stored in floating roof tanks in a given country, providing […]

By | November 10, 2017

L-R: Randy Sabett, head of Cooley's cyber practice; Greg Touhill, president of Cyxtera; Lisa Donnan, managing director at Option3Ventures; James Turgal, executive assistant director of the FBI's information and technology branch. Photo: Access Intelligence/Vince Lim.

How Better Social Practices Can Improve Your Cyber Resiliency

Speakers at the 2017 CyberSat Summit emphasized that improving technology capabilities is only a piece of the larger cybersecurity puzzle. During a panel assessing the evolving threat landscape in aerospace, a group of experts agreed that it is equally important to monitor the “people and processes” that form the foundation of companies’ every day operations. […]

By | November 9, 2017

Thuraya launches a new VOIP service and app. Photo: Thuraya.

Thuraya Launches New Voice over IP Service

Thuraya has announced the launch of Thuraya Talk, its new Voice Over IP (VOIP) service. According to Thuraya, the service opens up unique communication capabilities for both personal and professional use. All users will receive their own dedicated number that can be used for outgoing and incoming calls. The initial phase of the service allows […]

By | November 9, 2017

Understanding the Language of Intermodulation Specifications in HPA Data Sheets

High power amplifiers (HPAs) are a critical component in the uplink earth station RF chain and are generally the most expensive components, after antennas, in that chain. For this reason, integrators or users in the market for HPAs must take great care to ensure that like-for-like comparisons are made when evaluating HPAs. Typically, linear output power

By CPI | Nov 08, 2017

Broadcom headquarters at UC Irvine's University Research Park. Photo: Wikimedia.

Broadcom Wants to Buy Out Qualcomm for $130 Billion

Both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average hit new record highs Monday after news broke that Broadcom proposed to acquire Qualcomm in a deal valued at $130 billion. If completed, the takeover would be the largest in the history of the technology sector. According to a statement released by the company, Broadcom […]

By | November 6, 2017

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ESA, ViaSat Partner for ViaSat 3 Components

ViaSat announced a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between its subsidiary ViaSat Antenna Systems and the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop key components of the ViaSat 3 satellite communications system with European industry. ESA kicked off the 68 million euro ($78.9 million) PPP, known as Project Aidan, with an initial 31.2 million euros ($36.2 million). The […]

By | November 6, 2017

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Cooley’s Sabett: Data Security Laws, AI and Cyber Threats

As an attorney and former crypto engineer, Randy Sabett approaches cybersecurity from both a legal and technical standpoint in his role at Cooley LLP. Sabett will participate in a panel called “New Generation of Cyberattacks: Assessment of the Evolving Threat Landscape in Satellite and Aerospace” at the 2017 CyberSat Summit on Nov. 7. Here, he […]

By | November 3, 2017

The eighth WGS satellite under construction at Boeing. Photo: Boeing.

Satellite Manufacturers Report Mixed Results for the Third Quarter

Earnings were a mixed bag for satellite manufacturers this quarter, and more than one company blamed few satellite orders for their lackluster bottom lines. Read on for some quick summaries of how manufacturers fared in the third quarter of 2017. Orbital ATK Orbital ATK’s third quarter results came in above analyst estimates with total revenue […]

By | November 3, 2017

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