WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 08/30/2013

The first four Galileo navigation satellites are unlikely to be launched this year because of delays in their preparation.
[Space News – 08/30/2013]

Ariane 5 launches from Kourou, French Guiana with Qatar’s 25B/Es’hail-1 and India’s GSAT-7 satellites aboard.
[NASA Spaceflight – 08/29/2013]

TSF connects 12 Syrian hospitals to internet via high speed satellite connectivity and sets up two ICT centres to help refugee children continue their education. [Satellite Evolution Group – 08/29/2013]

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awards grant to Azercosmos Open Joint Stock Company to investigate feasibility of second satellite for Azerbaijan.
[SIP Trun king – 08/29/2013]

C-COM announces global strategic partnership with Vislink.
[The Wall Street Journal. – 08/29/2013]

TeleCommunication Systems gets $58.3 million contract to supply managed satellite services to U.S. Marine Corps.
[Yahoo Finance – 08/29/2013]

iDirect to host a Technology Day on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia, for satellite operators and service providers across the Russian satellite market.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 08/29/2013]

Airtel and Softbank to develop low-cost 3G for regions of Africa with difficult terrain, using a communications satellite as a transmitter.
[The Times of India – 08/29/2013]

Euroconsult to present awards for Global Operator of the Year, Regional Operator of the Year, Strategic M&A Transaction of the Year,. and Newcomer Satellite Operator of the Year, at awards ceremony September 11, 2013.
[SatNews – 08/29/2013]

America’s biggest rocket, Delta 4-Heavy rocket, launches top-secret spy satellite NROL-65.
[NBC News – 08/28/2013]

Eumetsat and NOAA formally extend their longstanding cooperative agreement.
[Space News – 08/28/2013]

Globalstar bills its satellite network as the world’s most modern, announcing that all second generation satellites are now in full commercial service.
[Yahoo Finance – 08/28/2013]

NASA’s satellites watch Rim fire creep into Yosemite.
[The Atlantic Cities – 08/28/2013]

NASA tests rocket engine injector fabricated using 3-D printing.
[SatNews – 08/28/2013]

Research and Markets announces addition of “Global Enterprise VSAT Market 2012 – 2016″ to its offerings; increasing adoption of hybrid routers with terrestrial and satellite capabilities among trends discussed.
[Satellite Spotlight – 08/28/2013]

Euroconsult report “Mobile Satellite Communications Markets Survey: Prospects to 2022″ released – MSS continues to make headway.
[SatNews – 08/28/2013]

Broadcasters and satellite operators urge the FCC to take action to minimize interference from proposed in-flight broadband services.
[Bloomberg – 08/28/2013]

Russia considers a ban on supplying the U.S. with powerful RD-180 rocket engines for military communications satellites as Russia concentrates on building its own new space launch center, Vostochny, in the Far East. – a ban could halt NASA’s space programs.
[Space Travel – 08/28/2013]

China plans first unmanned landing on moon by the end of 2013.
[Space News – 08/28/2013]

NASA continues preparation for SLS engine testing at its Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Missouri.
[Space Mart – 08/28/2013]

Titan Solara 50 solar drone with 150 ft. wingspan would orbit above 60,000 ft. for up to five years on solar energy alone, and could provide some functions currently offered by satellites.
[EV World – 08/28/2013]

South African Broadcasting Corporation to broadcast free-to-air channels from a Sentech satellite platform.
[The Media Online – 08/28/2013]

Hirschmann Solutions introduces ITAS, the Iridium Transceiver Antenna System, a high-performing antenna paired with the Iridium 9602 modem for asset tracking.
[Satellite Spotlight – 08/28/2013]

SpaceX to test reusable booster technology during launch of Canadian space weather satellite later this year.
[Space News – 08/27/2013]

Air Force Global Strike Command plans to buy satellite TV service for 15 missile alert facilities scattered around Wyoming and rural Colorado.
[Nextgov – 08/27/2013]

World’s most dynamic DTH market kicks it up a notch as Reliance Digital and Sun Direct propose to merge, forming India’s second largest DTH platform.
[NSR – 08/27/2013]

Director General of Nigeria’s National Air Space and Research Development Agency says satellite technology contributes N106 billion to the Nigerian economy, saying both government and the private sector must invest.
[All Africa – 08/27/2013]

On Call Communications will embed XipLink wireless WAN optimization software directly into its QuickSPOT broadcast satellite system.
[Via Satellite – 08/27/2013]

SpaceX will receive a loan of $104.5 million from the Export-Import bank for the launch of the Amos 6 communications satellite.
[Via Satellite – 08/26/2013]

Globecomm Systems agrees to be taken private by investment firm Wasserstein & Co. for about $340 million.
[Economic Times – 08/26/2013]

Hughes Network Systems receives Federal Government Distance Learning Association’s Pillar Award.
[Yahoo Finance – 08/26/2013]

Hispasat will again this year support Vuelta 2013 race organizers and reporters with two high-performance mobile satellite transmission units following the race.
[SatNews – 08/26/2013]

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