WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 10/26/2012

DeLorme to exhibit inReach two-way satellite communication solution using Iridium constellation at Fort Lauderdale boat show.
[SatNews – 10/26/2012]

TCS receives $18 million in funded orders for field services support and maintenance of SNAP VSAT satellite systems from the U.S. Army.
[SatNews – 10/26/2012]

Despite conceptually different ways of accessing satellite spectrum, there is increasing overlap among the market segments targeted by TDMA and SCPC solutions.
[NSR – 10/26/2012]

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates announces that U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has exercised one-year option to continue providing data on apparent land-cover changes anywhere around the globe.
[SatNews – 10/26/2012]

Thrane & Thrane to introduce its most advanced satellite television antenna ever for maritime satellite TV market at Fort Lauderdale boat show.
[SatNews – 10/25/2012]

ESA’s Cluster mission shows how easily solar wind penetrates magnetosphere.
[R&D Magazine – 10/25/2012]

Hughes Newtork Systems and ThinKom Solutions announce demonstration of ultra-low profile antennas and manpack for COTM missions.
[Sacramento Bee – 10/25/2012]

Iran and Syria accused of jamming satellite services in retaliation for satellite operators dropping Iranian channels.
[Strategy Page – 10/25/2012]

Helicopter flight gathers data on how Europe’s two satellite navigation systems – EGNOS and Galileo – will work together in the future.
[SatNews – 10/25/2012]

Ozone and Mapping Profiler Suite aboard NASA’s Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite makes its first ozone measurements of the Antarctic ozone hole, finding second-smallest hole in 20 years.
[SatNews – 10/25/2012]

MEASAT partners with GlobeCast to bring ITV Granada in HD to viewers across Asia and the Middle East.
[SatNews – 10/25/2012]

Orbital Sciences gets U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory contract to develop experimental maneuverable spacecraft platform capable of hosting multiple payloads and operating in low- and geosynchronous orbit.
[SatNews – 10/24/2012]

MTN Satellite Communications opens Seattle, Washington product innovation office.
[Area Development – 10/24/2012]

Quake Global and SkyWave combine to provide universal M2M coverage in Russia.
[Herald Online – 10/24/2012]

Private network by ViaSat provides continuous satellite broadband coverage for multiple global flights of VIP and other high-value aircraft.
[Sacramento Bee – 10/24/2012]

Managing Director of Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited says NIGCOMSAT can create 100,000 jobs and generate N20billion monthly through DTH satellite broadcasting.
[Leadership – 10/24/2012]

Russian spacecraft blasts off for space station with U.S. and Russian astronauts.
[R&D Magazine – 10/23/2012]

Variations in Earth’s gravity and magnetic field tracked by satellites.
[R&D Magazine – 10/23/2012]

Global C-band demand to drop by approximately 190 TPEs between 2011 and 2021; forecast is no more or less than a compilation of well known industry trends.
[NSR – 10/23/2012]

Hughes, Bentley Walker enter partnership to launch Ka-band communications services into the Middle East over Hylas 2 satellite.
[Satellite Today – 10/23/2012]

Harris and Tampa Microwave have developed tri-band 1.3m VSAT antenna small enough to be checked as airline baggage, designed for rugged, tactical environments supporting military operations and other quick-react missions.
[SatNews – 10/23/2012]

Raytheon is awarded $51 million U.S. Ar4my contract to produce, upgrade, and modernize airborne radios including Phase 3 of the MUOS./CM upgrade program increasing satellite capacity for soldiers.
[Satellite Today – 10/23/2012]

Viasat is set to unveil portable broadband terminal featuring power-on auto-acquire antenna pointing to simplify and speed deployment, for military ground and maritime operations and optimized for ViaSat’s worldwide broadband network.
[Satellite Today – 10/23/2012]

Dish Network pays $700 million in Voom settlement; will receive 500 MHz of wireless multichannel video distribution and data service spectrum licenses as part of agtreement.
[Satellite Today – 10/22/2012]

NASA is developing technology to build Earth-orbiting “service stations” to repair satellites.
[Wired – 10/22/2012]

What are motives for Intelsat and Telesat IPOs on the horizon, and are they justifiable?
[NSR – 10/22/2012]

iDirect to share industry research on satellite usage in the utility industry at the European Utility Telecom Conference.
[Sacramento Bee – 10/22/2012]

Calhoun Satellite Communications upgrades multiplatform DSNG fleet with Aterme’s MPEG-2 and H.264 4:2:2 10-bit encoders and decoders to support legacy mobile uplink requirements..
[Satellite Today – 10/22/2012]

Can a flat antenna made of metamaterials replace the familiar satellite dish antenna?
[Bloomberg Businessweek – 10/18/2012]

Momentum wheels for 03B satellites get rigorous testing as result of failures on Globalstar satellites.
[Space News – 10/18/2012]

Ku versus Ka-band debate hits airline in-flight connectivity market as plans ramp up.
[In-Flight Connectivity Insider – October 2012]

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