IMT Terrestrial Tower

LS Telcom Analyst Disputes ITU Spectrum Predictions

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has some big decisions to make at the World Radio Telecommunication Conference 2015 regarding the allocation of spectrum resources. A top concern of the satellite industry is that C band might be given to terrestrial mobile and wireless operators. LS Telcom Director of Spectrum Consulting Richard Womersley [...]

By | October 30, 2014

Lockheed Martin ASOC

Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Headquarters Opens in Colorado

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] Lockheed Martin has opened its new headquarters for commercial space in Denver, Colo. The new facility will become the prime location for the manufacture of the A2100 satellite platform, which the company has been aggressively overhauling to capture more of the commercial market. The Colorado Economic Development Commission is enabling up to [...]

By | October 30, 2014

Intelsat headquarters Building

Intelsat Reports Third Quarter Earnings

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] Intelsat reported its total revenue for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2014 at $608.6 million. The company’s Earnings Before net Interest, Taxes and Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) was $477.8 million, or 79 percent of revenue, and adjusted EBITDA was $485.3 million, or 80 percent of revenue. Intelsat saw decreases in revenue [...]

By | October 30, 2014

3-D Printed antenna support

RUAG Space 3-D Prints Satellite Part

[Via Satellite 10-29-2014] Using additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, RUAG Space, in collaboration with Altair, has produced an antenna support. EOS, a German specialist for industrial 3-D printing, finished the product, which was designed using Altair software. The 3-D printed antenna support is similar to the one used on the Sentinel 1A radar satellite. According [...]

By | October 29, 2014

Orbcomm M2M Swing Transport

Orbcomm Receives Largest GT 1100 Order to Date

[Via Satellite 10-29-2014] Orbcomm, a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions provider, has received an order for 16,000 GT 1100 trailer tracking and monitoring devices. The order came from one of the largest retail fleets in the United States. The customer will use the dual-mode GT 1100 solution to track dry van assets through a combination of Orbcomm’s [...]

By | October 29, 2014

SES uplink dish

Es’hailSat Taps SES for New Teleport Project

[Via Satellite 10-27-2014] Qatari satellite company Es’hailSat has entered a partnership with SES subsidiary SES TechCom for assistance building a new teleport north of the capital city of Doha. Through the comprehensive consultancy service agreement, Es’hailSat will be able to leverage the technical experience of SES as it seeks to develop domestic satellite communications infrastructure. [...]

By | October 27, 2014

Satellite ground station

MDA to Build Ground Station in China

[Via Satellite 10-27-2014] MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) is providing a ground station in China to expand the availability of Radarsat 2 data. EarthView Image subsidiary EarthSTAR has signed a contract worth more than $10 million with MDA for a multi-year extension of Radarsat 2 distribution rights. Launched in 2007, Radarsat 2 provides high-resolution surveillance [...]

By | October 27, 2014

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

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