WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 11/15/2013

Senate Intelligence Committee recommends allowing U.S. firms to sell higher-resolution satellite imagery on the open market.
[Space News – 11/15/2013]

European Commission will offer “free, full and open” access to the Earth observation satellites providing data for the commission’s Copernicus program starting in December.
[Space News – 11/15/2013]

U.S. Navy resumes work on MUOS ground station following six-month standoff with Sicily.
[Space News – 11/15/2013]

Galileo prime contractor said it had completed development of the first satellites earlier than planned, and that this will compensate for the late start in testing and later-than-planned delivery to the European Space Agency (ESA).
[Space News – 11/15/2013]

Echostar’s HughesNet consumer broadband service outpaces ViaSat’s Exede service with 72,000 net subscriber additions in third quarter; company announced it is paying Dish Network to continue TerreStar 2 construction, without disclosing satellite purpose.
[Space News – 11/15/2013]

With its North American business recovering and second-generation satellites in service, Globalstar looks to Latin America and other International markets.
[Space News – 11/15/2013]

Private-equity group Ardian has purchased 30 percent stake in satellite-based environmental data collection and positioning service provider CLS of France; cash needed to pursue internal and acquisition-fueled growth, including U.S. market.
[Space News – 11/15/2013]

The second annual Visions Awards ceremony at SATCON awarded winners in three categories: David Hershberg, Founder and CEO of Globecomm Systems won the Visionary Executive of the Year; Advantech Wireless’ SapphireBluTM series High Power Amplifiers won the Innovative Product of the Year and satellite operator Arabsat won the Most Promising Company of the Year.
[PRLOG – 11/15/2013]

SMART communications and Thuraya deploy mobile satellite handsets to establish critical connectivity in the Philippines.
[Hispanic Business – 11/15/2013]

Thaicom Plc installs satellite-based communication facilities using its IPStar or Thaicom 4 satellite for typhoon Haiyan-hit areas in Philippines.
[The Nation – 11/15/2013]

UK-based satellite technology company Avanti partners with IP communications services firm Internet Solutions to provide enterprise services in South Africa.
[IT web Africa – 11/15/2013]

South Korea’s indigenously built STSAT-3 “Science and Technology Satellite 3” scheduled for November 21 launch from Russian Yasny launch base.
[SatNews – 11/14/2013]

Broadcast industry needs reality check on where we stand today in terms of encoding standards for SD, HD, and 3D channels, with fully 73% of SD channels still MPEG-2.
[NSR – 11/14/2013]

Although satellite broadband has grown slower that predicted three years ago, new NSR report says 2013 represents a landmark year for that market.
[Via Satellite – 11/14/2013]

ISRO selects Arianspace for Gsat 15 and Gsat 16 launches.
[Via Satellite – 11/14/2013]

Though Astrium is being merged with Airbus due to under-performance, its satellite and space-transportation businesses have been doing well.
[Space News – 11/14/2013]

Lockheed Martin Space Systems division to close its Newtown, Pennsylvania facility by 2015 as part of corporate-wide cost reduction including workforce reduction of 4,000.
[Space News – 11/14/2013]

Globalstar’s Spot releases satellite-based theft-alert tracking device.
[Via Satellite – 11/14/2013]

Responding to growing consumer demand to watch favorite content on mobile devices, DISH readies upgrade to DISH Anywhere app that incorporates Transfers functionality to iOS and Android phones and tablets.
[SatNews – 11/14/2013]

Tampa Microwave to design satellite terminals for Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite network.
[Via Satellite – 11/14/2013]

Emerging markets push global Pay-TV subscriber base past 886.5 million in third quarter of 2013.
[Via Satellite – 11/14/2013]

NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) satellite scheduled for November 18 launch from Cape Canaveral.
[SatNews – 11/13/2013]

SES advised by Arianespace that ASTRA 5B satellite launch will be delayed to January of 2014 due to delay in co-passenger satellite Amazonas 4A.
[SatNews – 11/13/2013]

Newtec wins ASBU BroadcastPRO Outstanding Achievement Award for its pivotal role in developing new DVB-S2 extensions technology.
[4rfv – 11/13/2013]

Comcast Wholesale renews and expands key agreements with SES for nearly 650 MHz of C-band capacity to deliver solutions to media companies across North America.
[Via Satellite – 11/13/2013]

English ITU dispatches emergency satellite communication equipment to areas of the Philippines severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
[Satellite Spotlight – 11/13/2013]

ITC Global completes capacity deal with SES to connect remote oil, gas and mining operations throughout North America.
[Wall Street Journal – 11/13/2013]

Eutelsat signs deal with Rai to expand HD broadcasting in Italy.
[Via Satellite – 11/13/2013]

SES-Astra’s SAT-to-IP protocol allows any of 32 users with device having an IP address to receive up to 6 satellite TV programmes simultaneously.
[Phys-Org – 11/13/2013]

Gilat Satcom announces new fibre and satellite services in Africa which will increase broadband availability.
[Developing telecoms – 11/13/2013]

OnlineAVL2 Fleet Tracking Platform, with satellite communications option, provides continuous visibility of heavy equipment and on-road vehicles.
[ThomasNet – 11/13/2013]

Mobile Satellite Communications Survey, Prospects to 2022, is an expert analysis of the mobile satellite industry from MarketResearchReports.Biz.
[SB Wire – 11/12/2013]

Russia launches Russian Defense Ministry communications satellite.
[Global Times – 11/12/2013]

Airlines and air navigation service providers meet with Aireon for space-based ADS-B advisory committee meeting.
[Via Satellite – 11/12/2013]

EIAST hosts international committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems.
[Via Satellite – 11/12/2013]

iDirect wins 2013 Via Satellite Excellence Awards for Technology Company of the Year and Social Media Company of the Year.
[Sacramento Bee – 11/12/2013]

ViaSat’s military business still growing despite U.S. Government cutbacks.
[Space News – 11/12/2013]

Kore, world’s largest wireless services provider specializing in global machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, adds broadband satellite services from Inmarsat.
[Yahoo Finance – 11/12/2013]

Encompass implements ScheduALL across the U.S.; the UK is to follow.
[Via Satellite – 11/12/2013]

ND Satcom’s next generation SKYWAN 5G significantly reduces total cost of ownership since only one type of device is needed for all roles in the network.
[SatNews – 11/12/2013]

Navman wireless adds satellite communications option to its fleet tracking solution.
[Hispanic Business – 11/12/2013]

Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report gives the latest trends in the wireless industry, relevant to the satellite industry in light of cellular backhaul services.
[Via Satellite – 11/11/2013]

Spacecom secures financing for Amos 6 satellite.
[Via Satellite – 11/11/2013]

First Global Xpress satellite nears launch.
[Via Satellite – 11/11/2013]

Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) and United Nations Disaster Assessment ad Coordination Agency (UNDAC) work together to deploy satellite communications support in Philippines.
[Marinelink – 11/11/2013]

SES and its partners in emergency.lu deploy satellite communications in Philippines.
[Yahoo Fiinance – 11/11/2013]

British engineers demonstrate use of Ka-band for much higher bandwidth support of UAVs.
[the engineer – 11/11/2013]

Belgium-based SatADSL to launch new range of satellite services for African enterprises.
[Star Africa – 11/11/2013]

Canadian government reaches out to other countries and companies for partnership on massive Arctic satellite communications program.
[The Star – 11/09/2013]

Euroconsult details exciting changes to come in the satellite industry in new report “Satellites to be Built & Launched by 2022, World Market Survey.”
[Via Satellite – 11/08/2013]

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