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Astro Aerospace Completes NISAR Reflector Preliminary Design Review

[Via Satellite 08-17-2016] Astro Aerospace, a Northrop Grumman Corporation company, has completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the AstroMesh radar antenna reflector for the NASA–ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite. The antenna reflector, furnished by Astro Aerospace, is part of the NISAR L-band synthetic aperture radar managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Scheduled to […]

By | August 17, 2016

Advantech Wireless’ GaN-based SSPAs Achieve Unmatched Field Reliability

[Via Satellite 06-22-2016] Advantech Wireless has announced that its newest line of GaN-based Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA) have reached unmatched field Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) operating values. Launched in 2010, the 100-150 Watt line of Ku-Band GaN-based SSPAs from Advantech Wireless has achieved more than 520,000 hours of measured field MTBF. The corresponding […]

By | June 22, 2016

Oil energy gas

SpeedCast to Provide Managed Network Services to Large Oilfield Company

[Via Satellite 05-19-2016] SpeedCast International has been awarded a contract to provide a global oilfield service company with a fully managed network service for 10 sites in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, as an expansion to current services in other regions. The company attributed the contract win in part to its recent acquisitions. In […]

By | May 19, 2016

Vienna State Opera at Night

Ateme Powers the Live 4K Ultra-HD Broadcast in France

[Via Satellite 04-18-2016] Ateme announced that FranSat, Eutelsat’s satellite TV bouquet in France, broadcast the Vienna Opera ballet “Le Corsaire” live in Ultra High Definition (Ultra-HD) on April 2, in partnership with Arte channel. The show was available in France, as well as the rest of Europe, the Mediterranean region and the Middle East through the satellite Hot Bird. […]

By | April 18, 2016

Intelsat Epic

Marlink and Intelsat Delivering Intelsat EpicNG Broadband Connectivity to Maritime Customers

[Via Satellite 03-09-2016] Marlink and Intelsat announced that their strategic agreement —initiated in 2014 to introduce improved maritime offerings to the marketplace —continues to pay dividends for the companies and the maritime end-users. Marlink continues to roll out additional connectivity services via Intelsat’s globalized network, which includes secure access to Intelsat’s global Ku-band capacity and […]

By | March 9, 2016

TSAT Unveiled Satellite Communications Platform Designed for Industrial IoT Markets

[Via Satellite 03-09-2016] TSAT unveiled today a new satellite communications platform designed for service providers eager to tap into the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market. TSAT 4000 Ku-band hub and terminals are built for narrowband data connectivity and applications in rugged and remote environments. The new platform addresses the growing demand for Ku-band IoT […]

By | March 9, 2016


The Arianespace commercial launcher family was expanded in 2012 with the addition of Vega, a new-generation vehicle for flights with small- to medium-sized satellite payloads.

By Arianespace | Feb 15, 2016

Michel de Rosen Selected as Satellite Executive of the Year

Michel de Rosen Selected as Satellite Executive of the Year

In 2009, when Eutelsat was a regional operator looking for its place in the satellite world, Michel de Rosen became the company’s CEO. Since then, de Rosen has built Eutelsat to be a truly global powerhouse with a strong presence in Latin America and Asia, and has been at the forefront of technology changes, constantly […]

By | February 10, 2016

Foxcom Opens Defense, Security and Aeronautics Division

[Via Satellite 11-20-2015] Foxcom, a Global Invacom company, has launched a new division called Foxcom DSA to focus on the Defense, Security and Aeronautics (DSA) markets. The division’s offerings include Iridium and GPS repeaters, military radio links, and timing and reference distribution. Foxcom’s capabilities cover 1KHz to 18GHz, and have been deployed around the world […]

By | November 20, 2015

RigNet to Enter Mexican Energy Market Through Tecnor Acquisition

[Via Satellite 11-05-2015] RigNet has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Orgtec S.A.P.I. de C.V., d.b.a. Tecnor, a Monterrey, Mexico-based telecommunications solutions provider for remote sites on land, sea and air. Both companies have approved the transaction, which is expected to close in early 2016, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. “The opening […]

By | November 5, 2015

Telenor Skyline DataMiner

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting Selects DataMiner for Automating Operations

[Via Satellite 09-08-2015] Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) has selected Skyline Communications’ DataMiner to automate its operations end-to-end. DataMiner reads service configurations from TSBc’s existing service configuration database and, with that information, provisions the entire network in a fully automated manner. This includes the provisioning of all network elements such as receivers, encoders, transmitters, etc. regardless […]

By | September 8, 2015

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