WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 05/13/2013

Countdown To Launch – webcast of EUTELSAT 3D launch will begin at 11:00 am EDT on May 14th, with the live launch at 12:02 pm EDT / 10:02 pm Baikonur.
[ILS – Countdown to Launch]

EchoStar returns to International Launch Services to contract for launch of the heaviest commercial satellite to date.
[Space News – 05/13/2013]

Air Force expects to shave $1 billion from its space acquisition portfolio over the next five years, primarily through efficiencies that include reduced oversight of key programs.
[Space News – 05/10/2013]

Boeing wins contract from undisclosed customer for small classified satellite.
[Space News – 05/10/2013]

FCC committee votes 4-0 to advance Qualcomm plan for 150 – 200 ground stations using 500 MHz of spectrum in the 14.0 to 14.5 GHz band to provide broadband to aircraft.
[Fierce Broadband Wireless – 05/10/2013]

Intelsat adds its name to the list of commercial satellite owners whose business is feeling the effects of Sequestration.
[Space News – 05/10/2013]

DigitalGlobe’s NGA contract is protected from Sequestration.
[Space News – 5/10/2013]

On the sidelines at Milsatcom Middle East, regional governments are warned to beef up protection of military and government satellite communications in the face of increasing cyberattacks.
[The National- 05/10/2013]

Singapore Army is enhancing battlefield communications through its Wide Area Communications (WAC) system that includes the Ku-Band Satellite Communications system.
[asiaone – 05/10/2013]

Intelsat buying four more Epic satellites from Boeing.
[Space News – 05/09/2013]

Astrium to sell Yahsat military Ka-band capacity on Yahsat 1B to the U.S. military.
[Space News – 05/09/2013]

Canadian space hardware and service provider MDA, which recently acquired Space Systems/Loral, is investing in SS/L’s California campus to pursue U.S. government business.
[Space News – 05/09/2013]

Inmarsat acquires TC Communications of Australia, a satellite communications specialist, to support Inmarsat’s expanding Global Government and Enterprise Business Units.
[telecompaper – 05/09/2013]

TCS (TeleCommunication Systems) receives $2 million in incremental funding to deliver communications systems support for U.S. Marine Corps.
[Satellite Spotlight – 05/09/2013]

SatADSL, a Belgian company providing satellite Internet access and communications service in SubSaharan Africa completes capital increase aimed at financing its development over the next 5 years.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 05/09/20132]

DISA looks for new, secure capability to replace some Iridium satellite phones that are over 15 years old and going out of production.
[Defence Systems – 05/08/2013]

Telesat’s new Anik G1 satellite begins commercial service.
[NASDAQ – 05/08/2013]

New Kazakh satellite to offer paid telecommunication services to neighboring countries.
[Satellite Spotlight – 05/08/2013]

Astrium enhances it hybrid communications network offering for mining companies in remote areas with an extension of MPLS capabilities through a new POP in Paris.
[Satellite Today – 05/08/2013]

NavigationArts creates application to view and manage satellite beam information on moving military aircraft for iDirect Government Technologies.
[EON – 05/08/2013]

More than 400 space and satellite experts attend fourth edition of the Global Space & Satellite Forum and Milsatcom Middle East in Abu Dhabi.
[TradeArabia – 05/08/2013]

Startup partners with Russian firm to stream earth observation video from the International Space Station.
[Quartz – 05/07/2013]

Pentagon launches “long overdue” effort to safeguard U.S. national security satellites and develop ways to counter the space capabilities of potential adversaries.
[Reuters – 05/07/2013]

Texas House Bill supporting construction of rocket launch site in South Texas by SpaceX is blocked by longest-serving member of the Senate.
[Chron – 05/07/2013]

Berg Insight report cites ORBCOMM as the largest vendor of intermodal container tracking solutions.
[EON – 05/07/2013]

By Light is awarded a five year contract to provide a global broadband, two-way, IP data services capability in support of the Defense Logistics Agency worldwide logistical mission.
[Business Wire – 05/06/2013]

Armada’s associate CMSCG achieves swift distribution of Thuraya mobile satellite phones for fast-growing China market.
[4-traders – 05/05/2013]

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