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France, Czech Republic Enter Space Partnership – Satellite Today

The French Space Agency CNES’ Toulouse, France location. Photo: CNES [Via Satellite 12-10-2014] Manuel Valls, prime minister of France, and Bohuslav Sobotka, prime minister of the Czech Republic, have signed a treaty of cooperation on the peaceful exploration and use of outer space. During the French prime minister’s two-day visit to the Czech Republic, the…

Thales Alenia Space Pours Roughly $10 Million into New Space Optics Building – Satellite Today

Digital rendering of the future Thales Alenia Space building. Photo: Thales Alenia Space [Via Satellite 12-10-2014] Thales Alenia Space is spending approximately $10 million to expand its Cannes, France site with a new 1,250-square-meters building for optical space instruments. The new, modular building will have four integration areas each capable of handling a separate program,…

Roilcom Purchases Hughes HX Gateway and 240 VSATs – Satellite Today

The Hughes HX system. Photo: Hughes [Via Satellite 12-10-2014] Russian satellite service provider Roilcom has selected Hughes Network Systems for a major upgrade to modernize the company’s system and extend its networking capabilities. The upgrade consists of a Hughes HX gateway and 240 VSATs. Roilcom provides telephony, broadband and other services for customers in oil…

SIA Appoints Tom Stroup as New President – Satellite Today

Photo: Indi Samarajiva (Flickr) [Via Satellite 12-09-2014] Tom Stroup, former CEO of Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), has been selected as the Satellite Industry Association’s (SIA’s) new president, effective Dec. 15. Stroup fills the void left by Patricia Cooper, who joined Intelsat this summer as VP of government affairs and policy. Prior to SSC, Stroup served…

Northrop Grumman Ships Fourth AEHF Payload More Than Four Months Early – Satellite Today

Integration of the payload module for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communications satellite. Photo: Northrop Grumman, by Alex Evers [Via Satellite 12-09-2014] Northrop Grumman has delivered the payload for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) 4 satellite, approximately four and a half weeks ahead of schedule, to prime contractor Lockheed Martin. The…

Yahlive Begins Broadcasting Clouds TV International – Satellite Today

Photo: Yahlive [Via Satellite 12-09-2014] Yahlive, a joint venture between Yahsat and SES, has initiated broadcasts of Cloud TV International from the Yahsat Y1A satellite’s east beam. The channel targets African communities across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Clouds TV International CEO Joseph Kusaga said the company has been seeking to bring entertainment to the…