Iridium partners with Trimble to support transport and logistics global expansion
(23 October 2014) Iridium Communications today announced an agreement with Trimble that expands the company's use of satellite communications in its core Transportation and Logistics (T&L) solutions beyond the North American market.
Globecomm deploys 158 Mb VSAT network supporting Iraqi oil exploration
(22 October 2014) Globecomm announced today the successful completion of a 158 Mb VSAT network, in partnership with one of the country’s leading telecommunications suppliers, for a European-based client that is conducting oil exploration at sites in Iraq.
Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) selects Globalstar GPS satellite technology for Groomer fleet tracking
(22 October 2014) Globalstar today announced that its SmartOne GPS-based satellite data modem has been chosen by the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) for a province-wide groomer fleet tracking program being rolled out in time for the coming winter season.
Optus 10 satellite completes in-orbit testing
(22 October 2014) Optus today announced that its Optus 10 communications satellite has successfully completed a series of in-orbit tests following its launch from French Guiana on 11 September 2014.
Comtech awarded advanced VSAT and premium services order to support satellite network in Asia
(21 October 2014) Comtech EF Data has been awarded a $2.3 million order for its industry-leading Advanced VSAT satellite networking platform, including the NetVue Integrated Management System and the premium service package, ESS Prime.
Satellites for smart logging
(21 October 2014) Satcoms are helping to save our trees through more efficient use of our forests.
Hispasat and Intelsat extend collaboration at 55.5º West
(20 October 2014) The Spanish satellite telecommunications operator Hispasat, and the the world's leading provider of satellite services, Intelsat, detailed their collaboration with respect to capabilities at the 55.5ºW orbital position.
Kacific to bring fast broadband to Kiribati's most remote islands
(20 October 2014) People on all of the 33 islands and atolls of Kiribati will be able to enjoy high speed broadband services from 2017, thanks to an agreement their government signed today with Kacific Broadband Satellites.
ViaSat brings capacity and performance advantages of Exede In The Air to general aviation market
(20 October 2014) Adding network capacity and increasing the performance of its fast Yonder internet service for general aviation customers, ViaSat is bringing Exede In The Air to business executives, fractional owners, charter and jet card flyers, and others who rely on general aviation jets.
Most powerful telecommunications satellite ever ordered by Measat handed over
(16 October 2014) Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has successfully concluded in-orbit trials with Measat-3b.
New Aero Mobile Terminal brings ViaSat Ka-band to large cabin business aircraft
(16 October 2014) Building on the growth of in-flight data consumption, ViaSat is introducing a Ka-band shipset with a tail-mounted antenna designed to deliver high-performance Ka-band mobile services for general aviation.
Com Dev wins commercial contract for high throughput communications satellite
(15 October 2014) Com Dev International has been awarded a fully funded contract in excess of $13 million to deliver Ka-band equipment, including multiplexers, switches and microwave equipment to be used on a high throughput communications satellite.
New ViaSat Global Aero Terminal is first to combine Ku- and Ka-band in single, integrated system
(15 October 2014) Broadband connectivity at 35,000 feet (10,688 meters) is growing in several dimensions.
iSAT Africa and Measat Satellite Systems partner on pan-African C-band coverage
(14 October 2014) Measat Satellite Systems announced today an agreement with iSAT Africa for capacity on the Africasat-1a satellite.
SpeedCast selected by EMAS AMC for satellite communications for fleet of offshore construction vessels
(14 October 2014) SpeedCast International Limited has been awarded a multi-year contract from EMAS AMC, EMAS' subsea construction services division.
TV channel OUTtv speeds up international expansion in Europe via Hispasat
(16 October 2014) The gay-lifestyle television channel OUTtv has chosen satellite operator Hispasat as the infrastructure for distributing its content to top cable networks in Europe.
MDA expands Radarsat business in China
(23 October 2014) MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed two contracts with EarthSTAR, a subsidiary of EarthView Image, totaling approximately CA$10 million.
Copernicus Sentinel-1: making our seas safer
(22 October 2014) Within the first days of its operational life, the Sentinel-1A satellite has provided data for marine services in the Arctic.
MDA provides surface movement monitoring solution to key industries
(22 October 2014) MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has been awarded multiple contracts with undisclosed customers in the oil and gas, and mining sectors.
NASA awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 mission
(22 October 2014) NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission.
Blue Water Satellite to develop spectral imaging tools using Google Maps for work cloud mapping
(20 October 2014) Blue Water Satellite (BWS) a Toledo, Ohio, company that uses satellite and other spectral imagery and patented image processing to monitor the world's land and water resources announced its collaboration with Google Maps for Work.
