Delnet Philippines selects Gilat to provide enterprise VSAT network solution for PLDT
(18 December 2014) Gilat Satellite Networks announced today that Delnet International, a Philippine communications solutions provider, selected Gilat to provide a Ku-band SkyEdge II VSAT network for Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), the largest telecommunications company in the Philippines.
A new STC satellite hub on Arabsat
(17 December 2014) As part of Arabsat & STC long term partnership, Arabsat announced the successful accomplishment of its project with STC-the leader GSM operator in MENA region-to renew and upgrade their satellite hub in Riyadh (Dirab), eventually to support the leading position of STC in the region in providing premium satellite communication & broadband services to both private and governmental sectors.
Sierra Nevada Corporation transfers operation of six Orbital satellites to Orbcomm
(17 December 2014) The first six satellites of the Orbcomm Generation Two (OG2) constellation, designed and built by Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems, have completed all on-orbit checkout procedures, culminating in the transfer of operations from SNC to Orbcomm in mid-September.
Optus 10 is open for business
(12 December) Optus today announced the newest satellite in its fleet, Optus 10, has officially commenced commercial services.
Uruguay's OpenSky orders Gilat VSATs for ANTEL
(11 December 2014) Gilat Satellite Networks has announced today that systems integrator OpenSky ordered an initial VSAT network for ANTEL, the state-owned telecommunications company of Uruguay.
Philippines’ Globe Telecom partners with iDirect
(10 December 2014) Leading Philippine telecommunications service provider, Globe Telecom will leverage iDirect’s Evolution platform coupled with its X3 remote to offer corporate clients robust, flexible, and high speed connectivity that can meet their critical business needs and allow them to widen their reach in the Philippines.
ROILCOM selects Hughes technology for major satellite network upgrade
(10 December 2014) Hughes Network Systems has been selected to provide a major network upgrade for one of Russia’s largest satellite service providers.
Eutelsat breaks new ground with software-defined “Eutelsat Quantum" class satellite
(8 December 2014) Eutelsat Communications announces a ground-breaking programme that will raise the bar for service delivery by enabling its clients for the first time to actively define the performance and flexibility they need from a satellite.
Satcom Direct’s router (SDR) to support data aggregation over SwiftBroadband for faster transfer rate
(8 December 2014) Coming Q1 2015, the SDR will support the ability to bond and aggregate multiple Inmarsat SwiftBroadband streaming connections, allowing customers to achieve up to 1.6mbps of throughput.
SSTL announces first small geostationary satellite platform for Eutelsat
(8 December 2014) An innovative small geostationary satellite platform from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd has been selected for the first “Eutelsat Quantum” class telecommunications spacecraft, due to launch in 2018.
Comtech awarded contract for HPAs for direct-to-home television services
(18 December 2014) Comtech Xicom Technology has been awarded a contract for $1.1 million from a major system integrator to supply outdoor mounted, high-power amplifiers (HPAs).
Czech and Slovak public broadcasters begin test broadcast of Ultra HD content
(15 December 2014) SES, Ceska Televize (CT), RTVS and Ceske Radiokomunikace announced today that they will begin test broadcasts of Ultra HD content via SES’s Astra 3B satellite.
Poland’s nc+ extends long-term Eutelsat relationship with Hot Bird satellite capacity renewal
(15 December 2014) Eutelsat Communications and nc+, a driving force in pay-TV services in Poland, today announced the signature of a major contract for the renewal of nine transponders at Eutelsat’s Hot Bird video neighbourhood.
IDC’s TITAN Video Contribution Solution delivers 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games
(10 December 2014) International Datacasting Corporation has announced that Radiotelevisión Veracruz (RTV) has successfully delivered the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games across the Americas using IDC’s TITAN Video Contribution Solution.
(18 December 2014) Measurements of salt held in surface seawater are becoming ever-more important for us to understand ocean circulation and Earth’s water cycle. ESA’s SMOS mission is proving essential to the quest.
Spaceborne carbon counter maps new details
(18 December 2014) The first global maps of atmospheric carbon dioxide from NASA's new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission demonstrate its performance and promise, showing elevated carbon dioxide concentrations across the Southern Hemisphere from springtime biomass burning.
Cryosat extends its reach on the arctic
(15 December 2014) CryoSat has delivered this year’s map of autumn sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, revealing a small decrease in ice volume.
Tapping into Earth observation data for international development
(11 December 2014) A new initiative brings ESA and the Asian Development Bank together to exploit satellite Earth observation data for sustainable growth.
Harris Corporation to deploy ground processing products for the National Weather Service
(10 December 2014) Harris Corporation has been awarded a three-year, $20 million contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the Geostationary Weather Satellite Antenna System program.
