WBMSAT Satellite Industry News Bits 06/28/2013

NASA’s newest satellite to get close-up look at little-explored region of the sun thought to drive space weather that can affect Earth.
[R&D Magazine – 06/28/2013]

Second MUOS Lockheed Martin-built satellite is encapsulated into its payload fairing. [Satellite Spotlight – 06/28/2013]

Indian Cabinet approves proposal for construction of GSAT-15 and GSAT-16 satellites.
[ANI News – 06/28/2013]

United Launch Alliance (ULA) expects to demonstrate its commercial human spaceflight service in 2016.
[Space News – 06/28/2013]

China’s space program tries to catch up, as its 5th manned space mission returns to Earth.
[Forbes – 06/27/2013]

Thales Alenia Space will be prime contractor for Europe’s Euclid satellite to study dark-energy sources.
[Space News – 06/27/2013]

U.S. Air Force orders seven rockets from United Launch Alliance to launch Air Force and National Reconnaissance Office satellites.
[Space News – 06/27/2013]

NASA experiments performed to validate supercomputer simulations of hypervelocity impacts in space, in effort to design better shielding against collisions with space junk.
[R&D Magazine – 06/27/2013]

Globecomm Systems announces launch of Cytelics, an end-to-end cyber security solutions service available through its Comsource subsidiary.
SatNews – 06/27/2013]

Satellite antennas in Kenya repurposed for space exploration as arrival of fiber communication links reduce reliance on satellite links.
[VOA News – 06/27/2013]

SANDRA system, successfully tested in Germany, brings the most advanced multilink communications to aircraft, integrating L-band and Ku-band satellite links as well as ground links and VHF data links.
[Aviation Pros – 06/27/2013]

Inmarsat’s first fully assembled Global Xpress satellite successfully passes milestone testing.
[4 traders – 06/27/2013]

ViaSat selects InnoMedia products for its Exede Voice home telephone service.
[paidContent – 06/27/2013]

Telespazio CEO sees acquisition of Italy’s Avio rocket builder as enhancing product portfolio, and says Telespazio’s parent company Finmeccanica will bid against Astrium and Safran/Snecma for Avio.
[Space News – 06/27/2013]

Satellite operators fight back against signal interference – part II of Satellite Today report.
[Satellite Today – 06/27/2013]

Russian Soyuz rocket launches 4 O3b communications satellites into orbit from the jungle of South America (French Guiana).
[Space.com – 06/26/2013]

Gilat provides satellite communication infrastructure for Peru’s “PIASS: program, a ship traveling the Amazon bringing medical, educational, and banking services to isolated villages.
[SatNews – 06/26/2013]

Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Ministry of Communications and Media of the Russian Federation facilitate training of Russian specialists at Astrium’s facilities.
[Satellite Today – 06/25/2013]

O3b medium earth orbit satellites expected to bring cheaper and faster broadband, with latency of less than 130 milliseconds, to customers everywhere around the world within 45 degrees north and 45 degrees south latitude.
[Next Big Future – 06/25/2013]

Globalstar and Jarvinian successfully test experimental Terrestrial Low Power Service using satellite spectrum, with goal to reduce Wi-Fi congestion by deploying 802.11 compliant technology over Globalstar’s frequencies.
[GCN – 06/27/2013]

Orbital Sciences lawsuit seeks $1.5 billion from Lockheed Martin and Boeing venture.
[Satellite Today – 06/25/2013]

Sprint shareholders approve company’s sale to Japan’s SoftBank; Dish also unlikely to win against Sprint in takeover fight for Clearwire – what’s next for Dish?
[Quartz – 06/25/2013]

Intelsat and Ericsson demonstrate true 4K end-to-end video transmission via satellite.
[Investor Center – 06/25/2013]

Federal Signal Alerting & Notification Systems completes first phase of statewide emergency warning system upgrade in Hawaii, replacing existing networks with redundant satellite and cellular communications.
[Yahoo Finance – 06/25/2013]

Communications & Power Industries (CPI) acquires MCL Inc., a manufacturer of power amplifier products and systems for the satellite communications market, and a wholly owned subsidiary of MITEQ Inc.
[Yahoo Finance – 06/25/2013]

RRsat breaks into Russian market with new office in Moscow.
[Satellite Today – 06/24/2013]

New NSR report to analyze key trends, drivers, and restraints facing the Direct-to-Home satellite TV market.
[NSR – July 2013]

NSR report analyzes the upcoming programs and game changing elements in the wireless backhaul via satellite market and offers new perspective for market players looking for the inside edge.
[NSR – June 2013]

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