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Boeing to Help Develop Emergency Satcom System in Japan – Satellite Today

An aerial view of Oshima-Mura, Japan, 11 days after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 2001. Photo: U.S. Navy/ Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord [Via Satellite 03-09-2015] Boeing announced an equity stake in Softbank Satellite Planning Corp., a division of the Tokyo-based Softbank Group, to help create concepts for a national…

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Launch KhalifaSat for EIAST – Satellite Today

Representatives from EIAST and MHI. Photo: EIAST [Via Satellite 03-09-2015] The Emirati Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has selected the H2A rocket from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to launch its third large satellite, KhalifaSat. The satellite will launch with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) GOSAT 2 environmental research satellite. KhalifaSat is nearly complete,…

Nilesat to Debut Smart Digital Broadcasting Platform in April – Satellite Today

A Nilesat facility. Photo: Nilesat [Via Satellite 03-09-2015] Egyptian satellite operator Nilesat plans to launch its smart digital broadcasting system this April, which will bolster the company’s broadcasting services. The regional initiative will enable the compression and multiplexing of 360 television services and 120 radio services through 24 digital transport beams. The upgrade provides room…

Gogo Seeks Spectrum to Open the Door to Ideal IFC Speeds – Satellite Today

Gogo is seeking spectrum opportunities to enhance its ATG offering alongside Delta. Photo: Delta [Via Satellite 03-06-2015] Gogo is gearing up for the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to authorize the sale of Air-to-Ground (ATG) mobile broadband in the 14 – 14.5 Ghz range on a secondary license basis, an auction that could ultimately…

Gilat Wins $285 Million Regional Telecommunications Infrastructure Bid in Peru – Satellite Today

Huancavelica city, one of the regions the Gilat-backed project will benefit. Photo: David Alexis, Wikimedia Commons [Via Satellite 03-06-2015] Peru’s telecommunications investment fund Fitel has awarded a $285 million regional telecommunications infrastructure project to Gilat Satellite Networks. This is the largest contract ever won by the company since its inception. Fitel’s regional initiative represents the…

Millennium Space Systems Ships 4 of 52 Flight Reaction Wheels to SSL – Satellite Today

Four RWA-1000 reaction wheels. Photo: PRNewsFoto/Millennium Space Systems [Via Satellite 03-06-2015] Millennium Space Systems has shipped out their first set of RWA-1000 small satellite reaction wheels to commercial customer Space Systems/Loral (SSL) in Palo Alto, Calif. This first delivery — under a contract from SSL inked four months ago — establishes Millennium’s entry into the…

Industry Backs UK Government Spaceport Plans – Satellite Today

UK spaceport artist rendition. Photo: Gov.UK [Via Satellite 03-06-2015] Publishing the outcome of a 3-month spaceport consultation with a range of interested parties, the U.K. government confirmed widespread support for its plans. This paves the way toward making commercial spaceflight operations in the U.K. a reality. The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had shortlisted a…