Technology

Global Eagle has acquired maritime communications company EMC.

Content is at the Core of GEE’s EMC Acquisition

[Via Satellite 07-28-2016] In-Flight Connectivity and Entertainment (IFEC) solutions provider Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) completed its $550-million acquisition of satellite connectivity provider Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) July 27, marking one move in a larger trend that sees operators consolidating to expand across mobility markets. EMC specializes in providing maritime connectivity. Combining the companies’ networks will […]

By | July 28, 2016

A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-89P(WL) at Seoul Incheon International Airport.

China Eastern Taps Rockwell Collins for Boeing 737 Iridium Satcom Solution

[Via Satellite 07-28-2016] China Eastern Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins’ Iridium Satcom aftermarket solution for its fleet of more than 100 Boeing 737 aircraft. Installations are currently in progress. The voice and data communications solution, installed via a Boeing service bulletin for next-generation Boeing 737s, will enable reliable long-range global voice communications, flight tracking and […]

By | July 28, 2016

Hispasat Building New Brazilian Satellite Control Center

[Via Satellite 07-27-2016] Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has commenced construction of a new satellite control center in Brazil to prepare for future satellites. The facility is for Hispamar, Hispasat’s Brazilian affiliate of which Oi has partial ownership. Hispasat has acquired land in Serviente, Rio de Janeiro, to which it will transfer the services currently provided […]

By | July 27, 2016

HPGP Rocket Engine ECAPS

Orbital ATK, ECAPS Partner on Green Propulsion Technology

[Via Satellite 07-26-2016] Orbital ATK has signed an agreement with European green propulsion technology firm ECAPS to fully develop, demonstrate and market a High Performance Green Propulsion (HPGP) system. Orbital ATK’s team will leverage exclusive use of ECAPS’ LMP-103S, a very-low toxicity monopropellant technology designed as a direct replacement for hydrazine-based systems. LMP-103S offers significantly […]

By | July 26, 2016

Harris Corporation

Harris Places Multi-Million SSPA Order with Norsat

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] Norsat has received an order worth approximately $3.8 million from Harris Corporation for Atom series Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs). Harris and Norsat have been collaborating since 2013 on custom SSPAs that meet higher Radio Frequency (RF) performance requirements for linearity, gain flatness and phase matching. This contract is for the second phase of the […]

By | July 25, 2016

JPSS 1 Ball Aerospace

Northrop Grumman Awards Cobham $8 Million Satellite Motion Control Order

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] Cobham has received an award from Northrop Grumman valued at approximately $8 million for motion control technology for Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instruments. Used for sounding observations to retrieve profiles of atmospheric temperature and moisture, the instruments are to be flown on the Joint Polar Satellite System 3 (JPSS 3) and […]

By | July 25, 2016

iSat Tracking Feed

iSat Progresses on Tracking Feed Equipment for Inclined and Ka-band Satellites

[Via Satellite 07-22-2016] Integrated Satellite Applications Technologies (iSat) is making progress on developing new satellite tracking feed equipment for inclined and Ka-band satellites based on a contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) the company received in January. ESA awarded the contract to develop a feed adjustment mechanism with both manual and motorized operation to […]

By | July 22, 2016

EAN Europasat Inmarsat Thales

Thales Alenia Space Finishes Europasat Construction for Inmarsat IFC Network

[Via Satellite 07-21-2016] Thales Alenia Space has completed the construction, integration and associated sub-system tests of Inmarsat’s Europasat satellite for the European Aviation Network (EAN) In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution. The manufacturer finished the satellite on schedule following an extensive two-year build process in Toulouse and Cannes, France. The satellite is now undergoing rigorous system end-to-end […]

By | July 21, 2016

DARPA Phoenix RSGS robotic servicing vehicle

DARPA Increases SSL Funding for Robotic Satellite Servicing Technology

[Via Satellite 07-21-2016] Space Systems Loral (SSL) has received $20.7 million from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design and build robotic arm flight hardware for the first phase of the agency’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program. SSL is receiving the funds through MDA US Systems, a division of MDA […]

By | July 21, 2016

ESA-RAL Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory

ESA Establishes Laboratory for 3-D Printing and Advanced Manufacturing

[Via Satellite 07-20-2016] The European Space Agency (ESA) has opened a new technical laboratory in the U.K. to further understanding on the capabilities of 3-D printing and other advanced manufacturing techniques for future space missions. Located at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Harwell, Oxfordshire, directly adjacent to ESA’s U.K. […]

By | July 20, 2016

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