WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 03/26/2010

Satellites use in U.S. FCC’s broadband plan a big unknown.
[Aviation Week – 03/26/2010]

DirecTV may lose stations in fight over retransmission-consent fees.
[Contact Music – 03/26/2010]

Alliant Techsystems and Lockheed partner to develop smaller less expensive launch vehicles for smaller satellites.
[Wall Street Journal – 03/26/2010]

The 50th Ariane 5 was rolled out March 25 for March 26 launch with a mixed civilian and military telecommunications satellite payload.
[SatNews – 03/25/2010]

ViaSat receives approximately $21.5 million order for Multifunctional Information Distribution System – Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), MIDS Program Office (MPO).
[SatNews – 03/25/2010]

Comtech EF Data wins $2.5 million order for satellite communications equipment for new satellite network of an Asian Pacific enterprise.
[TMCnet – 03/25/2010]

EchoStar Europe secures the ‘Best Hybrid Broadcast-IP Video Delivery Solution or Service’ award at the IPTV World Series Awards in London.
[SatNews – 03/25/2010]

Comtech AeroAstro is awarded $39.7 million contract to develop and deliver spacecraft bus to U.S. Navy for the Joint Milli-Arcsecond Pathfinder Survey mission.
[Market Watch – 03/25/2010]

Eutelsat welcomes launch of UK Space Agency and government recognition of satellite broadband for bridgint the "Digital Divide."
[RealWire – 03/25/2010]

Secure World Foundation has released a budget analysis that examines an array of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) space security programs as outlined in its Fiscal Year 2011 budget request.
[SatNews – 03/25/2010]

Measat-3a will distribute Discovery HD channel in Asia.
[Satellite Today – 03/25/2010]

KVH opens subsidiary based in Singapore to support growing demand for KVH’s miniVSAT satellite broadband and TracVision satellite TV services.
[The Maritime Executive – 03/25/2010]

Satcom Direct receives FAA certification for Inmarsat Satellite Communications Training Course to count toward requirements for Inspection Authorization renewal.
[SatNews – 03/25/2010]

European Union foreign ministers call on Iran to cease censorship and jamming of satellite broadcasts coming from Europe.
[Satellite Today – 03/25/2010]

KVH and Viasat receive authorization to operate the mini-VSAT service in the Indian Ocean region.
[SatNews – 03/25/2010]

Comtech EF Data receives $1 million order to provide C-band satellite communications equipment to a U.S. government agency.
[TMCnet – 03/24/2010]

High-level panel of space leaders and economic experts will meet in Colorado Springs to address impact on the overall information infrastructure and financial climate as the space industry becomes more international and more diversified.
[SatNews – 03/24/2010]

Sea&Space Exploration, a Brussels-based consulting company, and Global VSAT Forum release report at Satellite 2010 stating that global consumber and enterprise demand for satellite communications has strong potential to exceed historical trends.
[Satellite Today – 03/24/2010]

Hughes Network Systems and Vizada reach agreement expanding Hughes Europe’s portfolio of managed network services for European enterprises.
[SatNews – 03/24/2010]

Air Force to add high-speed satellite communications link to Global Hawk UAV.
[Military & Aerospace – 03/24/2010]

Innovative Solutions & Support announce receipt of FAA Supplemental Type Certificate for the Class 3 Electronic Charts and XM Satellite Weather upgrade to cockpit system of Eclipse Aerospace EA500 Very Light Jet.
[SatNews – 03/24/2010]

Twentieth Century Fox and SmartJob sign non-exclusive agreement for satellite distribution of digital cinema content to theatres in Europe.
[SatNews – 03/24/2010]

Spacecom, Israeli operator of AMOS satellite fleet, is selected by  Germany’s Da Vinci Media GmbH to distribut Da Vinci Learning Channel in Eastern and Central Europe.
[SatNews – 03/24/2010]

Canadian broadcaster’s get leverage  under new framework laid out by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to allow blockage of cable and satellite re-broadcast of local channels in absence of compensation.
[Montreal Gazette – 03/23/2010]

Comtech EF Data wins the World Teleport Association’s Teleport Technology of the Year award for its CDM-625 Advance Satellite Modem.
[CNN Money – 03/23/2010]

ORBCOMM launches web-based subscriber portal at CTIA Wireless 2010.
[PR Newswire – 03/23/2010]

 

Satellite communications set up for Abu Dhabi motor rally.
[Thaindian News – 03/23/2010]

Sierra Wireless and ORBCOMM announce new M2M portal that gives ORBCOMM’s customers ability to seamlessly track and manage equipment worldwide, even over ocean.
[SatNews – 03/23/2010]

EchoStar plans Dish Network market expansions in North America.
[Satellite Today – 03/23/2010

Surrey Satellite Technology welcomes British government program including launch of the UK’s first national space agency.
[SatNews – 03/23/2010]

SkyTerra stockholders approver merger with Harbinger Capital Partners.
[Satellite Today – 03/23/2010]

Thales Alenia Spaces negotiates with European Space Agency for contract to build Meteosat Third Generation satellites.
[Satellite Today – 03/23/2010]

Thrane & Thrane SwiftBroadband receives Inmarsat type approval and parts manufacturer approval from U.S. FAA.
[Satellite Today – 03/23/2010]

RapidEye enters reseller partnership with Harris.
[Satellite Today – 03/23/2010]

SatMAX announces record-breaking number of inquiries about its non-line of sight satellite equipment following second purchase order from U.S. Navy.
[TMCnet – 03/22/2010]

TerreStar to highlight satellite capability in standard mobile devices at CTIA Wireless 2010.
[Market Watch – 03/22/2010]

Higher bandwidth availability and networking requirements in Military Satellite Communications (MilSatCom) create new opportunities for advanced electronic components.
[Business Wire – 03/22/2010]

Eutelsat Communications has revealed it will be upgrading its satellite broadband service Tooway to offer download speeds of ‘up to’ 10Mbps by the end of 2010.
[Network World – 03/22/2010]

Bankruptcy court approves second round of financing for Sea Launch.
[Satellite Today – 03/22/2010]

Intelsat signes agreement with Turkish operator Turksat to provide satellite capacity serving Middle East region.
[Satellite Today – 03/22/2010]

Eutelsat Communications announces the successful completion of the UK-built communications module for its high-speed broadband communications satellite, KA-SAT.
[SatNews – 03/21/2010]

London-based environmental campaigner travelling world in biofuel-driven bus runs into legal trouble in India for using a satellite phone in the country.
[Simple Thoughts – 03/21/2010]

Leaders from 5 largest MSS companies debate form and function of mobile satellite industry at Satellite 2010, and praise the U.S. FCC’s broadband plan.
[Satellite Today Satellite 2010 – March 2010]

OverHorizon has selected Arianespaace to launch into orbit their OHO-1 satellite.
{SatNews – 03/21/2010]

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