WBMSAT News Bits 04/25/2014

Speaking in South Korea as satellite images show North Korea may be preparing for another nuclear test, Obama warns of stiffer sanctions. [Yahoo News – 04/25/2014]

U.S. Sanctions putting the brakes on Russia-bound satellite shipments. [Space News – 04/25/2014]

Falcon 9’s first stage – Credit: SpaceX photo – Space News

SpaceX’s latest cargo flight delivers a step toward rocket reusability, as first stage fired back up and successfully performed a test “soft landing” in the Atlantic. [Space News – 04/25/2014]

SpaceX files formal protest in U.S. Court of Federal Claims over multibillion-dollar U.S. Air Force contract to its incumbent launch provider, United Launch Alliance. [Space News – 04/25/2014]

Increasing shift towards satellite TV drives demand for satellite transponders according to new Global Industry Analysts report. [Digital Journal – 04/25/2014]

Government of Canada decides not to proceed with scheduled June, 2014 launch of M3M satellite constructed by COM DEV – launch to be rescheduled.. [Space Ref business – 04/25/2014]

Glonass satellite collage – Space Daily file image

Russia plans to build 50 stations for the global navigation satellite system Glonass in 36 countries, a senior official said. [GPS Daily – 04/25/2014]

Russia’s GLONASS has resumed normal operations after suffering an outage earlier this month caused by a malfunctioning satellite. [GPS Daily – 04/25/2014]

High resolution satellite proposed for Peru –
Credit: Airbus Defence and Space artist’s concept – Space News

Airbus beats a crowded field for the right to build a reconnaissance satellite for Peru. [Space News – 04/25/2014]

Russian startup Yaliny hopes crowdfunding will launch its business — and its 135 satellites. [cnet – 04/25/2014]

M2M specialist Ovinto’s monitoring solution is certified for use with Globalstar Simplex satellite technology, and the company is a Globalstar Value Added Manufacturer. [SatNews – 04/25/2014]

Loral and SSL plan to appeal jury decision in ViaSat lawsuit. [MarketWatch – 04/24/2014]

Thuraya sets its sights on maritime sector, aiming for 10% market share in 2 years. [Business Times – 04/24/2014]

Hispasat is bidding for a majority stake in Israeli satellite operator Space Communication to boost its international exposure. [Reuters – 04/24/2014]

International Maritime Organization to consider Iridium applications to be a global maritime distress and safety system service provider. [CNBC – 04/24/2014]

Globalstar is unlocking the value of its $1 billion investment in the world’s newest, most modern satellite network and challenging customers to experience the best in voice quality, data speeds and affordability. [money.msn.com – 04/24/2014]

AsiaSat of Hong Kong terminates its cooperation agreement with GeoMetWatch to place a hyperspectral meteorological sensor on the AsiaSat 9 telecommunications satellite. [Space News – 04/24/2014]

Sea Launch in Pacific Ocean –
Credit: Sea Launch photo – Space News

Boeing’s petition to a Swedish court to rulke on its attempt to collect $356 million in back bills from its former Russian and Ukranian partners in Sea Launch is rejected. [Space News – 04/24/2014]

Gondwana selects Avanti to power multiple broadband and VOIP services to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and South Africa via HYLAS 2. [MarketWatch – 04/24/2014]

United States Department of Defense awards Orbcomm partner Savi Technology with a five-year contract as the sole provider to the $204 million RFID-IV program. [Via Satellite – 04/24/2014]

General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service issues combined synopsis/solicitation notice for acquisition of Worldwide Satellite Communication Services (WSCS II). [TMCnet – 04/23/2014]

U.S. Navy awards Harris Corporation potential $133 million broadband satellite communication terminal contract. [Satellite Spotlight – 04/23/2014]

Artist’s rendition of Eutelsat 65 west A. –
Photo: SSL – Via Satellite

All Eutelsat 65 West A Ka-band capacity is scarfed up by Hughes Network Systems do Brazil. [Via Satellite – 04/23/2014]

Critical military satellite systems are vulnerable to hacking. [Defense Sysems – 04/23/2014]

Silversea Cruises renews and extends its relationship with MTN for its eight-ship fleet, substantially increasing broadband connectivity and optimizing WiFi. [SatNews – 04/23/2014]

Effnet licenses its header compression technology to a leading broadband satellite communications companyu. [Globe Newswire – 04/23/2014]

New NSR report finds demand for traditional satellite capacity will remain strong, especially in the energy sector. [Reuters – 04/22/2014]

Third Kazakhstani communications satellite to be launched from Baikonur cosmodrome on April 28. [TMCnet – 04/22/2014]

Express-AT1 was launched jointly with Express-AT2 from
the Baikonur space center by a Russian Proton-M rocket
© ITAR-TASS/Oleg Urusov

[Russia puts into operation 2 new telecoms satellites. [ITAR-TASS – 04/22/20104]

General Dynamics opens new radio testing laboratory for MUOS satellite-ground station communications. [Reuters – 04/22/2014]

SkyWave launches dual satellite-cellular HSPA device. [M2M World News – 04/22/2014]

Comtech EF Data Corp., has received a USD3.1m order for SLM-5650A satellite modems from a government systems integrator. [Financial News – 04/22/2014]

US Finance Inc. commits to lend $24 million to Laser Light Global Limited, UK to build the HALO Center, a laser communications test and evaluation facility. [SatNews – 04/22/2014]

Thuraya Telecommunications Company announces a partnership with Satcom Direct, a US-based provider of voice and data communication services. [TMC News – 04/22/2014]

The satellite industry is at a critical inflection point, poised to expand beyond niche status and play a broader, more vital role in global communications. [Via Satellite – 04/21/2014]

Azerbaijan is finishing a tender procedure for the launch of the first national low-orbit satellite. [ABC.AZ – 04/21/2014]

Intelsat sees African over-capacity situation as temporary. [Via Satellite – 04/21/2014]

Astronauts get Easter treat courtesy of Space X Dragon 9. [R&D Magazine – 04/20/2014]

Handout picture released by the Peruvian Geological
Institute INGEMMET – NDTV

Satellite imagery can be used to predict which volcanoes are most likely to erupt, scientists have found. [NDTV – 04/20/2014]

Challenger Communications acquires assets of former Patriot Antenna Systems. [Press release – 03/19/2014]

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