WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 10/19/2012

Iranian press in uproar over Eutelsat’s decision to halt the broadcast of Iranian channels.
[FARS News Agency – 10/19/2012]

Russia plans to launch five communication satellites in 2013.
[CRIENGLISH – 10/19/2012]

GOES-13 resumes full operation following shutdown of systems because of motor vibration, which has been resolved.
[SatNews – 10/19/2012]

Russian Satellite Communications Corporation (RSCC) to take control of DirecTV-R1 and move it to Russian orbital slot.
[Space News – 10/19/2012]

Value of SkyTrac Systems’ hardware and software used by Air Evac Lifeteam demonstrated during Hurricane Isaac.
[SatNews – 10/19/2012]

Inmarsat Cisco long term deal facilitates advanced Global Xpress satellite services.
[Unified Communications Strategies – 10/19/2012]

ATCi adds U.S. cable MSOs to roster of clients.
[Rapid TV – 10/19/2012

Combat SkySat, a military retransmission platform carried by a hot air balloon, is demonstrated in Colorado Springs.
[SatNews – 10/19/2012]

NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement satellite completes first comprehensive performance test.
[SatNews – 10/18/2012]

Panasonic takes additional capacity on Asiasat 5 for Global Communications Service.
[4-Traders – 10/18/2012]

New ViaSat high-dynamic C-band antenna feed designed to track fast moving targets and provide exceptional tracking resolution and tracking performance.
[SatNews – 10/18/2012]

Cisco and Yahsat collaborate to deliver satellite services to government and emergency response agencies and industries such as gas and oil.
[AMEinfo – 10/18/2012]

Sirius FM-4 flight-ready backup satellite donated by SiriusXM and Space Systems/Loral to Smithsonian Museum.
[SatNews – 10/18/2012]

Mitsubishis’ new maritime broadband VSAT terminal receives type approval from Global VSAT Forum, following stringent tests based on Intelsat and Eutelsat specifications.
[SatNews – 10/18/2012]

SES responds to Eutelsat challenge over granting of spectrum rights.
[SatNews – 10/17/2012]

Stopping Interference Now annual forum organized by the Satellite Interference Reduction Group and the World Broadcasting Unions – International Satellite Operations Group in coordination with GVF will be hosted by HBO on November 13 in New York.
[SatNews – 10/17/2012]

Arianespace prepares for sixth Ariane 5 heavy-lift mission of 2012, which will launch EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3.
[SatNews – 10/17/2012]

FCC approves agreement between AT&T and Sirius allowing AT&T to use spectrum for LTE network.
[Bloomberg – 10/17/2012]

ISRO selects Arianespace for launch of GSAT 7 and INSAT 3D satellites in 2013.
[SatNews – 10/17/2012]

SatixFy leverages CEVA-XC DSP to develop low-cost, multi-standard satellite broadband SoC targeting fixed and mobile applications.
[Sacramento Bee – 10/17/2012]

Echostar XVI satellite arrives at Baikonur Space Center.
[4-Traders – 10/16/2012]

Chinese government to require Chinese airlines to install satellite broadband equipment between 2013 and 2016.
[China Daily – 10/16/2012]

ITC Global completes acquisition of Spidersat, deepens local presence in Africa.
[Sacramento Bee – 10/16/2012]

China to add 16th satellite to Beidou satellite navigation system with launch at end of October.
[Satellite Today – 10/16/2012]

Eutelsat 70B arrives at Sea Launch home port.
[Sacramento Bee – 10/16/2012]

Eutelsat cuts off Iran State Broadcaster a week after Iran escalates jamming of Eutelsat satellites.
[Wall Street Journal – 10/15/2012]

Intelsat 23 launched by Russian rocket after rocket failure just two months earlier.
[Space – 10/15/2012]

Recent 3-year satellite capacity contract awarded by European Defense Agency to Astrium provides hope of future opportunities.
[NSR – 10/15/2012]

Avanti, InSat, and Newtec successfully complete joint tests of Newtec’s Ka-band hub on HYLAS 2 from Cyprus.
[Hi-stream – 10/15/2012

ITU presents award to Thuraya for utilizing information and communications technologies to save lives.
[SatNews – 10/15/2012]

Onboard Internet becoming common amenity as Asian airlines join in.
[Satellite Today – 10/12/2012

NSR’s third installment of SCADA/M2M via Satellite report provides critical analysis of satellite-based SCADA/M2M platforms  and predicts healthy expansion of the market.
[NSR – October 2012]

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