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SSL to Validate Payload Cybersecurity for US Air Force

Innoflight has selected SSL to provide a high fidelity simulation environment for testing the security of hosted payloads on commercial satellites. The capability, which is being developed for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) as part of its Secure IP Payload Accommodation Demonstration Project, will enable SMC to demonstrate cybersecure payload […]

By | September 20, 2017

Flyht's AFIRS product. Photo: Flyht.

Inmarsat to Demo SwiftBroadband-Safety with Flyht

Inmarsat will demonstrate its new SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) solution in a flight trial with Flyht. The evaluation will commence later this year using an experimental trial aircraft that enables a range of conditions to be assessed. The evaluation will test the capabilities of Inmarsat’s SB-S solution to provide secure, high-speed global connectivity to enhance airline safety, […]

By | September 20, 2017

Three Raid Amazones competitors prepare for the next leg of the race. Photo: Raid Amazones.

Globalstar Extends Tracking Support for Marathon Des Sables

Globalstar announced that it has extended its support of the Marathon Des Sables (MDS) for an additional three years. As part of the deal, more than 1,450 athletes competing in all MDS events and sister events, such as Raid Amazones, will carry Spot Gen3 devices for safety and tracking. Since 2015, MDS organizers have used […]

By | September 20, 2017

Diagram of the TESA application. Photo: TerraSense.

TerraSense Launches Big Data Application to Aid Farmers

TerraSense has launched a new software application paired with a hardware solution that provides predictability and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the agricultural sector and other verticals. According to the company, the TerraSense Environmental Sensing Application (TESA) continually gathers soil quality data in real time, allowing agricultural workers to produce more food with fewer input resources […]

By | September 20, 2017

Photo: Comcast.

Is Comcast About to Shut Down Its OTT Play?

Comcast has confirmed that it is pulling back from its Over-the-Top (OTT) streaming app, called Watchable, and is looking for new ways to distribute video content. Similar streaming platforms have also struggled to find a place in a video entertainment market dominated by YouTube and Facebook. So will Comcast cut support for Watchable altogether? Read […]

By | September 20, 2017

Globecomm headquarters in Long Island, NY. Photo: Globecomm.

Low-Cost Bandwidth Opens New Opportunities for Globecomm

The influx of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) and new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations is changing the economics of capacity in the satellite industry, drastically cutting the cost of bandwidth and driving newfound demand for broadband IP networks. To take advantage of the better pricing and new applications now made feasible by satellite, Globecomm will continue […]

By | September 19, 2017

Kymeta's electronically steered Mtenna terminal. Photo: Kymeta.

Kymeta to Develop Ka-Band Terminals for NASA

NASA has awarded Kymeta’s government solutions division two grants via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop small, space-based, low Size, Weight And Power (SWaP) flat panel Ka-band terminals for CubeSats and other Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. “These grants will allow Kymeta government solutions to supply NASA with our proprietary metamaterials-based low […]

By | September 19, 2017

Interior of the Lineage 1000 ultra large executive jet. Photo: Embraer.

Gogo Introduces New HTS Service for Business Aviation

Gogo has announced a new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service targeting business aviation. The new service will use Gogo’s existing Ku-band satellite network, which currently provides bandwidth for more than 550 commercial aviation aircraft across 10 airlines. Gogo is bringing additional HTS capacity online as part of its global network, which will boost the performance […]

By | September 19, 2017

Image from the 2011 flood in Bankok, Thailand. Photo: Radiant.Earth.

Data 61, RadiantEarth Partner to Improve Disaster Resilience

CSIRO’s Data61 and Radiant.Earth have announced that they will partner to develop joint research into satellite imagery and Earth Observation (EO) data for disaster resilience, in areas such as human disaster management, health, climate change and sustainable water management. The partnership will see Data61 and Radiant.Earth leverage their existing resources, networks and facilities in real-time […]

By | September 19, 2017

hiSky's Smartellite terminal. Photo: hiSky.

HiSky to Offer MSS, IOT Services Using Hispasat Capacity

Hispasat and hiSky signed a cooperation agreement to provide low-capacity voice, data Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) services in Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and North Africa using Hispasat’s Ka-band satellites and a new satellite terminal developed by hiSky. The operations will begin with a pilot phase in which both companies will […]

By | September 19, 2017

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