WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits March 1, 2013

SpaceX Dragon is on the way to the International Space Station again; the third launch within a year, carrying fresh fruit, clothing, computer parts and other gear, and seeds, mouse stem cells, and protein crystals for research. [R&D Magazine – 03/01/2013]

SpaceX Dragon suffers anomaly after reaching orbit; Twitter accounts inferred thruster problems prevented solar array deployment – company says arrays have now been deployed, and it is working on thruster problem. [Space Travel – 03/01/2013]

Globalstar announces successful fourth launch of six second-generation satellites. [Space Daily – 03/01/2013]

Intelsat expects to replace Intelsat 27 with insurance money and have some left over to pay down debt. [Space News – 03/01/2013]

Quantum Physics may be used for secure satellite links as teams around the world pursue the idea of a quantum satellite. [SatNews – 03/01/2013]

Iridium asks for investor patience, projecting 10% growth from 2013 through 2015. [Space News – 03/01/2013]

Glowlink to unveil break-through products and technology designed to prevent, detect, locate, and remove satellite interferences, at Satellite 2013. [SatNews – 03/01/2013]

China plans manned space craft launch that will dock with the country’s orbiting space laboratory. [Space Daily – 02/28/2013]

Eutelsat and Deutsche Telekom reach final settlement to dispute regarding duration of Eutelsat’s right to use German filing at 28.5° [Satellite Evolution Group – 02/28/2013]

Vietnam expects to launch its third satellite, VNREDSat-1A, during the second quarter of 2013. [SatNews – 02/28/2013]

European Commission proposes new programme to help EU Member States combine their space surveillance capacities and offer services to locate and monitor dangerous space debris, alerting satellite operators of collision risks. [European Commission Enterprise and Industry News – 02/28/2013]

Thales Alenia Space signs agreement with ISS- Reshetnev Company creating a joint venture initially focused on production of equipment meeting the most demanding international standards for use on Russian telecommunication satellites. [SatNews – 02/28/2013]

Outerlink announces launch of first satellite IP push-to-talk solution for helicopter communications via multi-tiered platform Communique HUB. [Yahoo News – 02/28/2013]

GVF conference at Satellite 2013 premised on fact that the seas are an essential resource for industry, commerce, and leisure, rendering our ability to communicate effectively whilst on the ocean of paramount importance. [SatNews – 02/28/2013]

Advantech Wireless receives orders worth more than $2million for its high power, high linearity GaN based SSPA line, covering both C-band and Ku-band. [Satellite Evolution Group – 02/28/2013]

Clear Channel Satellite announces deployment of the XtremeSat Media satellite broadcast distribution platform for contemporary Christian music radio station KSBJ. [Satellite Evolution Group – 02/28/2013]

Newtec is selected by California-based X2nSat to provide equipment for a new B2B broadband and SCADA service aiming to offer reliable and fast connectivity for enterprise and government markets. [Satellite Today – 02/27/2013]

TS2 expands Internet Access in Afghanistan utilizing Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite. [Yahoo Finance – 02/27/2013]

Gilat Satcom announces new deal with pan-African Internet service provider and mobile WiMAX carrier to deliver broadband services throughout Mozambique. [Satellite Today – 02/26/2013]

Flightcell will present “the world’s smallest, lightest, and smartest satellite communication and tracking system, DZMx,” at the March 2013 HELI-EXPO. [rotor.com – 02/26/2013]

Maritime Broadband selects Revmar Dynamics as the full-service exclusive distributor of the company’s C-Bird VSAT in Greece and Cyprus. [Satellite Today – 02/26/2013]

Australian company EM Solutions launches North American and MENA presences marketing its broadband Ka-satcom RF equipment. [Press Release @ WBMSAT – 02/26/2013]

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launches the SARAL Indo-French satellite from its spaceport at Sriharikota. [Satellite Today – 02/25/2013]

Northrop Grumman Delivers first communications payload for U.S. Air Force’s Enhanced Polar System. [Satellite Spotlight – 02/25/2013]

NewSat announces it has secured all required funding for the Jabiru-1 satellite to be launched in 205. [Satellite Today – 02/25/2013]

U.S. Army upgrades terminal training suite for its advanced Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical – Terminal (SMART-T). [AR News – 02/25/2013]

Gilat’s new SkyEdge 2-c Internet connectivity solution now includes Ka-band support. [Satellite Today – 02/25/2013]

MTN announces exclusive partnership with BATS to market Broadband Antenna Tracking and Stabilization system to the cruise, ferry and large yacht markets. [SAT PR – 02/25/2013]

New NSR report answers critical questions affecting the in-flight connectivity business. [NSR – April 2013 report]

“Limited Satellite Capacity in Asia-Pacific: Risk to our Warfighters” is the title of a free webinar scheduled for April 3rd, 2013, sponsored by Via Satellite and SES Government Solutions. [Satellite Today web site]

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