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CERES and OMPS-N Instruments Integrated into JPSS 1 – Satellite Today

Ball Aerospace engineer integrates instruments onto JPSS 1. Photo: Ball Aerospace [Via Satellite 01-29-2015] Ball Aerospace & Technologies has integrated two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) next polar-orbiting weather satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) 1. The Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite-Nadir (OMPS-N), produced…

Swedish Space Corporation Expands Canadian Facility, Coverage – Satellite Today

Inuvik Satellite Station Facility in Inuvik, Canada. Photo: SSC [Via Satellite 01-29-2015] The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) is increasing its capacity at the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility in Inuvik, Canada, with the addition of a new multi-mission antenna. The increasing customer demand for communication with polar-orbiting satellites, normally used for Earth observation and atmospheric monitoring,…

China and France Bolster Agreement for Research Satellite – Satellite Today

Artist’s rendition of the deployed CFOSAT spacecraft in orbit. Photo: CNES [Via Satellite 01-29-2015] CNES, the French space agency, and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) have signed an agreement to step up the schedule for the China-France Oceanography Satellite (CFOSAT) mission. This agreement ties into the broader contract signed by CNES and CNSA in…

Hamadoun Toure Joins Inmarsat Board – Satellite Today

Hamadan Toure, Inmarsat board member. Photo: Inmarsat [Via Satellite 01-29-2015] Inmarsat has appointed Hamadoun Toure as an additional non-executive member of the board. Toure, who will join the board on March 1 as a member of the Nominations Committee, was previously secretary general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). In his previous role he worked…

UltiSat to Provide VSAT Communications Network to US Agency – Satellite Today

UltiSat teleport at its Denmark location. Photo: UltiSat [Via Satellite 01-29-2015] UltiSat, a provider of managed network services, has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide a managed Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) communications network solution to an undisclosed United States government agency. The communications infrastructure includes teleports, hub equipment, VSAT terminals, commercial Ku-band space…

Arianespace Sees Promise for Vega in SmallSat Market – Satellite Today

Vega’s second mission on May 7, 2013. Photo: ESA [Via Satellite 01-28-2015] With nine flights booked and three more in negotiations, Arianespace is confident it will have regular launches of the Vega small satellite rocket starting this year. The long-awaited demonstration of the European Space Agency’s Intermediate Experimental Vehicle (IXV), is currently planned for Feb.…

Satellite Industry Urges Africa to Protect C-band – Satellite Today

Michel de Rosen, chairman and chief executive officer, Eutelsat. Photo: Eutelsat [Via Satellite 01-28-2015] Leaders from African nations have gathered for a meeting arranged by the African Telecommunication Union to ready for the upcoming World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) this November in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting, held in Abuja, Nigeria, is where African states will define…

Fueling Begins for Inmarsat 5 F2 Proton Launch – Satellite Today

Technicians preparing Proton for launch. Photo: Khrunichev [Via Satellite 01-28-2015] Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center reports the Proton Integrated Launch Vehicle (ILV) has been transferred to the fueling area at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Fueling the Breeze-M upper stage low-pressure tanks will take two days to complete, after which the rocket will be rolled…

US Air National Guard Orders Communication Systems from Harris Corp – Satellite Today

Harris Corp Washington building. Photo: Harris [Via Satellite 01-28-2015] The Air National Guard (ANG) has contracted Harris Corporation to supply five-channel vehicle communication systems for ground-to-air communications. The systems include the Falcon 3 AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios, the RF-7800I advanced vehicle intercom system and a Unity XG-100M full-spectrum multiband mobile radio. In addition to providing…