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SES demonstrates cloud-based solution delivering real time ISR data

SES demonstrates cloud-based solution delivering real time ISR data

Global satellite bandwidth provider SES Government Solutions (SES GS) unveiled a comprehensive Netcentric communications solution for field-deployed ...

Major sales milestone with the shipment of its 5,000th SPOT tracking device

Major sales milestone with the shipment of its 5,000th SPOT tracking device

Global Telesat Communications Ltd. (GTCL) and Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd reached a major sales milestone with ...

Axesat selects Intelsat Epic

Axesat selects Intelsat Epic

Axesat S.A. has signed a multi-year agreement for satellite services on the high-performance Intelsat EpicNG platform. Axesat, ...

OneWeb announces $500 million of A-round funding

OneWeb announces $500 million of A-round funding

OneWeb, which is building a new global communications system to create affordable broadband services for all, has ...

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News
Via Direta Telecom, a subsidiary of TV and radio broadcast group Rede Tiradentes de Telecomunicações, has selected the iDirect Evolution® platform ... Full article
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has powered on the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) satellite ...
Hughes Network Systems has announced a major technology and marketing partnership with OneWeb to close ...
Consumer lending company Springleaf Holdings, Inc. has once again turned to Hughes Network Systems to ...
Iridium Communications has announced the initial service providers for the Iridium Push-to-Talk (PTT) solution. Iridium PTT is the world’s first global, satellite-based push-to-talk service, enabling instant communication between participants located anywhere on earth. Iridium PTT provides a ...
Orbital ATK has announced that the SKY MEXICO-1 (SKYM-1) satellite, built by the company for DIRECTV, successfully completed on-orbit testing and checkout of all spacecraft systems. The satellite was handed over to DIRECTV for full operational control ...
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is celebrating 30 years of space innovation this year, marking the anniversary of the founding of the Company in June 1985.
Following a nominal liftoff, Falcon 9 experienced a problem shortly before first stage shutdown, resulting in loss of mission. Preliminary analysis suggests the vehicle experienced an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank approximately 139 ...
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today announced that it has entered into a commercial agreement with OneWeb, the venture planning to build, deploy and operate a low earth orbit (“LEO”) Ku-band ...
Services in 300 of Poste Italiane’s most rural locations are set to be transformed following signature of a contract for high-speed satellite broadband connectivity between the broadband affiliate of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and Poste ...
Magazines
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May 2015

May 2015

We’ve been reminded once again, and through a very tragic situation, that satellite communications are of paramount importance to the Asian region. The earthquake in Nepal that measured 7.8 on the Richter scale and caused thousands of deaths and untold damage served as another stark reminder that communications are the lynchpin of this modern world. As you read this, teams are working with satellite systems and services in the affected areas in the recovery effort, and teams from various organisations, NGOs and government agencies were on the scene within hours. The power of satellite, both in terms of communications and imagery, have helped [...]

May 2015

May 2015

Have you booked your holidays this year? If not, then perhaps a holiday on the high seas might be the perfect break for you. These days, cruises are a very different experience to even just five years ago. They are literally floating cities and they are also connected like cities are. Today, going on a cruise no longer means that you may as well leave your mobile devices at home and say goodbye to regular contact with family and friends for a week or two. Today, cruising means being just as connected as you are in your home or office. You can make calls, catch up with emails, surf the Internet, carry on gaming, and watch streamed movies a[...]

April 2015

April 2015

It sounds like science fiction – a radio that is aware of its surroundings, the amount of available bandwidth, the time of day, even of other radios that are in their vicinity – but this type of intelligent radio exists today. It is known as cognitive radio. Cognitive radio is built upon the foundation of Software Defined Radio or SDR. SDR is a radio communications system where the components have been actually implemented into the radio by means of software in an embedded system meaning that they are very easy to upgrade and allow the radio to use a variety of different waveforms offering true flexibility in the field. The concept of SDR [...]

Yearbooks
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GVF Directory 2015

GVF Directory 2015

The communications system and service providers highlighted in this Directory have at least one important trait in common: They are all involved in rolling out satellite-based solutions that are literally transforming the way people and organisations communicate worldwide. This fact was brought into sharper focus recently by the Global VSAT Forum’s (GVF’s) High Throughput Satellite Roundtable, where the industry – and many of its leading customers — characterised the satellite industry’s latest impact as follows: Right now, dozens of new High Throughput Satellites have begun providing service in every major world region, with dozens m[...]

APSCC Yearbook 2013

APSCC Yearbook 2013

The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC), from its establishment in 1994, has been providing essential and comprehensive information on the satellite/space industry through its publications including APSCC Quarterly Newsletter, Monthly e-Newsletter and APSCC Yearbook. The APSCC Yearbook, especially, is the core to keep the industry seamlessly connected and updated with the people as well as companies in the global satellite and space industry. On behalf of APSCC and its yearbook publishing partner, DS Air Publications, I am proud to present the APSCC Yearbook 2013 to the satellite professionals, worldwide. The yearbook is [...]

Satellite Evolution Yearbook 2012

Satellite Evolution Yearbook 2012

I am delighted to present the 2012 Satellite Evolution Yearbook and I hope that you will enjoy reading about this dynamic and fascinating industry and the many applications it serves. It has been a tough couple of years for the world’s economy, and industry has seen its fair share of challenges but the satellite business has remained resilient, finding ways of diversifying and adapting, finding new applications and constantly remaining relevant in the changing communications landscape. The 2012 Satellite Evolution Yearbook is a comprehensive and informative resource for use by those who work within the industry and for those who wish to le[...]