WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 06/14/2013

Proposed ITAR reform removes may of glaringly perverse effects on space commerce but does nothing to make it easier for industry to work with U.S. Defense Department on hosted payloads.
[Space News – 06/14/2013]

Draft NASA authorization bill bars funding for asteroid rendezvous mission.
[Space News – 06/14/2013]

FCC probes satellite fleet management practices for abuse including holding on to orbital slots without making maximum use of them.
[Space News – 06/14/2013]

Iridium NEXT is promoted as the world’s largest ongoing commercial space venture, designed to drive innovation, create opportunities, and change the way people and organizations communicate – everywhere on the planet.
[MarineLink.com – 06/14/2013]

Boatracs completes fleet-wide implementation for Fleet Operators, Inc. of Boatracs Narrowband satellite solution for communications beyond cellular range for vessel tracking and electronic logs.
[SatNews – 06/14/2013]

Decommissioned Russian satellite burns brightly over Australia during re-entry.
[Coffa Coast Advocate – 06/14/2013]

SES’s ASTRA 2E satellite begins trip to Baikonur where it will be integrated for a Proton launch.
[SatNews – 06/14/2013]

Europe’s Proba-V satellite successfully demonstrates that it can capture data on aircraft speed, position, and altitude.
[Space News – 06/13/2013]

Satellite Interference Reduction Group to host series of interference-related breakfast sessions at CommunicAsia2013.
[SatNews – 06/13/2013]

Space Systems Loral executive expects additional orders this year for High Throughput Satellites (HTS).
[Satellite Today – 06/13/2013]

FTC opens antitrust probe of Lockheed-Boeing joint venture that launches U.S. government satellites.
[Space News – 06/13/2013]

U.S. Army begins fielding smaller, lighter SNAP satellite terminals following network integration evaluations.
[Satellite Spotlight – 06/13/2013]

Astrium renews partnership contract with Telecoms Sans Frontieres, pledging to continue satellite communications support for their many disaster and emergency relief missions across the world.
[SatNews – 06/13/2013]

Northrop Grumman keeps nonrecurring engineering costs and other first time expenses down for U.S. Air Force’s Enhance Polar System satellites, using hardware and software designs developed for the AEHF satellites.
[SatNews – 06/13/2013]

Internal audit puts heat on NASA for giving Orbital Sciences Corp. more than $600 million to build hardware for six space station resupply missions before the company has fully demonstrated that its Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo tug are up to the task.
[Space News – 06/13/2013]

Applied Satellite Engineering debuts Osprey TMC Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) modem terminal that can provide GPS tracking, analog and digital monitoring and control, and over-the-air configuration and programming of assets anywhere in the world.
[SatNews – 06/13/2013]

Clearwire urges shareholders to accept takeover offer from satellite communications giant Dish Network instead of the Sprint offer backed by Japan’s SoftBank.
[Yahoo News – 06/13/2013]

NSSL Global and Telemar Scandinavia announce free-of-charge upgrade doubling return speed on their Standard and Premium packages.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 06/13/2013]

Content delivery’s astronomical costs avoided by partnership between Latele Novela Network (LNN) and Spanish channel 8Madrid using Newcom International’s services and LNN’s innovative cloud-based video transport solution.
[SatNews – 06/13/2013]

Foreign commercial satellite services bill advances through House committee; would prohibit Secretary of Defense from procuring satellite services from foreign entity under certain circumstances.
[Satellite Today – 06/12/2013]

Another space storm like 1859 Carrington event could wreak havoc on global economy.
[NextGov – 06/12/2013]

Emiratis advised by UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs not to enter India carrying any satellite communication devices, such as Thuraya or Iridium, citing Indian Government banning use of such devices on its soil.
[Emirates 24/7 – 06/12/2013]

SES supports satellite communication links with a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System using SES Ku-band capacity to establish command and control, Air Traffic Control and Mission data transfer.
[Satellite Spotlight – 06/12/2013]

Singtel offers to help Myanmar design and build its own telecommunications satellite.
[Space News – 06/12/2013]

Three Chinese astronauts up and away toward space lab.
[R&D Magazine – 06/11/2013]

Chinese plan to launch “Chinese Quantum Science Satellite” in 2016, making China the first space-faring nation with quantum communication capability.
[Mashable – 06/11/2013]

Space Systems/Loral selected to provide communications satellite to SKY Perfect JSAT of Japan.
[Yahoo Finance – 06/11/2013]

Astrium is awarded the payload module contract for the European Space Agency’s future astronomy mission Euclid.
[Satellite Today – 06/11/2013]

Satellite manufacturing and launch services industries face increased competition in the near future due to increasing supply, new entrants, and lower demand – diversification is difficult but necessary.
[NSR – 06/11/2013]

Gilat is awarded $6.75 million contract extension to continues providing Internet connectivity services to Colombian schools.
[boston.com – 06/11/2013]

Orange Romania launches TV service with GlobeCast on ASTRA satellite.
[Yahoo Finance – 06/11/2013]

Australian satellite company TC Communications signs another contract to provide service and support to the Australian Defence Force in their project to deploy integrated Wideband Global Satellite communication capability.
[ARN – 06/11/2013]

Australian satellite communications company NewSat expresses interest in Singapore Telecommunications Ltd’s $2 billion sale of its Australian unit, Optus Satellite.
[Yahoo News – 06/11/2013]

Indian oil marketing companies moving to satellite internet connections for around 10,000 petrol pumps facilities like credit card machines seen as trouble for Tata Tele and Reliance Communications.
[The Economic Times – 06/11/2013]

Cartrack selects ORBCOMM for satellite data communication services to extend its current range of GSM logistics and telematics solutions.
[Satellite Spotlight – 06/11/2013]

SES utilizes Newtec MDM6000 satellite modems with S2 extensions capable of 37% efficiency gains over existing DVB-S2 to boost satellite performance on its African SES-5 payload.
[Yahoo Finance – 06/10/2013]

Satellite communications will lead the way for broadcast, broadband and cellular backhaul within Asia, according to ETL regional sales executive.
[SatNews – 06/10/2013]

Eutelsat and OneAccess Networks win Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award for transforming the landscape for satellite-based enterprise communications across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
[Satellite Spotlight – 06/10/2013]

Arianespace signs more comprehensive MOU with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as both companies look to increase their work together in the launch services market.
[Satellite Today – 06/10/2013]

Yemen launches satellite-based YahClick Internet service.
[Al-Shorfa – 06/10/2013]

Satellite Executive Briefing magazine June issue includes: “Pay TV Boom Fueling Demand in Asia-Pacific,” Peter Galace; “The Renaissance of Small Satellite,” Dr. Joseph Pelton; “Update on Papua New Guinea,” Chris Frith; “The Satellite-Eye View of the Broadcast Booth,” Robert Bell; and “Networking Towards a High Throughput Maritime Space,” Martin Jarrold.
[Satellite Executive Briefing Magazine – June 2012]

NSR report addresses fundamental questions about wireless backhaul satcom services.
[NSR – June 2013]

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