Articles by Kendall Russell

The C295 aircraft.

Gilat Awarded a Clean Sky 2 Call to Develop Electronically Steerable Antenna

Gilat announced a joint development project with Airbus for an Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA) for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) funded by Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking (CS2JU), as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. The fully embedded airborne antenna technology will be demonstrated in-flight on an Airbus technology demonstrator based on the C295 aircraft to […]

By | February 13, 2017

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2, or OCO-2, to be replaced by OCO-3.

Surrey to Provide Navigation for NASA’s OCO-3 Mission

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) has delivered a Space GPS Receiver (SGR-20) to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to be integrated as part of the pointing control system for NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 (OCO-3) mission. OCO-3 will collect space-based measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide and solar-induced fluorescence. Once launched, OCO-3 will be installed and operated […]

By | February 13, 2017

Strasbourg European Parliament Building.

Aviation Leaders Collaborate to Tackle Satellite Capacity Crunch

Key aviation stakeholders gathered on Feb. 9 at the European Parliament to discuss ways to tackle the airspace and airport capacity crunch in Europe, at the occasion of the European Business Aviation Association’s (EBAA) annual debate. Panelists from the European Parliament (Ines Ayala-Sender, representing the socialists and democrats), European Commission (Paul Flament, head of unit for […]

By | February 10, 2017

Makarios Teleport

Cyprus Selects Kratos to Scale Satellite Ground Operations

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions announced that the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CYTA), an international telecommunications hub in the Eastern Mediterranean, has selected Kratos’ end-to-end network management suite of products to support its expanding satellite ground operations. The network management suite will help CYTA scale its international operations by automating network functions and managing customer services […]

By | February 10, 2017

Sports field AsiaSat

AsiaSat Extends Occasional Use Service Agreement with Globecast

AsiaSat has extended an Occasional Use (OU) service agreement with Globecast. As a longtime customer of AsiaSat, Globecast’s affiliates in Asia, Europe and from around the world use the C- and Ku-band capacity across AsiaSat’s fleet for the distribution of news content and sports events for their clients. AsiaSat-5 serves the entire Asia-Pacific in a […]

By | February 10, 2017

Christenson Truck. Photo: Orbcomm.

Orbcomm to Provide Logistics Tracking for Christenson Transportation Fleet

Christenson Transportation has selected Orbcomm to provide a logistics tracking solution for their trailer fleet. Orbcomm’s end-to-end solution will provide wireless connectivity through its proprietary hardware and a web-based reporting platform for optimal fleet management. Christenson specializes in hauling high-value, high-risk and time-sensitive freight including tires, pet food, paper, electronics and other general commodities for […]

By | February 10, 2017

Global Xpress GX

Inmarsat, Actility Deliver Global LoRaWAN IoT Network for Business Applications

Inmarsat announced that its LoRaWAN-based network developed in partnership with Actility, is delivering on its strategy to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to every corner of the globe. Early applications in asset tracking, agribusiness and oil and gas are helping businesses in remote regions of the world become more efficient, reduce costs and drive new revenue […]

By | February 9, 2017

Supoj Chinveeraphan, Chief Strategy Officer CSO, Thaicom

Thaicom Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer

Thaicom announced the appointment of satellite industry veteran Supoj Chinveeraphan as its Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Among Chinveeraphan’s responsibilities will be leading the growth of Thaicom as an Asian brand, inclusive of marketplace strategy, market positioning, partnerships, and operations. Supoj Chinveeraphan recently joined Thaicom after holding a number of high-ranking positions within the telecommunications industry, […]

By | February 9, 2017

Eutelsat HQ

Eutelsat Reports First Half 2016-2017 Financial Results

Eutelsat has reported its financial results for the half-year ended Dec. 31, 2016. Revenue for the quarter was in line with expectations at 755 million euros ($804 million), down 0.9 percent like-for-like. Net income was 192 million euros ($204 million), up 2.2 percent. There was also strong growth in discretionary free cash flow, up 27 […]

By | February 9, 2017

Comtech Telecommunications

Comtech Releases Evolved High-Performance Satellite Modems

Comtech Telecommunications announced the release of the VersaFEC-2 High-Performance Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) option board and version 1.5 for the CDM-570A/Large Internet Packet (L-IP) satellite modems. The VersaFEC-2 waveform is an evolved version of the VersaFEC waveform. VersaFEC-2 was designed to provide optimal performance for latency sensitive applications that require the highest coding performance at the lowest latency, […]

By | February 9, 2017

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