Airbus Defence and Space signs contract for Microwave Sounder instruments
(9 December 2014) Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has signed a contract to build three MicroWave Sounder (MWS) instruments for the MetOp Second Generation series of satellites (MetOp-SG).
GPS modernization advances as 8th Boeing GPS IIF becomes active
(18 December 2014) The eighth Boeing Global Positioning System IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and joined the active 31-satellite constellation, helping the U.S. Air Force continue modernizing the network that millions of people worldwide use.
GPS III and OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command and control capabilities
(17 December 2014) Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the world's most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System (GPS), the U.S. Air Force's next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System (OCX).
Salvaged Galileo performs its first navigation fix
(17 December 2014) Galileo's fifth satellite – recently salvaged from the wrong orbit to begin navigation testing – has been combined with three predecessors to provide its very first position fix.
Exelis and Iridium demonstrate new DTCS Global Services supporting inter-theater, on-the-move communications
(19 December 2014) Exelis and Iridium Communications have successfully demonstrated a new global-reach communications capability for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Distributed Tactical Communication System (DTCS).
Network-Centric Waveform modem demonstrates versatility during Canadian Army-Navy WGS-3 satellite interoperability test
(18 December 2014) L-3 Linkabit, developers of the highly advanced Network-Centric Waveform (NCW) currently in use by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps’ Network On-The-Move (NOTM) system, announced today that it successfully completed a bi-service (Army-Navy) multi-terminal, multi-band, multi-beam NCW network Over-The-Air (OTA) test using the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-3) satellite.
Norsat receives follow-on order for ATOM series of block upconverters for Comms-On-The-Move application
(18 December 2014) Norsat International has received an order for approximately $430,000 from a large international defense electronics company, to deliver its ATOM series Block Upconverter (BUC) products.
Lockheed Martin opens facility to accelerate MUOS development
(12 December 2014) With the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) expected to achieve global communications coverage next year, Lockheed Martin recently established a new radio terminal development and certification facility to help put MUOS’ new capabilities into warfighters’ hands faster.
Northrop Grumman to supply navigation system for SBIRS GEO-5 satellite
(9 December 2014) Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by prime contractor Lockheed Martin to provide its space inertial reference system for the U.S. Air Force Space-Based Infrared System's (SBIRS) fifth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite.
Thales Alenia Space to supply very-high-resolution optical payload for UAE's Falcon Eye program
(9 December 2014) Thales Alenia Space has been selected by the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF) to develop the very-high-resolution payload for their Falcon Eye program, within the scope of a consortium led by Airbus Defense and Space.
Airbus Defence and Space to build the Falcon Eye Earth- observation satellites system for UAE
(8 December 2014) Airbus Defence and Space has signed as the leader of the industrial team (including Thales Alenia Space as co-prime contractor), a contract with the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAEAF) for the development, manufacture and launch of Falcon Eye, a high-performance optical Earth-observation satellite system.
Comtech receives orders for satellite system for Brazilian military
(8 December 2014) Comtech Systems has received $7.4 million in contract add-ons for a Satellite System Project for end-use by the Brazilian Military.
Norsat receives order for next generation product line extensions to terminal platform technology
(8 December 2014) Norsat International has received an order to deliver its recently launched SigmaLink AUTO and Ranger products to a major military contractor that supplies communications solutions to governments and militaries worldwide.
Northrop Grumman completes delivery of fourth AEHF protected communications payload ahead of schedule
(8 December 2014) The steady production of the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected military communications satellite continues on track with Northrop Grumman Corporation's delivery of the fourth payload to AEHF prime contractor Lockheed Martin 4 1/2 months early.
SES demonstrates ground breaking new O3b satellite technology for US government customers
(8 December 2014) Global satellite solutions provider SES Government Solutions (SES GS) hosted a capabilities demonstration of the O3b satellite constellation for U.S. Government customers at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.
'Tsunami wave' still flies through interstellar space
(15 December 2014) The "tsunami wave" that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft began experiencing earlier this year is still propagating outward, according to new results.
Researchers use real data rather than theory to measure the cosmos
(12 December 2014) For the first time researchers have measured large distances in the Universe using data, rather than calculations related to general relativity.
Researchers detect possible signal from dark matter
(11 December 2014) EPFL scientists have picked up an atypical photon emission in X-rays coming from space, and say it could be evidence for the existence of a particle of dark matter.
One billion measurements and counting for observatory using Andor cameras
(17 December 2014) A trio of ‘off-the-shelf’ Andor scientific cameras has made over one billion measurements of the most luminous objects in the universe to help Liverpool John Moores University stay at the forefront of time domain astrophysics.
