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OTT Outperforming Satellite for Azteca America HD Broadcasts
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:06:28 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-27-2016] Azteca America is finding it easier to delivery higher quality broadcasts over the internet than by satellite, according to company COO Martin Breidsprecher. The U.S. division of Mexico-based TV Azteca reaches approximately 76 percent of the Hispanic population in the country. Breidsprecher told Via Satellite that, though the broadcaster is growing healthily, […]

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SES Ships HEVC STBs to US Cable Operators for Ultra-HD Trials
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:55:20 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-27-2016] SES is shipping 4K/High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) Set Top Boxes (STBs) to cable operators participating in Ultra-HD trials across the United States. The cable operators are testing Ultra-HD content across SES’ fully managed Ultra-HD platform and receiving the IP STBs in preparation for subscriber trials into U.S. households later this year. […]

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NBN’s Second HTS Satellite to Launch in October
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:55:02 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-27-2016] NBN Co, Australia’s state-owned broadband company, has announced Oct. 5 as the launch date for its second satellite, Sky Muster 2. The 6,400kg spacecraft from manufacturer Space Systems Loral (SSL) is set to launch from the French Guiana Space Center aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket. Following the successful launch of NBN’s first satellite […]

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XTAR, Ball Aerospace Demo High-Throughput ISR with Phased Array Antenna
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:54:51 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-27-2016] XTAR and Ball Aerospace have demonstrated a high-throughput service for the United States military using Ball’s Airlink X-1 antenna configured for the C130 hatch and XTAR satellite capacity. In association with its customer, the U.S. Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP), Support to Special Operations Forces, Ball developed phased array […]

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Hispasat Building New Brazilian Satellite Control Center
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:54:11 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-27-2016] Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has commenced construction of a new satellite control center in Brazil to prepare for future satellites. The facility is for Hispamar, Hispasat’s Brazilian affiliate of which Oi has partial ownership. Hispasat has acquired land in Serviente, Rio de Janeiro, to which it will transfer the services currently provided […]

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Sky and Space Global Details Vision for 200 Satellite LEO Network
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:42:59 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-26-2016] Small satellite company Sky and Space Global is planning a network of nanosatellites for narrowband communications that it expects will cost $160 million or less to complete in total. The company, located in the U.K., Israel and Australia, has fully funded the first three satellites to precede an initial constellation of 200 […]

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Thor 7 HTS Beta Customer Commits Whole Maritime Fleet to Service
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:42:38 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-26-2016] Hellenic Seaways, a domestic ferry service company in Greece, has decided to equip its entire fleet for Ka-band connectivity from Telenor Satellite’s first High Throughput Satellite (HTS), Thor 7. Previously a beta-test customer, Hellenic Seaways has been using the service effectively on the vessel Nissos Mykonos. The company is now implementing equipment […]

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Orbital ATK, ECAPS Partner on Green Propulsion Technology
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:42:34 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-26-2016] Orbital ATK has signed an agreement with European green propulsion technology firm ECAPS to fully develop, demonstrate and market a High Performance Green Propulsion (HPGP) system. Orbital ATK’s team will leverage exclusive use of ECAPS’ LMP-103S, a very-low toxicity monopropellant technology designed as a direct replacement for hydrazine-based systems. LMP-103S offers significantly […]

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Sevis Releases HTS-Optimized Backhaul Offload for MNOs
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:42:28 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-26-2016] Sevis Systems has released the latest version of its Intelligent Backhaul Optimization (IBO) suite of applications that now includes the addition of its “Backhaul Offload” application. Backhaul Offload allows Mobile Network Operators (MNO’s) to leverage High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beams to offload traffic in locations where pre-existing terrestrial backhaul links are […]

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Inmarsat Approves DataPath QCT90 Man-Pack Terminal for Global Xpress
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:42:09 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-26-2016] DataPath’s new QCT90 man-packable antenna has achieved full Inmarsat Type Approval for use on commercial Ka-band frequencies over the operator’s Global Xpress (GX), high-throughput wideband service. Introduced to the market last fall, the QCT90 man-pack terminal employs a 90-cm antenna with a carbon fiber reflector and cast magnesium frame for maximum durability while […]

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