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Measat, iSAT Expand Capacity Agreement Across Africa – Satellite Today

Artist’s rendition of Africasat 1a. Photo: Orbital Sciences [Via Satellite 03-24-2015] Measat Satellite Systems and iSAT Africa have struck an agreement for capacity on the Africasat 1a satellite. Under the terms of the agreement, iSAT will use the capacity for its new managed services platform launched this month. The platform uses the DVB-S2x technology which,…

Hughes Wins IDIQ Contract from Texas – Satellite Today

Austin, the capital city of Texas. Photo: Jims_photos (Flickr) [Via Satellite 03-23-2015] The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has awarded Hughes Network Systems a two-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with two optional one-year extensions for data communications and networking equipment and related services. Hughes is contracted to provide end-to-end solutions for localized…

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…