WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 07/09/2010

(We missed you last week – many project hours followed by July 4th weekend)

GSA releases final request for proposals for $5B contract that will enable civilian and defense agencies to purchase much needed commercial satellite communications.
[Washington Technology – 07/08/2010]

Comtech Telecommunications receives $22.2M order under IDIQ contract with U.S. Army to provide mobile satellite data communications transceivers.
[SatNews – 07/08/2010]

Globecomm Systems expands wireless managed services to the Caribbean.
[Market Watch – 07/08/2010]

Komatsu Ltd. enters multi-year agreement with ORBCOMM Inc. continuing use of wireless data services for heavy equipment telematics applications.
[ForConstructionPros – 07/08/2010]

Newtec Azimuth modulators employed by Overon as it deploys 15 DSNG and flyaway stations in South Africa and two fixed fully redundant C-band stations in Johannesburg.
[SatNews – 07/08/2010]

Harris Corporation receives orders totaling $99M to supply C4I systems to a military customer in Asia.
[SatNews – 07/08/2010]

SES ASTRA signs agreement with Netherlands-based Dance TV HD to deliver its program to HD bouquets throughout Europe.
[SatNews – 07/08/2010]

Frustrating Zombie satellite – Galaxy 15 adrift without control – approaches two more spacecraft this month as it drifts along a stable and predictable path.
[msnbc – 07/08/2010]

Thuraya’s XT satellite phone employs highest codec rate to ensure highest audio quality.
[SatNews – 07/08/2010]

Talia, a major supplier of satellite Internet wor Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, announces successful launch of Arabsat’s newest satellite, Arabsat 5A, on July 2nd.
[SatNews – 07/08/2010]

NASA’s twin Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory spacecraft allow Naval Research Laboratory scientists to see April 3 coronal mass ejection from sun that could be related to failure of Galaxy 15 control communications.
[Business Wire – 07/08/2010]

RigNet enters into multi-year contract with Seahawk Drilling, a drilling services company in the Gulf of Mexico, to provide managed remote communications connecting Seahawk’s fleet to its Houston headquarters.
[Satellite Today – 07/08/2010]

AST Australia is awarded long-term contract to supply the two-year old Clough/Helix Joint Venture’s Normand Clough a complete maritime communication solution.
[SatNews – 07/08/2010]

Harmonic encoders and decoders deployed by South African Broadcasting Corporation to facilitate live broadcast of the 2010 FIFA World Cup from 10 South Africa stadiums.
[SatNews – 07/08/2010]

U.S. Air Force awards Integral Systems $14.2M contract modification for its commercial off-the-shelf satellite telemetry and command contract.
[Market Watch – 07/07/2010]

ARINC deploys three new GLOBALink remote ground stations to support aviation data link communications services in New Zealand.
[SatNews – 07/07/2010]

Vizada offers shipping customers full range of Vizada Solutions with Iridium OpenPort service through direct interconnection with Iridium network.
[SatNews – 07/07/2010]

Miranda infrastructure, monitoring, and branding equipment installed by Magyar Televisio, Hungary’s state broadcaster, at its new state-of-the-art television headquarters in Obuda, on the outskirts of Budapest.
[SatNews – 07/07/2010]

Newtec shows DualFlow technology, allowing broadcasters to migrate cost-effectively from traditional ASI to IP-based satellite operation, for first time at IBC.
[SatNews – 07/07/2010]

Astrium and the European Space Agency plan development of Next Generation Launcher for upcoming satellite launches.
[SatNews – 07/07/2010]

Korea’s first geostationary satellite, the Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite-1 (COMS-1) successfully reaches desired orbit.
[Korea Times – 07/06/2010]

Space Systems Loral is awarded contract to build new spacecraft for HISPASAT group, the seventh largest satellite operator in the world and the leading operator in broadcasting and distribution of content in Spanish and Portuguese.
[SatNews – 07/06/2010]

U.S. Air Force plans surveillance satellites to take on dangerous space trash.
[Fast Company – 07/06/2010]

Launch of Space-Based Space Surveillance spacecraft delayed pending resolution of test anomaly with another Minotaur IV launch vehicle in factory.
[SatNews – 07/06/2010]

NASA gives gamers taste of lunar adventure, releasing Moonbase Alpha, a new, free online video game.
[SatNews – 07/06/2010]

Bentley Walker, a major satellite operator headquartered in the UK, purchases two iDirect 5IF hubs to expand services via Eutelsat SkyLogic’s teleports in Turin and Cagliari, Italy.
[SatNews – 07/06/2010]

Globalstar announces opening of 90-day launch window for first group of six Globalstar 2G satellites in upgrade of its low-earth-orbit satellite constellation.
[SatNews – 07/06/2010]

International Launch Services schedules launch of EchoStar XV satellite for July 11 (July 10, 2:40 PM EST in U.S.).
[SatNews – 07/06/2010]

Two payloads for next Arian 5 mission, both built by Thales Alenia Space, one for Nilesat, and one for RascomStar-QAF, arrive at French Guiana.
[SatNews – 07/05/2010]

Following two-month delay, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle is ready for July 12th launch from spaceport at Sriharitkota in Andhra Pradesh.
[SatNews – 07/05/2010]

Orbital Sciences receives two separate orders from NASA to launch scientific satellites on its industry-leading small rockets, Pegasus XL and Taurus XL.
[SatNews – 07/01/2010]

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