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Generation Next: Sebastien De Zotti, Arianespace

Via Satellite interviews the new blood coming into the satellite industry to get a glimpse of their aspirations and impressions for satellite.

By | January 9, 2017

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1986–2016: 30 Events that Shaped the Last 30 Years in Satellite

After having examined the archives and done an extensive reader survey, these are our final choices for the key 30 events between 1986 and 2016 in the satellite industry.

By , | December 12, 2016

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Koplar Communications: America’s First Broadcast Earth Station Revisited

The Koplar family set up the first satellite broadcast earth station in the United States more than 30 years ago, kicking off a new era in television, but for roughly a decade, the company ceased broadcasting. Now the family is back at it, bringing content to audiences across Missouri — and still using satellite. Here […]

By | December 6, 2016

Via Satellite 30th Anniversary magazine cover 1986-2016

1986–2016: 30 Events that Shaped the Last 30 Years in Satellite

After having examined the archives and done an extensive reader survey, these are our final choices for the key 30 events between 1986 and 2016 in the satellite industry.

By , | December 6, 2016

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Launchers: The Race to Orbit Tomorrow’s Spacecraft

It’s no secret that every launch services provider is working on new rockets. The industry has entered a time of accelerated change, with SpaceX being a far from inconsequential reason. But more factors than just SpaceX are stirring up change. Satellites, as well as operator expectations, are evolving, and as a result, launch services must […]

By | November 28, 2016

Via Satellite December 2016 magazine cover

Launchers: The Race to Orbit Tomorrow’s Spacecraft

It’s no secret that every launch services provider is working on new rockets. The industry has entered a time of accelerated change, with SpaceX being a far from inconsequential reason. But more factors than just SpaceX are stirring up change. Satellites, as well as operator expectations, are evolving, and as a result, launch services must […]

By | November 22, 2016

Suleiman Arabiat, head of operations at Oasis500.

Oasis Exec Explains Investment Roadmap

[Via Satellite 11-16-2016] The Middle East is a vibrant region for satellite communications, and with companies like Yahsat and Es’hailSat, for example, spearheading a drive to make satellite more relevant, it is also a region where companies are looking to invest into technologies of the future. A new program, Oasis Space Ventures Fund (OSVF), a […]

By , | November 16, 2016

Thuraya CEO

Thuraya Eager for Global Coverage to Reach New Markets

[Via Satellite 10-28-2016] Thuraya hopes its recently announced Futura constellation will not only cement the operator as a leader in mobility markets, but also extend its reach to have global coverage. Today Thuraya has two satellites that give L-band coverage of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region as well as the Asia Pacific. […]

By | October 28, 2016

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Spire CEO: We are Launching Satellites Every Month

[Via Satellite 10-26-2016] Satellite data company Spire is vying to get as many of its satellites in orbit as possible after launch delays curbed the company’s ability to reach a desired constellation of 20 satellites by the end of last year. Today Spire has 12 satellites in orbit, and is aggressively pushing in hopes of […]

By | October 26, 2016

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NASA Awards $130 Million Landsat 9 Contract to Orbital ATK

[Via Satellite 10-26-2016] NASA has awarded the Landsat 9 remote sensing satellite contract to Orbital ATK in a $129.9 million Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition 3 (Rapid 3) contract. The five-year, firm fixed-price delivery order tasks the company with designing and manufacturing the spacecraft, integrating the mission’s two government-furnished instruments, and conducting satellite-level testing, in-orbit satellite checkout, […]

By | October 26, 2016

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