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Lockheed Martin Delivers SUVI Instrument for GOES R Satellite

[Via Satellite 04-21-2014] Lockheed Martin delivered a new solar analysis payload to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colo. The payload will help scientists better measure and forecast space weather, which can be damaging to satellites and ground systems on Earth such as electrical grids. The Solar Ultraviolet [...]

By | April 21, 2014

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Exelis Integrates Jagwire with MotionDSP’s Ikena Software

[Via Satellite 04-21-2014] Exelis has integrated its Jagwire geospatial data management system with MotionDSP’s Ikena image processing software, in a move to improve the quality of its satellite video feeds that are delivered to end users in military and intelligence. The Ikena software analyzes video streams and will offer advanced features for Jagwire users such [...]

By | April 21, 2014

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ViXS Files ITC Complaint Against Entropic Communications

[Via Satellite 04-21-2014] ViXS filed a complaint in the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) against Entropic Communications and several of the company’s customers and importers. ViXS alleges that these companies have kept unfair trade practices through the importation, sale of importation and sale after importation of set-top boxes (STBs), gateways, bridges, switches and adapters. [...]

By | April 21, 2014

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Orbital Sciences Facing Near-Term Challenges with Amazonas 4A and Russian-Built Engines

[Via Satellite 04-18-2014] Orbital Sciences has narrowed down the most probable causes of the anomaly that has affected the Amazonas 4A satellite. During the company’s first quarter earnings call, Orbital said the satellite, operated by Hispasat, suffered a partial electrical system failure about two weeks ago. If deemed irreversible, the issue is likely to reduce [...]

By | April 18, 2014

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C-COM Releases First Quarter Financial Results

[Via Satellite 04-18-2014] C-COM Satellite Systems announced its financial results for the first quarter. Revenues for the quarter ending on Feb. 28, 2014, were approximately $2.4 million, and the company generated an after tax profit of $451, 396, or one cent per share. This profit marks a 39.5 and 50.3 percent decrease from last year [...]

By | April 18, 2014

Lockheed Martin's A2100 Satellite Bus

Lockheed Martin Overhauls Flagship Satellite Bus, Plans International Expansion to Engage Commercial Space Market

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] Engineering giant Lockheed Martin is making progress on its plans to reengage the commercial satellite market. At the core of this plan is the complete renovation of the company’s flagship A2100 satellite bus. Lockheed Martin is reviewing every detail of the A2100 to modernize both the technology and the manufacturing process to [...]

By , | April 17, 2014

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exactEarth and SRT Release New Tracking Technology for Small Vessels

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] exactEarth and SRT have partnered to develop a new technology called ABSEA to enable global tracking for low-power Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceivers aboard small commercial and leisure vessels. AIS is a Very High Frequency (VHF) technology designed for terrestrial-based tracking with a range that is usually limited to about 50 nautical [...]

By | April 17, 2014

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RigNet and CPN Offer Combined SCADA Solution for Oilfield Service Companies

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] RigNet and CPN introduced a new packaged Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) solution for oilfield service companies. The service combines a Hughes 9502 BGAN M2M terminal with a CPN custom enclosure system for oil and gas companies to monitor Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs) onsite. The packaged solution allows RigNet to bring [...]

By | April 17, 2014

Boeing Upgrades Geospatial Data Management Software, Includes Live Video-tagging

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] Boeing has improved its geospatial data management software, DataMaster, to include real-time text-tagging video streaming capabilities. The company hopes to achieve faster cataloging and data retrieval with this upgrade, along with more precise analytics for images, video, maps and topography. “The technology enhancements found in DataMaster 5.3 are designed to create clearer [...]

By | April 17, 2014

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GaN to be Dominant RF Technology of the Future, Says Advantech Wireless CEO

In a video interview at SATELLITE 2014, David Gelerman, CEO of Advantech Wireless told Mark Holmes, editorial director of Via Satellite, that he expects Gallium Nitride (GaN) to be the technology of choice over Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) and Klystrons. “In my mind, in the next several years, most RF applications in the satellite [...]

By | April 17, 2014