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Asia Pacific News

SKY Perfect JSAT, SSL Sign New Satellite Deal SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation has entered into an agreement with Space Systems/Loral (SSL) for the construction of its new communications satellite JCSAT 14, scheduled for a 2015 launch. JCSAT 14 will succeed and replace JCSAT 2A in the 154 degree east orbital position. Based on the SSL [...]

By | August 1, 2013

Latin America News

Axesat of Colombia Signs Capacity Deal on Telesat’s Anik G1 Satellite Telesat has announced that Axesat, a provider of VSAT services in South America, has signed a long-term contract for capacity on Telesat’s new Anik G1 satellite. The Anik G1 is a multi-mission satellite that began commercial operations earlier this month and is now providing [...]

By | August 1, 2013

North America News

MDA Signs Space-Based Surveillance Deal With Canada’s Department of National Defense MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), a global communications and information company has signed a CA$10.8 million ($10.4 million) contract with Canada’s Department of National Defense (DND). Under the agreement, the company will provide five years of operational support for a space-based surveillance solution being [...]

By | August 1, 2013

Executive Moves News

SES Appoints Karim Michel Sabbagh as New CEO and President SES announced that the company’s President and CEO Romain Bausch plans to step down from his position at the next annual general meeting of shareholders in April 2014. SES also announced that it had selected Karim Michel Sabbagh as Bausch’s successor. Sabbagh will join the [...]

By | August 1, 2013

Europe News

Arianespace Successfully launches ESA’s Fourth ATV Thales Alenia Space has announced the successful liftoff of the European Space Agency’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), named after famous scientist Albert Einstein. Arianespace performed the launch from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The unmanned ATV cargo spacecraft will automatically dock with the International Space Station (ISS) [...]

By | August 1, 2013

Executive Moves

Newtec Makes Asia Appointment Newtec has appointed Mario Querner as its new vice president of Asia. Prior to joining Newtec, Querner worked as Head for South-East Asia at ECI Telecom, based in Singapore, and previously he worked for Technicolor, and Alcatel-Lucent. In this new role, Querner will lead the business activities for Newtec in Asia [...]

By | July 1, 2013

Europe News

SES, Inverto, Abilis and MaxLinear Partner to Develop IP-LNB for Satellite TV Home Distribution SES, Inverto, Abilis and MaxLinear have been jointly designing the first low-noise block down-converter (LNB) that will incorporate eight-channel satellite-to-IP bridging technology for cost-effective IP distribution of satellite television to the home. The IP-LNB is a prototype device that will deliver [...]

By | July 1, 2013

North America News

ATK Wins Contract to Support DARPA SeeMe Program The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to ATK to support the agency’s Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements (SeeMe) program. Under the contract, the company will study the possible development of innovative surveillance technology for battlefield imagery. ATK intends to transition [...]

By | July 1, 2013

Latin America News

Blue Sky Network’s HawkEye 5300 Receives Homologation Certification in Brazil Blue Sky Network, a supplier of satellite tracking and communication solutions for aviation, land and maritime, has announced that its HawkEye 5300 received Homologation Certification from Brazil’s national telecommunication agency, Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL). The HawkEye 5300 delivers pole-to-pole coverage for globally-dispersed fleets using [...]

By | July 1, 2013

Asia Pacific News

SpeedCast Announces Buyout of Pactel International SpeedCast has boosted its position in Asia by acquiring Pactel International, a satellite communications service provider based in Australia. Pactel provides satellite communications solutions throughout Australia and the Pacific, focusing on Internet and private networking and voice services for telecoms, large oil & gas operators, governments and multinational mining [...]

By | July 1, 2013

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