WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 08/17/2012

Newtec rapidly expands Latin American presence beyond Brazil into Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and Peru, while increasing efficiency with Clean Channel Technology and combating interference with Carrier ID insertion in its new broadcast modulator.
[IT News Online 08/17/2012]

Penny-sized rocket thruster may soon power the smallest satellites in space.
[SatNews – 08/17/2012]

PacStar wins TacSat Nano contract from 6th Contracting Squadron, MacDill AFB.
[SatNews – 08/17/2012]

As Russian Prime Minister Medvedev orders Roscosmos to sort out its problems to reverse the string of 7 failed launches and 10 satellites lost in last year an a half, the head of the Krunichev State Research and Production Space Center, Vladimir Nesterov, resigns.
[SatNews – 08/16/2012]

Harris is awarded Space Systems/Loral contract for reflector deployment booms for use on two unnamed high-throughput communications satellites.
[Satellite Today – 08/16/2012]

Space Tracking and Surveillance System demonstration satellites participate in test of next generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system.
[SatNews – 08/16/2012]

Ball Aerospace Technologies will incorporate essential data communication enhancements for the Joint Polar Satellite System under development for early launch in 2017.
[Space Daily – 08/16/2012]

Kratos SAT Corp to supply Monics carrier monitoring system and related products to Space Systems/Loral in support of one of its customers that will provide broadband communications services in remote areas.
[iStockAnalyst – 08/16/2012]

Sagetech Corporation wins Harris Corporation subcontract for AireonSM, a revolutionary advancement in air traffic management that will be hosted on Iridium’s second-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT.
[Virtual Strategy – 08/16/2012]

Dish Network expected to offer nationwide satellite broadband on Echostar 17, with early offering download speeds of up to 5 Mbps though rates up to 15 Mbps are possible.
[Bloomberg – 08/16/2012]

MTN Satellite Communications and Wireless Maritime Services launch Connect at Sea voice application.
[Telecom Lead – 08/16/2012]

Russian manufacturer ISS Reshetnev makes contact with PT Telkom’s Telcom-3 satellite that was placed in useless orbit following failed launch last week.
[Satellite Today – 08/15/2012]

Arianespace sets launch date for Indian Space Research Organization’s next communication satellite, GSAT-10.
[Satellite Today – 08/15/2012]

Satellite Interference Reduction group pushes participation in use of carrier ID with catchy slogan “Stop Interference Now . . . its a SIN.”
[SatNews – 08/15/2012]

Georgia Tech to assist Sierra Nevada Corporation in quest to develop commercial space flight system by providing expertise on how to ensure the smoothest possible re-entry for SNC’s Dream Chaser spacecraft.
[R&D Magazine – 08/15/2012]

Automated L-72 hour launch countdown sequence is initiated by the Sea Launch and Energia Logistics teams at the Equator for the launch of Intelsat 21 on August 17.
[SatNews – 08/14/2012]

Atlas V mission carrying the National Reconnaissance Office NROL-3 payload including cubesats is rescheduled for September 6.
[SatNews – 08/14/2012]

View of London’s Olympic Park is captured by the smallest imager aboard ESA’s smallest mission – the High Resolution Camera aboard the Proba-1 microsatellite.
[SatNews – 08/14/2012]

Cobham gets $65 million Boeing contract to supply electronic systems for three satellites of WGS satellite program.
[SatNews – 08/13/2012]

New detection technique could predict solar flares more than a day before they occur, providing advance warning to protects satellites, power grids, and astronauts from potentially dangerous radiation.
[R&D Magazine 08/13/2012]

NASA selects three teams to advance the state of the art for small spacecraft in the areas of communications, formation flying, and docking systems.
[SatNews – 08/13/2012]

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