WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 06/07/2013

Russian defense satellite launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome on Soyuz rocket reaches target orbit.
[The Voice of Russia – 06/08/2013]

Three NASA “phonesats” spend 6 days in orbit sending back complex data and photos of earth before burning up upon re-entry.
[Orlando Sentinel – 06/08/2013]

Indian home ministry dismisses telecom department proposal to provide satellite-based communications to beef up surveillance in India’s Maoist hotbeds.
[The Economic Times – 06/08/2013]

Despite criticism from former ESA and European industry launch-vehicle experts, ESA intends to stay on the course on Ariane 6.
[Space News – 06/07/2013]

FCC to probe Intelsat practices following CapRock complaint that satellite operators inhibit competition by failing to upgrade their equipment or replace aging satellites on a timely basis.
[Bloomberg – 06/07/2013]

Two years after launch, the first Space Based Infrared System Geo-1 missile warning satellite is quietly declared operational.
[Space News – 06/07/2013]

Russian satellite launched last year to map the Arctic stops functioning.
[SatNews – 06/07/2013]

Sierra Nevada Corporation successfully begins latest phase of hybrid rocket motor qualification testing for the Dream Chase flight vehicle.
[SatNews – 06/07/2013]

Inmarsat makes compelling argument for sending M2M over a satellite network instead of a terrestrial variation at CTIA.
[Wireless Week – 06/07/2013]

Telespazio Brazil CEO expects growth to come from three market segments – oil and gas, backhaul, and corporate networks, but most especially oil and gas.
[Satellite Today – 06/06/2013]

Coastal states brace for another hurricane season with satellite networks.
[CivSource – 06/06/2013]

KVH details four-part plan to bring variety of economical and convenient content services to mariners for the first time via its mini-VSAT product.
[SatNews – 06/06/2013]

Northrop Grumman develops new GaN packaged power amplifier for military and commercial Ka-band applications.
[Satellite Today – 06/06/2013]

GIT Satellite Communications X-Track(TM) asset management system meets requirements to become an Iridium LBS Premium Portal Provider in connection with the Iridium Extreme(R) satellite phone.
[Yahoo Finance – 06/06/2013]

Stratolaunch, the company created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to develop a low-cost satellite launching system, gives Orbital Sciences contract to build world’s largest air-launched space rocket.
[Space News – 06/05/2013]

Internet everywhere will keep the satellite industry flying.
[Forbes – 06/05/2013]

Europe launches record cargo load for the International Space Station.
[Space Travel – 06/05/2013]

CommunicAsia2013 Summit features eight dedicated tracks and two interactive workshops to cater to the growing demands of the satellite industry – to be held in Singapore, June 18 – 21.
[SatNews – 06/05/2013]

ITT Exelis wins global satellite communications system contract from DISA. [Satellite Spotlight – 06/05/2013]

Yahsat wins “Most Innovative Product and Service for Africa” for second consecutive year.
[StarAfrica – 06/05/2013]

Eutelsat and OneAccess win “Business Service Innovation” award for provision of advanced enterprise services on KA-SAT satellite.
[Yahoo Finance – 06/05/2013]

Skyware Global launches spin off company focused on electronics engineering and tactical ground systems.
[Satellite Today – 06/05/2013]

Comtech Xicom gets four U.S. Navy contracts totaling $2.5 million for high-power dual-band traveling wave tube amplifiers.
[financial news – 06/05/2013]

Eutelsat Germany expands KabelKiosk service with TV product for local and regional IP and cable network operators in Germany.
[Satellite Today – 06/05/2013]

Speedcast launches Ka-band service for North Africa and Middle East.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 06/05/2013]

SES-6 satellite is successfully launched on board an ILS Proton Breeze M booster from Baikonur, Kazakhstan; SES announces a significant long-term capacity anchor customer for SES-6 is Brazilian group Oi.
[Yahoo Finance – 06/04/2013]

CASBAA satellite industry forum to be held in Singapore June 17, will examine An Industry in Transition.
[Yahoo Finance – 06/04/2013]

Don’t forget the kbps in the energy markets – amidst the bandwidth revolution there remains an entire class of in-service low-bandwidth units serving the Oil and Gas and Utilities industries.
[Northern Sky Research – 06/04/2013]

As Intelsat continues to struggle with only “modest near-term growth prospects” and “elevated government demand risk,” the company’s fiscal future remains bright.
[Satellite Today – 06/04/2013]

Gilat’s SkyEdge II hub and VSATs to deliver education to around 2500 schools in Southeast Asia.
[Financial Content – 06/04/2013]

Geolink Satellite Services and Telesat renew Ku-band contract.
[Satellte Today – 06/04/2013]

My-HD and Arabsat celebrate success of partnership by launching full bouquet of 39 channels of which 31 are High Definition.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 06/04/2013]

SkyVision launches new corporate voice, data and video services over satellite in Africa.
[Satellite Today – 06/04/2013]

NASA develops interplanetary GPS, building test bed at Goddard and planning to send an instrument equipped with X-ray navigation technology to the International Space Station to test the system.
[Satellite Today – 06/04/2013]

Arianespace’s CEO calls for fast-track modification of Ariane 5 rocket that will enable it to launch larger electric-propelled satellites into orbit.
[Satellite Today – 06/04/2013]

India is forced to delay launch of its first navigation satellite due to malfunction in control actuator in second stage of the rocket.
[Satellite Today – 06/03/2013]

Bidding for Hulu heats up among cable, Internet, and satellite providers.
[Satellite Today – 06/03/2013]

Export-Import Bank of the United States adds to record-level support for the American satellite industry, authorizing $343.3 million loan financing AsiaSat’s purchase of communications satellites and launch services.
[PR Newswire – 06/03/2013]

Global growth private equity firm TA Associates partners with its portfolio company SpeedCast Ltd to complete acquisition of Australian satellite communications service provider Pactel International.
[Yahoo Finance – 06/03/2013]

Hughes Network Systems announces new emergency service package as the 2013 hurricane season gets underway.
[Satellite Today – 06/03/2013]

Agilent Technologies announces system design tools for Satellite Communications and Navigation.
[The Motley Fool – 06/03/2013]

Azerbaijan’s second telecommunications satellite to be launched in 2018.
[TMC.net – 06/03/2013] 

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