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Situational Awareness: An Opportunity for SmallSats
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:24:44 +0000

Northern Sky Research (NSR) predicts that into 2025, launch rates for Situational Awareness (SA) initiatives will grow at a 21 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). The satellite industry has had all eyes on the Earth Observation (EO) market on the heels of milestones such as Planet’s acquisition of Terra Bella from Google — but […]

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Yahsat Enters Long-Term Partnership With X Sat
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:24:24 +0000

Yahsat announced the start of a long-term strategic partnership with UAE communications solutions company X Sat. Under the agreement, X Sat has committed to capacity on Yahsat’s upcoming Ka-band satellite, Al Yah 3, to be launched later this year. The new partnership forms part of YahClick’s Virtual Network Operator (VNO) service introduced last year. The […]

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ViaSat Selects McObject to Optimize Metrics Data
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:24:05 +0000

ViaSat has chosen McObject’s eXtremeDB to implement a new physical layer satellite debugging application known as the Data Metric Aggregation System (DMAS). The application ingests metrics feeds from satellite ground-system and analyzes the data to identify trends and abnormalities to help enhance network speed, quality and reliability. Currently, eXtremeDB captures approximately 1 million metric entries […]

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Kuwait TV Launches HD Platform on Eutelsat 8 West B Satellite
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:23:30 +0000

Kuwait TV, the official Kuwaiti state broadcaster and part of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, announced that the new Al-Qurain TV channel has launched in its Free-to-Air (FTA) HD platform hosted on the Eutelsat 8 West B satellite. Gulfsat, Eutelsat’s long-term partner, provides the capacity used by Kuwait TV. Launched one month ago, Al-Qurain TV […]

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Green Reefers Signs Up 18 Vessels to NSSLGlobal VSAT
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:23:07 +0000

NSSLGlobal announced that, following a successful initial trial project, it has signed a new contract with Green Reefers to install VSAT IP@Sea aboard 18 cargo vessels to enhance satellite communications across the fleet. Green Reefers transports refrigerated and frozen cargoes such as fish, fruit and vegetables worldwide, principally around the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Gulf of Mexico […]

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Verizon, SES Trial Ultra-HD Delivery
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:50:26 +0000

SES has announced a collaborative agreement with Verizon aimed at driving the overall development of Ultra-HD delivery solutions for Verizon Fios subscribers throughout the United States. As part of the collaboration, Verizon will receive and test content from SES’ pre-packaged Ultra-HD platform, which combines a lineup of Ultra-HD channels and reception equipment in a service […]

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Hytera to Acquire Norsat
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:49:53 +0000

Norsat International announced that it has entered into an arrangement agreement with Hytera Project pursuant to which Hytera will acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Norsat for $10.25 in cash per share. The proposed transaction values Norsat at an equity value of approximately $62 million. As previously disclosed by Norsat on March 17, Privet […]

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Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 Engine Passes Critical Test
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:49:26 +0000

NASA successfully tested an RS-25 rocket engine with a new flight-model engine controller and flight configuration software was successfully tested for the first time at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Four RS-25 engines, manufactured by Aerojet Rocketdyne, will help propel NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, the agency’s next generation heavy-lift launch vehicle, and the controller […]

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SpeedCast Opens Papua New Guinea Office
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:46:10 +0000

SpeedCast International has opened an office in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, to support the company’s growing customer base in the energy and enterprise markets. The company has been operating in the country for more than 10 years with an international gateway and self-sufficient standalone teleport, but this is its first office facility in the […]

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Genband, Vodafone Fiji Deliver Satellite Services to Pacific Nations
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:45:41 +0000

Genband announced that it has partnered with Vodafone Fiji to deploy a hosted solution that delivers next-generation cloud and Unified Communications (UC) services across the Pacific. Designed as an upgrade to the Republic of Kiribati’s fixed and mobile network infrastructure, the fully operational deployment leverages the Genband Application Server and Kandy Business Solutions for cloud-based […]

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