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Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pierce on the Connected Car
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:40:45 +0000

Inmarsat aims to be a major player in terms of connected transportation. The company is already performing impressively in the aviation market as it looks to tap into huge demand for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) from airlines all over the world. It has signed high profile deals in recent times with the likes of Avianca and […]

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Are Optical Satellites the Best Solution to Monitor Orbital Debris?
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:09:53 +0000

Australian nanosatellite startup Inovor Technologies has proposed a new potential solution to monitor orbital debris: using optical sensors from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to track space junk further out in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO). According to Inovor’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Matthew Tetlow, who spoke with Via Satellite by email, optical systems are in fact the only feasible solution […]

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UrtheCast Wins Contract to Deliver Dual-Frequency SAR Satellite
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:09:22 +0000

UrtheCast has entered into a contract with an unnamed customer for the development and delivery of a dual-frequency stand-alone Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) operational-class satellite. While UrtheCast did not release the exact value of the contract, the company confirmed it is valued at more than CA$100 million ($78 million). The contract is for the delivery of […]

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Orbit Expands Multi-Purpose Satcom Terminal for Helicopter Use
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:08:49 +0000

Orbit Communications Systems intends to expand the development of its new Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) for airborne satcom to include helicopters. According to the company, a global provider of defense products and services placed an order valued at approximately $3 million for the delivery of helicopter systems between 2018 and 2022. This is the first time […]

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DataPath Selected as Prime Contractor for RS3 Government Contract
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:08:32 +0000

DataPath has been selected as a small business prime contractor under the Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services contract, known as RS3. This new $37.4 billion, 10-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract combines the requirements previously met under five expiring contract vehicles to make professional engineering support services centrally available. The RS3 program supports a diverse […]

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Speedcast Receives VSAT License to Operate in Iraq
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:07:51 +0000

Speedcast International has received a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) license to operate in Iraq through its locally licensed entity. This has prompted the completion of a new systems integration project providing managed network services for an international oilfield services group in the country. The VSAT license is a new requirement as of January for […]

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European Startups Challenging the Status Quo
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:44:49 +0000

As smallsat constellations and 5G loom ever closer, countless new companies have emerged to find their niche in the aerospace value chain. Europe in particular, where both governments and venture capitals have ramped up funding, has seen an explosion in future-focused businesses looking to fundamentally change the ways we connect. Watch out, Silicon Valley — […]

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Total Smallsat Market Could Reach $30 Billion in 10 Years
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:43:51 +0000

Euroconsult expects more than 6,200 smallsats will be launched over the next 10 years, according to its “Prospects for the Small Satellite Market” report released on Aug. 11. Analysts from the company stated that the roll-out of multiple constellations, mainly for commercial operators, account for more than 70 percent of that total. The total market value […]

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DigitalGlobe Announces Results for SpaceNet Challenge Round 2
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:42:56 +0000

DigitalGlobe has announced the SpaceNet Challenge Round 2 results and its plans for the next challenge as well. A collaboration between DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works, and NVIDIA, SpaceNet leverages an online repository of publicly accessible satellite imagery, co-registered data layers for training algorithms, and prize challenges to accelerate innovation in machine learning. The SpaceNet Challenge Round […]

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PCTEL Offers New Multi-Band Antenna with Sub-Inch Profile
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:41:19 +0000

PCTEL has launched its new multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with a sub-inch profile, which combines PCTEL’s high rejection multi-GNSS technology for precision timing and location tracking with multi-band data connectivity. According to PCTEL, the antenna’s rugged design also makes it ideal for covert public safety operations, precision agriculture, and the industrial Internet of Things (IOT). PCTEL’s […]

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