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Thales UK to Introduce ‘Mini-GEO’ Satellite Bus – Satellite Today

Digital rendering of Thales U.K. satellites. Photo: Thales U.K. [Via Satellite 07-29-2014] Thales Alenia Space’s recently created subsidiary Thales U.K. is preparing to take on a major company project, according to CEO Martin Gee. Roughly three months after forming, the subsidiary is planning to take a lead role in the creation of a new “mini”…

GSA Approves SES GS to Sell O3b Service to US Government – Satellite Today

An O3b satellite. Photo: O3b [Via Satellite 07-29-2014] SES Government
 Solutions (SES GS) reports that as of July 8, 2014, the company has received approval from the General Services Administration (GSA) to
 offer O3b Networks services on the agency’s schedule. The approval makes SES GS the first distribution partner offering services from O3b’s Medium Earth…

ULA Completes 85th Launch with Three-Satellite Mission – Satellite Today

The AFSPC Delta 4 launch from Space Launch Complex-37. Photo: ULA [Via Satellite 07-29-2014] United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, launched three Air Force satellites on July 28, 2014. Using a Delta 4 rocket, the company carried two Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites and the Automated Activation…

IPstar to Supplement NBN Co’s Satellite Offering – Satellite Today

Digital rendering of IPstar satellite. Photo: IPstar [Via Satellite 07-29-2014] NBN Co has selected Thaicom subsidiary IPstar Australia (IPA) to provide interim satellite capacity for remote and regional areas of Australia and Tasmania. The agency anticipates the service will connect as many as 9,000 locations, easing the demand from customers until the NBN Co Satellite…

DeLorme inReach Satellite Communicator Receives Approval from Lockheed Martin – Satellite Today

DeLorme’s inReach-Explorer satellite communicator. Photo: DeLorme [Via Satellite 07-29-2014] Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS) has approved DeLorme’s inReach satellite communicator for use in the company’s Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS) and Surveillance-Enhanced Search and Rescue. Pilots using an inReach device as part of LMFS can obtain ACAS alerts for severe weather, closed airports and other…

US-Russian Cooperation Essential for Space Debris Mitigation – Satellite Today

Computer model of space debris in Geostationary Orbit (GEO). Photo: NASA [Via Satellite 07-28-2014] To reign in the ever-expanding proliferation of space debris, cooperation between the governments of the United States and Russia is essential, said Jer-Chyi Liou, chief scientist for orbital debris with NASA’s orbital debris program office. Speaking at the NewSpace 2014 conference,…

Rockwell Collins Sells Satellite Communications Systems Branch – Satellite Today

Rockwell Collins Satcom products. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Via Satellite 07-28-2014] Rockwell Collins has sold its satellite communications business to an Atlanta-based private investor group. Roughly 365 employees along with operational centers in Duluth, Ga., and Stockholm, Sweden, have now become a new entity named DataPath. The company will keep its focus on designing, manufacturing and…

ViaSat Acquires ISR Assets from Gray Labs – Satellite Today

Gray Labs Facility. Photo: Gray Labs [Via Satellite 07-28-2014] ViaSat has acquired a high-rate modem product line and custom spacecraft technologies for Earth observation from Gray Labs. As part of the agreement, Gray Labs president Jim Gray has taken a senior consulting position with ViaSat to guide the company’s satellite-to-Earth Information, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)…