MTN delivers first dual Ku/Ka-band ultra-high speed satellite solution for yachts
(17 September 2014) In a yacht industry first, for delivery of ultra-high speed connectivity and content in the Mediterranean, MTN Communications (MTN) is launching a Ka-band-ready satellite solution.
Air Europa selects Panasonic eXConnect and eX3, becomes first Spanish airline to offer in-flight broadband
(16 September 2014) Air Europa has chosen Panasonic Avionics Corporation's eX3 and eXConnect in-flight entertainment and communications solutions for its new 787-8 Dreamliner fleet.
Communications & Power Industries provides quad-band radome for ViaSat roaming demonstration
(16 September 2014) The Radant Technologies Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) provided a novel, quad-band satellite communications radome to support the recent successful flight demonstrations of ViaSat first integrated Ku-band and Ka-band airborne satellite terminal.
Hawaiian Airlines pioneers SwiftBroadband for safety services
(16 September 2014) Hawaiian Airlines and Inmarsat today announce that Hawaiian Airlines will become the first commercial airline to install SwiftBroadband for flight deck applications, including Safety Services on its Boeing 767-300s.
Honeywell and Thales to offer next-generation high-speed GX Ka-band in-flight connectivity to Airbus A350XWB
(16 September 2014) Honeywell Aerospace and Thales will work together to integrate Honeywell JetWave hardware with Thales cabin network solutions for Airbus A350XWB and other commercial aircraft.
Inmarsat and ThinKom Solutions agree on development plan for Global Xpress terminals
(16 September 2014) Inmarsat is beginning the second phase of Global Xpress terminal development for the government and enterprise markets around the world through the signing today of a Memorandum of Arrangement (MOA) with ThinKom Solutions.
New dual-band Ku/Ka terminal enables in-flight network switching across commercial Ku- and Ka-band satellite networks
(16 September 2014) In-flight network switching between commercial Ku- and Ka-band satellites has been successfully demonstrated by ViaSat, using its innovative dual-band terminal and a new radome.
roKKi brings WiFi to the skies
(16 September 2014) Inflight entertainment solutions brand, roKKi and the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, Inmarsat have together launched the first low-cost inflight connectivity service in the Asia Pacific region.
IEC Telecom Group and Paradigm Communications sign distribution agreement for Global Xpress Land Terminals
(15 September 2014) Paradigm Communications and IEC Telecom Group announce the signing of a distribution agreement for IEC Telecom to distribute Paradigm’s range of fixed and transportable Global Xpress (GX) Connect land terminals from August 2014.
Inmarsat partners complete Factory Acceptance and Over The Air Testing for land GX terminals
(15 September 2014) Inmarsat today confirmed that its technology partners Paradigm Communications and Skyware Technologies have successfully completed Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Over The Air Testing (OTAT) of their Global Xpress (GX) terminals.
Onlime launches services on Yamal
(15 September 2014) Onlime announced signing of the contract during the IBC event in Amsterdam with Gazprom Space Systems taking capacity on Yamal-402 satellite to increase Ku offering addressing a growing demand in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Orbcomm launches commercial service for first six OG2 satellites
(15 September 2014) Orbcomm has launched commercial service for its first six next generation OG2 satellites.
Paradigm Communications completes FAT and OTAT for Land GX Terminals
(15 September 2014) Inmarsat today confirmed that its technology partner Paradigm Communications has successfully completed Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Over The Air Testing (OTAT) of its Global Xpress (GX) terminals.
iSAT Africa and Eutelsat partner on accelerating access to free-to-air digital channels in Kenya and across East Africa
(12 September 2014) iSAT Africa announces it has selected to partner with Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) on free-to-air delivery of African and international digital channels in Kenya and across East Africa in order to accelerate the move towards a fully digital broadcasting environment in the region.
ISDLA-1 arrives for dual-payload Ariane 5 mission in October
(12 September 2014) Payload preparations for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 flight are moving into their full pace with delivery of the mission’s other passenger – ISDLA-1 – to French Guiana, where it joins the ARSAT-1 satellite that arrived earlier this month.
Orange Telkom Kenya signs contract with Avanti Communications for national deployment
(12 September 2014) Avanti Communications Group has announced a new contract with Orange Telkom Kenya, the national telecommunications operator of Kenya with over 2.8 million customers.
