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SSL and Busek Team Up on Solar Electric Propulsion for US Government Missions

[Via Satellite 02-10-2016] Space Systems Loral (SSL) is collaborating with Busek, manufacturer of the first U.S.-built Hall Effect thruster to ever fly in space, on advancing the capability of solar electric propulsion systems. The companies plan to build on the current collaboration specifically to address the future needs of NASA and other U.S. government agencies. [...]

By | February 10, 2016

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Peregrine Semiconductor Makes e2v Exclusive Integrated Circuit Provider for Space Industry

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] Peregrine Semiconductor and e2v have reached a strategic reseller agreement whereby e2v will be the sole provider of Peregrine’s Integrated Circuits (ICs) for the worldwide space market. With this agreement, e2v’s product offering spans the signal chain from RF to back-end, including data converters, memory and high-performance data processing. E2v offers more [...]

By | February 9, 2016

NovelSat Offers New Support Programs for its Satellite Transmission Solutions

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] NovelSat has announced the availability of a new, streamlined customer support program that offers customers a three-tiered set of support packages — standard, silver and gold — for the company’s satellite transmission products. The support packages include options such as 24/7 support, immediate response, free software updates, and annual system-wide auditing. The [...]

By | February 9, 2016

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Intelsat Starts Multi-Tiered Ku-band System With First HTS Satellite

[Via Satellite 02-08-2016] Intelsat sees the recent launch of its first High Throughput Satellite (HTS), Intelsat 29e, as the beginning of an interoperable satellite ecosystem between the operator’s own spacecraft and OneWeb’s future Low Earth Orbit (LEO) system. Launched on Jan. 27, Intelsat 29e is the first in the Intelsat EpicNG HTS family. Seven Intelsat EpicNG satellites [...]

By | February 8, 2016

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NSR: Phased Array Antennas Worth $710 Million By 2025, ‘Critical’ for LEO Success

[Via Satellite 02-05-2016] Flat Panel Antennas (FPAs) promise to unlock numerous market opportunities for the satellite industry, if and when their prices and capabilities reach the level of widespread commercial acceptance. Northern Sky Research (NSR), in what it describes as the first multi-client report on FPAs, anticipates shipped units could produce more than $710 million [...]

By | February 5, 2016

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Atlas Space Operations Conducts Successful Freedom Platform Test

[Via Satellite 02-05-2016] Atlas Space Operations, in cooperation with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partner RT Logic has successfully tested its Freedom Platform, performing numerous live S-band downlink operations using a support antenna in Southern California. This test validates operational functionality of the Atlas Freedom Platform by testing the connection between operational [...]

By | February 5, 2016

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Hispasat Upgrading Ground Segment with Indra

[Via Satellite 02-05-2016] Spanish satellite operator Hispasat is preparing the ground segment for the new Hispasat 1F and Amazonas 5 satellites, having awarded a $5.5 million contract to Indra for the supply of four ground stations along with other upgrades. Two of the stations will be installed in the Hispasat control center in Rio de [...]

By | February 5, 2016

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XTAR Drawing up Plans for Next Generation Satellites

[Via Satellite 02-04-2016] XTAR is in the early stages of planning the replacement satellites for its next generation constellation. The operator’s two spacecraft, XTAR Eur at 29 degrees east and XTAR Lant at 30 degrees west, are now 10 and 11 years old, respectively. As these satellites start nearing their nominal end of life, XTAR [...]

By | February 4, 2016

Tango Wave Relocates to New Design and Manufacturing Facility

[Via Satellite 02-04-2016] Tango Wave, a manufacturer of high-power, high-linearity outdoor unit (ODU) Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) and subsystems for broadcast and data services, has moved to a new state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility in Sunnyvale, Calif. Responding to the anticipation of future business opportunities in the high-power satcom uplink communications markets, the facility will house [...]

By | February 4, 2016

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Sky Perfect JSAT Awards Lockheed Martin Contract for JCSAT 17 Satellite

[Via Satellite 02-03-2016] Lockheed Martin has received a contract from Sky Perfect JSAT for the manufacture of JCSAT 17, a satellite based on the A2100 common design. JCSAT 17 is an S-band satellite that will operate well in excess of 15 years. The satellite will include a flexible processor that will allow Sky Perfect JSAT [...]

By | February 3, 2016

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