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Harmonic Releases Integrated Receiver-Decoder for Ultra-HD – Satellite Today

The ProView 7100. Photo: Harmonic [Via Satellite 03-23-2015] Harmonic has improved the ProView 7100, a single-rack, multi-format Integrated Receiver-Decoder (IRD) to support High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) for Ultra-HD video content. The device enables the decoding of HEVC compressed streams at resolutions up to 1080p, 60 fps to boost bandwidth efficiency. Using a high-density 1RU…

Quicklink Skype Solution Approved on Inmarsat Network – Satellite Today

Photo: Skype [Via Satellite 03-23-2015] Inmarsat has certified and approved Quicklink Video Distribution Services’ solution for converting Skype calls into a professional quality video/audio signal, Quicklink TX. Through Inmarsat’s Certified Applications Program (CAP), the solution is now permitted to run over the company’s Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN). Quicklink TX is a fully integrated hardware and…

Russian Reformation of Space Industry to Guide Transition to Angara – Satellite Today

An Angara rocket being transported to launch. Photo: Russian Ministry of Defense [Via Satellite 03-20-2015] In a press conference at SATELLITE 2015 for International Launch Services (ILS), the U.S. subsidiary of Russia’s Khrunichev State Research and Space Production Center, Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovsky, the acting director of Khrunichev, discussed the imminent switchover from the Proton launch…

Airbus Defence and Space Receives 3-D Printed Satellite Parts – Satellite Today

3D-printed structural bracket for Eurostar spacecraft. Photo: Airbus Defence and Space [Via Satellite 03-20-2015] 3T RPD, a pioneering U.K.-based additive manufacturing company, completed an Aluminum Additive Layer Manufactured (ALM) bracket for Airbus Defence and Space. The space-qualified 3-D printed component is the first of its kind following a two-year Research and Development (R&D) program with…

Federal Proton Successfully Orbits RSCC’s Express AM7 Satellite – Satellite Today

Proton carrying the Express AM7 satellite to orbit. Photo: Roscosmos [Via Satellite 03-20-2015] At 1:05 a.m. March 19 Moscow time a federal Proton Integrated Launch Vehicle (ILV) carried the Russian Satellite Communications Company’s (RSCC’s) Express AM7 satellite to Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). Airbus Defence and Space, manufacturer of the satellite, has control of Express AM7…

Harris Awarded Potential $450 Million DISA Contract – Satellite Today

[Via Satellite 03-20-2015] The United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has selected Harris Communications for a single award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a one-year base and nine one-year options worth a potential of $450 million. Harris is tasked with providing systems engineering and program management services for DISA’s Crisis Management System…

Investors Watching Dollars, Not Stars in Space – Satellite Today

[Via Satellite 03-19-2015] The influx of new capital into the satellite industry is creating an understandable amount of giddiness, but investors and entrepreneurs at the “Silicon Valley, Meet SATELLITE 2015” panel brought a down-to-Earth look at the true motivations for putting money behind space ventures. “I don’t think there is any investment in space going…