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Kymeta “Years Away” from Cracking Aviation Market
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:30:07 +0000

Kymeta could be years away from bringing its products to the aviation market, although it made big strides developing relationships with train and bus operators in 2017. Steve Sybeldon, the company’s vice president of business development and sales, told Via Satellite that while Kymeta still has its eye on aviation it does not expect to […]

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Marlink Acquires Livewire Connections, Targeting Superyachts
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:29:14 +0000

Marlink has signed a definite agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Livewire Connections, a UK-headquartered satellite communications service provider with focus on superyacht customers. The move follows the recent announcement that Marlink intends to acquire a majority stake in the Spanish superyacht service provider OmniAccess. With its headquarters in Chessington, Surrey and […]

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President Trump Urges NASA to Send Astronauts to the Moon Again
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:28:58 +0000

President Donald Trump signed a directive Dec. 11 instructing NASA to send American astronauts to the Moon for the first time since the Apollo 17 mission 45 years ago. At a White House signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive-1, Trump said that “long-term exploration and use” of the Moon will restore U.S. leadership in space […]

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RUAG Space to Build the Brain for Next 12 Galileo Satellites
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:28:57 +0000

Arianespace launched four additional Galileo satellites this afternoon from Kourou in French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. These are all carrying a control and data unit from RUAG Space, as well as further electronics and mechanical products designed and manufactured at sites in Sweden, Switzerland and Austria. OHB System, which is the prime contractor for […]

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Azur Space to Build Solar Panels for Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:28:44 +0000

Sierra Nevada has selected Azur Space to provide solar panels for its first Dream Chaser spacecraft. The Dream Chaser is scheduled to provide cargo services to and from the International Space Station (ISS) for at least six missions between 2019 and 2024 as part of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services Contract (CRS2). Azur Space will manufacture the […]

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SES Launches New Ultra-HD Channels in Germany, Switzerland
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:28:37 +0000

Travelxp 4K will start delivering its programs in Ultra High Definition (Ultra-HD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) to HD+ viewers across Germany as of Dec. 13. SES will broadcast the channel via Astra 19.2 degrees east, while MX1 will provide playout and uplink services. The Ultra-HD HDR channel first launched on SES’ North American Ultra-HD […]

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The Connected Car and Where Satellite Fits In
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:27:40 +0000

The dream of hybrid sat-cell connectivity in moving vehicles lives on in the commercial vehicle space with satellite connections providing tracking and some communications capability and cellular providing dispatching and emergency coms. The applications for satellite connections have expanded as the variety of satellite players has grown and interest in the automotive market has increased… […]

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Algeria Joins the Space Club with New Satellite in Orbit
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:27:24 +0000

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) announced that the China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC) successfully launched the country’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat 1, just after midnight on Sunday, Dec. 10. A Chinese Long March 3B rocket carried the satellite into orbit from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province. ASAL engineers will control and monitor […]

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Satellite Images of the Wildfires Scorching Southern California
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:26:48 +0000

Thick layers of smoke and ash still hover over the Los Angeles metropolitan area Monday as fire crews continue to defend against the wildfires that have raged on the West coast for more than a week. According to the Los Angeles Times, the blaze had scorched more than 230,000 acres by Sunday evening. Authorities are […]

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Mu Space Receives 15-Year Satellite License in Thailand
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:25:08 +0000

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has awarded mu Space a license to operate a satellite service in the country. The 15-year license covers the operation of a satellite and provision of satellite-based services until 2032. According to Thailand’s telecom industry database, nearly 12 percent or 8 million of the country’s 68 million population […]

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