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Asian Defense Customer Awards Airborne Satcom Contract to Orbit Communications – Satellite Today

The AirTRx25 Antenna. Photo: Orbit Communications Systems [Via Satellite 01-26-2015] Orbit Communications Systems announced it has received a substantial contract from a large defense organization in eastern Asia for a satellite communications solution designed for airborne platforms. According to the company, the unnamed buyer has been a longstanding customer, and has used its tracking and telemetry…

GeoOptics Continues Constellation Preparations Through New Partnerships – Satellite Today

A half to scale CICERO model in assembly. Photo: GeoOptics [Via Satellite 01-23-2015] Commercial environmental data company GeoOptics is in the process of establishing partnerships to support, build and launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) small satellites called the Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation (CICERO). The company’s plan is to launch the satellites six…

ASC Signal Providing HF Antennas for NATO Project – Satellite Today

NATO’s headquarters. Photo: Frode Overland Andersen [Via Satellite 01-23-2015] Page Europa, a business unit of General Dynamics, has selected ASC Signal to provide High Frequency (HF) antennas for a defense customer in Poland. NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) awarded the procurement and implementation of the Poland Broadcast, MRL and Ship-Shore (BRASS) contract to Page…

L-3 Buys Miteq for $41 Million – Satellite Today

Photo: Miteq [Via Satellite 01-23-2015] L-3 Communications has acquired Miteq, manufacturer of specialized RF microwave products and solid-state components for satellite communications, for $41 million, subject to customary adjustments. Miteq will be merged with L-3’s Narda Microwave-East business, which will be renamed L-3 Narda Miteq. L-3 expects the Miteq acquisition to create roughly $60 million…

Norsat Releases 0.9 Meter Carbon Fiber Manpack – Satellite Today

Norsat’s 90cm Journey man pack. Photo: Norsat [Via Satellite 01-23-2015] Norsat International has debuted the Journey Manpack, a six-segment, carbon fiber 0.9-meter Ku-band satellite terminal. Weighing less than 18 kilograms (40 lbs), the manpack can be set up in less than 10 minutes and can be optionally equipped with LinkControl software to simplify the antenna…

Es’hailSat Targets DTH Market in MENA Region with Es’hail 2 – Satellite Today

Ali Al Kuwari. Photo: Es’hailSat [Via Satellite 01-21-2015] Last month Es’hailSat celebrated the one-year anniversary of its first satellite, Es’hail 1. After entering service on Dec. 18, 2013, the Es’hailSat satellite saw extensive use from beIN Sports for transmitting the 2014 FIFA World Cup from Brazil. Es’hailSat supported the only Free-to-Air (FTA) broadcasting in the…