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Solaris Mobile to Use Hughes Technology for Advanced MSS in the European Union – Satellite Today

Photo: Solaris Mobile [Via Satellite 09-05-2014] Solaris Mobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar, announced plans to use the satellite-based GMR-1 3G air interface technology designed and developed by Hughes Network Systems. The pan-European S-band licensee for mobile satellite services with complimentary ground component will use Hughes’ technology to enable wireless mobile devices to communicate…

NovelSat Announces New High-Bandwidth Efficiency DTH Solution – Satellite Today

NovelSat NS3000 Satellite Modem. Photo: NovelSat [Via Satellite 09-05-2014] NovelSat has announce a new solution that will allow Direct-to-Home (DTH) TV service providers and teleports who provide DTH communication services to maximize the use of their satellite bandwidth. From offering more channels using existing satellite bandwidth to getting free bandwidth for their Digital Satellite News…

Global Eagle Looks Beyond Domestic Markets for New In-Flight Connectivity Customers – Satellite Today

Southwest plane equipped with in-flight connectivity. Photo: Southwest Airlines [Via Satellite 09-04-2014] In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) services provider Global Eagle Entertainment is looking heavily at opportunities for new In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) customers outside of the United States. Speaking at the Citi 2014 Global Technology Conference, Global Eagle CEO Dave Davis told investors that the IFC component…

Roscosmos Announces Return of Proton Rocket – Satellite Today

An ILS Proton rocket. Photo: ILS [Via Satellite 09-04-2014] Russia’s federal space agency Roscosmos has announced the first Proton launch since the May 2014 failure that claimed RSCC’s Express AM4R satellite. Roscosmos said Proton manufacturer Khrunichev and several other companies completed an autonomous inspection of the launch vehicle, the upper stage and the spacecraft fairing. The…

NanoRacks Evaluating CubeSat Deployer Malfunction – Satellite Today

In the grasp of the Japanese robotic arm, the CubeSat deployer releases a pair of NanoRacks CubeSat miniature satellites. Image Credit: NASA [Via Satellite 09-04-2014] NanoRacks is continuing to study an anomaly that occurred with the company’s CubeSat deployers on the International Space Station (ISS), which have ceased to deploy CubeSats when commanded. While looking…

DARPA Issues RFI for Robotic In-Orbit Servicing – Satellite Today

DARPA Phoenix artist rendition. Image Credit: DARPA [Via Satellite 09-04-2014] The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) has published a request for information (RFI) for robotic satellite servicing missions in or near Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO). Based on the RFI, DARPA is seeking to learn the technical characteristics of spacecraft buses…

Globalstar Debuts New Satellite Hotspot Product: Globalstar 9600 – Satellite Today

Globalstar 9600 satellite phone. Image credit: Globalstar [Via Satellite 09-04-2014] Globalstar has introduced a new satellite-enabled data solution for satellite phones and smartphones. The Globalstar 9600 can connect up to eight users at a time beyond the reach of cellular networks. Starting at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $149.99, Globalstar is targeting customers…