WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 10/05/2012

High rate of reported incidents of counterfeit electronic parts set in 2011 continue in 2012, representing widespread risk to electronics supply chain in general and aerospace and defense in particular.
[SatNews – 10/05/2012]

United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV rocket lifts U.S. Air Force GPS satellite into orbit.
[SatNews – 10/04/2012]

TechEdSat cubesat released from International Space Station.
[SatNews – 10/04/2012]

Thenty-three microgravity experiments designed by participants of NASA’s Student Spaceflight Experiment Program to be carried to International Space Station by SpaceX launch October 7.
[SatNews – 10/04/2012]

China plans introduction of two new versions of DFH-4 communications satellite in 2013.
[Space News – 10/04/2012]

Galileo FM3 and FM4 satellites integrated on payload dispenser for October 12 Soyuz flight from French Guiana.
[SatNews – 10/04/2012]

KVH TracVision HD7 and TracPhone V3 get “Best Product Awards” from National Marine Electronics Association.
[Nasdaq – 10/04/2012]

Northrop Grumman completes payload integration of U.S. Air Force’s third Space Based Infrared System highly elliptical orbit spacecraft HEO-3.
[SatNews – 10/04/2012]

Globalstar signs re-seller agreement with ESIS in Republic of Venezuela.
[Satellite Today – 10/04/2012]

Hughes Network Systems announce new Gen4 high capacity satellite broadband service on Echostar XVII satellite.
[SatNews – 10/04/2012]

Orbital Sciences rolls first stage of Antares rocket to launch pad of newest U.S. spaceport at Wallops Island and SpaceX continues preparation for October 7 ISS resupply mission in latest milestones toward return to U.S. resupply activity for ISS.
[SatNews – 10/03/2012]

Quantum Teleportation and satellites – among five planned Chinese satellites is one devoted to a quantum teleportation experiment, to be launched in 2016.
[Wired – 10/03/2012]

Nigerian communications satellite bill gets second reading in Nigerian senate. [All Africa – 10/03/2012]

Eutelsat satellite broadband chosen by Albanian Government to provide free public internet access across Albania.
[4-traders – 10/03/2012]

DeLorme partners with SpaceNet Communications Services de Mexico to reach Central America with its services.
[Trade Only – 10/03/2012]

Eutelsat W2 satellite glitch forces off-load of customers to backup satellite capacity.
[Advanced Television – 10/02/2012]

U.S. helps Vietnam fund second communications satellite.
[Advanced Television – 10/02/2012]

Vislink announces Mantis MSAT, world’s lightest battlefield SATCOM terminal.
[Broadcast Newsroom – 10/02/2012]

Eutelsat leases old Chinese satellite to hold new European slot at 1.6 degrees East.
Advanced Television – 10/02/2012]

SES satellite reportedly to be leased by Thailand to hold orbital slot.
[Advanced Television – 10/02/2012]

Bermuda searches for second-hand satellite to preserve its orbital slot.
[Advanced Television – 10/02/2012]

Odyssey Moon Litd. and Israeli-based NSL Satellite Ltd in partnership with NanoRacks LLC of U.S. to fly number of educational microgravity experiments to International Space Station.
[SatNews – 10/02/2012]

SingTel presents plan to invest in new satellites.
[Satellite Today – 10/02/2012]

Clear Channel Satellite deploys first XtremeSat Media satellite broadcast distribution platform for TeleSouth Communications.
[Herald Online – 10/02/2012]

India’s 101st space mission lofts its heaviest satellite and Mars is targeted for 2013.
[MINNPOST – 10/01/2012]

Globalstar and Arianespace enter home stretch in preparation for fourth and final launch next February of remaining satellites to complete the Globalstar constellation.
[SatNews – 10/01/2012]

NOAA temporarily replaces broken GOES-13 satellite with GOES-14 backup while engineers work to fix GOES-13.
[Satellite Today – 10/01/2012]

NASA awards three contracts totaling $137.3 million to improve affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System.
[SatNews – 10/01/2012]

L3 GCS gets $36.3 million U.S. Army contract to upgrade the Satellite Data Network Family of Terminals.
[Empire State News – 10/01/2012]

LightSquared offers FCC plan to avoid GPS interference by sacrificing the upper 10 MHz of its 15 MHz of spectrum.
[Daily Tech – 10/01/2012]

Harris Corporation introduces Liberty-Radio Control Equipment for Air Traffic Control communications over satellite, traditional telecommunications links, or topologies like Internet Protocol (IP).
[Daily Finance – 10/01/2012]

France, Italy, Poland, Romania, and the United Kingdom to benefit from pooled procurement of commercial satellite communications services under framework contract between EDA and Astrium Services.
[Defence Professionals – 10/01/2012]

China launches remote sensing satellite VRSS-1 for Venezuela.
[The Economic Times – 09/29/2012]

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