WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 04/05/2013

NASA selects 295 research and technology proposals from 216 American small business for negotiations that could lead to contract awards worth up to a combined $38.7 million. [Space Travel – 04/05/2013]

GVF-EMP Conference Partnership to hold its 17th conference in its global Oil & Gas Communications Series in Rio de Janeiro, for the third year in succession. [SatNews – 04/05/2013]

KVH more than doubles mini-VSAT satellite broadband network capacity in Brazil and Africa. [Space Daily – 04/05/2013]

Cobham SATCOM to unveil EXPLORER 710 BGAN terminal, capable of streaming rates of over 650 kbps when using new high data rate streaming service to be introduced in September, at NAB 2013. [SatNews – 04/05/2013]

Crystal Solutions to demo its Spectrum Monitoring & Recording solution at NAB 2013, which will enable broadcasters to defend the 2GHz Broadcast Auxiliary Service. [SatNews – 04/05/2013]

Astrium to present several new products and services at the LAAD Defence & Security 2013 exhibition. [SatNews – 04/05/2013]

Globecomm CEO David Hershberg to appear on Fox Business Network Saturday, April 6th, and Bloomberg Telivision International Sunday, April 7th. [laserpostal.com – 04/05/2013]

Euroconsult strategic review expects global in-flight connectivity market to grow at a CGR of ~42% over the next 10 years. [SatNews – 04/04/2013]

Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) is accepting project proposals for 2013 from members and non-members for projects that promote the use of telecommunications to improve quality of life in the Pacific. [SatNews – 04/04/2013]

AsiaSat signs partnership deal with GeoMetWatch, under which the satellite operator will host the first of six Sounding & Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology (STORMTM) instruments on board a new satellite. [Satellite Today – 04/04/2013]

L-3 EDD 50-watt NanoMPM Ka-band power amplifier is the world’s smallest commercially available millimeter wave power amplifier module at just 6.5 in. x 4 in. by 1 in.. [SatNews – 04/04/2013]

NASA celebrates 30th anniversary of the deployment of the first Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-A, launched on space shuttle Challenger’s maiden voyage. [redOrbit – 04/04/2013]

ETL to display latest V-series RF Matrix at NAB 2013. [SatNews – 04/04/2013]

Spanish satellite communications operator HISPASAT to provide broadband connections for the Mars Spanish Mission. [Satellite Evolution Group – 04/04/2013]

Advantech Wireless releases new Millennium series VSAT hub for High Throughput Satellites. [Satellite Today – 04/04/2013]

Gilat to showcase new lightweight integrated airborne satellite communications solution for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) at LAAD 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 9 – 12. [Aviation Pros – 04/04/2013]

ORBCOMM completes acquisition of GlobalTrak and MobileNet. [Satellite Evolution Group – 04/04/2013]

Intelsat plans scaled-back IPO in New York, seeking to raise up to $710 million. [Google Hosted News – 04/03/2013]

OnAir targets slew of in-flight connectivity deals in emerging markets. [Satellite Today – 04/03/2013]

China’s second female astronaut, Wang Yaping, to fly in space aboard the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft later this year. [Space Daily – 04/03/2013]

China to launch dual purpose satellite in 2013 to be used in weather forecasting and satellite disaster warning, and the BDS system will begin operations for the first time outside China, in Thailand. [SatNews – 04/03/2013]

Cobham SATCOM and LiveU, a leader in portable live video-over-cellular solutions, announce alliance to offer broadcasters a robust, high performance hybrid solution for live video transmission in diverse locations. [Screen Africa – 04/03/2013]

Satcom Direct holds 9th annual conference to answer satellite questions in the airborne arena; its growth is evidence that steady pace of satcom development has led to greater variety of services and lower prices. [AIN online – 04/03/2013]

China says its Beidou GPS System will soon be available to civilians on public mobile phone services. [GPS Daily – 04/02/2013]

Hughes expands managed network services for African Development Bank. [Sacramento Bee – 04/02/2013]

Viasat CTO describes ViaPlay, with video streaming apps for the Apple iOS, Google Android platforms, Sony PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Xbox 360, as a complement to satellite pay-TV and DTH. [Satellite Today – 04/01/2013]

Norsat receives $13.3 million (CAD) research and development contract from Canada’s Strategic Aerospace and Defense Initiative. [Satellite Today – 04/01/2013]

Acoustic time delay device could reduce size and cost of phased-array antennas. [R&D Magazine – 04/01/2013]

Turkish Armed Forces plans to send five military reconnaissance and Earth observation satellites into space. [Satellite Today – 04/03/2013]

British companies aim for 10% of projected £400bn 2030 global satellite services market. [Financial Times – 03/31/2013

Independent studies commissioned by satellite operators give them plenty of room to boast. [Satellite Today – 03/29/2013]

Experiments in Saharan Desert prepare for manned missions to Mars, supported by satellite link provided by BusinessCom Networks and Constellation Networks Corp. [PR.com – 03/29/2013]

Intelsat and Digital Networks sign deal to improve VSAT communications in North America. [Satellite Today – 03/29/2013]

April 2013 issue of Satellite Executive Briefing magazine available. [Satellite Markets – April 2013]

Could a satellite company decongest American Wi-Fi and save itself in the process?  Globalstar’s “terrestrial Low Power Service” (TLPS) plans. [Quartz – 03/05/2013]

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