Michel de Rosen Eutelsat

Eutelsat Maintains LATAM Momentum, KA-SAT Filling Up

[Via Satellite 08-03-2015] Emerging markets, and Latin America in particular, are expected to be primary drivers of growth for Eutelsat Communications, according to Chairman and CEO Michel de Rosen. The satellite operator has four satellites pending launches by year’s end — Eutelsat 8 West B, Eutelsat 36C, Eutelsat 9B and Eutelsat 117 West B — [...]

By | August 3, 2015

NASA Lori Garver

Lori Garver Joins MDA Board of Directors

[Via Satellite 08-03-2015] NASA’s former deputy administrator Lori Garver has joined MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates’ (MDA) board of directors, effective immediately. Garver served as deputy administrator at NASA from 2009 to 2013, and from 1996 to 2001, she worked within the agency’s office of policy and plans, culminating in reporting directly to the NASA administrator [...]

By | August 3, 2015

Yamal 300K Gazprom

US Electrodynamics Teleport Links with Gazprom Space Systems’ Yamal 300K Satellite

[Via Satellite 08-03-2015] Russian satellite operator Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) has initiated cooperation with U.S. Electrodynamics (USEI) of Brewster, Wash., for teleport services. USEI has pointed one of its 9-meter antennas to Yamal 300K to operate the satellite’s Northern Beam 1 for a large communications services provider serving the aeronautics industry. Gazprom Space Systems recently relocated [...]

By | August 3, 2015

SSTL CEO Patrick Wood

SSTL CEO Sees Stronger Demand Going Forward for SmallSats

[Via Satellite 08-03-2015] Over the last few months, the area of small satellites has been one of the hottest topics in the industry, partly as OneWeb, SpaceX and LeoSat all announce aggressive plans to launch new constellations of satellites. For Surrey Satellites Technology Limited (SSTL), a company that has a rich heritage in the small [...]

By | August 3, 2015

A Spire engineer building a CubeSat

Inside Spire: How SmallSats Are Enabling A Successful Startup

[Via Satellite 08-03-2015] Startups often fail, it’s a well-known fact. Space is hard; this is also well known. Put the two together, and the barrier to entry for new satellite companies could appear insurmountable. Fortunately that is not the case. Today satellite companies are popping up all over the world as the miniaturization of technology [...]

By | August 3, 2015

Inuvik Canada

Canada Makes Multimillion Dollar Inuvik Satellite Station Facility Investment

[Via Satellite 07-31-2015] The government of Canada has announced an investment of CA$3.7 million ($2.8 million) in the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) to improve and build roads granting access to the facility. Canada collaborated with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and PrioraNet Canada in 2010 to build the ISSF, and earlier this year awarded [...]

By | July 31, 2015

Globecomm Awarded Multi-Year IDIQ Contract for Telecoms Overhaul Project

[Via Satellite 07-31-2015] Globecomm has received an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from a preexisting customer to upgrade its telecommunications infrastructure. The global multilateral organization previously ordered several hundred fixed terminals and mobile communication trailers. Now the customer is purchasing RF upgrade kits, antennas, complete terminals and associated services, leveraging modernized IP and baseband [...]

By | July 31, 2015

Telstar 18 Telesat

Telesat Soon to Order Telstar 18 Successor, Reports Q2 Earnings

[Via Satellite 07-30-2015] Telesat expects it will order a previously announced replacement satellite by the end of this year. The new satellite would replace Telstar 18, which is currently in orbit at 138 degrees east providing coverage for the Asia-Pacific. Telstar 18 entered service in 2004 and has a 13-year lifespan. The satellite carries 18 [...]

By | July 30, 2015

Dublin Ireland

VT iDirect Sets Up R&D Subsidiary in Ireland

[Via Satellite 07-30-2015] VT iDirect, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering), has formed a wholly owned subsidiary, VT iDirect Solutions in Ireland. The new subsidiary is set up as a Research and Development (R&D) center, with a focus on building competencies in satellite cellular backhaul technology. VT iDirect expects this will [...]

By | July 30, 2015

C-COM iNetVu Ka-1202V antenna

ViaSat Authorizes C-COM 1.2m Ka-Band Antenna

[Via Satellite 07-30-2015] C-COM Satellite Systems’ iNetVu 1.2m Ka-band vehicle mount antenna system has received type approval from ViaSat for use on the network that powers its Exede Enterprise service. The new antenna operates in Ka band but is field switchable to also operate in Ku band. The product is designed for use by broadcasters, Satellite Newsgathering (SNG), oil [...]

By | July 30, 2015

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