WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 12/06/2013

Arianespace commercial launch consortium agrees to spend 36.5 million euros to build fueling facility at Europe’s South American spaceport to reduce time needed between Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega launches.
[Space News – 12/06/2013]

Constelex Technology, recently acquired by Gooch & Housego, to participate in new European Union R&D projects and European Space Agency Space Photonics contracts.
[StockMarketWire – 12/06/2013]

Boeing’s CST-100 above. Credit: Boeing artist’s concept. – Space News

FAA rules that NASA astronauts will fly as “space flight participants” aboard commercial spaceships being developed to taxi crews to and from the International Space Station.
[Space News – 12/06/2013]

U.S. House approves one-year launch indemnity extension for U.S. commercial launch companies.
[Space News – 12/06/2013]

Satellite industry officials say the same terrestrial wireless broadband interests that covet C-band spectrum now occupied by satellite systems are eyeing Ka-band for next-generation cellular networks.
[Space News – 12/05/2013]

WTA publishes top teleport operators for 2013.
[Satellite Markets & Research – 12/05/2013]

PhoneSat cubesat – softpedia

NASA cubesat weighing just 1 kilogram, measuring 10 centimeters on one side, PhoneSat 2.4 gets in touch with Earth from its low-Earth orbit.
[Softpedia – 12/05/2013]

ESA’s billion-star surveyor, Gaia, is set to embark on a five-year mission to map the stars with unprecedented precision, scheduled for December 19 launch from French Guiana.
{Satellite Evolution Group – 12/05/2013]

Scientists and engineers at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center (ATC) have developed the lightest satellite cryocooler (cooling system) ever built.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 12/05/2013]

Land O’Lakes acquires Geosys, a global technology firm that provides satellite imaging and insights to agribusiness.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 12/05/2013]

An EOMAP 3-D Image from the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: EOMAP – Via Satellite

Recently released 3-D map of the Great Barrier Reef created by German company EOMAP in conjunction with James Cook University in Australia covers approximately 350,000 square kilometers at 30 meter horizontal resolution.
[Via Satellite – 12/05/2013]

Society of Satellite Professionals International announces the launch of global campaign to change global discussion about the satellite industry, focusing on striking contributions to human welfare, safety and prosperity around the world.
[Satellite Markets & Research – 12/04/2013]

NSR predicts net gains in satellite industry revenue over the next 10 years due to the advent of HTS, in spite of some migration from C and Ku-band capacity to Ka-band.
|NSR – 12/04/2013]

Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) launches campaign to achieve Carrier Identification (CID) implementation on all video carriers for the Football World Cup in 2014.
[SatNews – 12/04/2013]

An artist’s rendering of the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration hosted aboard a Space Systems Loral commercial communications satellite. Image Credit: NASA Goddard – Space Fellowship

NASA’s next laser communication mission passes Preliminary Design Review (PDR) on the way to a scheduled 2017 launch.
[Space Fellowship – 12/04/2013]

Australian satellite operator NewSat gets teleport customer contract to support the U.S. government’s Custom Satcom Solutions (SC2).
[SatNews – 12/04/2013]

Technitel selects Avanti Communications to provide satellite connectivity across the Polish utilities sector.
[Business Wire – 12/04/2013]

Wyless and Iridium join the International M2M Council (IMC), a global organisation that promotes the benefits of machine-to-machine communications.
[IT Business Net – 12/04/2013]

Third time IS the charm, as SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launches SES-8, its first commercial payload.
[Forbes – 12/03/2013]

Ball Aerospace completes primary structure for first Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft, JPSS-1, on schedule for 2017 launch.
[Market Watch – 12/03/2013]

Teal Group space analysts identify 3,164 space payloads proposed to be built and launched to earth or deep space orbits between 2013 and 2032.
[Aerospace Manufacturing and Design – 12/03/2013]

Image: EPFL – R&D Magazine

Researchers in Switzerland manage to combine antennas and solar cells to work together with unprecedented efficiency in the near future, promising more compact and lightweight satellites.
[R&D Magazine – 12/03/2013]

Harris CapRock gets $46 million FAA contract to support the Alaskan Satellite Telecommunications Infrastructure.
[Satellite Spotlight – 12/03/2013]

Intelsat provides update on satellite capacity and other critical connectivities being used in restoration initiatives in Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan.
[Yahoo Finance – 12/03/2013]

3rd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever AFB celebrates the Defense Satellite Communications System B10 satellite’s 20th anniversary on orbit.
[Global Security – 12/03/2013]

Harris deploys two mesh antenna reflectors on Lockheed’s MUOS satellite.
[Satellite Spotlight – 12/03/2013]

Hughes receives “Hazardous Locations Accreditation” for 9502 integrated antenna BGAN M2M terminal.
[The Wall Street Journal – 12/03/2013]

BringCom awarded GSA Schedule 70 additions, to provide transponded services including leasing of short and long-term satellite bandwidth.
[Hispanic Business – 12/03/2013]

Geostationary satellite to be provided by Visiona Technologia Espacial S.A. and Telebras to Brazilian Defense and Strategic Communications Geostationary Satellite (SGDC) system, to ensure security of Brazilian communications.
[Satellite Spotlight – 12/02/2013]

SkyWave and MCN expand satellite communications applications for land and sea, as the alliance makes IsatData Pro available in China for Maritime, SCADA and Vehicle Management System applications.
[Yahoo Finance – 12/02/2013]

Harris Corporation Falcon III(R) manpack radio successfully communicates with MUOS satellite constellation.
[Market Watch – 12/02/2013]

NovelSat signs 100th customer, offering increase in spectral efficiency above that of DVB-S2 of 30 to 60 percent, and transmission speeds from 100kbps to 730 Mbps.
[SatNews – 12/02/2013]

PPC of Nigeria selects EUTELSAT 10A satellite to boost C-band resources for Oil and Gas sector.
[The Wall Street Journal – 12/02/2013]

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[PR Web – 12/01/2013]

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