Surprising theorists, stars within middle-aged clusters are of similar age
(17 December 2014) A close look at the night sky reveals that stars don’t like to be alone; instead, they congregate in clusters, in some cases containing as many as several million stars.
Chandra weighs most massive galaxy cluster in distant universe
(18 December 2014) Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have made the first determination of the mass and other properties of a very young, distant galaxy cluster.
Herschel's view of the early universe reveals galaxy cluster fireworks
(18 December 2014) Astronomers using ESA's Herschel space observatory have found, for the first time, fireworks of star birth within galaxies at the dense core of a massive early Universe galaxy cluster.
Interstellar mystery solved by supercomputer simulations
(10 December 2014) An interstellar mystery of why stars form has been solved thanks to the most realistic supercomputer simulations of galaxies yet made.
'Perfect storm' quenching star formation around a supermassive black hole
(17 December 2014) High-energy jets powered by supermassive black holes can blast away a galaxy’s star-forming fuel, resulting in so-called "red and dead" galaxies: those brimming with ancient red stars yet containing little or no hydrogen gas to create new ones.
Solar observatory for use on suborbital manned space missions
(11 December 2014) Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is preparing to unveil a new, miniature portable solar observatory for use onboard a commercial, manned suborbital spacecraft.
FOXSI to observe X-rays from Sun
(8 December 2014) An enormous spectrum of light streams from the sun. We're most familiar with the conventional visible white light we see with our eyes from Earth, but that's just a fraction of what our closest star emits.
New observational solar weather model
(8 December 2014) Scientists now have an observational framework to help predict solar weather and how it will affect Earth.
Proba-3 double-satellite nearer to space
(8 December 2014) A pair of satellites flying in close formation to cast an artificial eclipse is now being turned into space-ready reality by ESA’s industrial partners.
MESSENGER data suggest recurring meteor shower on Mercury
(12 December 2014) The closest planet to the sun appears to get hit by a periodic meteor shower, possibly associated with a comet that produces multiple events annually on Earth.
Venus Express goes gently into the night
(16 December 2014) ESA’s Venus Express has ended its eight-year mission after far exceeding its planned life.
Origin of high-latitude auroras revealed
(18 December 2014) Auroras are the most visible manifestation of the Sun’s effect on Earth, but many aspects of these spectacular displays are still poorly understood.
Hurricane-forecast satellites will keep close eyes on the tropics
(16 December 2014) A set of eight hurricane-forecast satellites being developed at the University of Michigan is expected to give deep insights into how and where storms suddenly intensify—a little-understood process that's becoming more crucial to figure out as the climate changes, U-M researchers say.
Fermi mission brings deeper focus to thunderstorm gamma-rays
(15 December 2014) Each day, thunderstorms around the world produce about a thousand quick bursts of gamma rays, some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth.
Meteoritic evidence of Mars water reservoir
(18 December 2014) NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface.
Spinning up a storm on Mars
(18 December 2014) Spinning up a dust devil in the thin air of Mars requires a stronger updraft than is needed to create a similar vortex on Earth, according to research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
NASA Goddard instrument makes first detection of organic matter on Mars
(16 December 2014) The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules at Mars.
NASA rover finds active, ancient organic chemistry on Mars
(16 December 2014) NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory’s drill.
MAVEN mission identifies links in chain leading to atmospheric loss
(15 December 2014) Early discoveries by NASA’s newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over time.
Curiosity rover finds clues to how water helped shape Martian landscape
(8 December 2014) Observations by NASA’s Curiosity Rover indicate Mars' Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years.
First X-ray diffraction measurements on Mars
(8 December 2014) In 2012 the Mars Science Laboratory landed in the fascinating Gale crater.
Signs of Europa plumes remain elusive in search of Cassini data
(18 December 2014) A fresh look at data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its 2001 flyby of Jupiter shows that Europa's tenuous atmosphere is even thinner than previously thought and also suggests that the thin, hot gas around the moon does not show evidence of plume activity occurring at the time of the flyby.
Explanation for Titan dune puzzle
(8 November 2014) Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is a peculiar place. Unlike any other moon, it has a dense atmosphere.
Preparing for an asteroid strike
(18 December 2014) ESA and national disaster response offices recently rehearsed how to react if a threatening space rock is ever discovered to be on a collision course with Earth.
Rosetta fuels debate on origin of Earth's oceans
(10 December 2014) ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has found the water vapour from its target comet to be significantly different to that found on Earth.
Extra Solar Planets
Kepler reborn, makes first exoplanet find of new mission
(18 December 2014) NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exoplanet found using its new mission -- K2.
