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How TSTV is Shaking Up the Nigerian Pay TV Market
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:30:16 +0000

When Telecom Satellites TV (TSTV) announced it would be introducing a new Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcast service in Nigeria, local consumers seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief. After all, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers partner Olufemi Onisubi, Nigerians have languished for years under mounting price hikes imposed by MultiChoice Africa, the dominant player in the region’s […]

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Blue Origin’s BE-4 Engine Passes Hot-Fire Test
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:29:32 +0000

First hotfire of our BE-4 engine is a success #GradatimFerociter pic.twitter.com/xuotdzfDjF — Blue Origin (@blueorigin) October 19, 2017 After more than five years of development, Blue Origin has successfully completed a hot-fire test of its liquid natural gas-powered BE-4 rocket engine. Blue Origin Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jeff Bezos’ grand scheme is to use the […]

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NASA Awards Launch Contracts for Landsat 9, Sentinel 6A
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:29:29 +0000

NASA announced it has selected launch providers for both its Sentinel 6A and Landsat 9 missions. SpaceX plans to launch the Sentinel 6A mission from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in November 2020. United Launch Alliance (ULA) is targeting a launch date of June 2021 for Landsat 9 on an […]

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UrtheCast, e-Geos Collaborate On Optical and SAR Products
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:28:52 +0000

UrtheCast, its subsidiary Deimos Imaging and e-Geos, a company owned by Telespazio and the Italian Space Agency (ASI), announced a strategic partnership to offer a combination of joint optical and radar sensors with ground stations. According to the parties involved, the collaboration will allow observation of the Earth day and night, regardless of weather conditions, and is […]

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EXB Solutions, Peraton Team Up to Pursue NASA Sense Contract
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:28:26 +0000

Peraton recently selected software engineering firm EXB Solutions as a partner in its bid for a NASA contract to build and maintain a next-generation advanced satellite technology network. According to NASA, the Space Exploration Networks Services and Evolution (SENSE) program is intended to “support continuous operations, maintenance and sustainment of the relay and direct-to-earth networks […]

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ViaLite Installs RF Over Fiber for Canadian Hydroelectric Plant
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:28:02 +0000

Hydro-Quebec, which operates more than 60 hydroelectric power plants in Canada, including the ninth largest in the world with a total installed capacity of over 36,000 MW, has installed Radio Frequency (RF) over fiber links from ViaLite. With hydroelectric plants, accurate regulation of the speed of power generator units is crucial as all the other […]

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That Time When Satellite Operators Joined to Defend Spectrum - From our Archive
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:40:22 +0000

In 2007, Intelsat, Inmarsat and SES crafted a unified message that helped preserve C-band spectrum access for the industry. Ten years later, Intelsat and Intel have made waves with a joint FCC proposition that opens the door to sharing C-band spectrum with mobile operators. Looking back to our 2007 SEOTY award winners explains some of the history behind the strong response to the proposal...

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Spacecom to Fly Satellites with SpaceX Again
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:35:38 +0000

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has selected SpaceX to launch a new satellite in the second quarter of 2019, and potentially another satellite the year after. According to an Oct. 18 press release, Spacecom will use the funds from SpaceX’s failed attempt to launch Amos 6 last year to cover the costs of launching the first […]

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Americans Want Space Businesses to Improve Life on Earth
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:35:19 +0000

Americans want private companies to seize opportunities in space — but they also want that to translate into better life on Earth, according to a survey released by the Brodeur Partners’ Space Group. The poll, which surveyed the opinions of 600 Americans, found that most still view space technology through the lens of defense and […]

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Savi Ocean ETA to Track Sea Shipments in Real Time
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:33:17 +0000

Savi has launched its new Ocean ETA capability, bringing live streaming tracking and Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) for land-to-sea shipments. The service combines mobile and satellite communications to deliver location and condition of in-transit goods. According to Savi, its machine intelligence constantly compares data sources to track transitions from land to sea and alerts […]

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