WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits for 07/06/2012

New date of July 10 set for launch of SES-5 from Baikonur by International Launch Services.
[SatNews – 06/08/2012]

In orbit testing of Yahsat Y1B successfully concluded, and hand-off to Yahsat in readiness for commercial operations takes place.
[SatNews – 07/08/2012]

Surrey Satellite Technology announces planned launch of exactView-1, the highest detection performance Automatic Identification System satellite ever built, on July 22nd by Soyuz launch vehicle from Baikonur.
[SatNews – 07/08/2012]

Avanti announces that HYLAS 2, with almost 3 times the bandwidth capacity of HYLAS 1, will launch August 2, 2012.
[SatNews – 07/08/2012]

Kratos subsidiary Integral Systems Europe Limited is selected by MEASAT to deliver RF system for MEASAT’s Cyberjaya Teleport and Broadcast Centre near Kuala Lumpur.
[SatNews – 07/08/2012]

NASA’s solar satellite monitors strongest solar flare yet of the current season, which will miss the Earth.
[SatNews – 07/08/2012]

KVH Industries’ TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT products to be provided by partner SKY Perfect JSAT under OceanBB brand name to Tokyo-based Nippon Yusen Kaisha line and installed on its container ships.
[SatNews – 07/08/2012]

EchoStar XVII and Meteosat MSG3 satellites launched together aboard Ariane 5 rocket July 5 are in good shape.
[Spaceflight Now – 07/08/2012]

EchoStar XVII 4G Ka-band satellite, designed by Space Systems/Loral to provide more than 100 Gigabits per second of capacity to HughesNet customers and compete with Viasat 1, is successfully launched from French Guiana along with MSG-3 satellite.
[Multichannel News – 07/06/2012]

Canadian rural broadband provider Xplornet hopes to reach 2 million customers using its purchase of 100% of Canadian capacity of EchoStar XVII, a 4G high capacity broadband satellite launched July 5.
[Total Telecom – 07/06/2012]

NASA satellites track derecho, a powerful summertime storm, that moved from Illinois to the Mid-Atlantic states on June 29, expanding and bringing destruction with it.
[R&D Magazine – 07/06/2012]

Israel’s Spacecom Satellite Communications plans to replace Amos-2 commercial communications satellite with 5-ton Amos-6, to be built by Israel Aerospace Industries.
[UPI – 07/06/2012]

“Telstar 50th Anniversary” symposium to be presented at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum July 12 in cooperation with the Embassy of France.
[Space Daily – 07/06/2012]

Boeing awarded $111 million to upgrade two U.S. Air Force communications satellites, installing upgraded digital channelizers aboard the eighth and ninth Wideband Global Satcom satellites to boost their capacity.
[Space News – 07/06/2012]

Lockheed Martin-built VINASAT-2 begins service for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group.
[Market Watch – 07/05/2012]

Eutelsat sets new benchmark for satellite broadband, launching service with higher user speeds, increased volume allowance, equipment rental programme and new entry level package on KA-SAT.
[Sacramento Bee – 07/05/2012]

Beam Communications of Australia receives initial order for $170K from a China based satellite communications company for a major trial of Inmarsat Oceana terminals on Chinese fishing vessels.
[Market Watch – 07/05/2012]

New report from Pike Research forecasts revenue from satellite services and equipment for smart grid applications will reach $368 million by 2020.
[Smart Meters – 07/05/2012]

Mistsubishi Electric Corporation reimburses 26 million yen to national treasury of Japan in relation to overcharged expenses on research and development of polarization division multiplexing technology for satellite communications.
[Business Wire – 07/04/2012]

TeleCommunication Systems ranks 96th on Washington Technology’s top 100 government contractors list. [Market Watch – 07/03/2012]

Japan’s Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry to introduce a system for transmitting data from 15 wave gauges equipped with GPS off Japan’s shores to ground stations via satellite to help monitor for tsunamis.
[Oceanspa@ce – 07/04/2012]

Ball Aerospace to build privately funded asteroid-tracking satellite.
[Satellite Today – 07/02/2012]

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