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Sonema Taps Yamal 402 Satellite for Services in Africa – Satellite Today

Photo: Gasprom Space Systems. [Via Satellite 01-21-2015] Monaco-based telecom services integrator and operator Sonema is leasing capacity from Gazprom Space System’s Yamal 402 satellite for telecommunications services in Africa. The company is using satellite capacity to serve banking and oil and gas customers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger and Burkina Faso. Sonema owns…

Advantech Wireless Wins More Than $1 Million for SNG Products – Satellite Today

A Satellite Newsgathering (SNG) truck. Photo: Michael Meinhardt [Via Satellite 01-21-2015] Advantech Wireless has received orders for its redundant/phase 250W/500W Extended Ku-Band SapphireBlu Gallium Nitride (GaN) based Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) solution totaling more than $1 million. The orders are for customers in the Satellite News-Gathering (SNG) industry. The extended Ku-band SapphireBlu GaN based…

Mobile Telesystem Deploys DataMiner for Satellite TV Earth Station – Satellite Today

DataMiner Network Management.Photo: Skyline Communications [Via Satellite 01-21-2015] Mobile Telesystems (MTS) has selected Skyline Communications’ DataMiner end-to-end, multi-vendor network management platform to monitor and control the equipment at the company’s Moscow, Russia-based satellite Earth station. The DataMiner solution for MTS provides fully unified remote monitoring and control of all system components, as well as fault…

Inmarsat Selects Globecomm to Supply GX Services to Government Customers – Satellite Today

Global XpressPhoto: Inmarsat [Via Satellite 01-20-2015] Inmarsat Government has executed a service provider agreement with Globecomm Systems to supply Inmarsat Global Xpress service in support of U.S. government customers. Under the deal, Globecomm will offer comprehensive solutions involving network services, system integration, and end-user products and applications enabling a complete end-to-end solution for these customers. Inmarsat’s…

ULA Launches MUOS 3 Satellite for US Navy – Satellite Today

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket carrying the third Mobile User Objective System satellite. Photo: ULA [Via Satellite 01-21-2015] United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS 3) satellite for the U.S. Navy on Jan. 20 aboard an Atlas 5 rocket. The next-gen narrowband tactical communications satellite weighed…

Planet Labs Raises $95 Million From Investors – Satellite Today

Two Planet Labs satellites, known as Doves, deployed from the ISS. Photo: NanoRacks [Via Satellite 01-21-2015] Planet Labs, operator of a constellation of 73 small Earth observation satellites, has completed the first closing of the majority of its $70 million Series C round which, led by Data Collective, garnered support from both new and existing…

Orbcomm Acquires IoT Specialist InSync Software – Satellite Today

[Via Satellite 01-21-2015] Orbcomm has purchased InSync Software from the privately-held Identec Group AG, closing the acquisition on Jan. 16. InSync Software is a California-based provider of Internet of Things (IoT) enterprise solutions. The company’s software products are used in sensor-driven asset tracking and remote monitoring applications worldwide. Orbcomm plans to expand InSync’s uniform software platform from Radio-Frequency Identification…