Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Cubic, Boeing Supply Wideband Satcom System for US Navy

The Gatr 2.4m inflatable satellite antenna system. Photo: Cubic Cubic revealed that its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division has been awarded a contract by Boeing to supply its wideband satellite communications modem system and Line-of-Sight (LOS) Common Data Link (CDL) system for the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling program. The MQ-25 is the U.S. Navy‘s…
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Kepler, Magellan to Fly Smart Radiator Device

An artistic view of Kipp, Kepler’s first Ku-band LEO satellite. Photo Credit: Kepler Kepler Communications, a Canadian satellite telecommunications provider, and Magellan Aerospace have signed a letter of intention to fly an Smart Radiator Device (SRD) on Kepler’s third satellite, scheduled for launch later this year. The SRD, designed to improve temperature management on-board future satellites,…
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E.ON Exec: How Satellite Technology Benefits Energy Companies

E.ON Commercial Product Manager Joel Stanford. Photo: E.ON U.K. energy company E.ON is an example of the new type of potential customer the satellite industry can target. The company has been using an innovative approach towards satellite as it seeks to improve overall efficiency by using satellite technology. The company is working with the European Space…
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Slingshot Aerospace Raises $5 Million in New Seed Funding

Slingshot Aerospace founders Thomas Ashman, Melanie Stricklan, David Godwin. Photo: Slingshot Aerospace Slingshot Aerospace, an analytics company, raised $5 million in new seed funding. The round was led by ATX Venture Partners with participation from new investor Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. The Rise of the Rest Seed Fund is part of Revolution,…
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HughesNet Provides New Service Plans in New York

A HughesNet Satellite Dish. Photo: Alan Levine HughesNet unveiled new service plans for residents of New York State as part of the New NY Broadband Program, which provides state grant funding to support high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved areas of New York State. HughesNet already more than 1.3 million subscribers throughout the Americas, and…
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Satellite Navigation: A Global Perspective

An artistic rendering of GPS satellites in orbit. Photo Credit: NOAA The Satellite Navigation (SatNav) market has seen tremendous growth in recent years with our constantly-connected, Google Maps-driven society contributing to a huge increase in the number of devices connected to navigation satellites. A combination of technological development, increased proliferation of SatNav-enabled devices, and the ever-growing…
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Iridium Signs Agreement With IMSO for GMDSS Service Regulation

IMSO Director General, Captain Moin Ahmed (left) with Iridium Director of Maritime Safety and Security Services, Kyle Hurst at the Public Services Agreement signing ceremony at IMSO headquarters. Iridium Communications signed a Public Services Agreement (PSA) with the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), which details the conditions for IMSO to act as regulator and maintain…
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Viasat, Ruralweb Distribute Internet to Brazil

Brazil’s flag. Photo: R. Loewenthal Viasat partnered with its first Brazilian wholesale distribution partner, Ruralweb, a Brazilian-licensed company offering satellite services since 2003. Through the agreement, Ruralweb will work with Viasat to distribute and deploy high-speed satellite internet services throughout all of Brazil, even the most remote locations in the country. Additionally, Viasat continues to invest…
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Kleos Space Offers Pre-Orders for Initial Products

Kleos Space CEO Andy Bowyer. Photo: Kleos Space Kleos Space, a space-powered Radio Frequency (RF) Reconnaissance data provider, has moved towards commercialization of its global maritime geolocation Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) products with the launch of a new website with pre-order functionality. Kleos’ RF Reconnaissance data products are available on the site in three levels — Guardian RF,…
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Bolivian Space Agency Deploys Newtec Dialogue Hub

Photo: Bolivian Space Agency Newtec deployed its Dialog hub for the Agencia Boliviana Espacia (ABE) which aims to enable the Agency to extend access to residential broadband to at least 6,000 users. The service will be delivered via ABE’s Tupac Katari 1 satellite in Ka-band. The project, which is part of the government’s National Broadband Plan, will…