WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits for May 18, 2012

International Launch Service successfully launches Nimiq 6 satellite aboard Proton for Telesat.
[SatNews – 05/19/2012]

Sea Launch conducts Hardware Acceptance Review of Zenit-2S launch vehicle to be used in support of Intelsat 21 launch.
[SatNews – 05/19/2012]

Russia successfully launches Soyuz surveillance satellite to photograph military installations, troop movements, and other sites of interest worldwide.
[SatNews – 05/19/2012]

Japanese SHIZUKI (Water) rocket successfully launches South Korean satellite and three Japanese satellites.
[SatNews – 05/19/2012]

MMA Design LLC delivers novel CubeSat Solar Array Drive Assembly that is capable of delivering up to 100W of power, increasing orbit average power by more than 300%, and enabling new high performance applications.
[SatNews – 05/19/2012

Viasat enters new agreement with DIRECTV initiating plans to add Exede High-speed internet service to selection of video and broadband bundles for the home.
[SatNews – 05/19/2012]

Space X launch aborted – possible rocket engine valve problem; will be replaced before next attempt.
[msnbc – 05/19/2012]

Arianespace racks up 100th and 101st satellites to be launched as JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-1 are successfully lifted into transfer orbit.
[Space Travel – 05/18/2012]

steroid discovered by Spanish observatory earlier this year will pass inside geosynchronous orbit in February, 2013, possibly disrupting some satellites or even hitting one.
[digital Journal – 05/18/2012]

Dish Network presents case to government seeking approval to repurpose 2GHz satellite spectrum for terrestrial wireless, while requesting relaxation in FCC’s desired rollout schedule.
[Twice – 05/18/2012]

Thuraya partners with GTNT to launch its mobile satellite services across Russia.
[Space Daily – 05/18/2012]

SAIC will help maintain space-based infrared systems and military satellite communications for U.S. Air Force, as well as provide logistics management support for ground-based command and control systems for national defense weapons.
[Executivebiz – 05/18/2012]

German satellite and rocket manufacturer OHB Systems reported dramatic increase in profits and revenue for first quarter, and is in line for 12% increase in full year 2012.
[Satellite Today – 05/18/2012]

European Oil & Gas exploration to move North as warmer winters reduce artic sea ice; how far and how quickly will have affect on satellite communications requirements.
[NSR Report – May 17, 2012]

Gogo, a leader of in-flight connectivity and wireless in-flight solutions, will partner with satellite equipment provider AeroSat to bring Ku-band satellite solution to commercial airlines.
[Market Watch 05/18/2012]

Second AEHF satellite successfully fires main engine three times, maneuvering toward intended operational orbit and avoiding predicament of its predecessor.
[Spaceflight Now – 05/16/2012]

Y1B satellite successfully deployed in-orbit, and begins in-orbit testing.
[ameinfo – 05/16/2012]

Arqiva contracts for additional satellite capacity on EUTELSAT7A to meet growing demand for professional video services across Europe and the Middle East.
[Sacramento Bee – 05/16/2012]

New Northern Sky Research study confirms earlier Euroconsult report that KVH is most widely used Maritime VSAT service.
[Market Watch – 05/16/2012]

Researchers to launch 20 satellites containing world class instruments from University of Oslo to forecast space weather and northern lights activity.
[Space Daily – 05/16/2012]

Streambox announces release of software encoder ideal for HD mobile newsgathering over public internet, 3G/4G LTE, BGAN, and WiFi connections, optimizing transmission using combinations of all paths simultaneously.
[SatNews – 05/16/2012]

Global Telesat is awarded new contract to supply U.S. Navy with mobile satellite equipment.
[Market Watch – 05/15/2012]

Free NSR Webinar in two weeks to offer in-depth discussion of the case for hosted payloads.
[NSR – 05/16/2012]

National Space Society calls on U.S. Congress to ease export control regulations on spacecraft and related items, as urged by U.S. Departments of Defense and State in recent joint report.
[Satellite Today – 05/15/2012]

Newtec’s IP traffic enhancement and shaping technology is implemented in the EURO HAWK Unmanned Areal System joint venture of EADS company Casidian and Northrop Grumman.
[Telecom Lead – 05/15/2012]

NSR report – Global Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Markets – presents complete analysis of satellite manufacturing and launch industry for next 10 – 15 years.
[NSR – 05/14/2012]

LightSquared files bankruptcy after failing to reach agreement with creditors, giving “breathing room to continue working through the regulatory process . . .”
[Bloomberg – 05/14/2012]

Russian Satellite Communications Company and Hughes Network Sytstems sign momorandum of understanding to explore innovative multi-media satellite networks and services in Russia.
[Market Watch – 05/14/2012]

Optimus selects Eutelsat-s KA-SAT to be commercialised under the “Net Sat ON” brand to deliver reliable and competively-price broadband solution to enterprises in Portugal.
[Market Watch – 05/14/2012]

Iridium is authorized to deliver its products and services in Russia.
[Market Watch – 05/14/2012

KVH names Boatracs first Value Added Service Provider for its mini-VSAT broadband service, bringing the broadband maritime service and Boatrac’s market leading software applications to vessels in a single package.
[Market Watch – 05/14/2012]

Yahsat launches broadband service in Nigeria.
[All Africa – 05/14/2012]

NigeriaSat-1 soon to be decommissioned, as NigeriaSat-2 begins operation.
[SatNews – 05/14/2012]

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