WBMSAT News Bits – post July 4th catchup issue

WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits July 8, 2011

Thales Alenia Space selects EMS Technologies to supply hardware for  French-Italian Ka band and EHF satellite to support armed forces and civil  security agencies.
[Market Watch – 07/07/2011]

Arianespace will launch THOR 7 satellite for Telenor.
{Space Travel – 07/07/2011]

NOAA deputy administrator tells local leaders that satellite programs are key to saving lives and lessening economic impact of severe weather.
[Market Watch – 07/07/2011]

Freeing up some government broadband spectrum for commercial use could take more than 10 years.
[Government Video – 07/07/2011]

LightSquared creates rural initiative to drum up popular support for its wireless network plans while arguing that installing filters on GPS systems would address possible interference problems.
[Connected Planet Online – 07/07/2011]

Vizada looks to Expand Networks to enhance its existing Inmarsat BGAN, Swift  Broadband, and Fleet Broadband offerings with WAN optimization features for the  satellite networks.
[TMCnet – 07/07/2011]

Thuraya introduces specialised suite of solutions aimed at offering all the functionality of satellite communication indoors.
[Al Bawaba – 07/06/2011]

‘Remote Cueing’ capabilities of the Space Tracking and Surveillance System demonstration satellites built by Northrop Grumman demonstrated during Aegis test.
[Market Watch – 07/06/2011]

General Dynamics Information Technology gets task order from Defense  Intelligence Agency for enterprise communication services including satellite  communications support on coalition networks.
[PR Newswire – 07/06/2011]

India set to launch GSAT-12 communications satellite onboard a Polar  Satellite Launch Vehicle on July 15.
[Satellite Spotlight – 07/06/2011]

Hughes to connect 1,500 broadband satellite sites for India’s Restructured Accelerated Power Development & Reforms Programme.
[TMCnet – 07/05/2011]

Lockheed Martin’s BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R satellite ready for launch aboard Ariane  5-ECA launch vehicle.
[Satellite Spotlight – 07/05/2011]

Comtech announces receipt of a SATCOM equipment contract from India-based  Bharti Airtel.
[TMCnet – 07/05/2011]

Spanish Ministry of Defence awards Indra maintenance contract for its  satellite communications terminals worth C17 million.
[Defence Professionals – 07/05/2011]

European Space Agency saves a four-satellite Cluster mission from near loss  by using “an unorthodox, dirty hack.”
[Satellite Today – 07/04/2011]

Italian Space Agency to cooperate with Eutelsat and Skylogic on broadband  connectivity in Italy.
[PR Newswire – 07/04/2011]

Consilium partners with Orange to market maritime VSAT service.
[Satellite Today – 07/04/2011]

Space rock passes through satellite belt within 12,000 kilometres of  Australia.
[University World News – 07/03/2011]

Dual launch of ASTRA 1N and BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R scrubbed due to LH2 valve  fault on vulcain core stage of Ariance 5 ECA vehicle.
[NASA Spaceflight – 07/01/2011]

LiightSquared offers three-part solution to interference to GPS by its  proposed network, saying it remains committed to a robust GPS system and GPS  manufacturers could have avoided the problem with filters as cheap as 5 cents  each..
[SatNews  – 06/30/2011]

HISPASAT selects Gilat for broadband VSAT network in Spain.
[MarketWatch – 06/30/2011]

Pentagon’s ORS-1 imaging satellite carried to orbit aboard Orbital Sciences  Corp. Minotaur 1 rocket.
[Space News  – 06/30/2011]

Dish Network wins bid for TerreStar for $1.375 billion.
[Multichannel – 06/28/2011]

Raytheon triples bandwidth on National Weather Services’ satellite broadcast  network.
[PR Newswire – 06/28/2011]

Airport Authority of India says GAGAN {GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation)  satellite is in position and certification is underway.
[Inside GNSS – 06/26/2011]


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