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DigitalGlobe Launches SecureWatch for Defense and Intelligence Customers
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:52:42 +0000

DigitalGlobe announced the launch of a new product, SecureWatch, optimized for international defense and intelligence customers. SecureWatch is a web-based subscription service that gives intelligence agencies and defense organizations access to DigitalGlobe’s 7 billion sq. km. imagery library and millions of square kilometers of daily image collections. SecureWatch capabilities are designed with the flexibility to […]

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SKY Perfect JSAT Orders Boeing HTS to Increase Connectivity over Asia-Pacific
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:52:28 +0000

SKY Perfect JSAT has announced the procurement of JCSAT-18, a High Throughput Satellite (HTS), to meet increasing demands in the mobility and broadband market. Built by Boeing, JCSAT-18 will carry a Ku- and Ka-band HTS mission over Asia Pacific including Far East Russia as well as a traditional wide-beam mission over East Asia, in response […]

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HiSky Introduces Ka-Band Satellite Terminal for MSS and IoT
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:52:09 +0000

HiSky has announced the introduction of Smartellite, a small portable device that uses advanced phased array beam steering antennas to automatically locate satellites at any location. According to the company, a proprietary built-in modem designed for low-to-medium bit rates allows for the fast acquisition of satellite signals while the network management system is designed to […]

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Promexar Selects Advantech Radio for Microwave Backhaul System
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:51:29 +0000

Advantech Wireless announced that Promexar has selected its Transcend 800-B microwave radio for a microwave backhaul system in Monterrey, Mexico. The Transcend 800-B radio solution includes built-in interfaces for Asynchronous Serial Interface (ASI) (in & out), Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and E1, 10 MHz clock and 1 pulse-per-second, carrying native video, native Internet Protocol (IP) and […]

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Appoints John Schneider, Jerry Tarnacki to New Roles
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:50:02 +0000

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced that Jerry Tarnacki has been appointed as the senior vice president of the company’s recently formed space business unit. In his new role, Tarnacki will report directly to Aerojet Rocketdyne Chief Executive Officer and President Eileen Drake. He will oversee all NASA programs, defense and commercial launch systems, advanced space and launch […]

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Steve Oldham, SSL, on the Future of Satellite Servicing
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:26:56 +0000

Via Satellite sat down with Oldham to talk about satellite servicing and how SSL plans to position itself in this market in the coming months...

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Comtech Receives $1.4 Million Contract for Satcom Uplink Subsystems
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:25:43 +0000

Comtech Telecommunications announced that during its second quarter of fiscal 2017, its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, which is part of Comtech’s commercial solutions segment, received a contract for $1.4 million to supply high-power, multi-amplifier subsystems for uplink satellite communications. The system design combines the output power of four 750W Traveling Wave Tube […]

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Rocket Lab Delivers Electron to Launch Complex
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:23:12 +0000

Rocket Lab has delivered its first Electron vehicle to Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, marking the beginning of pre-flight checkouts. The rocket was trucked to the Mahia Peninsula from Rocket Lab’s Auckland facility. Over the coming weeks, a series of tests and checkouts will be conducted at the site before the rocket, named It’s a […]

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Iridium Selects Target Date for Second Launch of Iridium Next
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:22:47 +0000

Iridium Communications has announced a targeted launch date of mid-June for the second mission of 10 Iridium Next satellites. Originally anticipated for mid-April 2017, the date has shifted due to a backlog in SpaceX’s launch manifest as a result of last year’s anomaly on Sept. 1. This second launch will deliver another 10 Iridium Next satellites to […]

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Hughes Completes In-Orbit Testing of EchoStar 19
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:22:11 +0000

Hughes Network Systems has announced the successful completion of in-orbit testing and handover of Ka-band High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) EchoStar 19 from manufacturer Space Systems Loral (SSL). Placed into geostationary orbit at 22,236 miles (35,786 kilometers) above the Earth, the satellite was successfully launched on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 from the Kennedy Space […]

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