SES and EuroSkyPark sign new capacity agreement for Astra 3B satellite
(12 September 2014) SES and EuroSkyPark (ESP), a European market leader in stationary and mobile satellite connection solutions for industrial clients from the energy, utilities, plant engineering, logistics and security sectors, have just announced the signing of a comprehensive partnership agreement.
CinecolorSat selects International Datacasting to expand digital cinema distribution network
(11 September 2014) International Datacasting Corporation has announced the delivery of satellite receiver equipment to CinecolorSat to support the expansion of their digital cinema distribution network across Latin America.
Comtech receives equipment orders to support satellite mobile backhaul and trunking
(11 September 2014) Comtech EF Data has been awarded $1.2 million in follow on orders for infrastructure equipment.
Ball Aerospace to prime first commercial laser communications satellite fleet
(10 September 2014) Ball Aerospace & Technologies has been selected by Laser Light Communications to be its prime contractor for the first global, all-optical commercial satellite system.
CMMB Vision to acquire new satellite capacity, launch mobile multimedia services throughout Asia
(10 September 2014) CMMB Vision Holdings of Hong Kong announced today that it has partnered with an affiliated U.S.-based company and entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to acquire capacity on two new satellites that will provide mobile multimedia services to China and other Asian markets.
Collaboration between Romantis and SES will better serve VSAT providers in East Africa
(10 September 2014) Romantis announced today that it will be providing a high-quality gateway solution, Romantis' Universal Hardware Platform (UHP) with all operation modes, on SES’ NSS-12 Ku-band beam in East Africa.
New satellite extends Yahsat’s commercial Ka-band coverage
(10 September 2014) Yahsat has announced the manufacturing and launch partners for the Company’s recently announced third satellite, Al Yah 3, set to be launched in Q4 2016.
Newtec first to deliver full DVB-S2X solution across entire product line
(10 September 2014) Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, is the first to ship a full portfolio of DVB-S2X modulators, modems, demodulators, hubs and OEM boards.
Orbital selected by Yahsat to build Al Yah 3 communications satellite
(10 September 2014) Orbital Sciences Corporation today announced that Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat), the UAE-based satellite operator, has awarded the company a firm contract to build the Al Yah 3 Ka-band communications satellite.
Seasat to deliver global maritime connectivity services for Maersk Supply Service vessels
(10 September 2014) Seasat has been awarded a multi-year contract with Maersk Supply Service.
AICOX selects IDC STAR Pro Audio Solution for Latin American radio network
(9 September 2014) International Datacasting Corporation has been selected by AICOX to upgrade a large radio distribution network in Latin America.
Rockwell Collins signed as Value Added Reseller of Inmarsat GX Aviation to the commercial air transport market
(9 September 2014) Inmarsat and Rockwell Collins have signed the final agreement to make Rockwell Collins a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of GX Aviation to the commercial air transport market.
Satcoms fast-tracking breast cancer detection
(9 September 2014) Satellites are linking mobile breast cancer screening units directly to hospitals so that radiologists can start their diagnoses earlier.
SSTL collaborates with Kypros Satellites on new turnkey, low-cost geostationary system
(9 September 2014) Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and Kypros Satellites (Kyprosat) have signed an agreement to collaborate on a turnkey, low-cost geostationary telecommunications satellite system.
Hughes becomes first satellite internet provider to surpass one million active users
(8 September 2014) Hughes Network Systems has become the first company to exceed one million active users in North America for satellite Internet connectivity.
Kacific to support ITU’s affordable connectivity program for 11 Pacific countries
(8 September 2014) Kacific Broadband Satellites has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the development of satellite communications capacity and emergency communications solutions for the Pacific region.
Mitsubishi Electric to deliver satellite to Qatari operator
(8 September 2014) Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has been awarded a contract to deliver the Es'hail 2 communications satellite to operator Qatar Satellite Company (Es'hailSat) in Doha.
Onlime contracts for additional Ku-band capacity over Africa on Telesat's Telstar 11N satellite
(8 September 2014) Onlime announced today a new three year contract with Telesat for Telstar 11N Ku-band capacity linking Europe and Africa.
AsiaSat to broadcast the 2014 Asian Games
(18 September 2014) Asia’s leading satellite operator Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) will provide transponder capacity to Globecast and ktsat to support live coverage of the 2014 Asian Games.
