WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 01/25/2013

Eutelsat to field test experimental anti-jamming capability on one of its upcoming satellites to be stationed over the Middle East.
[Space News – 01/25/2013]

Fit-check completed for Azerspace and Africasat-1a aboard Ariane 5 for February 7 launch.
[Space Travel – 01/25/2013]

Could Israel and Ukraine join the European Space Agency?
[Space News – 01/25/2013]

China introduces special funding for satellite industrialization program.
[Satellite Spotlight – 01/25/2013]

Iran’s Space Agency officials announce they are manufacturing hi-tech spacesuits.
[Space Travel – 01/25/2013]

European Space Agency activates the Search-and-Rescue payload aboard one of the Galileo positioning, navigation and timing satellites.
[Space News – 01/25/2013]

British Science Minister announces some $95 million in new investments in space technology.
[Space News – 01/25/2013]

General Dynamics upgrading their Manpack radios with kits to add MUOS communication capability.
[SatNews – 01/25/2013]

Inmarsat selects Metaswitch for advanced VoIP products for its Global Xpress Communication Service.
[TMCnet – 01/25/2013]

Translation errors delay ESA’s formal approval of ExoMars pact with Russia.
[Space News – 01/24/2013]

Russia warns Kazakhstan it might withdraw from joint projects if Astana insists on restricting satellite launches from Russia’s rented Baikonur cosmodrome.
[Space Daily – 01/24/2013]

Raytheon bids for U.S. Air Force contract to build a new nuclear command and control communications system using both Extremely High Frequency and Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite waveforms.
[UPI – 01/24/2013]

German space chief feels NASA has made “fundamental change in its thinking” and will allow Europe to build all future propulsion modules for NASA’s Orion crew-transport vehicle.
[Space News – 01/24/2013]

Arabsat concludes first hosted payload deal in the Middle East.
[Satellite Today – 01/24/2013]

Atlas V rocket defect delays launch of NASA’s next Tracking and Data Relay satellite.
[Satellite Today – 01/24/2013]

Glitch in upper stage Rockot vehicle causes further delay in ESA’s Swarm mission.
[Space News – 01/24/2013]

Newtec is selected by Gazprom Space Systems to provide equipment for a new FST platform to be run via the Yamal-402 satellite.
[Satellite Evolution – 01/24/2013]

Eutelsat will offer in-flight connectivity services through KA-SAT.
[Satellite Today – 01/24/2013]

KVH makes satellite TV more affordable for boat owners, dropping price of its 12.5 inch TracVision M1 marine satellite TV antenna by 20 percent.
[SatNews – 01/24/2013]

Norsat launches new Machine-To-Machine satellite product line.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 01/24/2013]

Spain-based Global IP signs multi-year agreements with Intelsat allowing it to provide broadband service to maritime customers in Indian Ocean region.
[Satellite Evolution – 01/24/2013]

Georgian mobile and telecommunication company MagtiCom signs agreement with SES for fourth transponder at ASTRA 31.5 East for Georgia’s first domestic DTH platform. [Satellite Evolution – 01/24/2013]

Resurrecting dead satellites – Pentagon research aims at recovering valuable parts from de-commissioned satellites.
[R&D Magazine – 01/23/2013]

Sea Launch prepares for January 30 launch of Intelsat 27.
[Satellite Evolution – 01/23/2013]

Gilat Peru wins $9.6 million contract to provide satellite connectivity for 320 remote locations and a disaster recovery site for Banco de la Nacion.
[msnbc – 01/23/2013]

GeoEye fails to capture satellite image of Presidential Inauguration in two attempts.
[Satellite Today – 01/23/2013]

Azerbaijan expects to launch its first telecommunications satellite in early February. [UPI – 01/22/2013]

U.S. Export Import Bank guarantees $87.1 million loan to finance Hispasat satellite.
[Satellite Today – 010/22/2013]

UltraHD – a niche opportunity for satellite carriers, according to NSR report.
[NSR – 01/22/2013]

Belgium Satellite Services signs long-term contract with Eutelsat for C-band capacity on Eutelsat 10A.
[Satellite Spotlight – 01/22/2013]

Explorersweb takes a look at satellite phones during its Expedition Tech Week. [Explorersweb – 01/22/2013]

New Trimble service uses satellite broadcast capabilities to deliver high accuracy correction service (better than 20 inch or better than 6 inch) to farmers.
[Yahoo Finance – 01/21/2013]

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