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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

NOAA GOES R GLM

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

Gilat

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

Boeing GPS Air Force

Boeing-built GPS 2F7 Satellite Enters Service for Air Force

[Via Satellite 10-14-2014] The seventh Global Positioning System (GPS) 2F satellite has completed in orbit checkout and control has been transferred to the United States Air Force, according to Boeing. Both the Air Force and Boeing conducted the initial activation and system checkout following the Aug. 1 launch. Boeing transferred control of the satellite on [...]

By | October 14, 2014

SES Dubai Office

SES Opens Office in Dubai

[Via Satellite 10-13-2014] SES has established a regional office dedicated to the Middle East region in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The first employees at the new site are comprised of engineering, sales and business development professionals, with support internationally from other offices. This year SES also opened the SES Technical Academy in Dubai in [...]

By | October 13, 2014

Measat Lim CCO

Measat Promotes Yau Chyong Lim to Chief Commercial Officer

[Via Satellite 10-13-2014] Yau Chyong Lim, formerly vice president of business development and strategic planning at Measat has been promoted to Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Lim started working with Measat in 1996. As CCO, he is responsible for the company’s sales and marketing division, and network engineering and operations division. He is focused on growing [...]

By | October 13, 2014

Alan Hall Tempus

Tempus Picks Advisory Council, Preps for 2017 Hyperspectral Hosted Payload Launch

[Via Satellite 10-10-2014] Tempus Global Data, a weather company seeking to commercialize hyperspectral sounding data, has created a six-member science advisory council to guide progress on the Sounding and Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology (STORM) instrument. The company intends to launch the first sensor in late 2017, and said both the launch and hosting partners [...]

By | October 10, 2014

SatComRus

Russia Keen to Develop Space Infrastructure Amid Turbulent Political Backdrop

[Via Satellite 10-09-2014] Developing satellite communications infrastructure in Russia is still a top priority for the Russian government. This was one of the main takeaways of SatComRus 2014 where key executives from the Russian satellite industry and government officials debated the industry’s future against the backdrop of a turbulent political and economic climate, where the [...]

By | October 9, 2014

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