Articles by Caleb Henry


JFCC Space Expands Satellite RF Interference Monitoring with Kratos

[Via Satellite 10-24-2016] U.S. Strategic Command’s (Stratcom) Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC Space) has modified a contract with Kratos to expand Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring, interference detection and geolocation services to now include all Department of Defense (DOD) leased Ku and C-band commercial bandwidth worldwide, and X-band geolocation in select locations. Currently Kratos […]

By | October 24, 2016

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NSR: Smallsat Market to More than Double Over Next Decade

[Via Satellite 10-24-2016] The market for 1 to 100 kilogram satellites will more than double to reach 375 satellites launched per year, according to NSR, with cumulative manufacturing and launch revenues approaching $7 billion between 2015 and 2025. NSR analysts expect that larger, more capable, and higher value platforms will comprise almost half of all […]

By | October 24, 2016

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Panasonic Avionics Nabs IFEC Deals with Air Tahiti Nui and China Eastern Airlines

[Via Satellite 10-24-2016] Panasonic Avionics has entered two new contracts for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) solutions, one with French airline Air Tahiti Nui and the other with China Eastern Airlines. Air Tahiti Nui is equipping four of its Boeing 787 planes with inflight Wi-Fi service as well as Panasonic’s eX3 IFE system. The platform […]

By | October 24, 2016

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Thaicom Subsidiary Buys Ka-band Satellite from China Great Wall Industry Corporation

[Via Satellite 10-21-2016] International Satellite Company (ISC), a subsidiary of Thai satellite operator Thaicom, has entered into a satellite procurement contract with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) for a $208 million Ka-band satellite. The subsidiary is buying the satellite on behalf of an unnamed business partner under which the satellite will be licensed and […]

By | October 21, 2016


Inmarsat and Vodafone form IoT Roaming Agreement

[Via Satellite 10-21-2016] Inmarsat and Vodafone have established a roaming agreement that lets Internet of Things (IoT) devices use international satellite and cellular roaming connectivity. The agreement will use the Inmarsat I-4 satellite network, providing global L-band coverage for Vodafone IoT customers. “This agreement marks a first for Inmarsat; enabling a mobile operator to utilize […]

By | October 21, 2016

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Aeeris, Through Optus, to use Thuraya SatSleeves for Early Warning Network

[Via Satellite 10-21-2016] Optus Satellite has signed an agreement with Aeeris to support remote worker solutions such as tracking of staff, and delivery of communications services across Australia with Optus Satellite Services and the Thuraya SatSleeve+. Aeeris is the developer, operator and provider of Australia’s Early Warning Network (EWN), a multi-channel, Geographic Notification and Information […]

By | October 21, 2016

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Dish Adds YouTube App to Hopper 3 DVR Set Top Box

[Via Satellite 10-21-2016] Pay-TV satellite operator Dish has included the YouTube video app on its Hopper 3 Digital Video Recorder (DVR) Set-Top-Box (STB). The company included the app in a recent software update. According to Dish, the company is the only nationwide pay-TV provider in the U.S. to deliver YouTube via an STB. YouTube joins […]

By | October 21, 2016

Cairo by night. Photo by John Stefou, available under a Creative Commons License

Analyst: HD Growth Slowed in MENA but Not Done, Yet

[Via Satellite 10-20-2016] The growth rate of High Definition (HD) channels among Arab countries has slowed, but not stopped, according to research from Arab Advisors Group. Findings from the group’s research show that 61 more HD channels started broadcasting from February 2014 to March 2015, reaching a total of 195 channels. From March 2015 to […]

By | October 20, 2016


Sitaonair Joins Inmarsat’s Swiftbroadband Distribution Team

[Via Satellite 10-20-2016] Inmarsat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to appoint Sitaonair as a distribution partner for its next generation SwiftBroadband-Safety aviation service. The agreement follows the recent announcement of Rockwell Collins’ Letter of Intent (LOI) to also distribute the aviation product. SwiftBroadband-Safety is an “always-on and always-secure” solution based on IP-based broadband […]

By | October 20, 2016

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SES Launches Millennial-Focused C4K360 Ultra-HD Channel

[Via Satellite 10-20-2016] SES has signed a capacity agreement with C4K360 to launch the new C4K360 Ultra-HD channel across North America from the SES 1 satellite. The channel is tailored to young audiences, featuring content such as e-sports, lifestyle magazines and interviews, gaming, and extreme sports, along with live DJ sets, mega concerts and festivals. […]

By | October 20, 2016

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