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Gazprom Space Systems Expands Capacity Lease with Globecomm – Satellite Today

Yamal 402′s European, Southern and steerable beams. Photo: Gazprom Space Systems [Via Satellite 11-19-2014] Globecomm has leased additional capacity on Gazprom Space System’s Yamal 402 satellite, totaling 36MHz. The new capacity will serve customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Globecomm offers services on two Gazprom Space Systems satellites, Yamal 402 and Yamal…

Inmarsat Opens Office in Australia – Satellite Today

[Via Satellite 11-19-2014] Inmarsat has opened a new office in Auburn, Australia, 10 minutes away from the city of Sydney. The office provides 500 square meters of warehouse space, classrooms, Research and Development (R&D) engineering facilities and demonstration labs. The location was selected for its uninterrupted line-of-sight to the company’s satellites. Inmarsat anticipates seeing growth…

UKSA Dedicates $50 Million to International Partnership Space Program – Satellite Today

Science Minister Greg Clark visits Airbus Defence and Space with UK ESA astronaut Tim Peake. Photo: UK Space Agency (Max Alexander). [Via Satellite 11-18-2014] The United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA) has allocated approximately $50 million to build relationships with foreign companies through the International Partnership Space Program (IPSP). During the two-year program, British companies will…

Aerospace Corporation Tests Electric Satellite Thrusters from Busek – Satellite Today

Busek’s BHT-1500 Hall Effect Thruster. Photo: Busek [Via Satellite 11-18-2014] The Aerospace Corporation has tested Busek Co.’s BHT-1500 Hall Effect Thruster, used for electric propulsion of satellites. The nonprofit found the thruster to be largely unaffected by test facility pressure. According to Busek, the BHT-1500’s design enables it to operate with higher efficiency in the…

Yazmi, NewTec Enable Satellite E-learning Tablets – Satellite Today

Students using satellite-powered tablets. Photo: Newtec [Via Satellite 11-18-2014] Yazmi, a U.S.-based satellite solutions provider and Newtec have created an e-learning capability on the satellite-enabled Odyssey tablet. The devices use Newtec’s TelliCast multicast distribution software to deliver content in remote, low-income regions. Yazmi is using AfriStar and AsiaStar satellites to provide governments with access to…