Airbus Defence and Space signs MetOp-SG meteorological satellites prime contract with ESA
(17 October 2014) Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has signed the formal contracts with the European Space Agency (ESA) to design and build the second generation of Meteorological Operational (MetOp-SG) satellites.
MDA signs contracts to provide space-based monitoring to support oil exploration and production
(17 October 2014) MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has been awarded multiple contracts by undisclosed customers for space-based monitoring services using RADARSAT-2 to support oil exploration and production activities.
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites
(16 October 2014) Contracts were signed today to build three pairs of MetOp Second Generation satellites, ensuring the continuity of essential information for global weather forecasting and climate monitoring for decades to come.
Lockheed Martin team delivers first Geostationary Lightning Mapper instrument for weather satellite
(15 October 2014) A Lockheed Martin team delivered the first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument that will provide earlier alerts of developing severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings.
RapidScat keeps a watchful eye on ocean storms
(15 October 2014) On Sept. 20, NASA launched a sequel to a classic Earth science mission that was a hit with researchers and forecasters of hurricanes and other tropical cyclones.
Romania to shed new light on the atmosphere
(14 October 2014) Romania is leading the way in an ambitious project to build an instrument to detect and monitor tiny particles suspended in the air.
Raytheon continues as FAA satellite-based augmentation system contractor
(24 October 2014) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Raytheon a $131 million contract for Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Dual Frequency Operations (DFO) Segment 1.
Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape
(16 October 2014) A pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites was recently delivered to its operators, as preparations get underway for the next round of launches.
7th Boeing GPS IIF satellite completes checkout and begins service
(13 October 2014) The recently launched Boeing Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and is providing greater accuracy and capability to the constellation relied upon by the U.S. military and global users.
Intelsat General awarded Air Force contract to study commercialization of satellite control network
(22 October 2014) Intelsat General (IGC) is one of four companies awarded a contract by the United States Air Force (USAF) to study the viability of using commercial facilities and operations expertise for the tracking, telemetry and command (TT&C) of government satellites.
Thales to supply military satellite communication system to Qatar
(20 October 2014) The ground segment supplied by Thales will provide Qatari ground and naval forces with a long-range communications capability to enhance national security and protect vital interests.
Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully completes 3rd flight
(17 October 2014) The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:24 a.m. PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.
Thales Alenia Space signs Phase B2 study contract for interface between Cosmo-SkyMed and CSO observation systems
(17 October 2014) In the frame of the MUSIS (MUltinational Space-based Imaging System) program, Thales Alenia Space Italia has signed a contract with OCCAR-EA, (Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation), called MUSIS Federating Activities Phase B2, which aims at providing the customers with the definition of the CIL (Common Interoperability Layer).
X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-3 lands at Vandenberg AFB
(17 October 2014) The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 3 (OTV-3), the Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane, landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:24 a.m. Oct. 17.
Northrop Grumman awarded Lockheed Martin contract for SBIRS GEO-5 and GEO-6 satellite payloads
(15 October 2014) Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $422 million contract from Lockheed Martin to produce sensor payloads on the fifth and sixth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites, known as GEO-5 and GEO-6.
Sierra Nevada awarded satellite contract by US DoD
(14 October 2014) Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems has been competitively selected to develop and build a next-generation science and technology demonstration satellite. Known as STPSat-5, the satellite is for the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Space Test Program (STP).
New window on the early Universe
(22 October 2014) Scientists at the Universities of Bonn and Cardiff see good times approaching for astrophysicists after hatching a new observational strategy to distill detailed information from galaxies at the edge of the Universe.
POLARBEAR detects curls in the universe’s oldest light
(20 October 2014) Cosmologists have made the most sensitive and precise measurements yet of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background.
Cosmic jets of young stars formed by magnetic fields
(16 October 2014) Astrophysical jets are counted among our Universe’s most spectacular phenomena: From the centers of black holes, quasars, or protostars, these rays of matter sometimes protrude several light years into space.
Inexplicable signal provides tantalising clue about Dark Matter
(16 October 2014) Space scientists at the University of Leicester have detected a curious signal in the X-ray sky – one that provides a tantalising insight into the nature of mysterious Dark Matter.
Scientists build first map of hidden universe
(15 October 2014) A team led by astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has created the first three-dimensional map of the ‘adolescent’ Universe, just 3 billion years after the Big Bang. at the Kavli IPMU, has reported latest results on warm dark matter search.
Webb telescope mirrors: stepping stones to the cosmos
(23 October 2014) Scientists and engineers placed two NASA James Webb Space Telescope test primary mirror segments onto the support structure that will hold them, where they resemble stepping stones.
