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Cobbett Hill Earth StationTeleport

New Teleport Forthcoming for Cobbett Hill Earth Station

[Via Satellite 09-04-2015] Cobbett Hill Earth Station, one of the fastest growing independently owned teleports, is actively considering expanding to become a global operator by the end of next year. The company, based in the United Kingdom, is evaluating possible locations to establish a new teleport in another country. Established in 2005, Cobbett Hill Earth [...]

By | September 4, 2015

MACOM Releases 2-Watt and 4-Watt Ka-band Power Amplifiers

[Via Satellite 09-04-2015] M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) has released the MAAP-011246, a new 2-Watt power amplifier, and the MAAP-011139, a new 4-Watt power amplifier in a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) package. The four-stage, fully matched power amplifiers are suited for Ka-band satellite communications applications, and provide linearity for either final power amplification stages or driver [...]

By | September 4, 2015

Ann Mather Planet Labs

Planet Labs Gains First Independent Board Director

[Via Satellite 09-04-2015] Planet Labs has added Ann Mather as its first independent board director. Mather is on the board of directors for Google, Netflix, MGM, Shutterfly, and Arista Networks, and formerly served as CFO at Pixar. Prior to Pixar, Mather held executive positions at production studio Village Roadshow Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, and Buena [...]

By | September 4, 2015

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Globalstar STX3 Chipset Used in Identec Solutions Asset Tracking Device

[Via Satellite 09-04-2015] Globalstar Europe Satellite Services has reached an agreement with wireless communications specialist Identec Solutions to integrate Globalstar’s STX3 chipset into a new asset-tracking solution. Identec Solutions will add the iQ350LX GPS/SAT tag to their existing solution platform developed specifically for companies carrying out remote operations around the world, both land-based and offshore. [...]

By | September 4, 2015

Servicing Orbit Robotic IOS

In-Orbit Services Experts See Bright Future, Challenges

[Via Satellite 09-03-2015] “Ten years from now we’ll have three legacy satellites refueled in orbit — past tense,” predicted Benjamin Reed, deputy project manager of the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space 2015 conference. During the conference’s “On-Orbit Servicing Horizons” [...]

By | September 3, 2015

SES 5 EGNOS SSL

EGNOS Hosted Payload Goes Live on SES 5 Satellite

[Via Satellite 09-2015] The first European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) payload, hosted on SES 5, is fully operational, SES announced Sept. 2. The EGNOS GEO 1 L-band hosted payload launched aboard SES 5 in July 2012, and is now active following extensive on-ground and in-space testing. The EGNOS payload supplements Europe’s satellite navigation systems [...]

By | September 2, 2015

Gilat SkyEdge Hub

Gilat Wins SkyEdge 2-c Order from Russia’s GeoTelecommunications

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] Russian satellite services provider GeoTelecommunications (GT Telecom) has purchased a SkyEdge 2-c platform from Gilat Satellite Networks. The SkyEdge 2-c platform will replace an existing VSAT network, for the delivery of high-speed Internet access to businesses and households throughout the region Established in 2000, GT Telecom provides services such as distribution, teleport [...]

By | September 1, 2015

Gazprom Space Systems Russia

Gazprom Space Systems Sets Goal of Filling Fleet by 2016

[Via Satellite 08-31-2015] Russian satellite operator Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) is intent on filling out its existing fleet of satellites in 2016. The company, which has 3.5 times more capacity in-orbit today than it did in 2012, aims to fill its four-satellite constellation by the close of next year. “By the end of 2016 we [...]

By | August 31, 2015

MCY 105 yacht megayacht

Monte Carlo Yachts To Equip Megayachts with KVH’s TracVision TV8 Antennas

[Via Satellite 08-31-2015] Italian boat manufacturer Monte Carlo Yachts (MCY) has selected KVH Industries’ TracVision TV8 marine satellite television antenna system for its newest and largest luxury line, the MCY 105. Scheduled for introduction at several European yachting shows this September, the 105-foot megayacht will feature the KVH antenna as its preferred satellite television system. [...]

By | August 31, 2015

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Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd Appoints New Chairman

[Via Satellite 08-28-2015] Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd. (GES) has appointed Martin C Faulkes as chairman of its board of directors. The appointment of Faulkes further strengthens GES as it continues to grow and develop in the U.K. space sector. Faulkes brings a wealth of experience to Goonhilly. As the founding president of Logica‘s U.S. business, [...]

By | August 28, 2015

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