Nilesat inks multi-transponder contracts with Eutelsat on Eutelsat 8 West B broadcast satellite
(15 September 2014) Eutelsat Communications and Nilesat today announced that Nilesat has taken a long-term lease for multiple transponders on the Eutelsat 8 West B satellite to be launched in mid-2015 to the leading video neighbourhood in the Middle East and North Africa.
HBO Latin America Group to expand HD channel line up via Intelsat distribution network
(12 September 2014) Intelsat today confirmed that HBO Latin America Group (HBO LAG) has signed a new and comprehensive satellite distribution agreement with Intelsat which will optimize its reach across Latin America.
Hispasat to join join efforts to drive SAT>IP technology forward
(12 September 2014) The Spanish satellite operator Hispasat announced today that it will join the efforts to implement the SAT>IP standard and roll it out to worldwide partners.
C-COM mobile antenna receives Eutelsat Type Aproval for NewsSpotter newsgathering service
(11 September 2014) C-COM Satellite Systems has received type approval for its iNetVu Ka-98V antenna system from Eutelsat, the leading European satellite operator and one of the top three satellite operators in the world.
Hispasat expands its TV broadcasting services through new agreements with international teleports
(11 September 2014) Hispasat is increasing the number of Shared Digital Platforms available on its fleet.
SES, SmarDTV and Samsung demonstrate world's first Ultra HD CAS protected broadcast using DVB standards
(11 September 2014) SES, SmarDTV and Samsung Electronics will be demonstrating the first end-to-end encrypted Ultra HD content – via an SES satellite to a Samsung Ultra HD TV by using a SmarDTV CI Plus CAM module -- at the IBC 2014 in Amsterdam.
Ukraine's 1+1 Media selects Amos-6 to broadcast entire network
(11 September 2014) Spacecom today announced that it has signed a long term agreement with Ukraine's 1+1 Media, a leading media company, for the broadcast of its channels on the Amos-6 satellite.
Senegal's EXCAF Telecom selects Spacecom's Amos-5 at 17°E to implement national DTT project
(10 September 2014) Spacecom today announced that the Amos-5 satellite has won a long-term contract from Senegal's EXCAF Telecom for satellite capacity to digitize the country's broadcast services.
Global survey of media executives reveals that 4K UHDTV is headed for broad adoption
(9 September 2014) Since it was first announced, 4K Ultra High Definition Television (4K UHDTV) has been met with both excitement and skepticism within and outside of the media industry.
Eutelsat and industry partners set the scene for Push Video On Demand services using the HbbTV v2.0 standard
(8 September 2014) Eutelsat Communications, MStar Semiconductor, Aston and Quadrille Ingénierie announce they have combined their skills to implement and validate Push Video-On-Demand (VOD) services using the HbbTV1 v2.0 standard.
Globecomm to design and integrate DTH platforms for Sky
(8 September 2014) Globecomm announced today that it received a contract to design and integrate new DTH platforms at each of two teleports operated by Sky, a global DTH service provider.
IDC's TITAN 3 high definition contribution encoder selected for deployment in Latin America by Grimsat
(8 September 2014) International Datacasting Corporation has shipped its new TITAN 3 Contribution Encoder for deployment in Latin America.
SSL to provide direct broadcast satellite to Bulgaria Sat
(8 September 2014) Space Systems/Loral (SSL) today announced that it was selected to provide a communications satellite for Bulgaria Sat, an affiliate of Bulsatcom, which is a leading telecommunications company and the largest provider of pay-TV services in Bulgaria.
Paving the way for carbon mission
(15 September 2014) Scientists met in California this summer to test new methods for measuring greenhouse gases.
Second Exelis high-resolution imager for GOES-R weather satellite finishes environmental testing
(11 September 2014) Exelis announced the second flight unit of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) successfully completed environmental testing and is six months ahead of schedule for delivery to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Surrey Satellite US wins NASA Goddard contract for Landsat instrument study
(11 September 2014) Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US (SST-US) has been awarded a contract by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to conduct the Sustainable Land Imaging (SLI) Reduced Instrument Envelope Study.
