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Gilat Cell-Backhaul Solution Picked for Philippine Telco’s Modernization Program – Satellite Today

Manila, Philippines. Photo: Storm Crypt (Flickr) [Via Satellite 02-02-2015] Philippine telecommunications solutions provider Delnet International has selected Gilat Satellite Networks’ SkyEdge 2 network for 3G and Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) cellular backhaul. The Ku-band network will support 2G and 3G Base Transceiver Station (BTS)/Node B sites for Smart Communications, a wholly-owned cellular network…

ULA Completes Second of 13 Missions for 2015 – Satellite Today

A Delta 2 rocket carrying NASA’s SMAP satellite. Photo: ULA [Via Satellite 02-02-2015] The Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite on Jan. 31 aboard a Delta 2 rocket. The launch also delivered four CubeSats for the agency’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellite (ELANA) initiative. ULA…

Asian Navy Customer Purchases Orbit OceanTRxTM4 Maritime VSAT Systems – Satellite Today

OceanTrx4. Photo: Orbit Communications Systems [Via Satellite 02-02-2015] Orbit Communications Systems has received a contract from an Asian Navy customer for its new OceanTRxTM4 maritime satellite communication systems. The customer has used Orbit’s previous-generation OrSatTM maritime VSAT systems for five years, and has decided to upgrade new ships with the company’s latest satcom solution. The OceanTRxTM…

US Stratcom Signs SSA Agreement with Germany – Satellite Today

[Via Satellite 01-30-2015] The U.S. Strategic Command (Stratcom) signed a technical arrangement with Germany to share Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services and information. The arrangement, signed by Maj. Gen. David D. Thompson, Stratcom director of plans and policy, and German army Brig. Gen. Dirk H. Backen, the defense attaché at the Embassy of the Federal…

HughesNet and National 4-H Council Announce 2015 Youth STEM Program – Satellite Today

Participants of the 4H HughesNet program Photo: HughesNet [Via Satellite 01-30-2015] Building on momentum generated in 2014, National 4-H Council and HughesNet, Hughes Network Systems’ satellite Internet service, are announcing a new 2015 program supporting their commitment to introduce more American youth to hands-on, community-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. The partnership brings…

Comtech Xicom Receives $3.8 Million Order for TWTAs for US Army – Satellite Today

Comtech Xicom TWTAs. Photo: Comtech Xicom [Via Satellite 01-30-2015] Comtech Xicom Technology, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications, has received a $3.8 million follow-on order from a U.S.-based system integrator for Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs). These TWTAs are for a major U.S. Army program for transportable satellite communications (satcom) systems providing voice, data, video conferencing,…