WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 11/02/2012

RSCC and Eutelsat partner on long-term roadmap for advanced satellite resources in Russia.
[Sacramento Bee – 11/02/2012]

SATCON and CCW in New York City will take place as planned.
[SatNews – 11/01/2012]

China launches Venezuela’s first remote sensing satellite, VRSS-1.
[SatNews – 11/01/2012]

Russia’s Mission Control Center adjusts ISS orbit to miss fragment of Iridium-33.
[Xinhuanet – 11/01/2012]

Iridium Communications gets five-year contract to upgrade Defense Department’s dedicated Iridium(R) gateway ensuring compatibility with Iridium NEXT, the largest commercial space program underway anywhere in the world.
[SatNews – 11/01/2012]

USAF AEHF-2 satellite successfully completes in-orbit tests.
[Patrick Air Force Base News – 11/01/2012]

Astrium Services and China’s Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth sign three agreements ensuring continuity of commercially available high-resolution and large-area services covering China.
[SatNews – 11/01/2012}

Space Systems Loral is selected by the USAF Space and Missile Systems Center to develop affordable design concepts for next generation Protected Military Satellite Communications.
[SatNews – 11/01/2012]

NYC mayor gets AT&T CEO promise to provide satellite trucks to boost capacity and offer cell phone charging for those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
[CNET – 11/01/2012]

Towerstream announces it is waiving its fee for it Rapid Install wireless broadband solution to business in Manhattan affected by Hurricane Sandy.
[SatNews – 11/01/2012]

New ARINC Direct ConnectOnboard Communications System offers three capabilities in one portable device using iPad application as user interface.
[SatNews – 11/01/2012]

Milcom 2012 is cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy.
[Satellite Today – 10/31/2012]

Digitalization of MSOs across India spurs increased investment in terrestrial cable networks, creating stronger long-term competitor to DTH.
[NSR – 10/31/2012]

Some $2.1 billion euros worth of upcoming C4ISR and communications capabilities opportunities to support NATO missions and operations discussed at recent NATO Communications + Information Agency conference in Rome.
[SatNews – 10/30/2012]

Norsat satellite locator app now available for devices using Android operating system.
[Daily Finance – 10/30/2012]

Harris gets $50.5 million order from U.S. army for advanced satellite communications terminals.
[UPI – 10/30/2012]

Following acquisition and integration of Danish satcom company Thrane & Thrane earlier this year, Cobham establishes new strategic business unit – Cobham SATCOM – that combines all of its satellite businesses into one organization.
[SatNews – 10/30/2012]

South Africa-based Blue Sky Satellite Communications aims to launch satellite Internet services on a prepaid-bandwidth basis.
[YouTube – 10/30/2012]

ViaSat gets orders in excess of $11 million for Joint IP Modem Network Control Centers, remote modems, and Joint IP Modem enhancements that enable the Department of Defense to complete roll out of interoperable network services to warfighters.
[SatNews – 10/30/2012]

First SPOT 6 satellite data is successfully received and processed in Russia.
[SatNews – 10/30/2012]

Novel smartphone solution for indoor navigation wins best satnav application at European Satellite Navigation Competition.
[SatNews – 10/30/2012]

Astrium Services’ DNSG System “XRACER,” an ND SatCom product, is winner of “Best of IBC 2012″ award.
[SatNews – 10/30/2012]

Globecomm Systems’ Long Island and Maryland facilities provide 100% availability while weathering Hurricane Sandy.
[SatNews – 10/30/2012]

OnAir and Honeywell sign agreement making OnAir the distributor of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band aircraft connectivity services to the business and general aviation segment.
[SatNews – 10/30/2012]

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft splashes down in the Pacific after trip to International Space Station.
[Satellite Today – 10/29/2012]

Taxability of international communications such as those facilitated by satellite among topics at recent IFA Congress in Boston.
[Business Standard – 10/29/2012]

Inmarsat launches IsatPhone Pro humanitarian aid package providing NGOs with total of 3,000 minutes per month, shared between 3 SIMs, for one monthly charge.
[SatNews – 10/29/2012]

CASBAA membership continues to expand and diversify, including recent new members Vietnam, with 74% pay TV growth between 2009 and 2011, and Myanmar, with 49% growth in TV advertising over last few years.
SatNews – 10/29/2012]

Spacecom gets orders from DRS Technical Services for C-band capacity on AMOS-5 and Ku-band capacity on AMOS-3 to serve U.S. Department of Defense.
[SatNews – 10/29/2012]

How best to provide communications as world events intensify to be shared at SIA’s 2012 DoD Commercial SATCOM Users’ Workshop December 13-14, with Government Only sessions December 12.
[SatNews – 10/29/2012]

Hurricane Sandy prompts set up of satellite communications center by Red Cross.
[WITN – 10/27/2012]

U.S. could be without crucial weather satellites for a year or more.
[NY Times – 10/26/2012]

South Korean satellite launch postponed due to rocket glitch.
[Satellite Today – 10/26/2012]

Video of hurricane Sandy taken from International Space Station.
[Nextgov – 10/26/2012

NSR Report assesses key financial metrics for leading global and regional fixed satellite services operators.
[NSR – October 2012]

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