WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits for 07/30/2010

Harris closes $525M buyout of CapRock.
[Orlando Sentinel – 07/30/2010]

Ubiquitous satellite communications around the world and satellite optimization helps satellites deliver data and constant wideband communications where wimax can’t go.
[TMCnet – 07/30/2010]

Dish to file complaint with U.S. regulators against Comcast Corp for blocking Philadelphia professional sports sports telecasts from the satellite operator.
[Business Week – 07/30/2010]

Russian Space Systems delivers the first of three Glonass-M satellites to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
[Satellite Today – 07/29/2010]

KT Corp. and Asia Broadcast Satellite sign multi-year deal for multiple C and Ku-band transponders on ABS satellites.
[SatNews – 07/29/2010]

C-Com receives iNetVu order worth $2.2M from unnamed reseller in Asia.
[Satellite Today – 07/29/2010]

Viasat selects Cavium Networks multi-core OCTEON Plus processors to power its next generation satellite broadband modems.
[Market Watch – 07/29/2010]

Quantum encrypted communications by satellite has not been possible because of importance of knowing "up" from "down", which changes over time from a satellite’s perspective; new development brings quantum communications by satellite closer.
[New Scientist – 07/29/2010]

Euroconsult announces that despite limited market slowdown, the fixed satellite market reached a new high in revenues last year.
[SatNews – 07/28/2010]

TCS receives additional $1M funding secured from Army to support equipment and maintenance of Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Access Point (SNAP) VSAT satellite systems.
[Market Watch – 07/28/2010]

Cobham’s Sea Tel 3-axis stabilized marine antenna ensures always-on VSAT performance by isolating antenna from ship’s motion regardless of how rough the weather and seas, with satellite tracking motion rate as fast as 90 degrees per second.
[SatNews – 07/28/2010]




Harbinger’s LightSquared (incorporating satellite company SkyTerra Communications) is scheduled to begin 4G wireless rollout in trial markets in Denver, Baltimore, Las Vegas, and Phoenix next year.
[Business Journals – 07/28/2010]

SES ASTRA furthers its cooperation with Spanish pay-TV operator Sogecable, providing two additional satellite transponders at its prime orbital position of 19.2 degrees East.
[SatNews – 07/28/2010]

NSR annual review of wireless backhaul via satellite market shows industry made tremendous gains from blistering pace of wireless subscriber growth in 2009 and first half of 2010.
[Fierce Mobile Content – 07/28/2010]

United Space Alliance announces it will layoff about 15 percent of its current Space Shuttle workforce.
[SatNews – 07/28/2010]

Harris is awarded contract to build NASA’s Crew, Robotics, Avionics, and Vehicle Equipment program as part of indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity NASA contract with ceiling value of $70M.
[Satnews – 07/28/2010]

United Launch Alliance ramps up for Atlas V launch of Advanced Extremely High Frequency-1 (AEHF-1) satellite for Air Force currently scheduled for August 12 from Cape Canaveral.
[SatNews – 07/28/2010]

Final integration of NILESAT 201 and RASCOM-QAF1R on Airane 5 to take place as preparations continue for the fourth Ariane 5 launch of the year.
[SatNews – 07/28/2010]

Huge European Space Agency satellite Envisat (17,636 pounds), characterized as huge success with life now extended until 2013 and and records set, may become the most dangerous piece of space debris orbiting the Earth for the next 150 years.
[msnbc – 07/27/2010]

Government satellite programs expected to boost full-year profit for industry leader Lockheed, while L3 expects profit to decline with loss of a logistics contract.
[ABC News – 07/27/2010]

Sea Launch signs agreement with a subsidiary of EchoStar to provide the ability to launch up to three satellites on the Sea Launch system.
[SatNews – 07/26/2010]

Entropic Communications Channel Stacking Switch technology to be incorporated in Microelectronics Technology Inc LNB design for deployments in Italian satellite operator market.
[Market Watch – 07/26/2010]

Tiscali, of Italy, and Eutelsat sign agreement allowing Tiscali to expand its range of broadband products with the launch of a satellite service targeting homes across Italy beyond range of terrestrial broadband services.
[SatNews – 07/26/2010]

World’s first successful launch of a geostationary satellite, Syncom 2, took place at Cape Canaveral 47 years ago July 26.
[Seattle PI – 07/26/2010]

Air Force HDRAT satellite communications system will use commercial KU-band, commercial Ka-band, WGS Ka-band, WGS X-band, and commercial X-band satellites to send UAV Globalhawk data to ground forces.
[Military Aerospace – 07/25/2010]

Orbit Technologies receives unprecedented NIS 74M follow-on order believed to be from the Indian Navy, just a week after receiving an initial NIS 23M order for delivery of marine broadband satellite systems.
[Globes – 07/25/2010]


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