Webb's heart survives deep freeze test
(21 October 2014) After 116 days of being subjected to extremely frigid temperatures like that in space, the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) and its sensitive instruments, emerged unscathed from the thermal vacuum chamber at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
New radio telescope ready to probe
(20 October 2014) Whirring back and forth on a turning turret, the white, 40-foot dish evokes the aura of movies such as "Golden Eye" or "Contact," but the University of Arizona team of scientists and engineers that commissioned it earlier this month isn't planning to listen for signals from extraterrestrials or hijack satellites.
A newborn supernova every night
(16 October 2014) Thanks to a $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation and matching funds from the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) collaboration, a new camera is being built at Caltech's Palomar Observatory that will be able to survey the entire Northern Hemisphere sky in a single night, searching for supernovas, black holes, near-Earth asteroids, and other objects.
Most reliable remote distance measurement yet
(16 October 2014) Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have made what may be the most reliable distance measurement yet of an object that existed in the Universe's formative years.
Fermi satellite finds hints of starquakes in magnetar 'storm'
(21 October 2014) NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a rapid-fire "storm" of high-energy blasts from a highly magnetized neutron star, also called a magnetar, on Jan. 22, 2009.
Construction secrets of a galactic metropolis
(15 October 2014) Astronomers have used the APEX telescope to probe a huge galaxy cluster that is forming in the early Universe and revealed that much of the star formation taking place is not only hidden by dust, but also occurring in unexpected places.
Milky Way ransacks nearby dwarf galaxies, stripping all traces of star-forming gas
(15 October 2014) Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia, along with data from other large radio telescopes, have discovered that our nearest galactic neighbors, the dwarf spheroidal galaxies, are devoid of star-forming gas, and that our Milky Way Galaxy is to blame.
Lucky star escapes black hole with minor damage
(23 October 2014) Astronomers have gotten the closest look yet at what happens when a black hole takes a bite out of a star—and the star lives to tell the tale.
Big black holes can block new stars
(21 October 2014) Massive black holes spewing out radio-frequency-emitting particles at near-light speed can block formation of new stars in aging galaxies, a study has found.
Explosion of a low-mass helium star in a binary — first evidence of a hydrogen-deficient supernova progenitor
(16 October 2014) A group of researchers led by Melina Bersten of Kavli IPMU recently presented a model that provides the first characterization of the progenitor for a hydrogen-deficient supernova.
Understanding and predicting solar flares
(22 October 2014) Researchers from the Centre de Physique Théorique (CNRS/École polytechnique) and the Laboratoire Astrophysique, Interprétation - Modélisation (CNRS/CEA/Université Paris Diderot) have identified a key phenomenon in the triggering of solar flares.
IRIS provides new information about sun’s atmosphere
(16 October 2014) NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) has provided scientists with five new findings into how the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, is heated far hotter than its surface, what causes the sun’s constant outflow of particles called the solar wind, and what mechanisms accelerate particles that power solar flares.
Tiny "nanoflares" might heat the Sun's corona
(16 October 2014) Why is the Sun's million-degree corona, or outermost atmosphere, so much hotter than the Sun's surface?
Heavy metal frost? A new look at a Venusian mystery
(20 October 2014) Venus is hiding something beneath its brilliant shroud of clouds: a first order mystery about the planet that researchers may be a little closer to solving because of a new re-analysis of twenty-year-old spacecraft data.
Packing for Mars
(22 October 2014) Like surgeons in an operating room, the technicians work gowned and masked in ESA’s ultraclean microbiology laboratory, ensuring a high-tech sensor will not contaminate the Red Planet with terrestrial microbes.
Aerojet Rocketdyne selected to provide power and propulsion for 2020 Mars rover mission
(17 October 2014) Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a contract from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to supply the thrusters that would help land the next rover on Mars after it is launched in 2020.
NASA mission provides its first look at Martian upper atmosphere
(14 October 2014) NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, and yielded a comprehensive map of highly-variable ozone in the atmosphere underlying the coronas.
Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed
(22 October 2014) While studying the atmosphere on Saturn’s moon Titan, scientists discovered intriguing zones of organic molecules unexpectedly shifted away from its north and south poles.
Study sees Titan glowing at dusk and dawn
(22 October 2014) New maps of Saturn’s moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles.
Cassini caught in Hyperion's electron beam
(16 October 2014) Static electricity is known to play an important role on the airless, dusty Moon, but evidence of surface charging on other objects in the Solar System has been elusive.
Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath
(16 October 2014) Using instruments aboard the Cassini spacecraft to measure the wobbles of Mimas, the closest of Saturn’s regular moons, a Cornell University astronomer publishing in Science, Oct. 17, has inferred that this small moon’s icy surface cloaks either a rugby ball-shaped rocky core or a sloshing sub-surface ocean.
Hubble Telescope finds potential Kuiper Belt targets for New Horizons Pluto mission
(15 October 2014) Peering out to the dim, outer reaches of our solar system, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) the agency’s New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015.
Biggest census ever of exocomets around Beta Pictoris
(22 October 2014) The HARPS instrument at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has been used to make the most complete census of comets around another star ever created.
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter image shows comet nucleus is small
(20 October 2014) The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured views of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring while that visitor sped past Mars on Sunday (Oct. 19), yielding information about its nucleus.
MAVEN studies passing comet and its effects
(19 October 2014) NASA's newest orbiter at Mars, MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing comet that flew near Mars today and is studying the flyby's effects on the Red Planet's atmosphere.
ESA confirms the primary landing site for Rosetta
(15 October 2014) ESA has given the green light for its Rosetta mission to deliver its lander, Philae, to the primary site on 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November, in the first-ever attempt at a soft touchdown on a comet.
Extra Solar Planets
Faraway Uranus-like planet
(15 October 2014) Our view of other solar systems just got a little more familiar, with the discovery of a planet 25,000 light-years away that resembles our own Uranus.
Getting to know super-Earths
(15 October 2014) "If you have a coin and flip it just once, what does that tell you about the odds of heads versus tails?" asks Heather Knutson, assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech. "It tells you almost nothing. It's the same with planetary systems," she says.
Rediscovering Venus to find faraway Earths
(13 October 2014) Astronomers Chih-Hao Li and David Phillips of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics want to rediscover Venus—that familiar, nearby planet stargazers can see with the naked eye much of the year.
Dream Chaser spacecraft science mission variant
(23 October 2014) In addition to the primary function of transporting crew and cargo to and from low-Earth orbit (LEO), SNC’s Dream Chaser program team has been developing a science mission variant which leverages the inherent capabilities of the vehicle to offer a free-flying microgravity science laboratory.
Cosmic rays threaten future deep-space astronaut missions
(21 October 2014) Crewed missions to Mars remain an essential goal for NASA, but scientists are only now beginning to understand and characterize the radiation hazards that could make such ventures risky, concludes a new paper by University of New Hampshire scientists.
Boeing concludes Commercial Crew Space Act Agreement for CST-100/Atlas V
(17 October 2014) Boeing has successfully completed the final milestone of its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Space Act Agreement with NASA.
AdaCore development environment selected for new Spanish satellite project
(24 October 2014) AdaCore today announced that its GNAT Pro cross-development environment has been selected by the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid / UPM), for the UPMSat-2 UNION satellite project’s real-time on-board and ground control software.
Creating a virtual telescope with two small spacecraft
(23 October 2014) Although scientists have flown two spacecraft in formation, no one ever has aligned the spacecraft with a specific astronomical target and then held that configuration to make a scientific observation — creating, in effect, a single or “virtual” telescope with two distinctly different satellites.
Intelligent materials that work in space
(23 October 2014) Arquimea, a company that began in the Business Incubator in the Science Park of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), will be testing technology it has developed in the International Space Station.
Ultra-black nano-coating to be applied to 3-D new solar coronagraph
(22 October 2014) An emerging super-black nanotechnology that is to be tested for the first time this fall on the International Space Station will be applied to a complex, 3-D component critical for suppressing stray light in a new, smaller, less-expensive solar coronagraph designed to ultimately fly on the orbiting outpost or as a hosted payload on a commercial satellite.
Aerojet Rocketdyne tests thrust chamber assembly using copper alloy additive manufacturing technology
(17 October 2014) NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on an advanced rocket engine Thrust Chamber Assembly (TCA) using copper alloy additive manufacturing technology.
New commercial rocket descent data may help NASA with future Mars landings
(17 October 2014) NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Millennium Space Systems wins commercial reaction wheel contract
(16 October 2014) Millennium Space Systems has inked a major contract to manufacture reaction wheels for a commercial satellite constellation.
Ball Aerospace Green Propellant Infusion Mission to host three Defense Department space experiments
(15 October 2014) The NASA and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) will fly three Defense Department experimental hosted payloads when it launches in 2016.
Molten metals in spin cycle on ESA's centrifuge
(15 October 2014) ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge provides research teams with easy access to hypergravity.
