WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 06/23/2013

Armenian government official says the former Soviet republic will launch its own satellite into orbit, with the newly created company called Armcosmos now busy registering an orbital position for the satellite.
[Ria Novosti – 06/23/2013]

Speedcast announces buyout of Pactel.
[Satellite Today – 06/23/2013]

SES, Inverto, Abilis and MaxLinear partner to develop IP-LNB for satellite TV home distribution.
[Satellite Today – 06/22/2013]

Republican-backed NASA authorization bill backs development of crew transportation systems to end reliance on Russia.
[Space Mart – 06/21/2013]

ESA’s SatFinAfrica pilot project begun in 2011 was so successful that a company called SatADSL was established in Belgium to provide SATCOM for financial services to Africa and now serves more than 100 offices.
[SatNews – 06/21/2013]

Turkmenistan’s first satellite to be launched by SpaceX, under contract with Thales Alenia Space.
[Venture Beat – 06/21/2013]

Intelsat decides to stop providing satellite services in Iran.
[SatNews – 06/21/2013]

EUSATCOM 203 coming up in Amsterdam at the Casa 400 conference centre on June 27th. [SatNews – 06/21/2013]

GVF expands its VSAT Installation Training & Certification in Asia Pacific.
[Satellite Today – 06/21/2013]

Secret, highly secure quantum communications system used at Chinese Party Congress in Beijing.
[South China Post – 06/21/20013]

OHB and Astrium to share work on German radar satellites.
[Space News – 06/21/2013]

Canada becomes first international partner to connect over U.S. Air Force’s protected comms AEHF satellite system.
[Defense Systems – 06/20/2013]

Satellite manufacturing sector cuts jobs in spite of 23 percent revenue increase in 2013.
[Satellite Today – 06/20/2013]

EUTELSAT 3D goes into full commercial service at 3 degrees East.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 06/20/2013]

Falcon 9 selected to launch German military radar satellites.
[Space News – 06/20/2013]

Astrium Services plans to sign a bulk-purchase agreement with Inmarsat for Ka-band capacity aboard Inmarsat’s three Global Xpress mobile communications satellites.
[Space News – 06/20/2013]

Chinese seek greater share of global satellite-launching market.
[China Daily – 06/20/2013]

Honeywell develops new broadband satcom hardware for Inmarsat’s new Global Xpress Ka-band satellite network.
[AIN online – 06/20/2013]

ViaSat partners with Boeing for inline in-flight satellite connectivity system.
[Satellite Today – 06/20/2013]

World Teleport Association will explore development of quality certification program for teleports based on clearly defined technical and operational standards. [Satellite Evolution Group – 06/20/2013]

Cobham announces Aviator S series at Paris Air Show, which will allow secure data communication for aircraft operation, maintenance and management services.
[SatNews – 06/20/2013]

OmniAccess becomes first iDirect customer to go live with iDX 3.2 and X7, successfully launching a live satellite communications network that reached data throughput of 50 Mbps.
[Satellite Evolution Group – 06/20/2013]

European Defense Agency says consolidating European countries’ military telecommunications satellite networks would result in huge savings, but obstacles are faced if European defence ministries fear their budgets would be cut.
[Space News – 06/19/2013]

European rocket designers crafting a defense against U.S. startup rocket builder SpaceX.
[Space News – 06/19/2013]

Scientists and engineers from around the world meet in South Dakota to discuss collecting images from Landsat 8.
[R&D Magazine – 06/19/2013]

Mexico’s state-owned Mexsat system to be augmented by second nearly six-ton Centenario satellite in 2014.
[Fox News – 06/19/2013]

Asia DTH executives outline their satellite capacity plans.
[Satellite Today – 06/19/2013]

ORBIT Technologies receives order for $3 million worth of ORION-based Communications Management Systems to major European aircraft manufacturer.
[SatNews – 06/19/2013]

Gilat Satellite Networks and Thaicom sign Cooperation Framework Agreement to provide customers across the Asia -Pacific regions with integrated solution using Gilat’s ground equipment and the Thaicom 4 satellite.
[Satellite Today – 06/19/2013]

O3b signs deal with Maju Nusa to provide ultra-high speed 3G backhaul services across rural Malaysia.
[National Post – 06/19/2013]

SpeedCast sees substantial gains with Newtec MDM6000 modem on multicarrier applications during intensive trial of Newtec’s latest S2 Extensions and Clean Channel Technology.
[MENAFN – 06/19/2013]

PolarSat’s hubless VSATPlus3 network control algorithms allow for geographic redundancy and ensure no single point of network failure is ever present at any one time. [SatNews – 06/19/2013]

The worlds most sophisticated commercial communications satellite, Alphasat, built by Astrium for Inmarsat, and carrying four technological demonstration payloads for ESA, is shipped to its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana.
[Astrowatch – 06/18/2013]

Sprint files suit to stop Clearwire, DISH tie-up.
[Bloomberg – 06/18/2013]

Thuraya strengthens its partnership with Astrium Services with launch of IP+, SatSleeve and Maritime Broadband in Asia.
[Herald online – 06/18/2013]

Initial Defense Communications Satellite Program launched first cluster of 7 small satellites 47 years ago.
[Seattle PI – 06/18/2013]

SES CEO Romain Bausch to be succeeded by Karim Michel Sabbagh.
[boston.com – 06/17/2013]

Google Internet balloons – what do they mean for VSAT, and satellite communications in general?
[Newtec blog – 06/17/2013]

Lockheed Martin promises to support South Korea’s effort to develop and launch military communications satellites if it wins Seoul’s multi-billion dollar fighter jet deal.
[Global Post. – 06/17/2013]

Watch George Clooney Puts Spotlight on Bloodshed, Crisis in Sudan on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

George Clooney’s Satellite Sentinel project reveals war crimes and security violations using DigitalGlobe imagery.
[Satellite Today – 06/17/2013]

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