Boeing receives first order for 502 Phoenix small satellite
(10 September 2014) Boeing has received its first commercial order for the 502 Phoenix small satellite from HySpecIQ of Washington, D.C.
New era of Earth science from Space Station
(8 September 2014) The launch of a NASA ocean winds sensor to the International Space Station (ISS) this month inaugurates a new era of Earth observation that will leverage the space station's unique vantage point in space.
New NASA probe will study Earth’s forests in 3-D
(8 September 2014) A laser-based instrument being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests, helping to fill in missing information about their role in the carbon cycle.
Remote-sensing instrument to blaze a trail on the International Space Station
(8 September 2014) The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), a new instrument that will measure the character and worldwide distribution of the tiny particles that make up haze, dust, air pollutants and smoke, will do more than gather data once it’s deployed on the International Space Station this year.
NASA awards Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite modification for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 mission
(5 September 2014) NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp. of Boulder, Colorado, for the Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite (OMPS) for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission.
GSA and Eurocontrol announce cooperation agreement
(15 September 2014) The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Eurocontrol plan to leverage synergies to enhance aviation safety, improve air traffic management and better the aviation user experience.
Thales Alenia Space signs new EGNOS framework contract with ESA
(12 September 2014) Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has signed a new framework contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) concerning the EGNOS navigation system.
Rockwell Collins successfully tracks Galileo satellite signal using newly developed Secure Software Defined Receiver
(9 September 2014) Rockwell Collins, a pioneer in the development of commercial and military navigation technology over the past 35 years, has successfully received and tracked a Galileo satellite signal using a prototype Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver designed for secure military use.
Lockheed Martin defense weather satellite receives operational acceptance into DMSP constellation
(16 September 2014) The newest Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, was accepted for operations by U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) on August 19.
ORBIT to supply end-to-end airborne and ground SatCom systems to UAV manufacturer
(11 September 2014) ORBIT Communication Systems has received an order exceeding $500K to supply its comprehensive airborne satellite communication solution to a leading unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer.
Communications & Power Industries delivers dual-mode shipboard data links To European defense organization
(10 September 2014) The Malibu Division of Communications & Power Industries (CPI) recently has delivered its fifth shipboard data link with satellite communications and line-of-sight (LOS) communications capabilities to a European defense organization.
Exelis successfully tests GPS threat detection product
(10 September 2014) Signal Sentry 1000, an Exelis product that detects and locates GPS interference sources, was deployed and tested during GPS jamming trials that occurred at Sennybridge, United Kingdom, last month.
SES to provide satellite capacity for US Army network
(9 September 2014) Global satellite solutions provider SES Government Solutions (SES GS) announced it has been awarded a contract to provide satellite capacity to support the Army Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T).
Intelsat General extends contract to provide satellite capacity to forces in Afghanistan
(8 September 2014) Intelsat General has received a one-year contract renewal for satellite capacity from DRS Technologies, one of several previously referenced renewals that were received in the 2014 third quarter under the Future Commercial Satellite Communications Acquisition (FCSA) vehicle.
Key step toward solving a major astrophysical mystery
(10 September 2014) Magnetic reconnection can trigger geomagnetic storms that disrupt cell phone service, damage satellites and blackout power grids.
ALMA achieves new observing capabilities
(10 September 2014) The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has reached a major milestone by extending its vision fully into the realm of the submillimeter, the wavelengths of cosmic light that hold intriguing information about the cold, dark, and distant Universe.
First evidence for water ice clouds found outside solar system
(9 September 2014) A team of scientists led by Carnegie's Jacqueline Faherty has discovered the first evidence of water ice clouds on an object outside of our own Solar System.
Pulse of a dead star powers intense gamma rays
(16 September 2014) When the most massive stars explode as supernovas, they don't fade into the night, but sometimes glow ferociously with high-energy gamma rays. What powers these energetic stellar remains?
Smallest known galaxy with a supermassive black hole
(17 September 2014) Astronomers have found an unlikely object in an improbable place: a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies known.
Violent origins of disc galaxies probed by ALMA
(17 September 2014) For decades scientists have believed that galaxy mergers usually result in the formation of elliptical galaxies.
219 million stars: a detailed catalogue of the visible Milky Way
(16 September 2014) A new catalogue of the visible part of the northern part of our home Galaxy, the Milky Way, includes no fewer than 219 million stars.