Stretched-out solid exoplanets
(15 December 2014) Astronomers could soon be able to find rocky planets stretched out by the gravity of the stars they orbit, according to a group of researchers in the United States.
Swarms of Pluto-size objects kick up dust around adolescent sun-like star
(11 December 2014) Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) may have detected the dusty hallmarks of an entire family of Pluto-size objects swarming around an adolescent version of our own Sun.
Crude oil cargo for ESA's first flight with China
(11 December 2014) ESA is finalising its first experiment on a Chinese space mission: small containers of crude oil will help to improve our understanding of oil reservoirs buried kilometres underground.
SpaceX completes first milestone for Commercial Crew Transportation System
(19 December 2014) NASA has approved the completion of SpaceX’s first milestone in the company’s path toward launching crews to the International Space Station (ISS) from U.S. soil under a Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract with the agency.
University of Zurich signs three-year lease at Space Life Sciences Laboratory (SLSL)
(18 December 2014) Space Florida is pleased to announce that the University of Zurich, Switzerland recently signed a three-year lease to process future research destined for the International Space Station (ISS), at the Space Life Sciences Laboratory (SLSL), near Kennedy Space Center.
Space plants on way back to Earth
(17 December 2014) Farming in deep space is explored in the recent movie “Interstellar,” but a University of Mississippi biologist’s research program appears to be bringing the sci-fi scenario closer to reality.
NASA Ames experiments to launch to ISS on SpaceX-5 resupply mission
(16 December 2014) NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, will launch four life science experiments to the International Space Station aboard NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft.
Boeing CST-100 spacecraft moves another step closer to flight
(10 December 2014) Boeing and NASA recently completed the Ground Segment Critical Design Review and set the baseline design for the company’s Commercial Crew Transportation System, moving a step closer to the planned early 2017 voyage to the International Space Station.
ATV views space station as never before
(9 December 2014) ESA’s fifth and last Automated Transfer Vehicle tested a new technique before docking with the International Space Station in August, at the same time revealing the orbital complex in a new light.
Orbital's CRS program and Antares launcher go-forward plans
(9 December 2014) Orbital Sciences Corporation today announced new details in its plans to resume cargo flights to the International Space Station (ISS) and to accelerate the introduction of an upgraded Antares launch vehicle.
United Launch Alliance to launch Cygnus cargo delivery spacecraft to International Space Station
(9 December 2014) United Launch Alliance (ULA) has signed a contract with Orbital Sciences Corporation to launch up to two cargo missions to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) program.
NASA Glenn Research Center completes Stirling generator
(19 December 2014) Researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center recently assembled an engineering model Stirling power system using valuable assets that became available after the Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG) flight project was cancelled in late 2013.
Developing building blocks for use in space missions
(18 December 214) Mechanical engineering Asst. Prof. Christopher Hansen is one of seven young faculty researchers nationwide awarded a NASA Early Career Faculty Space Technology Research Grant.
Raytheon Gallium Nitride technology validated for space applications
(17 December 2014) Satellites may soon carry Raytheon's Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology into Earth orbit. Raytheon Company has successfully validated its GaN Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology for use in space-bound equipment.
Rosetta tank test available to all space missions
(16 December 2014) A test originally invented to save ESA’s Rosetta comet-chaser is today at the disposal of all European space missions, helping to ensure their propellant tanks will not crack up under stress.
New generation of Star Tracker from Terma
(10 December 2014) Terma has supplied four of a series of 13 new generation Star Camera units to satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. with an option for an additional 12 units.
OPALS: light beams let data rates soar
(9 December 2014) On the International Space Station, the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) is demonstrating how laser communications can speed up the flow of information between Earth and space, compared to radio signals.
Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-3 secure communications satellite encapsulated in launch vehicle fairing
(19 December 2014) The third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy was encapsulated into its payload fairing Dec. 18.
Arianespace orbits four more satellites in the O3b constellation
(18 December 2014) Today’s medium-lift Soyuz mission, which deployed the next four satellites for O3b Networks’ pioneering connectivity service on a flight performed from the Spaceport in French Guiana, wrapped up an historic 12 months of commercial launch services for Arianespace.
New NOAA spacecraft readies for launch next month
(18 December 2014) NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), scheduled to launch in five weeks, will give forecasters more reliable measurements of solar wind speed, improving their ability to monitor harmful solar activity, and replace an aging research satellite currently used to warn of impacts to Earth.
X marks the spot: Falcon 9 to attempt ocean platform landing
(17 December 2014) During its next flight, SpaceX will attempt the precision landing of a Falcon 9 first stage for the first time, on a custom-built ocean platform known as the autonomous spaceport drone ship.
