WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 04/12/2013

Eight satellite builders group themselves into seven separate bids for Brazil’s dual-use X- and Ka-band telecommunications satellite. [Space News – 04/12/2013]

Belarus plans for a communications satellite to be constructed by China Great Wall Industry Corporation. [Belarusian Telegraph Agency – 04/12/2013]

Satellite tracking with single STMicroelectronics Teseo II chip successfully tested using Europe’s independent Galileo satellite navigation system. [SatNews – 04/12/2013]

NSSLGlobal opens new office in Singapore. [SatNews – 04/12/2013]

University of Hawaii faculty and students designed satellite that will be launched in October 2013 in the first space launch from the State of Hawaii, from the U.S. Navy’s missile range on Kauai. [SatNews – 04/11/2013]

NASA’s Aqua satellite captures images of Mediterranean obscured by thick plumes of dust. [SatNews – 04/11/2013]

Honeywell and Boeing sign technical services agreement, seeking to develop next generation of high-speed in-flight connectivity services on passenger devices such as iPads, smartphones, tablets, and laptops. [Satellite Today – 04/11/2013]

NOAA-17 Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellite turned off after 11 years of successful operation. [SatNews – 04/11/2013]

SES announces launch of SES Ultra HD Experience initiative inviting content providers and broadcasters to work with SES to support the development of the Ultra HD value chain. [Satellite Evolution Group – 04/11/2013]

DeLorme launches next generation inReach satellite communicator with GPS; inReach keeps users connected when out of cell phone range. [Herald online – 04/11/2013]

Cobham EXPLORER 710 BGAN terminal unveiled at NAB2013 features fastest ever BGAN streaming. [Satellite Evolution Group – 04/11/2013]

C-COM’s iNetVu antenna is first to be deployed on Yahsat’s YahClick network. [Satellite Evolution Group – 04/11/2013]

Globecomm and TodoCast partner to combine TodoCast’s live Internet broadcast capabilities with Globecomm’s global satellite network and broadcast infrastructure to provide direct-to-consumer content distribution. [Satellite Evolution Group – 04/11/2013]

Row 44 announces completion of installation of in-flight entertainment solution on 60 Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800s. [Satellite Evolution Group – 04/11/2013]

Bahrain’s NOORSAT deploys multiple Telairity quad-channel BE9400 high-compression SD encoders in a complete end-to-end redundant encoding system for new Middle East video installations. [Satellite Evolution Group – 04/11/2013]

Commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific says U.S. can intercept North Korean missile. [Space Mews – 04/10/2013]

Canada’s Radarsat 1 satellite feared lost for good as prospects for reviving it are not promising. [Spaceflight Now – 04/10/2013]

Next Vega to be launched from French Guiana is delivered to Arianespace – is slated for May 2 mission to carry aloft Proba-V for the ESA, VNREDSat-1 for Vietnam, and an Estonian student nanosatellite ESTCube-1. [SatNews – 04/10/2013]

Aireon, a commercial venture that will leverage the Iridium Next satellite communications constellation to provide navigation and flight safety communications to airlines, waits for FAA funding commitment. [Space News – 04/10/2013]

United Airlines discusses plans to use both Ka-band and Ku-band technology for in-flight connectivity. Satellite Today – 04/10/2013]

SES and SkyStream renew multi-year NSS-6 capacity deal to expand VSAT networks in the Middle East. [itWeb Business Wire – 04/10/2013]

Antares rocket rolled out at NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility for launch set for April 17. [Space News – 04/09/2013]

New Australian space coordination office to be created under new space policy that will provide strategic direction for Australian users of satellite technology. [Yahoo 7 news – 04/09/2013]

Fourth MUOS satellite, with communication module and multi-beam antenna installed, enters system test. [Sacramento Bee – 04/09/2013]

Panasonic leases full transponder of Ku-band satellite capacity on Eutelsat 172A  from Australian Satellite Communications. [PR Newswire – 04/09/2013]

NSSLGlobal to be reseller for Inmarsat Global Xpress. [4-traders – 04/09/2013]

RRsat to launch new content management and distribution solution for Russia and the CIS that includes RRsat’s Ku-band MCPC platform on the new Yamal-300K satellite. [RRSAT Press Release – 04/09/2013]

NAB – International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM) conference session saw data on recent market growth of 4.7% per annum, though profits down 12.7%; discussed strategies for reinvention of industry. [Satellite Markets – 04/09/2013]

ITT Exelis to fabricate composite-based bus structures for Orbital Sciences Corporation’s GEOStar-3 communications satellite. [EON – 04/09/2013]

New report in Reportlinker.com catalogue discusses the Global Military Communications and COTS Market for 2012-2013. [Yahoo Finance – 04/08/2013]

Euroconsult predicts strong performance for Ka-band in in-flight connectivity; overall take-up rate of connectivity services is lower than expected. [Satellite Today – 04/08/2013]

Telecommunications ministers from nine major Arab states, including Qatar, look into the prospects of acquiring next generation satellite technology to boost services across the region. [Gulf Times – 04/08/2013]

Iridium endeavors to re-enter India with Indian partners Bhgarat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and MTNL. [afaqs – 04/08/2013]

Boeing developing family of small satellite prototypes called Phantom Phoenix sharing a common architecture that can quickly and affordably be manufactured and configured for specific missions. [SatNews – 04/08/2013]

Abbot-led coalition Australian government would keep the fixed-wireless and satellite components of Australia’s National Broadband Network project. [ZDNet – 04/08/2013]

ATCi displays low cost flyaway antenna package at NAB 2013. [Sacramento Bee – 04/08/2013]

Telesat Anik G1 to launch on Proton rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome on April 15. [Spaceflight 101 – 04/07/2013]

KVH announces availability of integrated service package pairing its mini-VSAT Broadbandsm service with Iridium OpenPort broadband services for seamless, fully global connectivity. [Daily Herald – 04/07/2013]

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