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SSL to Build Bulgarian Satellite, SpaceX to Launch – Satellite Today

Artist’s rendition of bulgariasat 1. Photo: SSL [Via Satellite 09-09-2014] SSL has been selected by Bulgaria Sat, a joint stock company established by the owners of Bulsatcom, to build the company’s first satellite: BulgariaSat 1. Slated for launch in 2016 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the satellite will provide Direct-To-Home (DTH) TV services in…

Eutelsat Preps End-to-End HbbTV 2.0 Demonstration over Satellite – Satellite Today

QuadriCast VOD graphic. Photo: Quadrille Ingénierie [Via Satellite 09-09-2014] Eutelsat, in partnership with MStar Semiconductor, Aston and Quadrille Ingénierie, are working together to validate push Video-On-Demand (VOD) using the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) 2.0 standard. VOD enables viewers to save content to a Set-Top-Box (STB) to watch at a later date. According to Eutelsat,…

Regional Operators Reveal Big Satellite Plans – Satellite Today

Azerspace 1. Photo: Azercosmos [Paris, France 09-08-2014] Senior executives from space programs across the world discussed the potential for their ambitious projects in key emerging markets during a lively panel at Euroconsult’s World Satellite Business Week (WSBW) in Paris. Some of the main highlights came from the Caucasus region and Latin America. Azercosmos Wesley Wong,…

ViaSat Reaches Settlement with SSL – Satellite Today

ViaSat-1 in the Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR). Photo: SSL [Via Satellite 09-08-2014] ViaSat has reached a comprehensive settlement of all outstanding claims related to its litigation with Space Systems/Loral (SSL) and Loral Space & Communications for breach of contract and patent infringement. In April, a U.S. District Court in San Diego, Calif. determined that…

SpaceX Successfully Launches AsiaSat 6/Thaicom 7 – Satellite Today

Falcon 9 lifts off from LC-40 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the Asiasat 6 satellite. Photo: SpaceX [Via Satellite 09-08-2014] After two delays, AsiaSat’s newest communications satellite, Asiasat 6, successfully lifted off on Sept. 7. This was the second SpaceX Falcon 9 launch for AsiaSat this summer, after AsiaSat 8 on Aug. 5. Approximately 32…

Kacific to Support ITU Connectivity Program in Pacific Islands – Satellite Today

Kacific seeks to connect the Pacific islands with high speed satellite broadband. Photo: Kacific [Via Satellite 09-08-2014] Kacific Broadband Satellites has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the development of satellite communications capacity and emergency communications solutions for the Pacific region. The project will establish 55 fully equipped e-centers to…

NSSLGlobal and ESL Merger to Bring €90 Million – Satellite Today

[Via Satellite 09-08-2014] Satellite communications service provider NSSLGlobal has announced its merger with the ESL group of companies, a satellite solution provider and system integrator specializing in custom solutions for the government, fishing, commercial shipping and offshore industries. NSSLGlobal and ESL both target similar market sectors within complementary geographies. The merger gives each company a…

US Air Force Selects SSL for Hosted Payload Services – Satellite Today

[Via Satellite 09-05-2014] The United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has selected Space Systems/Loral (SSL) to host government payloads on commercial satellites. The SMC awarded SSL an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract valued at a maximum of $494.5 million for both Geostationary (GEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO)/Medium Earth Orbit…