Articles by Veronica Magan

3D printed antenna bracket for a Sentinel-1 Earth Observation Satellite. Photo: Ruag.

Additive Manufacturing in the Space Industry to Reach $4.7 Billion

Research and Markets’ new report is projecting that the yearly value of additive manufactured parts in the space industry will reach $4.7 billion, driving nearly $1 billion in yearly sales of 3D-printed equipment, software and materials. The “Additive Manufacturing for Space Industry Applications – From Earth to Orbit and Beyond: An Opportunity Analysis and Ten-Year […]

By | August 18, 2017

The Proton rocket lifting off with the Blagovest №11 satellite on August 17, 2017. Photo: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Proton M Rocket Launches Satellite for Russia’s Ministry of Defense

International Launch Services (ILS) announced the Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully orbited the Blagovest №11 satellite for the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The Aug. 17 launch was the 100th heavy lift for Proton M, which has been in use since 2001, and the 414th launch in the Proton rocket since its […]

By | August 18, 2017

Lockheed Martin Makes Final Preparations for DigitalGlobe’s WorldView 4 Earth Imaging Satellite before Launch.

DigitalGlobe Predicts $83 Million from New Australian Gov Contract

DigitalGlobe has signed a Direct Access Program (DAP) contract with the Australian Department of Defense. This multi-year agreement will allow the Australian government to access DigitalGlobe’s commercial satellite imaging constellation to support defense and intelligence missions. The company expects the contract to deliver $83 million in incremental revenue over four years, beginning in January 2018. […]

By | August 17, 2017

Boudicca in Flam Norway

Speedcast to Provide Managed Comms for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

U.K.-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has selected Speedcast International to provide end-to-end communication services for voice and data on board its fleet. Speedcast will leverage satellite Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) and land-based 4G/LTE connectivity to deliver communications for Fred. Olsen guests and crew on board its fleet of four cruise ships Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca […]

By | August 17, 2017

USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) – newest Supercarrier in the U.S. Navy fleet.

Globecomm Provides Satellite Communications to US Navy Aircraft Carrier

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first in the new Ford class of nuclear-powered supercarriers commissioned July 22, is going to sea with a Globecomm-designed, multi-functional communications and entertainment system along with the first IP video system in the U.S. Navy fleet, the company announced. As a turnkey solutions provider and systems integration […]

By | August 17, 2017

AsiaSat 5

Eurovision Media Services to Use AsiaSat5 for 2017 Universiade Delivery

Eurovision Media Services will leverage its partnership with Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat) since 1999 and use the AsiaSat 5 satellite to deliver the Taipei 2017 Universiade across the Asia-Pacific region. The 29th Summer Universiade is an international sporting and cultural event staged biennially, with Taipei as this year’s host city between Aug. 19 and […]

By | August 17, 2017

Kratos Compass

Arabsat Selects Kratos for Network Management Solution

The Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) has selected Compass, Kratos’ end-to-end network management product, to support its expanding satellite fleet ground operations. The Compass network Monitoring and Control (M&C) will help Arabsat scale its international operations by automating, and more effectively managing, the network functions of its ground operations, according to Kratos. Compass will be […]

By | July 31, 2017


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By CPI | Jun 02, 2017

Wifi sign onboard a commercial aircraft

SES Signs Additional Capacity Deal with Gogo for IFC over US and Canada

SES announced new satellite capacity deals with Gogo to meet the growing demand for high-speed In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services on travel routes over the United States and Canada. The new contracts with Gogo include capacity on 12 additional Ku-band transponders, as well as supporting ground infrastructure. With these latest agreements, Gogo has now signed important […]

By | April 5, 2017

AEHF SV1 prior to shipping.

Lockheed Martin to Incorporate 3-D Printed Parts on US Military Satellite

A Remote Interface Unit, an aluminum electronic enclosure designed to hold avionic circuits, will be the first 3-D printed part certified for use on a Lockheed Martin military satellite. The unit will be used on the U.S. Air Force’s sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF 6) satellite. By going from multiple machined parts to one […]

By | April 5, 2017

VT iDirect CEO Kevin Steen

VT iDirect Appoints New CEO

VT iDirect announced that Kevin Steen has been named the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mary Cotton, as retiring CEO, will serve on VT iDirect’s Board of Directors as CEO Emeritus, advising the company on key strategic initiatives. Steen has served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and senior vice president of global sales since […]

By | April 5, 2017

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