Interactive dark matter could explain Milky Way’s missing satellite galaxies
(9 September 2014) Scientists believe they have found a way to explain why there are not as many galaxies orbiting the Milky Way as expected.
Spitzer's SPLASH project dives deep for galaxies
(9 September 2014) A new survey of galaxies by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is taking a plunge into the deep and uncharted waters of our cosmos.
Mysterious quasar sequence explained
(10 September 2014) Quasars are supermassive black holes that live at the center of distant massive galaxies.
Gaia discovers its first supernova
(12 September 2014) While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away.
Lurking bright blue star caught! - the last piece of a supernova puzzle
(11 September 2014) A team led by Gastón Folatelli at the Kavli IPMU, the University of Tokyo, has found evidence of a hot binary companion star to a yellow supergiant star, which had become a bright supernova.
Hubble finds companion star hidden for 21 years in a supernova's glare
(9 September 2014) Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova.
Mysteries of space dust revealed
(8 September 2014) The first analysis of space dust collected by a special collector onboard NASA's Stardust mission and sent back to Earth for study in 2006 suggests the tiny specks open a door to studying the origins of the solar system and possibly the origin of life itself.
SpaceIL and Space Micro announce contract and program cooperation
(15 September 2014) SpaceIL and Space Micro announced today that they have signed a contract which calls for Space Micro to develop and manufacture an enhanced mission critical S-Band Transponder configured for SpaceIL’s Lunar program requirements.
Unravelling the mysteries of the Venusian atmosphere
(11 September 2014) Underscoring the vast differences between Earth and its neighbor Venus, new research shows a glimpse of giant holes in the electrically charged layer of the Venusian atmosphere, called the ionosphere.
NASA Mars spacecraft ready for Sept. 21 orbit insertion
(17 September 2014) NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles.
Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars
(15 September 2014) A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists.
Mars Curiosity Rover arrives at Martian mountain
(11 September 2014) NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.
MAVEN spacecraft makes final preparations for Mars
(8 September 2014) On Sept. 21, 2014, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft will complete roughly 10 months of travel and enter orbit around the Red Planet.
Evidence of ‘diving’ tectonic plates on Jupiter’s moon Europa
(8 September 2014) Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter’s moon Europa. This indicates the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth.
Bright clumps in Saturn ring now mysteriously scarce
(8 September 2014) Compared to the age of the solar system -- about four-and-a-half billion years -- a couple of decades are next to nothing.
Dawn operating normally after safe mode triggered
(16 September 2014) The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11.
NASA identifying candidate asteroids for redirect mission
(9 September 2014) NASA is on the hunt to add potential candidate target asteroids for the agency's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).
J marks the spot for Rosetta's lander
(15 September 2014) Rosetta’s lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.
First map of Rosetta's comet
(11 September 2014) Scientists have found that the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko -- the target of study for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission -- can be divided into several regions, each characterized by different classes of features.
Extra Solar Planets
Chandra X-ray observatory finds planet that makes star act deceptively old
(16 September 2014) A planet may be causing the star it orbits to act much older than it actually is, according to new data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Hot Jupiters provoke their own host suns to wobble
(11 September 2014) These large, gaseous exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) can make their suns wobble when they wend their way through their own solar systems to snuggle up against their suns, according to new Cornell University research to be published in Science, Sept. 11.
Astronomer pinpoints 'Venus Zone' around stars
(10 September 2014) San Francisco State University astronomer Stephen Kane and a team of researchers presented today the definition of a "Venus Zone," the area around a star in which a planet is likely to exhibit the unlivable conditions found on the planet Venus.
NASA research gives guideline for future alien life search
(11 September 2014) Astronomers searching the atmospheres of alien worlds for gases that might be produced by life can't rely on the detection of just one type, such as oxygen, ozone, or methane, because in some cases these gases can be produced non-biologically, according to extensive simulations by researchers in the NASA Astrobiology Institute’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory.
Sub Orbital Space
NASA selects US firms to provide commercial suborbital flight services
(8 September 2014) NASA has selected four companies to integrate and fly technology payloads on commercial suborbital reusable platforms that carry payloads near the boundary of space.
