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In-Orbit Services Experts See Bright Future, Challenges
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:32:44 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-03-2015] “Ten years from now we’ll have three legacy satellites refueled in orbit — past tense,” predicted Benjamin Reed, deputy project manager of the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space 2015 conference. During the conference’s “On-Orbit Servicing Horizons” [...]

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Eutelsat Americas Clenches Axesat Capacity Deal
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:32:32 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-03-2015] Axesat, a top enterprise connectivity provider in Latin America, has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Eutelsat Americas to provide corporate services in South America. Axesat will use capacity from two Eutelsat satellites: Eutelsat 115 West B will connect Axesat customers in energy, agricultural, financial, educational, and government sectors; and Eutelsat 113 [...]

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Avanti, GRC Reach Ka-band Connectivity Agreement
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:32:16 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-03-2015] Avanti Communications has signed a multi-year contract with Global RadioData Communications (GRC), a developer and supplier of mission-critical communication products and solutions, for Ka-band satellite connectivity. Avanti will provide secure and resilient communications to a variety of government, defense, and emergency service customers. GRC, based in the U.K. and Dubai, offers products [...]

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Gilat Satcom Offering Intelsat EpicNG Contracts in Africa
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:30:07 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-03-2015] Gilat Satcom has started offering advanced access to Intelsat EpicNG High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services for customers in Africa. The company is providing customers with EpicNG contracts with HTS cost per MB on existing satellites, followed by an automatic upgrade to the EpicNG HTS service once it is live. In addition, Gilat [...]

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Signalhorn Supplying Remote Managed Communications for Offshore Fleet
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:29:53 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-03-2015] Signalhorn has signed a multi-year contract with an undisclosed leading maritime company to provide remote managed offshore fleet communication services for vessels supporting wind farms in Northern Europe. For this project, Signalhorn is providing a fully managed Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) service that includes several antennas and other associated equipment. Signalhorn [...]

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What You Need to Know About CITEL’s C-Band Proposal
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:58:40 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-02-2015] International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Region 2 member countries have decided to submit an Inter-American Proposal (IAP) to the ITU that favors allocating a portion of the C-band spectrum to the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) industry. The decision occurred during the final Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) meeting in Ottawa, held from Aug. 17 to [...]

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ULA Atlas 5 Lofts MUOS 4 Satellite, Makes System Global
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:58:07 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-02-2015] United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched the U.S. Navy’s fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS 4) satellite on Sept. 2 aboard an Atlas 5 rocket. The fourth satellite globalizes the MUOS footprint, bringing both legacy Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) and new Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) communications capabilities. The narrowband tactical satellite communications [...]

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EGNOS Hosted Payload Goes Live on SES 5 Satellite
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:58:07 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-2015] The first European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) payload, hosted on SES 5, is fully operational, SES announced Sept. 2. The EGNOS GEO 1 L-band hosted payload launched aboard SES 5 in July 2012, and is now active following extensive on-ground and in-space testing. The EGNOS payload supplements Europe’s satellite navigation systems [...]

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Spaceport America Gains New Customer ARCA Space Corporation
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:58:04 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-02-2015] ARCA Space Corporation, a company designing both drones and orbital and suborbital launch vehicles, has selected Spaceport America as the site for its space launch vehicle and high altitude autonomous aircraft testing. ARCA Space Corporation is building the Haas 2B single stage suborbital manned rocket and the Haas 2C, an orbital rocket [...]

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ST Teleport, AsiaSat Expand Partnership to VSAT and Media
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:58:01 +0000

[Via Satellite 09-02-2015] ST Teleport, a full-service satellite and fiber communications solutions provider, and AsiaSat have bolstered a preexisting partnership to enhance service offerings to the VSAT and media sectors. ST Teleport recently set up a dedicated antenna for AsiaSat 4 to expand its C-band capacity in Asia for maritime, oil and gas, enterprise, and [...]

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