Comtech EF Data Awarded $1.7 Million RF Equipment Order

February 20, 2019 – Comtech EF Data Corp. has been awarded a $1.7 million RF equipment order from a leading satellite antenna manufacturer. The satellite antenna manufacturer, which provides full motion antenna solutions for marine and other mobility applications, will continue to team Comtech EF Data products with its innovative, full-motion antenna products to provide…

CETel Secures Capacity on SES-12

February 20, 2019 – CETel, a leading German service provider of global managed end-to-end communications solutions, signed a substantial lease contract for satellite capacity with its strategic partner SES Networks. The capacity is secured on the recently launched satellite SES-12, which is one of the largest geostationary satellites that SES has ever procured. The satellite…

US Air Force Awards Launch Service Contracts

February 19, 2019 – The United States Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), awarded two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service contracts. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has been awarded a $297 million firm-fixed-price contract, for launch services to deliver AFSPC-44, NROL-85, and NROL-87…

Satcom Global Upgrades Aura VSAT to iDirect Velocity Platform

February 18, 2019 – Satcom Global announced the successful migration of its Aura VSAT network to the iDirect Velocity platform, enabling customers of the high-speed Ku-band service to benefit from higher capacity per vessel, improved satellite network management, as well as the ability to fully capitalize on the coverage and additional capacity of primary network…

Comtech EF Data Receives Delivery Order for Satellite Earth Station Equipment

February 14, 2019 – Comtech EF Data Corp. received a delivery order in support of the recently awarded contract from the US Naval Warfare Systems Command. This latest delivery order, against the $59.0 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (“IDIQ”) contract, is for $1.8 million. The delivery order specified Comtech EF Data’s SLM-5650B Satellite Modems and firmware…

Arianespace to Launch Satellite Deployment Solution from Open Cosmos

February 12, 2019 – Arianespace and Open Cosmos, a company providing turnkey space missions, announced that they have signed a contract for the launch of an innovative CubeSat deployment solution. Launched from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana using a Soyuz rocket, the CubeSat deployment platform is a key to the commercial offering from…

February 2019

  • Thaicom Signs Long-term Contract with TrueVisions
  • Newtec Boosts Affordable Broadband across Asia-Pacific on Kacific1
  • STCS Launches First iDirect DVB-S2X Network in Middle East
  • New Shepard Successfully Flies 8 NASA Research & Technology Payloads to Space

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Newtec Partners with Paradigm to Host New High-Throughput Modem Board

February 6, 2019 – Newtec has partnered with satellite communications solution provider Paradigm, which has become the first company to host its Newtec Dialog® SMB3310 high-throughput modem board. The two-way, high-throughput SMB3310 satellite modem board is now successfully embedded into Paradigm’s field-proven Paradigm Interface Module (PIM) terminal controller, which provides a common terminal interface for…

New Shepard Successfully Flies 8 NASA Research & Technology Payloads to Space

January 25, 2019 – Blue Origin demonstrated the versatility of the New Shepard system by taking 8 NASA-sponsored research and technology payloads into space. This flight was dedicated to NASA’s Flight Opportunities program, an essential program for researchers providing access to microgravity for technology development. Blue supports NASA’s Flight Opportunities program and its role in…

System Requirements Review Completed for Telesat’s LEO Constellation

January 24, 2019 – Telesat announced that the two teams it contracted with last year to develop system designs for Telesat’s global low earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation have successfully completed System Requirements Reviews. One of the teams is Airbus Defence and Space. The other is a consortium of Thales Alenia Space and Maxar Technologies,…

Mitsubishi Electric Develops High-Performance Waveguide Array Antenna

January 24, 2019 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a slotted waveguide array antenna made of injection-molded resin which has been demonstrated to outperform conventional patch array antenna in side-lobe characteristics, cross-polarization characteristics and electric power efficiency, as well as offer reduced weight and cost. Mitsubishi Electric’s new antenna will enable radar systems to achieve…

Resolute Mining Connects Syama Operations to the Cloud with SES Networks

January 24, 2019 – SES announced that Resolute Mining Limited is revolutionising its operations in Mali by bringing high-speed, low-latency connectivity to its Syama mining site. The fully-managed SES Networks satellite data connectivity solution enables enterprise cloud applications and helps enhance safety and productivity. Resolute Mining is building the world’s first purpose-built, fully automated sublevel…

STCS Launches First iDirect DVB-S2X Network in Middle East

January 22, 2019 – STC Solutions Saudi Telecom Company (STCS), the leader of Information Communications Technologies (ICT) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), will launch the first iDirect DVB-S2X network in the Middle East. Utilizing VT iDirect’s iQ Series of remotes, its next-generation DVB-S2X technology will enable STCS to offer high-speed connectivity and expand…

Optus and Sky Television Agree on New 10-year Deal for Satellite Capacity

January 18, 2019 – Optus and New Zealand pay TV provider Sky Television have agreed a further 10-year agreement for satellite capacity. Under the deal, Optus will provide Sky with satellite capacity to 2031, with the current contract expiring in 2021. The contract is also conditional on Optus procuring fleet enhancements, including the successful launch…

RSCC Expands Satellite Communication Network Capabilities

January 17, 2019 – With the support of specialists from Istar LLC, RSCC successfully completed the installation and commissioning of five central stations based on UHP equipment to provide via-satellite communication using the Express-AM series spacecraft. This will enable RSCC to use the capacity of its satellites more efficiently and expand the capabilities of the…