WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 12/02/2011


Latest satellite launched by China is 16th of the year, a record for  China, and is fifth BeiDou-2 inclined GSO satellite of the BeiDou-2 Compass  satellite navigation system.
[SatNews  – 12/02/2011]

Astrium’s Ariane 5 Midlife Evolution launcher project approved by European  Space Agency.
[Satellite Today – 12/02/2011]

Norway and Spain expected to order military communications satellite.
[Space News – 12/01/2011]

Solaris Mobile gains ITU backing.
[Satellite Today – 12/01/2011]

Eutelsat will be unifying the names of its satellites around the established  Eutelsat brand from 1 March 2012.
[Sacramento Bee – 12/01/2011]

TIPS/TAPS purchasing consortium selects Foundation Telecommunications Inc. to  provide broadband Internet and VoIP services to member educational entities and  government agencies.
[Market Watch – 12/01/2011]

ATK’s new STAR 48BV rocket motor with innovative vectorable nozzle  successfully inserts TacSat-4 into orbit.
[SatNews –  12/01/2011]

Telemar, in partnership with ORBIT and Milano Teleport, launch iCGlobal, to  deliver global C-band coverage  with compact all-weather OrBand maritime  VSAT system.
[Market Watch – 12/01/2011]

NASA’s successful test of solar sail on NanoSail-D satellite demonstrates  deorbit capability that could potentially be used to bring down de-commissioned  satellites.
[SatNews –  12/01/2011]

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s latest satellite, THOR 7, will provide  Norwegian Troll base at South Pole with increased satellite capacity.
[SatNews –  12/01/2011]

Briefcase-sized SATPAK cellular and satellite data relay system by 308  SYSTEMS solves blocked transmission problem during Arizona Vigilant Guard  exercise involving 250 government agencies and 8,000 participants.
[SatNews –  12/01/2011]

Canada’s Department of National Defence waits for Dec. 15 deadline for five  nations to join the U.S.-let Wideband Global Satcom military communications  system before commiting more than $450 million to the project.
[Space News – 11/30/2011]

MDA wins NASA contracts for International Space Station extension.
[Satellite Today – 11/30/2011]

Boeing gets contract extension from NASA for TDRS M, the sixth satellite in  TDRS line that it is building for NASA.
[Daily Breeze –  11/30/2011]

Nigeria hopes to domesticate Information and Communications Technology with  the launch of NigComSat-1R, creating huge job opportunities and improving health  and education in the country.
[Vanguard – 11/30/2011]

Astrium Services and Thales Alenia Space achieve Initial System Acceptance  milestone for first Yahsat site in Abu Dhabi, as well as TT&C facility in Al Ain  City.
[SatNews  – 11/30/2011]

Hermes Datacomms completes installation of multi-site 4 mbps C-band SkyWire  cloud for major oilfield services company in Libya.
[Satellite Today – 11/30/2011]

Gilat introduces very lightweight Ku-band broadband solution for airborne  applications.
[Market Watch – 11/30/2011]

Petaluma, CA firm X2nSat on growth track to provide Internet access in some  of North America’s most remote locations.
[Press Democrat – 11/30/2011]

Globalstar announces December 25 launch date for six new second-generation  satellites.
[Globe  Newswire – 11/29/2011]

Quick look at supply numbers seems to indicate that previously hot satellite  market in Sub-Saharan Africa may become oversupply fiasco for the FSS industry.
[NSR – 11/29/2011]

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions partners with AlienVault to enhance cyber  security and situational awareness in satellite communications.
[Market Watch – 11/29/2011]

Inmarsat GX partners with Gogo to bring Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite  service to the worldwide commercial airline market.
[Market Watch – 11/29/2011]

ORBIT Communication Systems to showcase Maritime VSAT Satellite  Communications systems product line at Marintec China 2011.
[benzinga – 11/29/2011]

Global Marine Networks launches RedPort satellite broadband network  management solution suite.
[SFGate – 11/29/2011]

Recent flight tests at Hanscom Air Force Base show that low-profile Advanced  Multi-band Communications Antenna installed on wide-body aircraft can  effectively support high-speed Ka-band and EHF communications.
[Air Force Materiel  Command – 11/29/2011]

Frost & Sullivan award honours Yahsat for exceptional penetration of Middle  East Defence market.
[Mil-Tech – 11/29/2011]

UltiSat is awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 contract, and inclusion on IT Schedule  70.
[Sat PR – 11/29/2011]

AsiaSat 7 is launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
[SatNews –  11/27/2011]

Chinese communications satellite successfully enters orbit, launched by  Russian rocket from Kazakhstan.
[Red Orbit – 11/27/2011]

Solar storms projected to increase through 2013.
[KOLD – 11/27/2011]

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