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SpeedCast Ups Connectivity on ConocoPhillip’s Offshore Sites – Satellite Today

Bayu-Undan field. Photo: ConocoPhillips [Via Satellite 03-26-2015] SpeedCast has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to deliver satellite communications services to exploration and production company ConocoPhillips. The SpeedCast service will provide high-speed connectivity between ConocoPhillips’ offshore production facilities in the Bayu-Undan field in the Timor Sea and their regional headquarters in Perth, Australia. With…

Gilat Launches Ka-Band Service in Latin America – Satellite Today

Eutelsat 3B satellite. Photo: Eutelsat [Via Satellite 03-26-2015] Gilat Satellite Networks’ announced that its SkyEdge II-c High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) Multi-Spot Beam went live at JCP, the Brazilian telecommunications subsidiary of Florida-based Brastrading. With its new network, JCP is making Ka-band broadband services available to consumers, enterprise and the maritime and aviation mobility markets. “Our VSAT…

MACOM Announces New 650 W GaN on SiC HEMT Pulsed Power Transistor – Satellite Today

MAGX-000912-650L0S GaN on SiC HEMT Pulsed Power Transistor. Photo: MACOM [Via Satellite 03-26-2015] M/A-COM Technology Solutions announced the new MAGX-000912-650L00 and MAGX-000912-650L0S, a 650 W gallium nitride (GaN) on silicon carbide (SiC) HEMT pulsed power transistor for L-band pulsed avionics applications. The transistor is available in standard flange or earless flange packaging. The internally matched…

CPI Wins Contract for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ Drones – Satellite Today

A weaponized MQ-9 Reaper . Photo: GA-ASI [Via Satellite 03-25-2015] Communications & Power Industries (CPI) Malibu Division received a $2.5 million contact to build ground-based data links for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ (GA-ASI’s) Predator/MQ-9 Reaper drones. The company is supplying C-band advanced data link antennas to enable tracking and communications support. CPI will complete the…

Snecma Receives Follow-on Contract from Airbus for All-Electric Thrusters – Satellite Today

Arnaud de Rosnay, head of telecommunications satellites at Airbus Defence and Space, and Jacques Pasquier, Snecma VP, Space Engines division. Photo: Snecma [Via Satellite 03-25-2015] Airbus Defence and Space has reselected Snecma to provide thrusters for the Eurostar E3000 Electric Orbit Raising (EOR) platform. The contract, signed this month, follows an original collaboration agreement from…

O3b Networks Signs UNITECH as First Education Customer – Satellite Today

UNITECH’s Matheson Library. Photo: Wikipedia [Via Satellite 03-25-2015] O3b Network’s inked a contract with the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (UNITECH) for trunking services, making it the company’s first education customer. The university will use O3b’s Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) system located in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) for Internet access, replacing terrestrial fiber…

ETL Systems to Upgrade Intelsat Teleports – Satellite Today

Intelsat’s Paumalu, Hawaii teleport. Photo: Intelsat [Via Satellite 03-25-2015] Intelsat has awarded satellite communications RF signal distribution equipment specialist ETL Systems a contract to upgrade its teleport facilities. ETL Systems’ Enigma routers enable rapid switching time for continuous cycling through various channels to prevent missing an outage. Additionally, the Enigma matrix supports alarms and thresholds…