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Via Satellite May: The Top 10 Quotes
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:48:43 +0000

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] The satellite industry is laden with talent, and in the May 2015 issue of Via Satellite Magazine, we spoke to leaders from all verticals who have made the industry an even more impressive field. Via Satellite’s Excellence Awards covers the industry from big satellites to small, and from newcomers to seasoned veterans. [...]

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Qualification Dispenser Completed for Dnepr’s Iridium Next Launch
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:47:13 +0000

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] Iridium announced the production of the qualification dispenser for the company’s initial Iridium Next launch with ISC Kosmotras is complete. Qualification testing is on-track for completion in June 2015. Dispenser qualification includes static load testing, shock testing, separation testing, vibration testing and interface testing. Yuzhnoye State Design Office and Yuzhny Machine Building [...]

The post Qualification Dispenser Completed for Dnepr’s Iridium Next Launch appeared first on Via Satellite.

Arianespace, Airbus-Safran Launchers Complete Ariane 5 Dual Launch
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:47:01 +0000

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] Arianespace and Airbus Safran Launchers successfully launched the Thor 7 satellite for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting and the Sicral 2 joint French-Italian military satellite on April 26 aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. The mission was the 222nd for the Ariane-series, and the first for Airbus Safran launchers, which became the prime contractor for [...]

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Airbus Defence and Space to Build MERLIN Satellite for France and Germany
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:46:48 +0000

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded a contract to build a joint Earth observation satellite for the French space agency (CNES) and the German space agency (DLR) for the study of methane concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere. The Methane Remote Sensing Lidar Mission (MERLIN) satellite will be designed using the new AstroBus-S [...]

The post Airbus Defence and Space to Build MERLIN Satellite for France and Germany appeared first on Via Satellite.

Pico Digital to Purchase IDC’s Broadcast Products Business
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:46:48 +0000

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] Pico Digital has entered an agreement to acquire the broadcast products business of International Datacasting (IDC). The acquisition includes IDC’s product portfolio, customers, and supplier relationships. Most of IDC’s employees are expected to join Pico Digital once the acquisition closes, which is anticipated in June 2015, subject to approval from IDC’s shareholders. [...]

The post Pico Digital to Purchase IDC’s Broadcast Products Business appeared first on Via Satellite.

Magellan Aerospace Exec Talks New Satellite Facility, University Partnership
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:44:54 +0000

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] Canadian aerospace company Magellan Aerospace recently unveiled its new Advanced Satellite Integration Facility (ASIF) in partnership with the University of Manitoba that the company believes will foster a productive relationship between academia and industry. The Winnipeg-based 6,000-square-foot facility aims to expand not only Magellan’s own satellite operations, but also the presence of [...]

The post Magellan Aerospace Exec Talks New Satellite Facility, University Partnership appeared first on Via Satellite.

Globecomm Orders New Earth Station, Antenna Upgrades from ASC Signal
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:43:17 +0000

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] Globecomm has signed a contract with ASC Signal for a new Earth station at the company’s Laurel, Md. location, along with a Next Generation Controller (NGC) upgrade for a 5.6-meter antenna. The Earth station will feature a new NGC-equipped, 9.4 meter, Ku-band antenna system with full environmental controls. Globecomm also selected several [...]

The post Globecomm Orders New Earth Station, Antenna Upgrades from ASC Signal appeared first on Via Satellite.

Skyline Communications Appoints New Leadership
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:42:54 +0000

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] Skyline Communications has appointed new executives to the roles of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), along with several other appointments. Ben Vandenberghe takes the helm as CEO, having focused mainly on sales, marketing and product management for broadcast, satellite, cable, telco and mobile ecosystems [...]

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RSCC’s Express AM7 Satellite Enters Service
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:41:14 +0000

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] Russian Satellite Communications Company’s (RSCC’s) latest satellite, Express AM7, began commercial operations on April 24, following the completion of in-orbit testing. Launched in March 2015, the satellite provides coverage over Russia, Europe and the Middle East as well as the new markets of Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia from the 40 degrees [...]

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MDA Signs Undisclosed Geospatial Contracts
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:40:03 +0000

[Via Satellite 04-24-2015] MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has inked several contracts for geospatial information services with undisclosed customers. Collectively, the contracts exceeded $33 million, and were primarily for buyers in the United States.

The post MDA Signs Undisclosed Geospatial Contracts appeared first on Via Satellite.

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