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Brazil Orders Hybrid Satellite from Thales Alenia Space – Satellite Today

SGDC satellite. Photo: AEB [Via Satellite 09-16-2014] Telebras and the Brazilian Ministry of Defense have ordered a X- and Ka-band satellite from Thales Alenia Space. The Geostationary Satellite Defense and Strategic Communications (SGDC) spacecraft is planned to serve both military applications as well as provide telecommunications to rural parts of the country. Currently, Brazil relies…

Panasonic Avionics Providing In-Flight Connectivity for Spanish Airline – Satellite Today

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner interior. Photo: Boeing [Via Satellite 09-16-2014] Spain-based airline Air Europa has selected Panasonic Avionics for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) services. Under the agreement, Panasonic will provide its eX3 and eXConnect IFEC solutions. Air Europa is the third largest airline in Spain, and will be using Panasonic’s Ku-band satellite service for its…

Eutelsat, Cisco Partner on Cloud Video via Satellite – Satellite Today

Eutelsat’s smartLNB demo at IBC. Linear television and connected TV services directly via satellite. Photo: Eutelsat [Via Satellite 09-16-2014] Eutelsat and Cisco have partnered for a demonstration of cloud-based video content provided over satellite. The demonstration at IBC 2014 showcased live IP streaming and Push Video On Demand (VOD) through a turnkey solution using Eutelsat’s…

NSR Sees Mobile Video as Key Satellite Opportunity – Satellite Today

A BlackBerry Storm smartphone. Photo: Cheon Fong Liew (Flickr) [Via Satellite 09-15-2014] The world is on track to see mobile subscriptions outpace the human population in a short period of time, according Ericsson’s August 2014 interim update of the “Ericsson Mobility Report.” In Q2 2014, there were 80 million new mobile subscriptions, raising the number…

Orbcomm OG2 Satellites Enter Commercial Service – Satellite Today

OG2 Spacecraft Attached to ESPA Ring. Photo: SNC [Via Satellite 09-15-2014] Orbcomm has confirmed that all six of the company’s second-generation satellites, OG2, have begun providing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) services. The satellites, which were launched on July 14 by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, are now processing more than 20 percent…

Onlime Signs Capacity Contract with Gazprom Space Systems – Satellite Today

Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) and Onlime Execs sign agreement. Photo: GSS [Via Satellite 09-15-2014] Onlime has entered an agreement with Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) for capacity on the upcoming Yamal 402 satellite. GSS will provide Ku-band capacity, which will expand Onlime’s coverage across the continent. Onlime is currently bolstering its presence across Africa through the…

Avanti Incorporates Satellite App into Google Glass – Satellite Today

Google Glass with frame. Photo: Mikepanhu/Wikimedia [Via Satellite 09-15-2014] Avanti Communications has created an app for Google Glass that works alongside the company’s proprietary Avanti Mobile Assist (AMA) app released earlier this year. The Google Glassware app provides users with the relative location of Hylas 1 and Hylas 2 satellites with hands-free alignment for satellite…

Nilesat Signs Capacity Deal on Upcoming Eutelsat 8 West B Satellite – Satellite Today

Eutelsat 8 West B’s predicted Ku-band MENA coverage. Photo: Eutelsat [Via Satellite 09-15-2014] Egyptian satellite operator Nilesat has leased multiple transponders on Eutelsat 8 West B, slated to launch in mid-2015. The deal will expand Nilesat’s operational flexibility and improve signal integrity for client broadcasters in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Currently…

CPI Debuts New 100 W C-band GaN-based Solid State BUC – Satellite Today

CPI’s 100 W C-band GaN-based Solid State BUC. Photo: CPI [Via Satellite 09-15-2014] Communications & Power Industries’ (CPI) Satcom Products group has released a 100-Watt C-band solid state Block Upconverter (BUC), based on Gallium Nitride (GaN). The new device complements existing Ku-band and X-band GaN BUC’s from CPI and, according to the company, is almost…