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Generation Orbit Talks Plans for Weekly Launches, Hypersonic Travel
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:21:27 +0000

[Via Satellite 11-30-2016] Generation Orbit Launch Services is making progress with its air launch system that aims to enable nanosatellite launches nearly as often as an aircraft flies. Generation Orbit is preparing for wind-tunnel and hot-fire testing of its GOLauncher 1 (GO1), the first test vehicle in its development of a series of air-launched rocket […]

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SpaceX Returns to Flight with First Iridium Next Launch this Month
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:49:48 +0000

[Via Satellite 12-02-2016] Iridium Communications has announced the date for the first launch of its next-generation global satellite constellation, Iridium Next. Iridium will be launching on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on Dec. 16 at 12:36 p.m. PST. Launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 10 Iridium Next satellites […]

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Spacecom Signs Transponder Service Agreement for AsiaSat 8
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:49:18 +0000

[Via Satellite 12-02-2016] After the loss of its Amos 6 satellite in a SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion, Spacecom has entered into a transponder service agreement with AsiaSat to use its in-orbit satellite AsiaSat 8, which will be relocated to an orbital slot as agreed with Spacecom. Exclusive rights to use all Ku-band transponders on AsiaSat […]

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LeoSat and Globalsat Group Sign Strategic Worldwide Agreement
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:48:47 +0000

[Via Satellite 12-02-2016] LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) communications satellites, has entered into a strategic agreement with the Globalsat Group, a Pan-American satellite services provider, to market its HTS data network. Through this agreement, LeoSat will provide the Globalsat Group with access to infrastructure for the Globalsat […]

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Klas Telecom Launches Government Network Service Device for Inmarsat GX
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:48:16 +0000

[Via Satellite 12-02-2016] Klas Telecom has launched its Government Network Service Device (NSD), a software-defined tactical networking solution for use with Inmarsat’s new Global Xpress (GX) satellite network services. The Government NSD combines Klas Telecom’s Atlas virtualization platform allied with a 5th Gen Intel Dual-Core virtual machine server that enables Cisco 5921 routing and VDS-IS […]

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Iridium Absorbs Boeing Employees Working on Iridium Next
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:46:47 +0000

[Via Satellite 12-01-2016] Iridium Communications announced the restructuring of its longstanding operations and maintenance relationship with Boeing. Under the agreement, Iridium is expected to hire the majority of the Boeing team that currently supports Iridium by performing operations and maintenance on Iridium’s satellites, beginning January 3, 2017. In addition, Iridium will enter into a separate […]

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General Electric Wind Energy Deploys Globalstar’s Spot in EMEA and Asia
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:46:02 +0000

[Via Satellite 12-01-2016] Globalstar Europe Satellite Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, announced that General Electric is deploying its Spot Gen3 safety device to track and protect GE Wind Energy (GEWE) workers as they install, operate and maintain onshore wind power installations in emerging markets across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and […]

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O3b, Ozonio Bring Broadband to Another Amazonian City in Brazil
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:45:05 +0000

[Via Satellite 12-01-2016] O3b Networks is partnering with Ozonio to bring high-speed broadband connectivity to Tabatinga, Brazil. Following the successful partnership of O3b and Ozonio to bring services to Tefé, Tabatinga is the next Amazonian city to be connected. Tabatinga is a remote city of more than 60,000 people, located where the Amazon River enters […]

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MTM Ship Management Extends Commitment to NSSLGlobal VSAT
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:44:10 +0000

[Via Satellite 12-01-2016] MTM Ship Management (MTMSM) has expanded its relationship with satellite communications provider NSSLGlobal by increasing the use of its VSAT IP@Sea, a maritime broadband VSAT (DVBS2-RCS2) service for commercial vessels. The enhanced relationship sees 21 existing vessels re-contracted for the next five years and will also see at least 20 new vessels […]

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MX1 Takes Sky Sport News HD FTA via Satellite into Germany, Austria
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:42:46 +0000

[Via Satellite 12-01-2016] SES announced that its wholly owned subsidiary MX1 will assist pay-TV provider Sky in taking its first steps into Free-To-Air (FTA) TV in Germany and Austria, by introducing Sky Sport News to audiences in these two markets. Starting on today, the 24-hour High Definition (HD) sport news channel Sky Sport News HD […]

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