WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits for 07/16/2010

Courtesy of Bill McDonald


Globecomm Systems announces signing of $8.7M contract to provide mobile and fixed Ka band systems for unnamed Asia Pacific government customer.
[Satellite Spotlight – 07/16/2010]

Astrium Services subsidiary Paradigm Secure Communications of Britain to test Cisco internet router (IRIS) aboard Intelsat 14.
[Space News – 07/16/2010]

First Korean geostationary Communication, Ocean, and Meteorogical (COMS) satellite begins trial operation.
[Korea IT Times – 07/16/2010]

FCC moves to open way for satellite companies’ mobile frequency spectrum to be used by networks that rely on ground-based towers rather than requiring that customers’ handsets be able to communicate with satellites.
[Business Week – 07/15/2007]

Eutelsat and ictQATAR select Space Systems/Loral to build joint venture high performance satellite.
[Trading Markets – 07/15/2010]

SES WORLD SKIES signs long-term capacity agreement to deliver the Hope Channel to audiences across the Pacific basin.
[SatNews – 07/15/2010]

Japanese government tries to help Japanese satellite manufacturers win contracts in emerging markets long dominated by U.S.and European companies.
[Asahi – 07/15/2010]

TeleCommunication Systems wins $6.1M worldwide satellite systems order from U.S. Army under the Army’s $5B WWSS Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract vehicle supporting the Warfighter Information Network.
[Market Watch – 07/14/2010]

Custom command access satellite network for Yahsat to be launched by CapRock.
[TMCnet – 07/14/2010]

Globalstar moves headquarters to Louisiana; expected to create hundreds of new jobs there.
[The Gov Monitor – 07/14/2010]




NASA’s first data-relay satellite, TDRS 1, to be retired after 27 years.
[Space.com – 07/13/2010]

Cartosat-2B, remote-sensing satellite successfully launched by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, expected to become operational in a week.
[SatNews – 07/13/2010]

EXPLORER 325, new entry-level ‘on -the-move’ BGAN terminal from Thrane & Thrane, receives Inmarsat Type Approval.
[SatNews – 07/13/2010]

Gilat Satellite Networks is selected to provide broadband satellite networks for homeland security applications in Asia.
[SatNews – 07/13/2010]

U.S. Army funds another $25.4M procurement of SNAP deployable satellite systems and maintenance from TeleCommunications Systems.
[Market Watch – 07/12/2010]

Sea Launch signs a launch agreement with AsiaSat for launch of a geosynchronous satellite.
[SatNews – 07/12/2010]

Research and Markets offers new book "Satellite Communications Systems, Techniques and Technology, 5th Edition," published by John Wiley and Sons, covering entire field of satellite communications engineering.
[Business Wire – 07/12/2010]

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launches five satellites aboard polar satellite launch vehicle including student picosat weighing less than 1 kg.
[India Today – 07/12/2010]

Russian Proton-M rocket with Briz-M booster carries EchoStar 15 aloft in 200th launch from Baikonur launch pad.
[The Voice of Russia – 07/11/2010]

India is losing satellites due to failure of imported components, including recent partial failure of INSAT-4B, and previous failures of Chandrayaan in 2009 and INSAT-2D in 1997.
[Hindustan Times – 07/11/2010]

WBMSAT PS satellite communications systems services]