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Asia Collage

High Throughput Satellites: A Growing Opportunity in Asia

High Throughput Satellites (HTS) have been a topic of debate in Asia for years. With the ability to provide significantly more throughput than a classic FSS satellite, these multiple spot beam satellites

By | May 14, 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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ASBU Selects Eutelsat 21B as Broadcast Exchange Gateway

[Via Satellite 04-04-2014] The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for Ku-band capacity on the Eutelsat 21B satellite covering the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The capacity will be used to broadcast content exchanges between ASBU member broadcasters in the region between Morocco and Bahrain and from […]

By | April 4, 2014

Fred.Olsen cruise ship MTN

MTN, Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines Extend Four-Year Relationship

[Via Satellite 04-04-2014] Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines has decided to increase the breadth of communications, content services and support provided by MTN Communications. This partnership includes an onboard suite of connectivity options for passengers and crew that want to remain connected while at sea. The company will continue to provide crew calling and its worldwide TV […]

By | April 4, 2014

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Pashto 1 TV Begins Broadcasting on AsiaSat 7

[Via Satellite 04-04-2014] Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) has announced that Pashto 1, Pakistan’s Pashto entertainment channel, has started broadcasting on the AsiaSat 7 satellite. The Free-to-Air (FTA) channel offers general entertainment programming and serves Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Middle East and other regions with a Pashto-speaking population. “We welcome Pashto 1 to the AsiaSat family of […]

By | April 4, 2014

Rendering of GPS 3 satllite Lockheed Martin

US Air Force Selects Lockheed Martin for Next GPS 3 Satellites

[Via Satellite 04-04-2014] The United States Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin with a contract to complete production of the next two GPS satellites in its GPS 3 system. The more than $245 million contract will cover production costs for GPS vehicles seven and eight (SV 07-08), following the December 2013 contract issued to complete […]

By | April 4, 2014

Cybersecurity ASD Reports

ITU, ABI Research Launch Initiative to Improve Cybersecurity

[Via Satellite 04-04-2014] ITU and ABI Research have presented the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI), an initiative to measure the levels of cybersecurity in countries around the world. The goal is to drive more efforts in the adoption and integration of cybersecurity on a global scale, building capacity at the national level. Comparing national cybersecurity strategies […]

By | April 4, 2014

STORM Advanced Weather Systems Foundation

Tempus Global Data STORM Instrument to Provide Commercial Space-Based Weather Data

[Via Satellite 04-03-2014] Tempus Global Data has opened operations in Utah in order to deliver next generation weather data to commercial and government customers. The company will provide weather data through the use of the Utah State University-built Sounding and Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology (STORM) instrument, designed as hosted payloads for satellites in geostationary […]

By | April 3, 2014

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Azerspace 1 Satellite to Broadcast Ukrainian TV Channels

[Via Satellite 04-03-2014] Azerbaijani satellite operator Azercosmos has signed an agreement with Ukrainian company Ukrkosmos to broadcast a package of Ukrainian TV channels via its Azerspace 1 satellite. The package will consist of news and entertainment channels that will be broadcast over regions of Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. The Azerspace 1 satellite […]

By | April 3, 2014

Intel 86 processor

Tata Elxsi Announces HEVC Ultra-HD Decoder

[Via Satellite 04-03-2014] Tata Elxsi has announced the successful interoperability of its high efficiency video coding (HEVC) decoder with streams encoded using Harmonic encoding technology. These Ultra-HD HEVC decoders are available on multiple platforms, including Intel x86 processors and multicore ARM platforms as well as semiconductor IPs. This pre-confirmed operability helps decrease the time for […]

By | April 3, 2014

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