WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 06/15/2012

Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) is first instrument of four that will fly aboard NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to be delivered to NASA.
[SatNews – 06/15/2012]

Vox Telecom receives signals from South Africa’s first Ka-band satellite, Y1B.
[Satellite Today – 06/15/2012]

ESA reserves space on Arianespace for Sentinel-1 radar satellite launch in 2013.
[Satellite Today – 06/15/2012]

NASA’s high energy X-ray NuSTAR satellite, designed to hunt for objects in space, is launched from Kwajalein Atoll aboard Pegasus rocket.
[Space Travel – 06/14/2012]

Arianespace preparation complete for July 5 launch of EchoStar XVII high-throughput relay platform and the MSG-3 meteorological spacecraft for EUMETSAT.
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

Boeing states that secure satellite communications between ships, aircraft, and ground forces is on the horizons, following in-flight demonstration conducted by Boeing and the U.S. Navy using an EA-18G Growler equipped with a SATCOM antenna.
[UPI – 06/14/2012]

Boeing completes Critical Design Review of the MEXSAT Geomobile Satellite Communications System with customer Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes of the government of Mexico.
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

Satellite Interference Reduction Group to be involved with a number of discussions and meetings on resolution of satellite interference at CommunicAsia2012.
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

South Asian reseller agrees to pay NewSat of Australia $30 million for satellite communications coverage in Afghanistan.
[The Bull – 06/14/2012]

MEASAT Satellite Systems has a capacity deal with MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems (ASTRO) to carry UEFA European Football Championship 2012 (“Euro 2012”) live for Brunei via the MEASAT-3 satellite.
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

Ofer Ship Holding deploys Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband Multi-voice service with RRSat’s Station711 mobile satellite services.
[Market Watch – 06/14/2012]

Telesat announces signing of Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) to a long term contract for capacity on Telesat’s Telstar 11N satellite.
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., in Huntsville, Alabama, is awarded Cooperative Agreement by NASA to foster the commercial use of the International Space Station
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

Advantech Wireless develops new VSAT product line-up including smallest, most fully features, lowest-cost hub in the world, the Discovery 100, the midrange Discovery 200 supporting up to 1,500 terminals, and Discovery 300 providing full capacity and support for thousands of terminals.
[SatNews – 06/14/2012]

NSR releases a number of reports projecting a dynamic revolution in government spending, commercial activities, and a high-throughput revolution in satellite communications. [SatNews – 06/14/2012

Next ILS launch, scheduled for June 20, to carry SES 5 aloft aboard Proton M launch vehicle.
[SatNews – 06/13/2012]0

Raytheon receives $19 million contract to modify Navy Multiband Terminal to link it with Air Force’s Enhance Polar Satellite, to allow U.S. Navy and Air Force warfighters to overcome communications gaps in remote polar region.
[SatNews – 06/13/2012]

Qualcomm to meld satellite communications into its Snapdragon S4 application processors for Dish Network, so the chips can link to both satellite and ground-based mobile networks.
[UT News San Diego – 06/13/2012]

World Teleport Association releases white paper Best Practices in Satellite Capacity Contracts.
[SatNews – 06/13/2012]

Gulfsat, a leading service provider and satellite specialist in the Middle East and North Africa, signs new agreement for capacity on EUTELSAT 8.
[Market Watch – 06/13/2012]

Multiple firms receive multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts not to exceed $65,750,00 for Inmarsat mobile satellite services for DoD and other government agencies.
[AFCEA SignalScape – 06/13/2012]

Galician Research and Development Center in Advanced Telecommunications gathers key industrial representatives in the field of satellite communications for a June 15 seminar, “The Satellite Role in the Mobile Communications Arena.”
[Cordis Wire – 06/13/2012]

RIA Novosti reports that China will launch Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft in mid-June to carry out the country’s first manned space docking mission with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space lab module.
[SatNews – 06/12/2012]

UK startup Phasor announces phased array antenna system that allows moving vehicles to communicate with satellites, or antennas that track satellites, with no moving parts, utilizing multiple transceiver ICs manufactured by TowerJazz.
[Market Watch – 06/12/2012]

Globalstar misses June 9 payment to Thales required by arbitrators’ ruling as it considers options to oppose the ruling; Thales files petition in court to affirm the award; negotiations between the companies continue.
[SatNews – 06/12/2012]

Harris Caprock selects amplifiers by Gilat subsidiary Wavestream for VSAT systems onboard its maritime customers’ vessels, including cruise ships.
[Market Watch – 06/12/2012]

ITT Exelis is introducing GNOMAD, a mobile, on-the-move satellite communications (SATCOM) system providing over the horizon satellite communications for data and voice while on the move using a low profile broadband antenna and baseband solution which is modem and radio agnostic.
[Satnews – 06/12/2012]

Canadian broadband provider Galaxy launches new services with Hughes dual-band broadband satellite terminal.
[mediacaster magazine – 06/12/2012]

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications commission expects to complete draft of licensing framework to issue type-3 communications satellite business by next month, with InTouch’s satellite arm, Thaicom Plc, the only company that can apply for a licence to provide service without having their own network.
[Bangkok Post – 06/12/20012]

Australian telecommunications company PlusComms set to acquire historic Jamesburg Earth Station in California’s Carmel Valley for redevelopment by Oz company as “armageddon-proof” data center.
[The Register – 06/11/2012]

Qatar’s proposed launch of its first satellite, Es’hail 1, in the second quarter of 2013 will support the country’s sophisticated communication needs, according to CEO of Qatar Satellite Company.
[Gulf Times – 06/11/2012]

SatLink Communications expands operations into Asia, opening new office in Singapore.
[Screen Africa – 06/11/2012]

Information Affairs Authority criticizes statement by ARABSAT that it does not have responsibility to interfere with “political and religious discussions” on Iranian satellite channels.
[Bahrain News Agency – 06/10/2012]

Sea Launch officials focus on the company’s Zenit rocket to determine whether it damaged Intelsat 19 satellite during launch, preventing deployment of one of the solar panels.|
[SpaceFlight Now – 06/09/2012]

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