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Alaska Aerospace Shifts Focus to SmallSats, Musing Second Spaceport
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:51:19 +0000

[Via Satellite 08-26-2016] The Alaska Aerospace Corp. (AAC), which oversees the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA), formerly called Kodiak Launch Complex, is looking to woo small satellite launchers to bring commercial business to the facility. While the AAC has traditionally targeted large, government contracts, the company is also working with two private micro-launch companies, […]

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Mexico, Boeing Complete Mexsat System Testing
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:43:39 +0000

[Via Satellite 08-26-2016] Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation has formally accepted the Mexsat satellite system from prime contractor Boeing following the completion of final field-testing, the company announced today. Mexsat provides 3G+ voice and data services to mobile terminals on land, air and sea for the enhancement of the country’s national security, civil and […]

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NASA Awards Launch Contract to ULA for Mars 2020 Rover Mission
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:43:26 +0000

[Via Satellite 08-26-2016] NASA has selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) to provide launch services for Mars 2020, a rover mission to conduct geological assessments of its landing site on Mars, determine the habitability of the environment, search for signs of ancient Martian life, and assess natural resources and hazards for future human explorers. The mission […]

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DigitalGlobe and Partners Launch SpaceNet Open Data Initiative on Amazon
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:42:44 +0000

[Via Satellite 08-26-2016] DigitalGlobe, in collaboration with partners CosmiQ Works, and Nvidia, has launched SpaceNet, an online repository of satellite imagery and labeled training data, available as a public data set on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The companies anticipate SpaceNet will advance the development of machine learning and deep learning algorithms that leverage remote sensing […]

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ViaLite Releases New Outdoor Enclosure for RF over Fiber Equipment

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:42:26 +0000

[Via Satellite 08-26-2016] ViaLite has expanded its range of outdoor Enclosures (ODEs) with a new ODE-B enclosure, the ODE-B 12. The enclosures are primarily designed to house ViaLite Radio Frequency (RF) over fiber equipment, but can also store other customer satcom, broadcast or GPS equipment. The enclosures, rated up to IP66/NEMA 4X standard, protect electrical […]

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Heavyweight Arianespace Mission Launches Two Intelsat Satellites on Ariane 5
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:20:37 +0000

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Orbcomm Gains LJ Rogers Trucking Contract
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:13:02 +0000

[Via Satellite 08-25-2016] Orbcomm has received a contract from L.J. Rogers Trucking to provide an asset tracking solution for its dry van trailer fleet. L.J. Rogers focuses on full-service truckload transportation and logistics support throughout the United States. Orbcomm’s end-to-end solution will provide wireless connectivity and a web-based reporting platform for fleet management. L.J. Rogers […]

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Offshore Drilling Company Renews RigNet Managed Services Contract
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:11:06 +0000

[Via Satellite 08-25-2016] A global offshore drilling company has renewed a contract with RigNet for remote communication services and Software as a Service (SaaS) for its entire marketable fleet. Through the multi-year contract, RigNet will deliver a VSAT managed service for the customer’s fleet to optimize their operations around the world. The end-to-end connectivity solution […]

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Newtec Adds Virtel as Product Distributor
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:08:00 +0000

[Via Satellite 08-25-2016] Virtel, a Dubai-based satellite hardware and equipment distributor, has become a distributor of Newtec technologies. The company has already carried out its first large stock order, delivering broadcast modulators, modems, and VSAT equipment for a range of applications. Virtel is currently authorized to distribute VSAT and broadcast equipment to customers, which can […]

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Optus Dots Australia’s Northern Territory with Satellite Small Cell Connectivity
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:07:10 +0000

[Via Satellite 08-25-2016] Optus is adding satellite-enabled small cells to 12 remote, but frequently visited locations in Australia’s Northern Territory. The small cells, when coupled with satellite connectivity/backhaul, can provide concentrated mobile broadband coverage for rural, remote and previously unserved locations. Optus reported success in trialing and proving the small cell technology in harsh conditions […]

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