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NovelSat to Debut NS4 Waveform, Touts 45 Percent Improvement Over DVB-S2 – Satellite Today

NovelSat chart comparing the NovelSat NS4 waveform to DVB-S2. Photo: NovelSat [Via Satellite 02-03-2015] NovelSat announced plans to demonstrate its new NS4 waveform at SATELLITE 2015 and NAB this year. According to the company, NovelSat NS4 offers 45 percent higher spectral efficiency than Digital Video Broadcasting-Satellite Second Generation (DVB-S2). NovelSat intends to commercially release the…

HTS Offers Solution to Rising Connectivity Demands at Sea – Satellite Today

Superyacht’s are typically the frontrunners of maritime connectivity. Photo: Wikipedia [Via Satellite 02-27-2015] Noting an uptick in expectation for faster bandwidth in the satellite communications market, NSSLGlobal recently ran a study that found nearly half of all superyacht crewmembers expect to receive the same connectivity speeds at sea as they do on land. With superyachts…

Thales Alenia Space Bringing Robots into Clean Rooms to Work Alongside People – Satellite Today

The Saphir Robotics Project. Photo: Thales Alenia Space [Via Satellite 02-27-2015] As part of the company’s “Tomorrow’s Factory” initiative, Thales Alenia Space is deploying the Saphir Robotics Project in clean rooms tentatively starting the second half of this year. The project, developed collaboratively with KUKA and AKEO+, creates a workstation with two robotic arms: one…

DigitalGlobe Partners with United Nations On High Resolution Services – Satellite Today

WorldView 3 image of Sao Paulo Brazil at 30 cm resolution. Photo: DigitalGlobe [Via Satellite 02-27-2015] DigitalGlobe signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) to collaborate on applications of Earth observation (EO) technologies for economic, social, and scientific benefits, with an emphasis on developing countries. Together…

DOD Funds Three-Year Green Propellant Study with Aerojet Rocketdyne – Satellite Today

Testing green propellant technologyPhoto: Aerojet Rocketdyne [Via Satellite 02-27-2015] The Department of Defense (DOD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a three-year contract for Research and Development (R&D) into green monopropellants and gas generators. The company has joined forces with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center; the U.S.…

New Market Opportunities for Satellite Start to Emerge From Global Connectivity Boom – Satellite Today

London, U.K., is considered one of the world’s emerging smart cities. Photo: James Offer (Flickr) [Via Satellite 02-26-2015] The “connected car” and “smart cities” are two potentially new and exciting markets the satellite industry could play in over the coming years, particularly the former as the potential for “always-on” connectivity could be a big draw for…

Intelsat and ITC Provide Communications to Solar Impulse’s Round-the-World Flight – Satellite Today

Solar Impulse aircraft in flight. Photo: Solar Impulse [Via Satellite 02-26-2015] Intelsat and ITC Global will provide ground-to-ground satellite communication services to Solar Impulse, a completely fuel-free aircraft, during its first round-the-world solar flight. Intelsat and ITC Global will enable the ground crew and support teams to communicate from anywhere to anyone in the world.…

ViaSat Upgrades Airborne ISR for Canadian Department of National Defense – Satellite Today

Canadian Armed Forces Lockheed CP-140 Aurora. Photo: Arturus via Wikimedia [Via Satellite 02-26-2015] The Canadian Department of National Defense is upgrading its Lockheed CP-140 Aurora aircraft with advanced airborne satellite communication systems from ViaSat in cooperation with L-3 Electronic System Services (ESS). The collaboration on the Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) program between the three parties,…