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CETel Poised to Enter LATAM Market, Musing Ka-band Expansion
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:53:32 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-02-2015] CETel, a German-based communications solutions provider with offices in the United States and the UAE could look to expand its business both by spectrum type and geographic region in the near future. The company has been focused heavily on Africa and Middle East markets with C- and Ku-band, and recently extended its [...]

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Axesat Signs Intelsat EpicNG Deal for Enterprise Networks and Cellular Backhaul
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:45:36 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-02-2015] Axesat, one of Colombia’s key providers of satellite-based corporate networks has reached a new multiyear agreement with Intelsat for services on the EpicNG High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Intelsat 29e. Under the agreement, Axesat will consolidate services spread across multiple satellites and operators, including Intelsat 805 and Intelsat 14, onto Intelsat 907 at [...]

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RigNet Wins Remote Managed Offshore Communications Contract
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:43:16 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-02-2015] RigNet has received a multi-year contract from a major operator of offshore drilling and production assets in Southeast Asia to deliver remote offshore communications services. The company will provide comprehensive managed remote communications solutions on the customer’s Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU), including telephony, network support and onboard crew Wi-Fi. RigNet plans [...]

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Globalstar, Orbital Tracking Corp Ship 5,000th Spot Device
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:41:27 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-02-2015] Orbital Tracking Corp. subsidiary Global Telesat Communications Ltd. (GTCL) and Globalstar Europe Satellite Services have sold their 5,000th Spot tracking device, making GTCL one of the largest Spot distributors in Europe. GTCL entered a distributor agreement with Globalstar in early 2013, and has since expanded its global sales and distribution efforts to [...]

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AIA Releases Statement Following Lapse of Ex-Im Bank Authorization
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:40:18 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-02-2015] The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) issued a statement from President and CEO David Melcher following U.S. Congress’ decision to let the bank’s charter expire on June 30. “Congress missed an opportunity to support thousands of American jobs at firms across the nation that are striving to compete in a global marketplace tilted [...]

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2Ku the Linchpin of Gogo’s Global Expansion
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:31:28 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-01-2015] Gogo is optimistic it will stay on top of the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) market with its satellite-enabled 2Ku capability raising the ante for global connectivity. Speaking at the Nasdaq Investor Program in London on June 30, Gogo Chief Executive Officer Michael Small was heavy handed about the company’s confidence in its upcoming [...]

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Johann-Dietrich Woerner Takes the Helm at ESA
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:25:36 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-01-2015] Johann-Dietrich Woerner has begun his new role as director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), which is headquartered in Paris, France. The ESA Council unanimously appointed Woerner in December 2014 for a period of four years. Previously, he was chairman of the executive board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), from [...]

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Rocket Lab Picks New Zealand Launch Site, Completion Expected This Year
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:23:57 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-01-2015] Rocket Lab recently announced plans to establish a commercial launch site on Kaitorete Spit in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island for its Electron launch vehicle. The location, which has been used for suborbital flights by NASA in the past, can reach a wide range of inclinations from sun-synchronous orbit through [...]

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NASA, AEB Ink Space Weather, Education and Environmental Partnerships
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:22:00 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-01-2015] NASA and the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) have signed agreements to further research into heliophysics and space weather, and to enhance global climate study and educational opportunities. The new partnerships build on a framework agreement between the U.S. government and the Brazilian government on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. [...]

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Ball Aerospace Switches on JPSS 1 Satellite
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:19:24 +0000

[Via Satellite 07-01-2015] Ball Aerospace has powered on the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS 1) satellite for the first time. Following activation, the environmental monitoring satellite performed within specifications, according to the company. JPSS 1 is scheduled to launch in 2017. To date, Ball has completed the integration of four of five JPSS 1 flight [...]

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