WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 09/16/2013

SES declares victory over Eutelsat in dispute over access to 500 MHz of Ku-band broadcast frequencies over the heart of Europe.
[Space News – 09/16/2013]

Satellite Launch – Space News

U.S. to spend almost $44 billion on launches in 2014 – 2018.
[Space News – 09/16/2013]

Hughes, SES and Row 44 sign trans-atlantic broadband agreement.
[Satellite Spotlight – 09/16/2013]

FRANSAT unveils its “FRANSAT Connect” interactive portal using the HbbTV standard at IBC .
[Satellite Evolution Group – 09/16/2013]

Blue Origin files formal protest of proposed shuttle pad lease to SpaceX.
[Space News – 09/16/2013]

Newtec signs agreement with Liquid Telecom of Africa to provide a VSAT Broadband Hub and thousands of VSAT terminals.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 09/16/2013]

Newtec and Telediffusioin d’Alterie sign multimillion Euro contract to deploy several of Newtec’s interactive satellite terminals running on the ASBU Multimedia Exchange Network over Satellite.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 09/16/2013]

Cygnus launch delayed due to weather and an inoperative cable; following system tests launch is expected to be scheduled for September 18.
[SatNews – 09/15/2013]

Launch of Canadian satellite CASSIOPE by SpaceX postponed; new launch date to be determined.
|SatNEws – 09/15/2013]

Rukmini, India’s first exclusive satellite for military applications, expected to be operational by the end of September.
[Financial Express – 09/13/2013]

Inmarsat and Stream Communications partner to deliver ‘machine to machine’ anywhere.
[Space Daily – 09/15/2013]

Inmarsat reports that governments and militaries in more than a dozen countries worldwide have successfully trialed or are evaluating its new L-TAC service for communications-on-the-move.
[Space Daily – 09/15/2013]

ATCi tailors Simulsat transport system for European News Gathering and Content Aggregation market.
[Hispanic Business – 09/14/2013]

The third Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite is encapsulated into payload fairing for planned September 18 launch.
[Your Communications News – 09/13/2013]

TrustComm’s expansion of its VSAT and engineering service portfolio to include Mobile Satellite Services is latest step in plan to become a single source provider for end-to-end commercial satellite communications.
[Via Satellite – 09/13/2013]

Comtech Telecommunications gets $1.3 million in additional orders for equipment to support mobile network upgrade and expansion in Southeast Asia.
[Hispanic Business – 09/13/2013]

ATCi displays low cost flyaway antenna package for broadcasting video channels at IBC 2013.
[Broadway World – 09/13/2013]

Eutelsat and Samsung announce partnership to promote Ultra HD.
[Sys-Con – 09/13/2013]

Garuda Indonesia takes first two of ten 777-300ER aircraft to be fitted with Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s Global Communications Services.
[Via Satellite – 09/13/2013]

Land remote sensing satellite – Azernews

Azerbaijan plans to expand production capacities to manufacture satellite equipment.
[Azernews – 09/13/2013]

Futron forecast expects market for satellite communications to grow at 6% CAGR through 2021. [Digital Journal – 09/12/2013]

AEHF expands global communications for Allied missions; Netherlands makes call on protected communications satellite.
[Yahoo Finance – 09/12/2013]

According to Carrier ID survey carried out by the Satellite Interference Reduction Group and Newtec, 93% of respondents suffer from satellite interference at least once a year; 17% continuously.
[IT News Online – 09/12/2013]

Earth imagery photo – Space News

Satellite imagery firms in U.S. and Europe push for permission to sell sharper imagery.
[Space News – 09/12/2013]

PSSI Global and Juch-Tech break North American satellite transmission speed record using NS3 technology from NovelSat.
Sacramento Bee – 09/12/2013]

Inmarsat Maritime CEO tells audience at International Shipping Week that satellite communications systems can reduce vessels’ operating costs by as much as 10 percent.
[Ship & Bunker – 09/12/2013]

Northrop Grumman delivers precision pointing unit for highly sophisticated suite of antennas for Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite.
[PR Newswire – 09/12/2013]

C-COM Satellite Systems gets type approval from Avanti Communications for its iNetVu Ka-98G antenna system.
[SatNews – 09/12/2013]

Panasonic and Intelsat collaborate to offer communications over fastest growing air travel region on the high-performance EpicNG platform.
[Via Satellite – 09/12/2013]

Ericsson, Eutelsat, Globecast, Newtec, and SKY Italia successfully complete series of live tests of an end-to-end satellite-based delivery chain for contribution of live images in 4K (Ultra HD).
[Via Satellite – 09/12/2013]

Broadcom advances Direct Broadcast satellite chips at IBC.
[Yahoo Finance – 09/12/2013]

Calgary-based Blackline GPS partners with Iridium to provide mobile safety monitoring anywhere on earth.
[Calgary Herald – 09/12/2013]

Emerging regions drive transition in satellite industry into new environment with increased competition between satellite operators and grater uncertainty on demand usage and associated pricing conditions – Euroconsult.
[Via Satellite – 09/11/2013]

Goce satellite – BBC

European Space Agency prepares for its Goce gravity-mapping satellite to fall from orbit, burning up as it descends.
[BBC – 09/11/2013]

SiRRAN EXPLORER Mobile Net powers new Cobham range of satellite-optimized portable GSM/3G/LTE kits.
[Hispanic Business – 09/11/2013]

Mexico selects Lockheed Martin and Atlas V launch vehicle for its Morelos-3 communications satellite launch.
[UPI – 09/10/2013]

Smart Communications of the Philippines enters business deal with Thuraya to expand its satellite coverage to two-thirds of the world.
[GMA News – 09/10/2013]

Iridium says it will expand its ongoing Iridium Next modernization with dozens of additional satellites to be built by Thales that will carry only third party hosted payloads for governments and private customers.
[Wall Street Journal – 09/09/2013]

Astrium sells Telesat new South America satellite.
[BN Americas – 09/09/2013]

Hughes expands rotary-wing SATCOM capabilities, increasing data throughput for ISR applications.
[Avionics Intelligence – 09/09/2013]

Hughes Communications India will provide managed tele-education network to the Delhi Academy of Medical Sciences.
[Information Week – 09/09/2013]

Satellite camera installation, Tsavo National Park – NBC

Covert satellite cameras may help catch animal poachers in Africa and eventually other countries where poaching is an issue.
[NBC News – 09/09/2013]

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo completes successful second flight test.
[R&D Magazine – 09/06/2013]

NSR’s Satellite-Based Earth Observation, 5th Edition, provides a complete and detailed analysis of the EO data vertical markets and their evolution over the next 10 years.
[NSR – September 2013}

NSR’s Maritime Satellite Markets focuses exclusively on the maritime satellite communications market – from narrowband MSS to future MEO-HTS deployments.|
[NSR – Septemer 2013]

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