Sticky business: bonding ultrastable space missions
(13 October 2014) A new ultrastable adhesive identified through ESA research could be a key to assembling rock-solid structures for space, including large telescopes, instruments and antennas to peer deeper into the cosmos or sharpen views of our terrestrial environment.
4M on its way to the moon
(23 October 2014) The Manfred Memorial Moon Mission (4M) has been successfully launched on board a Long March 3 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China.
IXV spaceplane completes a new phase of preparations ahead of its Vega launch
(22 October 2014) Europe’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) spaceplane has completed another step in its pre-launch checkout process, and is now being readied for fueling ahead of the November 18 flight with Arianespace’s lightweight Vega.
SpaceQuest signs a Letter of Intent with Mishaal Aerospace for launch of their satellites
(22 October 2014) Mishaal Aerospace has announced that SpaceQuest has signed a Letter of Intent for launch of their satellites once Mishaal Aerospace’s M-OV, Orbital Vehicle, is ready.
SSL-built satellite for Intelsat begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
(17 October 2014) Space Systems/Loral (SSL) today announced that a satellite designed and built for Intelsat, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan.
Arianespace delivers Intelsat 30 and ARSAT-1 to orbit
(16 October 2014) Arianespace continued Ariane 5’s track record of success with another heavy-lift mission performed today from the Spaceport in French Guiana, which orbited a pair of telecommunications satellites for Latin America: Intelsat 30, which is hosting the DLA-1 payload; and ARSAT-1.
Successful launch of Intelsat 30
(16 October 2014) Intelsat today announced that an Ariane 5 vehicle successfully launched the Intelsat 30 satellite, which is hosting the DLA-1 payload for DirecTV Latin America from French Guiana.
Soil moisture mapper arrives at launch site
(15 October 2014) A NASA spacecraft designed to track Earth's water in one of its most important, but least recognized forms -- soil moisture -- now is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to begin final preparations for launch in January.
SSL delivers powerful satellite for DirecTV to launch base in Kourou
(15 October 2014) Space Systems/Loral (SSL) today announced that the DirecTV 14 satellite, designed and built for DirecTV, has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace.
Vega is topped off with its upper stage for IXV launch
(15 October 2014) With the integration of its AVUM upper stage, Vega’s basic build-up is complete for Arianespace’s upcoming light-lift mission with Europe’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) spaceplane.
zero2infinity will launch nanosatellites from the stratosphere
(15 October 2014) The Spanish company zero2infinity, based in Barcelona, known for its extensive Near-Space ballooning experience, announced it’s been working to expand its capabilities to include a nanosatellite launch vehicle, named bloostar, to offer reliable, dedicated, launch on demand for 21st century small satellites.
Initial Ariane 5 assembly completed for December mission with the DirecTV-14 and GSAT-16 satellites
(13 October 2014) Basic build-up of the Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s sixth heavy-lift flight of 2014 is complete for a mission scheduled from French Guiana in early December with two geostationary orbit relay satellites.
ISIS - Innovative Solutions In Space to launch 5 satellites on behalf of KARI
(13 October 2014) Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) has selected ISIS - Innovative Solutions In Space following a tender procedure for the launch of multiple CubeSats through ISIS' ISILaunch services for small satellites.
NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite team ward off recent space debris threat
(22 October 2014) Space debris, also known as "space junk," is an ongoing concern for teams managing satellites orbiting Earth, including NOAA-NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership, or Suomi NPP, satellite.
SES opens Dubai office
(13 October 2014) Global satellite operator SES has opened a Middle East office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Products and Services
Raytheon launches enhanced Landshield GPS anti-jam capability
(13 October 2014) Raytheon UK is launching a new enhanced version of its battlefield global positioning system anti-jam (GPS-AJ) capability, Landshield at AUSA 2014.
Keith Johnson joins SpeedCast as Senior Vice President
(23 October 2014) SpeedCast International today announced that Keith Johnson has joined SpeedCast as senior vice president / GM in charge of Energy services globally.
TrustComm expands sales organization with addition of two senior executives
(21 October 2014) TrustComm has expanded its global sales organization with the addition of two highly experienced industry professionals – Michael Abad-Santos and Joe Apa.
Wavestream appoints past President and co-founder James Rosenberg CTO
(14 October 2014) Wavestream, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks providing solid-state power amplifiers for mission-critical defense and broadcast satellite communications systems, announced today the appointment of Wavestream past President and co-founder James Rosenberg as CTO.
Yau Chyong Lim assumes role as Chief Commercial Officer at Measat
(13 October 2014) Measat Satellite Systems announced today the promotion of Yau Chyong Lim from Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Planning to Chief Commercial Officer.