Fulmar UAV

Different Industries Debate the Potential of UAVs and the Need for Satellite

[Via Satellite 10-24-2014] Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are growing in popularity with a number of industries looking into the potential and benefits of using UAVs for their businesses. From train operators and energy companies, to farming and environmental organizations, the interest grows by the minute. As many UAV systems use some kind of satellite technology, [...]

By | October 24, 2014

Skybox Imaging SkySat Good

Skybox Imaging Announces Skybox for Good Program

[Via Satellite 10-24-2014] Skybox Imaging, the satellite imagery company purchased by Google for nearly $500 million in cash, has initiated the Skybox for Good program where the company will provide current satellite imagery for projects dedicated to environmental sustainability, education and humanitarian goals. Currently in the beta phase, Skybox for Good provides satellite imagery using [...]

By | October 24, 2014

satellite uplink station

Advantech Wireless Ramps Up Production of GaN Products

[Via Satellite 10-24-2014] Advantech Wireless has boosted the rate of manufacture for its Gallium Nitride (GaN) product line after demand exceeded production capacity. Cristi Damian, VP of business development at Advantech Wireless, said the company was previously unable to keep pace with the requests for GaN Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), prompting the decision to [...]

By | October 24, 2014

Advanced VSAT rack

Comtech EF Data Wins Advanced VSAT Platform Contract for HTS Connectivity

[Via Satellite 10-22-2014] Comtech EF Data, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications, has received a $2.3 million order for the Advanced VSAT networking platform from a systems integrator in Asia. The customer specified a mission requirement for high-throughput, bi-directional connectivity with the ability to support greater throughput demand in the future. Advanced VSAT is a fully [...]

By | October 22, 2014

BlackBridge EO Imagery

Earth Observation Satellite Product Revenues to Exceed $5 Billion by 2023

[Via Satellite 10-23-2014] Satellite Earth Observation data, value-added services and information products are expected to more than double from $2.3 billion in 2013 to $5.1 billion in 2023, according to NSR’s new “Satellite-Based Earth Observation (EO), 6th Edition” report. Driving this growth is a combination of higher resolution imagery and increasing demand from public authorities. [...]

By | October 22, 2014

Intelsat Galaxy Ku-band

Hispasat, Intelsat Extend Partnership at 55 Degrees West

[Via Satellite 10-20-2014] Intelsat and Spanish satellite operator Hispasat have agreed to continue working together at the 55 degrees West orbital location over Latin America. Hispasat has collocated its Amazonas 1A satellite with Intelsat’s Galaxy 11 since June 2014. The company reports it has purchased capacity on the upcoming Intelsat 34 satellite, set to launch [...]

By | October 20, 2014

MetOp Second Generation

Airbus Defence and Space Awarded $1.65 Billion MetOP-SG Contract

[Via Satellite 10-17-2014] The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus Defence and Space to design and build six second-generation Meteorological Operational (MetOP-SG) satellites in a $1.65 billion contract. The constellation is split into two series with three satellites each. The first of the six is planned to launch in 2021, and each spacecraft will [...]

By | October 17, 2014


Lockheed Martin Finishes First Geostationary Lightning Mapper for GOES R Satellite

[Via Satellite 10-17-2014] Lockheed Martin has transferred the first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument to its Denver Colo. facility for integration into the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R (GOES R) series. The GLM leverages technology originally designed for the Lightning Imaging Sensor used on NASA‘s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission. The device has a 1.8-megapixel focal [...]

By | October 17, 2014

ASI Cosmo Skymed

Thales Alenia Space to Build Cosmo Skymed-CSO Interface for $3.2 Million

[Via Satellite 10-17-2014] Thales Alenia Space will create a Common Interoperability Layer (CIL) between France’s Composante Spatiale Optique (CSO) military system and Italy’s civil/military Second-Generation Cosmo-SkyMed (CSG) satellite constellations. The agreement ensures interoperability between user ground systems for CSO and CSG Systems as part of the Multinational Space-based Imaging System (MUSIS) program. The MUSIS Federating [...]

By | October 17, 2014


James Rosenberg Returns to Wavestream as CTO

[Via Satellite 10-15-2014] Wavestream, a provider of Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) for mission-critical defense and broadcast satellite communications systems, has appointed its past President and Co-Founder James Rosenberg as CTO. Before rejoining Wavestream, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks, Rosenberg held senior engineering positions at Comtech Xicom Technology, where he was responsible for [...]

By | October 15, 2014

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