Industry News: Contracts (Jan. 2008)
CVG Wins National Guard Contract
CVG Inc. has won $1.3 million in contracts to provide the Florida Army National Guard with satellite-based communications equipment, the company announced.
CVG will supply the Army with the CVG 4200 Emergency Communications kit, which enables first responders to gain broadband connectivity under adverse conditions and in remote locations, providing communications via Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network, Globalstar or high-speed cellular data networks
The work was awarded under CVG’s Satcom-2 contract from the U.S. General Services Administration.
Hughes To Provide Backup For Cement Producer
Hughes Network Systems LLC will provide Essroc, a North American cement producer, with backup satellite broadband service, Hughes announced.
HughesNet Access Continuity uses satellite broadband technology to create a path to the primary landline network, ensuring that Essroc applications such as accounting, processing, e-mail, bulk loading, time and attendance, safety, and compliance data remain running if the primary network fails.
L-3 Provides Software For CUSat Program
L-3 Communications subsidiary Telemetry-West has provided licenses for its InControl software to Cornell University’s CUSat nanosatelite program.
The InControl software is designed to support satellite test and on-orbit operations and will provide the testing for CUSat assembly, integration and test as well as perform on-orbit operations.
CUSat is a multi-year effort to design, build and launch an autonomous in-orbit inspection satellite system to demonstrate how one spacecraft can diagnose the structural health and configuration of another. A pair of identical satellites will be launched, separate in orbit.
CUSat has been awarded a no-cost launch by NASA, which is scheduled for October 2009.
Shin Satellite Signs IPStar Deals
ETT Ltd. will become the exclusive national service operator for IPStar broadband services in Australia, Shin Satellite announced.
Under the 12-year agreement, ETT will be responsible for the wholesale supply of IPStar products and services to existing and new service providers. The agreement takes effect at the beginning of 2008.
In separate news Shin announced a deal with Indonesia’s FirstAsia Group to provide IPStar gateway operations and services.