NASA awards launch services contract for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
(16 December 2014) NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.
ILS Proton successfully launches the Yamal-401 satellite marking the 400th Proton mission
(15 December 2014) International Launch Services (ILS) successfully launched the Yamal-401 satellite into geosynchronous orbit today on an ILS Proton for JSC Gazprom Space Systems (Gazprom) of Moscow.
Soyuz is ready to receive its O3b Networks satellite payload
(15 December 2014) The 10th Soyuz to be operated from the Spaceport in French Guiana is now on the launch pad, ready to receive its four-satellite O3b Networks payload for Arianespace’s afternoon mission this Thursday.
United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launches payload for the National Reconnaissance Office
(13 December 2014) A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 on Dec. 12 at 7:19 p.m. PST.
Lockheed Martin wins Alaskan medium lift RFP
(12 December 2014) Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) President and CEO Craig Campbell announced the winner of the request for proposals to provide medium lift launch capability at the Kodiak Launch Complex.
Final payload integration begins for O3b Networks’ four satellites to be orbited on the next Arianespace Soyuz mission
(10 December 2014) O3b Networks’ four-satellite payload for Arianespace’s next Soyuz flight has been integrated on the launcher’s Fregat upper stage, marking another milestone at the Spaceport in preparations for the December 18 afternoon mission from French Guiana.
Spaceflight announces SHERPA launch service agreement with NovaWurks to deploy the DARPA Phoenix eXCITe spacecraft
(9 December 2014) Spaceflight Inc has signed NovaWurks to a launch services agreement for the eXCITe spacecraft, which NovaWurks is developing as part of the Phoenix program for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
New generation of Star Tracker from Terma
Airbus Defence and Space to provide key elements for Vega launcher
(8 December 2014) Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has signed a production contract with ELV (European Launch Vehicle, an AVIO and ASI Company), the industrial prime contractor for the European Vega launcher, to provide electronic components, including inertial navigation systems and backup units.
SSL-built satellite for DirecTV begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
(8 December 2014) Space Systems/Loral (SSL) today announced that a satellite designed and built for DirecTV, was launched on Saturday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan.
Telespazio VEGA Deutschland leads the next phase of harmonising European Ground Systems Infrastructure
(17 December 2014) Telespazio VEGA Deutschland has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to lead the initial stage of phase C/D of the European Ground Systems/Common Core programme (EGS-CC).
Kratos to upgrade Es'hailSat's Capacity Management Center for the Es'hail-2 satellite
(8 December 2014) Kratos Integral Systems Europe (Kratos ISE) has been awarded a contract to extend the existing Capacity Management Center (CMC) of Es'hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, to accommodate the Es'hail-2 satellite, scheduled to launch in late 2016.
Airbus Defence and Space and Pasco Corporation reinforce their cooperation in satellite data distribution
(16 December 2014) Airbus Defence and Space is selling its subsidiary Tokyo Spot Image KK (TSI) to Pasco Corporation.
Com Dev announces acquisition
(12 December 2014) Com Dev International has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of MESL Microwave for £12.8 million in a transaction that expands Com Dev's market and product portfolios.
Thales Alenia Space to build new space optics facility
(9 December 2014) Thales Alenia Space announced today the start of construction of a new building at its site in Cannes to be used for the integration and testing of high-resolution optical observation instruments.
Products and Services
ND SatCom’s SKYWAN 7000 series now FIPS certified
(16 December 2014) ND SatCom today announced that their flagship technology, the SKYWAN 7000 product family, has received the FIPS certification for the SKYWAN Cryptographic Module.
Thuraya unveils the industry’s best-value satellite phone
(15 December 2014) Thuraya Telecommunications Company today launched the industry’s best-value satellite phone, Thuraya XT-LITE.
Comtech EF Data expands LPOD Block Up Converter product line with introduction of new LPOD-R models
(9 December 2014) Comtech EF Data announced today the expansion of its LPOD Block Up Converter product line with the introduction of the new LPOD-R Block Up Converter models.
Johann-Dietrich Woerner to be Director General of ESA
(18 December 2014) Today, the Council of the European Space Agency announced the appointment of Johann-Dietrich Woerner as the next Director General of ESA, for a period of four years starting on 1 July 2015.
Intelsat appoints Stephen Spengler as Deputy Chief Executive Officer
(11 December 2014) Intelsat has announced today that current Intelsat President and Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Spengler has been promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Tom Stroup appointed President of the Satellite Industry Association
(9 December 2014) The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that SIA’s Board of Directors has appointed Tom Stroup to the position of President, effective December 15th.