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The Evolution of a Launch Giant

By | March 26, 2014

Jean-Michel Desobeau will never forget the Christmas of 1979. In the run-up to the holidays, Arianespace was working against the clock to launch the Ariane 1 rocket. It had become a matter of pride to

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Vegas Sign

Hybrid Networks: Commercial Broadcaster’s Play for Regionalized Programming

In nearly every executive briefing that Cisco conducts with its commercial broadcast clients, one question keeps popping up: What is the new role of fiber or terrestrial services? “Categorically, we get a

By | March 26, 2014

Brazil World Cup

Broadcasting from Brazil: How the Industry Prepares for Major Sporting Events

On June 12, more than 100 million viewers in Latin America are expected to tune in for the first game of the 2014 Soccer World Cup taking place in Brazil. The global audience is forecasted to exceed 3 billion

By | March 26, 2014

Joanne Wheeler

Declaration on Illegal Wildlife Trade: Opportunities for Satellite

On Feb. 13, 2014, in London, more than 40 world leaders signed a declaration against the annual 10 billion pounds ($16.7 billion) illegal wildlife trade in ivory, rhino and other products. This was the culmination of a week of intense activity including a Government Summit and a two-day conference, organized by United for Wildlife and [...]

By | March 26, 2014

Nina Beebe

Developments in Aero Connectivity: First Principles

Demand for satellite mobility services is undeniable, and investment in new capacity and more efficient terminal operations is keeping those responsible for allocating spectrum and regulating service busy

By | March 26, 2014

Bob Potter SAT Corporation Kratos

Preventing Adjacent Satellite Interference

Satellite interference is a problem the entire industry must address. Over the years, much discussion has focused on how to identify the sources of costly RF interference so the problem can be eliminated as

By | March 26, 2014

Cirque du Soleil vegas

Las Vegas, City of NAB

Enjoy one of the spectacular Cirque du Soleil performances in Las Vegas such as “O,” “The Beatles LOVE,” “Ka,” “Zumanity,” “Mystère” and more. Photo: Cirque du Soleil Dine surrounded by

By | March 26, 2014

Erez Antebi Gilat

Antebi Outlines Opportunities for Gilat

Erez Antebi has been CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks for about two years. It has been a challenging time for the company as it looks to play a key role in commercial and broadband markets around the world

By | March 26, 2014

TeLEOS 1 Earth Observation Satellite


STEE-SatComS, a subsidiary of ST Electronics, has partnered with Satrec Initiative Company, SPOT Asia and Antrix Corporation for the launch and distribution of imagery from its TeLEOS 1 satellite

By | March 26, 2014



Bertrand Maureau of Thales Alenia Space, Magali Vaissiere of ESA, and Eric Béranger of Airbus Defence and Space, signed the Neosat Phase-B contract at ESA headquarters in Paris. Photo: ESA–N. Imbert-Vier

By | March 26, 2014

Internet Colombia Baru

Latin America

KVD in Baru, Colombia, one of the remote areas served by the service. Photo: Ministerio TIC ColombiaVivo headquarters in Sao Paulo. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsCharlie Ergen, chairman of EchoStar Corporation, has

By | March 26, 2014

Avanti HYLAS 2

Middle East and Africa

Avanti Hylas 2 satellite. Photo: AvantiHermes Datacomms has acquired services from Avanti Communications that will boost its satellite capacity in Iraq. The company will deploy the capacity in remote fields

By | March 26, 2014

Minotaur Orbital launch

North America

Skybox Imaging has signed an agreement with Orbital Sciences to launch six more satellites into orbit. The satellites will be launched into a sun-synchronous orbit aboard Orbital’s Minotaur C space launch

By | March 26, 2014