Boeing CST-100 selected as next American spacecraft
(16 September 2014) Boeing will receive an award of $4.2 billion from NASA to build and fly the United States’ next passenger spacecraft.
NASA Ames to launch science experiments to space station on SpaceX rocket
(16 September 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.
NASA chooses American companies to transport US astronauts to International Space Station
(16 September 2014) U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday.
Orion spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling
(11 September 2014) NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.
Space Station Expedition 40 crew returns to Earth, lands safely in Kazakhstan
(10 September 2014) Three crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) returned to Earth Wednesday after 169 days of science and technology research in space, including a record 82 hours of research in a single week, which happened in July.
Lemon juice: new ingredient for space designers
(18 September 2014) Corrosion resistance and high strength put stainless steel high on the list of essential materials for satellite and rocket designers.
Bubble-free pumping of liquids in space
(10 September 2014) Pumping fuel with no bubbles is no problem at the filling station around the corner, but it certainly is in the microgravity environment of space.
Orders secured for new fibre-optic gyro from Airbus Defence and Space after successful qualification
(10 September 204) The “Astrix 1090” fibre-optic gyro (FOG) inertial reference unit has been certified as “space-qualified” in an internal review by the Electronics Business Line of Airbus Defence and Space.
Where to grab space debris
(10 September 2014) Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that’s totally different from the way they spin on earth.
Spacebus family is growing with Spacebus NEO
(9 September 2014) Thales Alenia Space is upgrading and expanding its range of Spacebus geostationary telecommunications satellites.
Airbus Defence and Space cuts production time for satellite parts with additive manufacturing
(8 September 2014) The latest generation of satellites from Airbus Defence and Space contain special clamps that join the body of the satellite to the feed and sub-reflector assembly.
Lockheed Martin unveils major capability upgrades to A2100 satellite platform
(8 September 2014) Lockheed Martin today announced two major upgrades to the A2100 family of satellites that provide broadband, mobile and military communications, as well as GPS services to millions of people around the globe.
Not just cool - its a gas
(12 September 2014) In space, a new way of producing gas is being tested for steering satellites. On Earth, it is now fighting fires without harming the environment – and business insiders say it could be revolutionary.
United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin to develop new rocket engine
(17 September 2014) United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Blue Origin announced today that they have entered into an agreement to jointly fund development of the new BE-4 rocket engine by Blue Origin.
Lockheed Martin-built CLIO satellite successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
(16 September 2014) The U.S. Government's CLIO satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
SSL-built satellite for Optus begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
(12 September 2014) Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the Optus 10 satellite, designed and built for Optus, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan.
Ariane 5 delivers Measat-3b and Optus 10 into orbit
(11 September 2014) Arianespace’s Ariane 5 launcher logged another heavy-lift mission achievement, orbiting commercial telecommunications payloads today for leading Asia-Pacific operators Measat and Optus on Flight VA218.
ARSAT-1 is prepared for its Ariane 5 liftoff in October
(10 September 2014) Pre-launch processing is now underway in French Guiana with ARSAT-1, one of two satellite passengers that will be orbited on Arianespace’s fifth heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission in 2014 – which is planned for mid-October.
SKY Perfect JSAT signs launch service contract for JCSAT-16 satellite with SpaceX
(10 September 2014) SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation has concluded a contract for a launch service for its JCSAT-16 communications satellite with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).
Al Yah 3 satellite to be launched by Arianespace
(9 September 2014) Arianespace has been chosen to orbit the Al Yah 3 telecommunications satellite, built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, for the operator Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat).
Arianespace to launch JCSAT-15 for SKY Perfect JSAT
(8 September 2014) Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation has chosen Arianespace to launch JCSAT-15 communication satellite, Mr. Shinji Takada, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and Mr. Stéphane Israël, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, announced.
Arianespace to launch Koreasat 7 for South Korean operator KTsat
(8 September 2014) KTsat has chosen Arianespace to launch its next telecommunications satellite, Koreasat 7, the third satellite from the South Korean operator to be launched by Arianespace.
Hylas 4 satellite to be launched by Arianespace
(8 September 2014) Avanti Communications Group has once again chosen Arianespace launch services, this time for its latest telecommunications satellite, Hylas 4.
SSL-built AsiaSat 6 begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan
(8 September 2014) Space Systems/Loral (SSL) today announced that the AsiaSat 6 satellite, designed and built for AsiaSat, was launched Saturday evening and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan.
