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…

CGWIC Signs Agreement with Satellogic to Launch EO Constellation of 90 Satellites

January 15, 2019 – China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) announced a Multiple Launch Services Agreement (MLA) with Satellogic, the world’s first vertically integrated geospatial analytics company. CGWIC will launch 90 of Satellogic’s spacecraft from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The first launch – scheduled for later this year – will deliver a dedicated payload…

Thaicom Signs Long-term Contract with TrueVisions

January 14, 2019 – Thaicom Public Company Limited announced that True Visions Group Co., Ltd. one of Asia’s leading pay TV providers, signed a long-term transponder capacity contract for continuing its pay TV service to audiences in Thailand. The company has retained several Ku-band transponders on the new Thaicom-8 satellite which delivers pay TV services…

ESA Chooses Thales Alenia Space to Lead the FLEX Mission

January 10, 2019 – Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to lead the Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) satellite mission. FLEX was selected in 2015 as ESA’s eighth Earth Explorer mission, and is scheduled for launch in 2023. It will make use of an innovative instrument, named…

Comtech Satellite Modems to Support US Air Force Program

January 9, 2019 – Comtech EF Data has received a $1.0 million equipment order from a defense contractor. The equipment will be deployed to support a United States Air Force program. The order specified the DMD1050TS L-Band Satellite Modem Board. The DMD1050TS is Comtech EF Data’s latest generation modem board set targeted at critical government…

Newtec Boosts Affordable Broadband across Asia-Pacific on Kacific1

January 9, 2019 – Newtec announced that its Newtec Dialog® VSAT multiservice platform has been selected by broadband satellite operator, Kacific, for its new High Throughput Satellite, Kacific1, to significantly expand its broadband service delivery in underserved areas of South East Asia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The initial contract is for $10million of…

Comtech Satellite Modems to Support United States Air Force Program

January 9, 2019 – Comtech EF Data has received a $1.0 million equipment order from a defense contractor. The equipment will be deployed to support a United States Air Force program. The order specified the DMD1050TS L-Band Satellite Modem Board. The DMD1050TS is Comtech EF Data’s latest generation modem board set targeted at critical government…

January 2019

  • Comtech EF Data Enables Gbps Throughput for LTE and 5G Backhaul
  • Viasat Hits 1,000 Commercial Aircraft Flying with its In-flight Connectivity System
  • SpaceX Launches Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express
  • Arianespace Orbits GSAT-11 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2A for ISRO and KARI

and more…

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