Magellan Aerospace ASIF Canada

Magellan Aerospace Exec Talks New Satellite Facility, University Partnership

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] Canadian aerospace company Magellan Aerospace recently unveiled its new Advanced Satellite Integration Facility (ASIF) in partnership with the University of Manitoba that the company believes will foster a productive relationship between academia and industry. The Winnipeg-based 6,000-square-foot facility aims to expand not only Magellan’s own satellite operations, but also the presence of [...]

By | April 24, 2015

9.4 Meter Earth Station ASC

Globecomm Orders New Earth Station, Antenna Upgrades from ASC Signal

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] Globecomm has signed a contract with ASC Signal for a new Earth station at the company’s Laurel, Md. location, along with a Next Generation Controller (NGC) upgrade for a 5.6-meter antenna. The Earth station will feature a new NGC-equipped, 9.4 meter, Ku-band antenna system with full environmental controls. Globecomm also selected several [...]

By | April 24, 2015

MDA Radarsat EO

MDA Signs Undisclosed Geospatial Contracts

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has inked several contracts for geospatial information services with undisclosed customers. Collectively, the contracts exceeded $33 million, and were primarily for buyers in the United States.

By | April 24, 2015


SES 15 Satellite to Carry Raytheon WAAS Hosted Payload

[Via Satellite 04-23-2015] Following a $103 million contract from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has awarded a 14-year contract to SES Government Solutions (SES GS) to host a payload on the upcoming SES 15 satellite. Raytheon’s FAA contract funds a Wide Area Augmentation Systems (WAAS) hosted payload, which enhances the [...]

By | April 23, 2015

London City Metropolis

UK Space Conference: Strong Appetite to Invest in New UK Space Businesses

[Via Satellite 04-22-2015] At the Satellite Finance Network Annual Conference in London, speakers were buoyant about the state of the space industry in the United Kingdom, and even an upcoming election — the outcome of which remains to be discovered — failed to dampen the mood. Simon Acland, CIO of Imprimatur Capital and an experienced [...]

By | April 22, 2015

Express AM6 RSCC

RSCC’s Express AM6 Satellite Goes Live

[Via Satellite 04-22-2015] Russian Satellite Communications Company’s (RSCC’s) Express AM6 satellite, launched Oct. 21, 2014 aboard a Proton rocket, has initiated service from the 53 degrees east orbital slot. Built by ISS Reshetnev with support from the Radio Research Institute of Russia and MDA Corporation of Canada, the satellite used electric propulsion to reach its [...]

By | April 22, 2015

SGDC Visiona Brazil

Brazil’s Visiona Tecnologia Espacial About Halfway to Self-Sufficient Satellite Capability

[Via Satellite 04-21-2015] Visiona Tecnologia Espacial, a joint venture between Telebras Telecomunicações Brasileiras and Embraer Defense and Security, estimates it is almost halfway to the point where it can build a satellite completely in-house. Established in 2012, the company’s goal is to create a domestic satellite manufacturing capability in Brazil. “Today we measure around 35 [...]

By | April 21, 2015

Gazprom Space Systems

Gazprom Space Systems Begins Relocation of Yamal 300K Satellite

[Via Satellite 04-21-2015] Gazprom Space Systems on April 15 began its campaign to move the Yamal 300K satellite from the 90 degrees east orbital slot to a new location at 183 degrees east. The satellite is using electric propulsion to shift east at a rate of about three degrees per day. The company expects it [...]

By | April 21, 2015

SKYM 1 Mexico Orbital ATK DirecTV

Orbital ATK Delivers DirecTV Satellite Four Months Early

[Via Satellite 04-21-2015] Orbital ATK has transported the Sky Mexico 1 (SKYM 1) satellite for DirecTV to Arianespace’s Kourou, French Guiana launch site after completing the manufacturing in 20 months — four months ahead of schedule. The satellite, Orbital ATK’s first for DirecTV, will undergo pre-launch preparations ahead of a late May 2015 launch aboard [...]

By | April 21, 2015

Advantech Wireless transceiver

Advantech Wireless Transceiver Meets Indian Defense Environment Standard

[Via Satellite 04-21-2015] Advantech Wireless’ Solid State Ku-band transceiver system has successfully undergone the Indian Defense Environment Standard (JSS 5555), making it the first ground-based solid-state amplifier system to achieve the standard in India. The same equipment also completed tests for a MIL-STD-461E requirement matrix specified for the Indian Ground Air Force. Advantech Wireless’ AWMT-3000LK [...]

By | April 21, 2015

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