WBMSAT News Bits November 12, 2010




MEASAT signs agreement with  GlobeCast for provision of capacity in supporting delivery of Asian Games.

[SatNews – 11/12/2010]

Partners In Health (PIH) selects SES WORLD SKIES AMC-6 satellite to expand and enhance mission critical connectivity across Haiti.
[SatNews – 11/12/2010]

U.K. satellite ISP Bentley Walker launches C-band satellite internet services for customers in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
[Satellite Today – 11/12/2010]

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) repositions UK-DMC-1 spacecraft, nearing end of operational life, to reduce probability of generating space debris.
[SatNews – 11/12/2010]

Globecomm Systems wins African wireless managed services contract.
[Satellite Today – 11/12/2010]

Pactel International appointed to assist MEDINET Project in Vanuatu by providing internect connectivity to medical facilities in remote regions of country.
[SatNews – 11/12/2010]

SatLink Communications launches iDirect Evolution to enhance its data services across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
[SatNews – 11/12/2010]

Gateway Communications wins AfricaCom award for ‘Best Pan-African Initiative.’
[SatNews – 11/12/2010]

Orbital Sciences successfully test fires liquid fuel AJ26 engine that will power first stage of Taurus II space launch vehicle.
[SatNews – 11/102/2010]

Raytheon secures over $2B in U.S. government space and military contracts in October.
[Via Satellite’s Military Satcom Extra – 11/11/2010]

SES WORLD SKIES signs NSS-5 capacity agreement with Vizada Networks for telecommunications network backup across Africa’s Sub Saharan region.
[SatNews – 11/11/2010]

U.S. Department of Defense awards contracts to Iridium for upgrading satellite communications gateway in Hawaii to support migration to next generation satellites.
[Market Watch – 11/11/2010]

Satellite communications company SatCom Group Holdings Plc acquires Abbey Technologies GmbH of Switzerland.
[SatNews – 11/11/2010]

Riverbed Technology acquires government satellite network optimization specialist Global Protocols.
[Satellite Today – 11/11/2010]

ND Satcom is awarded "Citrix Ready Partner" status at Citrix Synhergy user conference in Berlin for its innovative XWARP satellite cloud computing solution.
[SatNews – 11/11/2010]

Net Insight and ATCi partner to enhance quality transportation of services via satellite and fibre-linked components across America.
[TV Technology – 11/11/2010]

UK space sector profits strong, with key role played by satellite broadband.
[Top 10 – 11/10/2010]

Scheduled Noivember 14 launch of SkyTerra 1 satellite major step for LightSquared in building next generation nationwide satellite/terrestrial wireless network.
[SatNews – 11/10/2010]

NASA selects 13 companies for potential awards in developing next-generation heavy-lift launch vehicle.
[Satellite Today – 11/10/2010]

TCS wins indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract worth up to $325M to replace U.S. Military Sealift Command’s commercial satellite communications systems.
[Satellite Today – 11/10/2010]

Ultra Communications partners with Polatis on U.S. Air Force program to develop space-qualified optical switching.
[Market Watch – 11/10/2010]

Military budget cut threats posed by election results receive mixed reactions from satellite industry.
[Via Satellite’s Military Satcom Extra – 11/09/2010]

Hughes Communications gets a number 1 ranking based on revenue growth in part due to satellite broadband success – mirroring VSAT successes of the 1980’s.
[Business Week – 11/09/2010]

Lockheed Martin’s BSat-3b broadcasting satellite, built for Broadcasting Satellite System (B-Sat) of Japan, is launched by Arianespace on an Ariane 5-ECA.
[Via Satellite’s Military Satcom Extra – 11/09/2010]

Harris Corporation agrees to acquire Schlumberger Global Connectivity Services.
[Sat PR News – 11/09/2010]

Ka-band terminal technology has fallen behind the capability of the available Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) space segment – Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, President of Global Government Services at Inmarsat..
[Via Satellite’s MIlitary Satcom Extra – 11/09/2010]

Hughes Network Systems planning launch of Juptier satellite in 2012, with over 100 gigabits per second of capacity for broadband with downlink speeds as high at 20 Mbps.
[CNET – 11/09/2010]

Harris Corp. wins $64 million third-year option for its Network and Space Operations and Maintenance (NSOM) program contract with the U.S. Air Force.
[Via Satellite’s Military Satcom Extra – 11/09/2010]

Eutelsat Communications has signed a ten-year agreement with Egyptian satellite company Nilesat for five transponders at the 7 degrees West orbital position.
[Broadband TV News – 11/08/2010]

Thuraya to launch post-paid mobile satellite services in Libya.
[AME Info – 11/08/2010]

Astrium launches range of innovative satcom products designed to optimize network efficiency, maximize bandwidth, and increase mobility for their end-users.
[SatNews – 11/08/2010]

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