Globecomm Wins Ka-Band Contract from Hughes
Globecomm Systems won an $18 million, five-year Ka-band infrastructure contract from Hughes Network Systems.
Globecomm will design, install, and test multiple Ka-band Earth stations within the United States as part of broadband satellite service infrastructure owned and operated by Hughes. The turnkey contract scope includes monitoring and control software for all subsystems, allowing remote monitoring and control from distant operational centers, and life cycle support. The agreement includes options, which if exercised, would bring the total contract value up to $24 million over five years.
Paradigm Leases Entire X-band Payload on Telesat’s Anik G1
Paradigm Services, part of Astrium Services’ Telecoms division, entered into a 15-year contract with Telesat to lease the full X-band payload of three transponders on Telesat’s Anik G1 for the planned 15-year life of the satellite.
Anik G1 will operate at 107.3 West following its launch in 2012, providing X-band services over Canada, the Americas and part of the Pacific Ocean. Paradigm will provide services to the Canadian Department of National Defense and NATO allies.
International Communications Group To Install Iridium Services on Embraer Aircraft
International Communications Group (ICG) received a contract from Embraer to equip Legacy 450, Legacy 500 and Lineage 1000 aircraft with Iridium communications systems.
ICG also will act as primary satellite communications provider to owners on various business jet models. The services include: dual full-service Iridium channels that provide voice services, a short-burst data modem and the option for jet owners to choose between the ICG NxtLink series, ICS-220A dual channel system or the ICS-400 quad channel device.