Millennium Space Systems Four RWA-1000 reaction wheels

Millennium Space Systems Ships 4 of 52 Flight Reaction Wheels to SSL

[Via Satellite 03-06-2015] Millennium Space Systems has shipped out their first set of RWA-1000 small satellite reaction wheels to commercial customer Space Systems/Loral (SSL) in Palo Alto, Calif. This first delivery — under a contract from SSL inked four months ago — establishes Millennium’s entry into the commercial space component production market. The reaction wheels, [...]

By | March 6, 2015

Small Sats Deployed from the ISS. Photo: NanoRacks

Euroconsult SmallSat Report Sees Steady Increase Across the Market

[Via Satellite 03-05-2015] Euroconsult’s newly released small satellite research report projects a total of 510 smallsats to be launched in the next five years — a two-thirds pick up from the average number of these spacecraft orbited in the last decade. The report, entitled “Prospects for the Small Satellite Market,” includes research on all small [...]

By | March 5, 2015

comtech cdm 625

Comtech EF Data Receives $1.1 Million Order for Satcom Ground Equipment and Services in Africa

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Comtech EF Data received a $1.1 million order for satellite communications equipment and services during its third quarter of fiscal 2015. The equipment will be used by one of the largest pan-regional Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to upgrade and significantly expand its infrastructure throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according [...]

By | March 5, 2015

Newtec Dialog Hubs

Newtec to Install Newtec Dialog for Saudi Energy Customer

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) / National Grid Saudi Arabia (SEC/NG SA) has selected Newtec’s multiservice platform Newtec Dialog to deliver Automatic Metering Reader (AMR), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), voice and video satellite connectivity between remote sub-stations to enable new applications. SEC/NG SA provides services to governmental, industrial, agricultural, commercial [...]

By | March 4, 2015

SkyWave IDP-782 Satellite-Cellular Communication Terminal

Skywave Introduces Dual-Mode Terminals for Fleet Management Applications

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] SkyWave, an Orbcomm company, introduced the dual-mode IDP-782 communications terminal at the Mobile World Congress happening this week in Barcelona, Spain. The IDP-782 provides fleet managers with a single device for both cellular and satellite network coverage. “The IDP-782 improves operations and increases safety without the added costs of roaming charges. Whether [...]

By | March 4, 2015

TSGN StarNet Mesh Hughes

Malaysia’s TS Global Network Orders Hughes Jupiter System for C-band Network

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] Malaysia’s largest VSAT technology provider TS Global Networks (TSGN) has selected Hughes Network Systems’ Jupiter System for its existing C-band satellite network. The Jupiter system is typically used for Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services, however TSGN has ordered the system in order to upgrade its C-band infrastructure with minimum disruption to [...]

By | March 3, 2015

EAI Design Services

ViaSat Acquires EAI Design Services

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] ViaSat has purchased EAI Design Services, grafting its expertise in high-speed, low-power secure space-based Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) microprocessor design into satellite and cybersecurity projects. EAI Design staff is joining ViaSat, with founder Emil Isaakian spearheading the integration of the company’s technology into ViaSat products, systems, and [...]

By | March 3, 2015

Comtech EF Data CDM-760

Comtech EF Data Customers Using O3b Networks HTS Capacity

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] Customers of Comtech EF Data have begun using O3b Networks’ Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) High Throughput Satellite (HTS) system. The customers are using Comtech’s CDM-760 advanced high-speed trunking modem for fast, low latency services. According to Comtech EF Data, products currently deployed are facilitating mobile backhaul, high-speed trunking and premium enterprise services. [...]

By | March 3, 2015

NovelSat NS4 Waveform

NovelSat to Debut NS4 Waveform, Touts 45 Percent Improvement Over DVB-S2

[Via Satellite 02-03-2015] NovelSat announced plans to demonstrate its new NS4 waveform at SATELLITE 2015 and NAB this year. According to the company, NovelSat NS4 offers 45 percent higher spectral efficiency than Digital Video Broadcasting-Satellite Second Generation (DVB-S2). NovelSat intends to commercially release the waveform in the third quarter of 2015. The product requires no [...]

By | March 2, 2015

Saphir Robotics Project

Thales Alenia Space Bringing Robots into Clean Rooms to Work Alongside People

[Via Satellite 02-27-2015] As part of the company’s “Tomorrow’s Factory” initiative, Thales Alenia Space is deploying the Saphir Robotics Project in clean rooms tentatively starting the second half of this year. The project, developed collaboratively with KUKA and AKEO+, creates a workstation with two robotic arms: one to prepare the work and the other to [...]

By | February 27, 2015

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