WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 11/08/2013


Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-11M space ship – R&D Magazine

Russian rocket carries Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station.
[R&D Magazine – 11/08/2013]

Even in a tough fiscal environment, the satellite industry gathered in record numbers at Global Milsatcom 2013 in London to present their latest solutions for military users.
[NSR – 11/08/2013]

U.S. allies’ access to MUOS debated after a MUOS satellite in geostationary orbit successfully maintained telephone links with an aircraft flying over the North Pole.
[Space News – 11/08/2013]

SES 8, Orbital Sciences artist’s concept – Space News

SES-8 satellite, which provides SES both replacement capacity and additional transponders for new business, is now scheduled for launch Nov. 22 aboard a Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket.
[Space News – 11/08/2013]

Orbcomm feels its strategic partnership with Inmarsat to develop satellite M2M could help standardization efforts in the industry.
[Space News – 11/08/2013]

Problems with the Exelis-built navigation payload on the U.S. Air Force’s next generation of positioning, navigation and timing satellites appear to be solved.
[Space News – 11/08/2013]

Lockheed Martin Space Systems has concluded that disaggregation of space assets to render them less vulnerable to attack is not all it’s cracked up to be.
[Space News – 11/08/2013]

Chinese satellite launch – US News

Pentagon could reduce its reliance on foreign-owned satellites like the Apstar-7 by increasing its supply of bandwidth or decreasing its seemingly limitless demand.
[US News Opinion – 11/07/2013]

Canada revamps satellite regulations to make industry more competitive, reducing fees, easing coverage restrictions for satellite licensees, and going to bat for them seeking orbital slots outside the Canadian arc.
[Space News – 11/07/2013]

Later than planned launch of its new GX satellite to hit profits of Inmarsat.
[Yahoo Finance – 11/07/2013]

Russian military satellite to blast off atop Proton-M carrier rocket November 12, with no details on the purpose or specifications of the satellite.
[SatNews – 11/07/2013]

E6B strategic airborne command post – Military Aerospace

Northrop Grumman gets $18.5 million contract to build SATCOM capability for E-6B strategic airborne command post.
[Military Aerospace – 11/07/2013]

MTN Communications renews critical capacity agreement with SES as cruise ships, yachts and exploration vessels worldwide demand more connectivity.
[Satellite Spotlight – 11/07/2013]

SpeedCast extends global maritime VST network across Indian and South Atlantic oceans.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 11/07/2013]

ORBIT Communication Systems to show OceanTRx stabilized VSAT product line for maritime oil and gas communications at OilComm 2013.
[Offshore Technology International – 11/07/2013]

Why satellite TV has an edge over cable.
[Yahoo Homes – 11/07/2013]

Kinross Gold signs three-year deal with BT to provide communications network connecting sites in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Chile and Spain.
[Satellite Spotlight – 11/07/2013]

Integrated marketing and communications agency Sage Communications acquires satellite and space marketing and public relations firm Longbottom.
[Yahoo Finance – 11/07/2013]

Research and Markets report projects the mobile satellite service market to grow at a CAGR of 10.1 % over the period 2011 – 2015.
[Yahoo Finance – 11/06/2013]

Boeing artist’s concept of robotic satellite – Space News

DARPA looks for 10 retired satellites to raid for parts in on-orbit salvaging demo.
[Space News – 11/06/2013]

Canada blocks MDA from Russian radar satellite competetion.
[Space News – 11/06/2013]

FEMA wants to extend contract for satellite connectivity with On Call Communications for extra three months at additional $450,000 cost.
[Government Security News – 11/06/2013]

Areas of interest for the PCW mission – CSA graphic – Space News

Com Dev and MDA jockey for position on Canadian Arctic satellite project.
[Space News – 11/06/2013]

Australian company EM Solutions gets follow-on order from Japanese government for additional quantity of its on-the-move satellite broadband terminals.
[Australian Defence Magazine – 11/06/2013]

Azam Medial chooses Eutelst capacity, services, and DTH experience to support its new pan-African pay-TV platform.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 11/06/2013]

Navman Wireless USA announces a new satellite communications option for its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking platform enabling continuous visibility of both heavy equipment and on-road vehicles even when out of cellular range.
[Yahoo Finance – 11/06/2013]

NASA working hard to develop laser-based space communications systems said to be key to ensuring rapid and accurate transmission of information from spacecraft around the solar system.
[Yahoo News – 11/05/2013]

Reportlinker announces new market research report in its catalogue: “Global Fixed Satellite Service Market 2012 – 2016.”
[Yahoo Finance – 11/05/2013]

Euroconsult – Government and industry to combine for 1,150 satellites over next ten years.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 11/05/2013]

Spacecom’s Amos 4 satellite Ku-band capacity bought entirely by a Southeast Asian data services provider.
[Via Satellite – 11/05/2013]

ITC Global announces it has launched the world’s first production service for oil & gas and mining clients utilizing the new iDirect X7 remote modem, offering remote location performance of 20 Mbps or better.
[Yahoo Finance – 11/05/2013]

Thuraya partners with Vocality to provide Vocality network router solutions through its global network of service partners serving commercial and defense mobile satellite communications markets.
[Satellite Spotlight – 11/05/2013]

India’s attempt to become just the fourth nation to successfully send a mission to Mars makes good start with successful blast off of the Mangalyaan orbiter.
[Independent – 11/05/2013]

New satellite communications building opening at Goonhilly will provide super fast broadband from Avanti to rural areas of Cornwall that would otherwise be out of reach.
[itv – 11/05/2013]

Kazakhstan provided Kyrgyzstan joint use of KazSat to offer satellite communications and broadcasting in the interests of the telecommunications sector in Kyrgyzstan.
[Hispanic Business – 11/05/2013]

Globalstar proposal to use satellite spectrum for terrestrial Wi-Fi has potential for success, unlike the fiasco that was LightSquared.
[CNN Money – 11/04/2013]

Thuraya and TrustComm introduce Starlight, and enhanced mobile satellite service.
[Yahoo Finance – 11/04/2013]

Euronics of Germany teams up with Eutelsat to take satellite broadband to German consumers still beyond range of a quality broadband experience.
[Yahoo Finance – 11/04/2013]

Hughes to provide satellite back-up solution for the US National Weather Service OPsnet (Operational Systems Network).
[HIspanic Business – 11/04/2013]

Artistic rendition courtesy of ESA.- SatNews

ESA’s ground station on Tenerife island receives laser signals over a distance of 400,000 km from NASA’s latest moon orbiter, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE).
[SatNews – 11/03/2013]

Fourth edition of NSR’s SCADA/M2M via Satellite report offers the industry’s most complete analysis of this vital satellite communications market.
[NSR – November 2013]

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