With the launch contract of Intelsat 36, Arianespace and Intelsat confirm a 30 year partnership
(8 September 2014) Arianespace announced today that it will launch the Intelsat 36 spacecraft for its longstanding customer Intelsat.
AsiaSat 6 successfully lifts off
(7 September 2014) AsiaSat 6, the newest communications satellite of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), successfully lifted off on 7 September at Hong Kong Time 1:00 p.m. (1:00 a.m. EDT or Cape Canaveral local time).
Kratos brings big data analysis to satellite operations for Es'hailSat
(11 September 2014) Kratos Integral Systems Europe (Kratos ISE) has delivered a powerful new Satellite Business Intelligence (SBI) dashboard to Es'hailSat, the Qatar satellite company.
EDC finances Hispasat purchase of MDA satellite, looking to grow satellite financing business
(12 September 2014) Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada's trade financing agency, today announced financing of EUR 123 M for the Spanish satellite operator Hispasat SA.
Lockheed Martin's new center In Silicon Valley maximizes digital technology to shape future of optical payloads
(10 September 2014) A new technology center in the heart of Silicon Valley will help Lockheed Martin advance optical systems that power innovations used in satellites, lasers, telescopes and targeting systems.
NSSLGlobal and ESL merge to create satellite communications powerhouse
(8 September 2014) NSSLGlobal, the independent service provider of satellite communications, has today announced its merger with the ESL group of companies, a satellite solution provider and system integrator specialising in custom solutions for the Government, fishing, commercial shipping and offshore industries.
Spacepath Communications launches at IBC ‘14
(8 September 2014) Launching at IBC ’14, Spacepath Communications) is the new company behind the Stellar family of high power outdoor amplifiers and continues to set the pace in high power amplifier (HPA) performance and customer service.
Loral and SSL reach settlement with ViaSat
(6 September 2014) Loral Space & Communications today announced that its former subsidiary, Space Systems/Loral (SSL), and ViaSat have settled the breach of contract and patent infringement lawsuits brought by ViaSat against Loral and SSL in February 2012 and against SSL in September 2013.
Products and Services
IsatHub brings global connectivity for smart devices
(16 September 2014) Global connectivity for smartphones and tablets is today a reality with the worldwide launch of IsatHub from Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services.
NovelSat announces the NovelSat NS300, a new cost-effective professional satellite modem
(10 September 2014) In response to market demand for NovelSat efficiency in a low bandwidth modem, predominantly for satellite data transmission applications, NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technologies, announces immediate availability of the NovelSat NS300 Professional Satellite Modem.
Hughes announces 9211-HDR portable BGAN terminal for Inmarsat's High Data Rate service
(9 September 2014) Hughes Network Systems today announced that its newest generation portable BGAN terminal, the Hughes 9211-HDR, is on target for commercial availability in November 2014.
Integrasys announces carrier ID detection
(8 September 2014) Integrasys has developed support for Carrier ID (CID) interference detection on both its CMS products - on ControlSat, the fastest carrier monitoring system on the market, and the VectorSat carrier-under-carrier detection system.
Iridium SBD transceivers are priced right for next-generation M2M solutions
(8 September 2014) Iridium Communications has reduced the pricing of its 9602 and 9603 Short Burst Data (SBD) transceivers by up to 50 percent.
NovelSat adds to management team
(17 September 2014) Earlier this month, NovelSat appointed a new CMO, Oscar Glottmann and Corporate VP Sales, Benny Glazer, both satellite communications industry professionals.
RigNet names Pal Jensen Vice President - Energy Maritime
(15 September 2014) RigNet today announced that Pål Jensen has been named to the position of vice president - Energy Maritime. Initially based in Oslo, Norway, Jensen will be responsible for leading RigNet's business of providing remote communications solutions to maritime vessels operating in upstream oil and gas around the globe.
Telesat appoints new Vice President, International Sales
(11 September 2014) Telesat, a leading global satellite operator, announced today the appointment of Tom Eaton as the company’s Vice President, International Sales.
UltiSat appoints Chief Commercial Officer
(9 September 2014) UltiSat today announced that it has appointed David H. Liddle as its Chief Commercial Officer.