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By | August 1, 2013

      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 1300 platform, the new satellite will feature larger, re-designed C-band and Ku-band payloads, boosting the available regional capacity by multiple folds.

      The new satellite is designed to fulfill the growing demand for telecommunication infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region.

      Orbit Launches New Maritime Mobile VSAT Product Line in Asia

      Orbit Communication Systems, a provider of mission-critical connectivity solutions for mobile satellite communications, tracking and telemetry, and communications management systems, has launched the OceanTRx maritime stabilized mobile VSAT platform for the Asian market.

      Designed for efficient on-board serviceability and maintainability, OceanTRx-4 and OceanTRx-7 feature a highly accessible pedestal design enabling efficient service support and field upgrade process without requiring accurate or periodic balancing. The OceanTRx product line shares common electronic field-replaceable units (FRUs), allowing lower cost of ownership, easier maintenance support, and shorter service response times.

      Thaicom and Gilat Satellite Networks Announce HTS Partnership

      Gilat Satellite Networks and Thaicom have signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement. The companies will partner to provide customers across the Asia-Pacific region with an integrated solution using Gilat’s satellite ground equipment in conjunction with Thaicom 4 (Ipstar)’s high throughput satellite.

      This cooperation is part of Thaicom’s Open Access Platform (OAP) strategy, which allows technology equipment vendors to access the Thaicom 4 (Ipstar) high throughput satellite and provide customers with additional choices.