WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 09/09/2011

SES S.A. presents new brand identity and logo as operating units merge into single entity, with independent subsidiary SES Government Solutions to market to U.S. government.
[SatNews – 09/09/2011]

New unified approach and identity of merged entities forming SES S.A. outlined by CEO of SES Government Solutions.
[SatNews – 09/09/2011]

Iridium adds new services to “personal mobile satellite communications” product, including extending beyond satellite phones to include enabling a Wi-Fi hotspot capability for connecting devices.
[Satellite Spotlight – 09/09/2011]

Launch of ViaSat-1, delayed in August due to Proton Breeze-M failure, is now scheduled for October.
[SatNews – 09/09/2011]

MIT led NASA GRAIL moon mission, twin spacecraft set to precisely map moon’s gravitational field, suffered launch delay yesterday due to high winds.  Re-scheduled to launch today, Friday September 9,
[R&D Magazine – 09/09/2011]
the launch is scrubbed a second time.
[SatNews – 09/09/2011]

Skyware Global debuts new Cielo Ka-band product range with world’s first truly integrated Ka-band VSAT transceiver.
[SatNews – 09/09/2011]

International Datacasting announces debut of IDC Systems & Solutions, offering comprehensive end-to-end systems integration for broadcasters.
[SatNews – 09/09/2011]

Satellite operators SES SA and Intelsat SA push services such as military drones in preparation for biggest increase in satellite capacity in at least 10 years (more than 200 commercial communication satellites to be launched by 2020).
[Bloomberg – 09/08/2011]

Orbit of NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite decays, with re-entry into atmosphere expected by late September or early October.
[SatNews – 09/08/2011]

Satlink Communications’ live trial of Novelsat’s 3G-SAT NS3(TM) technology shows over 50% increase above DVB-S2 in bandwidth efficiency.
{MarketWatch – 09/08/2011]

TRACE selects Eutelsat’s EUROBIRD 9A satellite to broadcast its platform of HD channels across Europe and Middle East.
[PR Newswire – 09/08/2011]

Newtec signs contracts with Eutelsat’s Skylogic (for TOOWAY product), SES ASTRA (for ASTRA2Connect product), and African company SkyVine for the Newtec Sat3Play hub systems to provide two-way IP broadband services.
[SatNews – 09/08/2011]

Space Systems/Loral selected to provide two high-power satellites to Intelsat.
[Market Watch – 09/08/2011]

SES S.A. gets contract from GlobeCast for transponder on SES-4 as well as additional transponder on ASTRA-4A to launch two new broadcast platforms for sub-Saharan African region.
[MarketWatch – 09/08/2011]

TCS continues its successes with the U.S. military as the U.S. Marine Corp signs contract for integrated communications system that carries potential value of $139.8M.
[UPI – 09/08/2011]

Vizada expands Satcom portfolio to include new Iridium Extreme and Iridium AxcessPoint with location-based services like online tracking and emergency SOS notification.
[Market Watch – 09/08/2011]

Globecomm Systems is awarded two contracts from US Government customers valued at $12.8M, with options that could potentially increase value up to $66.6M for both contracts.
[Market Watch – 09/08/2011]

Emergency services professionals choose KVH TracPhone V3 Mini-VSAT for portable satellite communications.
[4-traders – 09/08/2011]

Marlink signs agreement with Wilson Ship Management to provide 80 of its ships with SCAP FleetBroadband on 36 month contract.
[SatNews – 09/08/2011]

C-COM debuts new 98cm iNetVue Ka-band antenna, tested by Gilat and fully integrated with Gilat’s SkyEdge II Ka-band terminals.
[SatNews – 09/08/2011]

ATCi tailors Simulsat transport system for European market.
[PR Newswire – 09/08/2011]

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory provides scientists with new information that energy from some solar flares is stronger and lasts longer than previously thought.
[R&D Magazine – 09/08/2011]

Sea&Space of Belgium signs for capacity on Telesat’s Telstar 11N to bring advanced broadband services to remote African communities.
[SatNews – 09/08/2011]

DIRECTV Latin America signs with Intelsat for capacity on two new satellites to expand its DTH offerings and provide backup and restoration services.
[SatNews – 09/08/2011]

Advanta Technologies joins list of companies signing wholesale-only compacts with LightSquared.
[SatNews – 09/08/2011]

Optimal Satcom awarded multi-year contract by Asia Broadcast Satellite to provide enterprise satellite capacity system to help manage ABS’ growing commercial satellite business.
[SatNews – 09/08/2011]

Work Microwave announces new-generation DVB-S/S2 modulator.
[SatNews – 09/08/2011]

British scientists attempt to revive only satellite ever launched by the British (in 1971) – Prospero was only launched because it was finished; Ministers had already pulled the plug on the Black Arrow project.
[Daily Mail – 09/07/2011]

SES and Gazprom agreement boosts Russian satellite capacity with relocation of Astra 1F satellite.
[Digital TV Europe – 09/07/2011]

Eutelsat and Eser Telekom announce agreement to expand reach of Tooway(TM) satellite broadband into Turkey and neighbouring countries.
[Market Watch – 09/07/2011]

Hughes ships Ka-band broadband satellite solution to YAHSAT.
[Market Watch – 09/07/2011]

Hispasat selects Arianespace to launch its new Amazonas-3 telecommunications satellite.
[SatNews – 09/07/2011]

GlobeCast cuts ribbon on new Rome teleport.
[Satellite Today – 09/07/2011]

New Globalstar satellites now providing improved voice and data service for North American customers.
[GlobeNewswire – 09/06/2011]

ORBIT aims to expand tracking and telemetry/satellite earth observation business in the U.S.
[Market Watch – 09/06/2011]

ViaSat wins contracts from Boeing for ground based beam forming system for Mexican satellite.
[Market Watch – 09/06/2011]

KVH mini-VSAT broadband service now available in South America to all subscribers, completing original global coverage plan for the maritime satellite communications network.
[Market Watch – 09/06/2011]

Broadcom announces entry into Out Door Unit market with Full-Band Capture Satellite Channel Stacker solution supporting 24 independent channels, delivering more HD streams, multi-room DVR and IP services throughout the home.
[Market Watch – 09/06/2011]

Independent mobile and satellite networks likely to benefit from AT&T’s antitrust woes, and Justice Department sues to prevent AT&T merger with T-Mobile.
[Seeking Alpha –  09/05/2011]

Pakistan Chairman SUPARCO confident that recently launched PAKSAT-1R has capacity to bring revolution to national education programme.
[Pak Observer – 09/05/2011]

Croatia’s KLasik TV joins AMOS satellite system.
[News on News – 09/05/2011]

Hong Kong-based telco PCCW Global and Vizada Networks team up to expand international terrestrial and satellite services coverage of both companies.
[Trade Arabia – 09/04/2011]

Inmarsat launches a price War and goes direct – the risks and the possible rewards.
[SatMagazine – September issue]

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