Articles by Kendall Russell

Manufacturing activity in China tracked by SpaceKnow.

SpaceKnow CEO: Why Economists Should Look to the Skies

In a world where the global economy is both volatile and wildly unpredictable, financial analysts are constantly looking for new ways to keep track of its evolution. Now, with the costs to access orbit dropping by the day alongside the proliferation of Big Data, more economists are looking to satellites to gain insights about our […]

By | February 23, 2017

LEO-46 engine hot-fire

Aerojet Rocketdyne Acquires Coleman Aerospace, Expands into Target Missile Vehicle Business

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Coleman Aerospace from L3 Technologies for $15 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. The transaction is expected to close by the end of this month. Coleman Aerospace will operate as a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne and will be renamed Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman […]

By | February 23, 2017

2.4m C Band Satellite Dish.

Av-Comm Completes IPTV Project for Queensland University of Technology

Av-Comm has announced the successful completion of its latest satellite communications project in Brisbane on behalf of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The university engaged Av-Comm through a competitive tender process to design and install an Internet Protocol (IP) TV solution to distribute a range of foreign language and local television and radio programming […]

By | February 23, 2017

Iridium Certus

Iridium Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results, Issues 2017 Outlook

Iridium Communications reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016 and issued its full-year 2017 and long-range outlook. Net income was $24.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, as compared to net loss of $69.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2015. Operational Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization (OEBITDA) for the fourth quarter […]

By | February 23, 2017

Global Eagle Appoints Jeff Leddy Chief Executive Officer

Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) announced that its board of directors has appointed Jeff Leddy as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Leddy has served on the company’s board of directors since January 2013 and will continue as a director. Most recently Leddy served as the founder and CEO of Verizon Telematics. Prior to Verizon, Leddy held […]

By | February 23, 2017

CETel Luftbild Teleport

CETel Upgrades its iDirect C-Band Network

CETel has announced the further expansion of its iDirect network, which has become a crucial operations factor for its clients in the area of oil, gas and mining, corporate and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) services. CETel further explains increased bandwidth demand needed for various business applications requires managed hub-based solutions providing dedicated or shared services. After […]

By | February 23, 2017

Artist's impression of Orbital 500R launch system.

Orbital Access Limited to Establish Operations Hub at Cape Canaveral Spaceport

Orbital Access Limited and Space Florida have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the U.K. space services operator establish a principal operating base at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport. Orbital Access Limited is leading the development of a small satellite launch system with support from the U.K. Space Agency to complement a portfolio […]

By | February 22, 2017


UrtheCast Names New CFO, Updates Guidance

UrtheCast has announced Sai W. Chu will be appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company in late March 2017. Chu will succeed Issa Nakhleh, who will be resigning from the company after nearly five years. Nakhleh will remain as CFO until the company has filed its annual financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, after […]

By | February 22, 2017

Artist's rendition of SES-5.

TRT World Reach to Expand Global Distribution via Globecast, SES

International Turkish news platform TRT World is expanding its global distribution with Globecast on the SES fleet. TRT World started broadcasting in January from Astra 19.2 degrees east, Astra 28.2 degrees east, and SES-5 at 5 degrees east. These orbital positions were selected to reach viewers in continental Europe, U.K. and Sub-Saharan Africa. As part […]

By | February 22, 2017

BlackRay 72Ka predecessor, the BlackRay 71.

Gilat Announces Ultra-Compact, High Throughput Satcom Terminal for UAS

Gilat Satellite Networks announced the commercial availability of an ultra-compact airborne satellite communications terminal for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Weighing less than 5kg (11 lbs.), the BlackRay 72Ka is the newest in Gilat’s family of unmanned aerial terminals. The BlackRay 72Ka is specifically designed to operate with the new generation of Ka-band High Throughput Satellites […]

By | February 22, 2017

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