WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 10/8/2010

KVH mini-VSAT with TracPhone V7 tops Inmarsat product and VHF radio to win Marine Electronics Industry Award for best marine communications product.
[Market Watch – 10/08/2010]

Wellington District Court jury finds trio in New Zealand not guilty on charges of burglary and wilful damage of the Wahopai satellite communications interception station in 2008 – the Crown seeks recompense of $1,229,289 in damages including beer, pies.
[NZ Herald – 10/08/2010]

TeleCommunication Systems is awarded  new order with ceiling value of $9.3M to provide satellite terminal spare parts to the U.S. Army.
[Market Watch – 10/08/2010]

Justice Department and FCC may require Comcast Corp to accept arbitration in disputes over programming sales as condition of merger with NBC Universal, to ensure that rivals including satellite broadcasters have access to content.
[Bloomberg – 10/08/2010]

International Datacasting Corporation and Arqiva partnership in which IDC will support and supply Arqiva with digital cinema-specific content distribution applications.
[TMCnet – 10/08/2010]

03B Networks signs deal with Netcom, Nigeria to provide fast and reliable connectivity to ships and offshore platforms.
[Financial Post – 10/08/2010]

Payload integration for Arianespace’s upcoming Soyuz mission is nearly complete, as dispenser with six Globalstar satellites has been installed on the launcher’s Fregat upper stage.
[SatNews – 10/08/2010]

EADS Astrium selects MDA to provide three advanced technology solutions for SES-6 satellite.
[Satellite Today – 10/08/2010]

Preparations for ILS launch of Sirius XM-5 proceeding on schedule for target of October 14/15.
[SatNews – 10/08/2010]

LightSquared announces that Qualcomm will develop chipsets to enable 1.6 GHz terrestrial LTE and satellite access; two partners will buy wholesale capacity on LightSquared’s ATC network.
[Urgent Communications – 10/07/2010]

Harris wins 21-month $25M contract to upgrade ground-based space control systems for U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center’s Space Superiority Systems Wing at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.
[SatNews – 10/07/2010]

Automated Transfer Vehicle Kepler to be launched on Ariane’s milestone 200th flight targeted for February 15, 2011.
[SatNews – 101/07/2010]

Comtech receives order in excess of $2.5M for state-of-the-art 500W Ka-band high power amplifiers supporting emerging high-throughput satellite market.
[Market Watch – 10/07/2010]

Russian Satellite Communications Company and Russian Fish Company conclude contract on providing satellite communications services.
[SatNews – 10/07/2010]

Pactel announces successful implementation of DVB-S2 platform to provide internet radiocast service to Cook Island’s leading bilingual radio station Matariki FM.
[SatNews – 10/07/2010]

Servsat Communications develops Flyaway system for transmission of High Definition TV signal.
[PR.com – 10/07/2010]

European Space Agency launches behind-the-scenes campaign to shut down illicit radio and TV transmissions interfering with a major climate satellite.
[Spaceflight Now – 10/07/2010]

KVH inertial navigation system from KVH critical to breakthrough in real-time video tracking technology developed by Churchill Navigation and Paravion Technology that allows airborne law enforcement teams to overlay street maps and other data on live video.
[SatNews – 10/06/2010]

TeleCommunications Systems wins Marine Corp contract worth up to $269M to provide a wireless communication and data system for secure transmission of voice, video, and data.
[Market Watch – 10/06/2010}

Stellar Satellite Communications locates its world headquarters and customer base for rail, trailer, oil and gas and container industries near the Dulles International Airport.
[Satellite Spotlight – 10/06/2010]

Horizon Satellite Services based in Dubai signs new agreements with Eutelsat extending its capacity on the W5 satellite to 15 transponders.
[Satellite Spotlight – 10/06/2010]

Hughes executives to address broadband satellite solutions for government and military at SATCON conference and Expo.
[PR Newswire – 10/06/2010]

FCC grants Tennis Channel a hearing in complaint against Comcast to determine if rules holding that cable and satellite TV providers cannot discriminate against networks in which they have no ownership have been violated.
[Television Broadcast – 10/06/2010]

Harbinger sells half of its 28% stake in Inmarsat.
[Wall Street Journal – 10/05/2010]

International Launch Services and Asia Satellite Telecommunications have contract for launch of AsiaSat 7 satellite on an ILS Proton.
[SatNews – 10/05/2010]

Norsat International wins $4.2M in government contracts for satellite terminals.
[Satellite Spotlight – 10/05/2010]

GlobeCast expands facilities in Asia with addition of new multi-channel HD playout facility and new staff fore post-production and playout services.
[SatNews – 10/05/2010]

Russian satellite due to launch in December suffers damage to its container in transit.
[SatNews 10/05/2010]

Al Jazeera TV resolves major interference issue during FIFA World Cup using Integral Systems’ Integrated Satellite Interference Monitoring, Detection and Geolocation System.
[Market Watch – 10/05/2010]

Global VSAT Forum Maritime Satcom Forum holds first meeting, identifying education, outreach, and regulatory issues among top priorities.
[PR Newswire – 10/05/2010]

Wavestream receives $19M purchase order from General Dynamics SATCOM technologies for high power 50W Ka-band solid state amplifiers to support U.S. Army and Marine Corp satellite communications systems.
[SatNews – 10/05/2010]

Broadcom announces single-chip solution for mobile devices supporting the new Quasi-Zenith Satellite System launched by Japan.
[PR Newswire – 10/05/2010]

Iridium settles with Motorola on $24.7M lawsuit filed by the latter.
[Satellite Spotlight – 10/04/2010]

Globecomm Systems receives $2.5M increase in total value of four-year contract from major U.S. Government prime contractor.
[SatNews – 10/04/2010]

Integral Systems expands satellite command and control system for the VINASAT satellite fleet.
[Market Watch – 10/04/2010]

Eiutelsat W3B satellite on track for October 28 Ariane launch.
[Space Ref – 10/04/2010]

Expand Networks to demonstrate WAN optimization capabilities across satellite environments at SatCon 2010 in New York.
[TMCnet – 10/04/2010]

RRSAT will provide uplink, playout, and connectivity services for Fashion TV Paris HD on Intelsat 805 for distribution over North, Central, and South America.
[SatNews – 10/04/2010]

Japanese satellite receiving station inaugurated in Lalitpur, Nepal, is first of a series being set up in South Asia.
[SatNews – 10/04/2010]

China’s second unmanned lunar probe is maneuvered to correct its trajectory on the earth-moon transfer orbit.
[SatNews – 10/04/2010]

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