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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…

Arabsat and CETel Engage in Extended C-band partnership in Africa – Satellite Today

Arabsat 5C before launch. Photo: Arianespace [Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Arabsat and CETel, a global solutions provider for satellite- and fiber-enabled communications and networks, are starting a partnership with their jointly built Earth station, offering business expansion possibilities with the launch of CETel services over Arabsat’s extended C-band. The collaboration will include CETel’s teleport facilities, network…

Hughes to Provide Jupiter System to Malaysian Customer – Satellite Today

Hughes’ EchoStar 19 satellite, scheduled to launch in 2016, will have a similar infrastructure to that of the EchoStar 17 (above). Photo: Hughes [Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Hughes Network Systems is providing its high-throughput, Ka-band Jupiter System for a major technology upgrade on Malaysian satellite communications services provider TS Global Network’s (TSGN) existing C-band satellite network.…

Inmarsat Government to Introduce LAISR Service in June – Satellite Today

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Inmarsat Government announced that its new L-band Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (LAISR) service has completed successful customer airborne testing and will be available for U.S. government customers by June. This new LAISR service will meet the high-speed, Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) connectivity requirements of Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR)…

Comtech EF Data Receives $1.1 Million Order for Satcom Ground Equipment and Services in Africa – Satellite Today

CDM 625A modem. Photo: Comtech EF Data [Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Comtech EF Data received a $1.1 million order for satellite communications equipment and services during its third quarter of fiscal 2015. The equipment will be used by one of the largest pan-regional Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to upgrade and significantly expand its infrastructure throughout the…

Vern Fotheringham Speaks About New LEO Broadband Project – Satellite Today

Vern Fotheringham, CEO of Leosat. Photo: Kymeta [Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Former Kymeta CEO Vern Fotheringham has joined startup company Leosat to lead it in building a constellation of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). As CEO, he will guide the creation of a constellation expected to provide 1.2 Gbs of synchronous connections…

SES Appoints New Chief Development Officer – Satellite Today

Christophe De Hauwer. Photo: SES [Via Satellite 03-04-2015] SES’s board of directors has appointed Christophe De Hauwer, current senior vice president of fleet development and yield management at SES, as Chief Development Officer (CDO) and member of the company’s executive committee, effective Aug. 1. De Hauwer will succeed Gerson Souto, the company’s current CDO, who…

Forthnet, Nova Select Integrated Harmonic Solution to Support DTH Service – Satellite Today

Harmonic ProStream. Photo: Harmonic [Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Harmonic announced that Forthnet, the company that owns Nova, the largest pay-TV satellite platform in Greece, has chosen a high-end compression headend with video analytics from Harmonic to support its Direct-to-Home (DTH) SD/HD service. Harmonic’s local channel partner and system integrator OmniWave performed the installation. Nova is using…