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Eutelsat Algeria Divona

Eutelsat Gains Additional VSAT Customer in Algeria

[Via Satellite 07-23-2014] Algerian VSAT operator Divona, has signed a contract with Eutelsat for a 72 MHz transponder on Eutelsat 21B. The multiyear contract enables Divona to provide increased satellite connectivity to mobile telecom operators and enterprises in Algeria and Southern Europe. Eutelsat has been actively pursuing and building partnerships in the Middle East with [...]

By | July 23, 2014

RSCC maritime arctic

RSCC, ООО Isatel Awarded Broadband contract for Arctic Research Mission

[Via Satellite 07-23-2014] The Russian Hydro-meteorological Service (Roshydromet) signed an agreement with Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and partner ООО Isatel to provide maritime connectivity to the research and survey vessel Akademik Tryoshnikov. The vessel will stay connected during its 82-day expedition using an RSCC-installed VSAT, a maritime stabilized SeaTel antenna and the Somatom control [...]

By | July 23, 2014

Wi-Fi Airplane

Honeywell In-Flight Connectivity Survey Shows How Badly Passengers Crave Wi-Fi

[Via Satellite 07-22-2014] Honeywell’s latest passenger survey on In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) shows just how much the mindset toward flying connected has changed. Led by Kelton, a market research group, the survey queried 1045 U.S. adults between June 6 and June 19 2014 who used Wi-Fi on planes within the past 12 months. The results showed [...]

By | July 22, 2014

Orbcomm Inmarsat Satellites M2M

Analysts Spirited by OG2 Launch, Give Strong Outlook for Orbcomm

[Via Satellite 07-21-2014] Orbcomm’s long-awaited launch of second-generation satellites (OG2) has cast the company in a positive light by several leading analysts. On July 14, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 vehicle carried six OG2 spacecraft into Low Earth Orbit, patching a hole that developed in the original 25-satellite OG1 constellation. With the first launch complete and the [...]

By | July 21, 2014

O3b fiber MEO

O3b Begins Service With Full Initial Constellation

[Via Satellite 07-21-2014] O3b Networks reports that its four new Medium Earth Orbiting (MEO) satellites have begun on-orbit testing and that customers are already trialing the service. The latest four satellites, launched July 10, 2014, doubled O3b’s constellation and raised the company to the level of a global operator. O3b has customers in East Timor, [...]

By | July 21, 2014

SNC OG2 Orbcomm

Sierra Nevada Corp Initiates Contact with Orbcomm’s OG2 Satellites

[Via Satellite 07-18-2014] Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), prime contractor for Orbcomm’s OG2 satellites, has established communication with the first six spacecraft launched July 14, 2014. The company is working with Orbcomm to complete the early on-orbit checkout. SNC confirmed the deployment of all solar arrays and antennas as well as connectivity with Orbcomm’s gateway Earth [...]

By | July 18, 2014

Liquid Telecom Eutelsat

Liquid Telecom Extends Eutelsat Contract to 2019

[Via Satellite 07-18-2014] African telco and IP provider Liquid Telecom has expanded its preexisting contract with Eutelsat for additional capacity over Sub-Saharan Africa. Under the new multi-transponder agreement, Liquid Telecom gains capacity from Eutelsat 7B. The satellite, formerly Eutelsat 3D, was renamed and relocated following the launch of Eutelsat 3B. The contract stretches to 2019, and [...]

By | July 18, 2014

SES 12 Airbus Defence and Space

SES Selects Airbus Defence and Space to Build SES 12 High Throughput Satellite

[Via Satellite 07-17-2014] SES has ordered the company’s largest high throughput satellite (HTS), SES 12, to increase capacity available in the Asia Pacific region. Airbus Defence and Space is contracted to build the satellite with an electric plasma propulsion system. SES plans to locate the SES 12 at 95 degrees east co-located with the SES [...]

By | July 17, 2014

Oil rig

RigNet Shuffles Management Team to Integrate Inmarsat’s Enterprise Energy Business

[Via Satellite 07-17-2014] RigNet has shifted the roles of several top regional executives to further the integration of Inmarsat’s enterprise energy broadband business, respond to heightened business activity, and for management development. Chris Lambert has been named region VP of RigNet’s largest business sector by revenue, the Gulf of Mexico. Previously Lambert held the Region [...]

By | July 17, 2014

Satellite subsystems.

MDA Awarded Communications Subsystems Contract

[Via Satellite 07-17-2014] MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has received an order for two communications satellite subsystems from an undisclosed customer. MDA said the contract is valued at more than $5.6 million. On July 15, 2014 MDA announced an acquisition in the U.S., which was also left unnamed. The terms and value of the acquisition [...]

By | July 17, 2014

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