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NBN Co Completes Final Satellite Ground Station, Preps for LTSS – Satellite Today

NBN Co’s Geraldton Western Australia Earth station. Photo: NBN Co [Via Satellite 02-09-2015] Australia’s state-owned National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has finished construction of the last ground station needed for its Long-Term Satellite Solution (LTSS) broadband service. Now complete, the stations are set to connect approximately 400,000 households and businesses in rural areas. NBN…

United Group Extends Capacity Lease on Eutelsat 16A – Satellite Today

Photo: Eutelsat [Via Satellite 02-09-2015] Television and Internet Service Provider (ISP) United Group has prolonged its agreement with Eutelsat for capacity on the Eutelsat 16A satellite. The company uses satellite to broadcast its pay-TV platform Total TV to target markets in in Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of…

Milano Teleport Adds Three New Regional C-band Beams – Satellite Today

Milano Teleport’s C-band coverage. Photo: Milano Teleport [Via Satellite 02-09-2015] Milano Teleport has increased its C-band services with the addition of three regional beams for its iSeaglobal maritime product. The expansion follows a 35 percent increase in available C-band capacity the company made in December 2014. Milano Teleport now offers four regional C-band beams and…

AssetLink Global Picks Iridium’s Satellite Network for M2M Device – Satellite Today

The AssetPack-3 (AP3) global satellite tracker. Photo: AssetLink Global [Via Satellite 02-09-2015] AssetLink Global, a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Everything (IoT) solutions provider, has selected Iridium to connect its AssetPack 3 solar rechargeable monitoring and tracking device. According to Iridium, the partnership will improve AssetLink’s end-to-end asset management for customers in remote areas, even…

Futuresource Analyst: OTT Vendors Could Lead 4K Adoption – Satellite Today

Photo: Brian Cantoni (Flickr) [Via Satellite 02-04-2015] Over-The-Top (OTT) operators could overtake satellite as the frontrunner for next generation video, according to analysts at Futuresource. While the satellite industry has been zealous in its pursuit of 4K, OTT operators are facing fewer barriers in bringing higher definition content to viewers, potentially positioning them to supplant…

Harris Buys Exelis for $4.75 Billion – Satellite Today

Photo: Exelis [Via Satellite 02-06-2015] Harris is purchasing Exelis for $4.75 billion in an acquisition expected to close by June 2015. Both boards of directors unanimously approved the acquisition, and Harris has secured $3.4 billion from Morgan Stanley Senior Funding for fully committed bridge financing. The company anticipates permanent financing in the form of term…

ISS Reshetnev Begins Construction of Millimetron Space Telescope – Satellite Today

The Millimetron Space Telescope under construction. Photo: Roscosmos [Via Satellite 02-06-2015] Russian satellite manufacturer ISS Reshetnev has started building the Millimetron Space Telescope, a future observatory to study the properties of black holes, stellar and planetary formation, and the nature of dark energy. Slated to launch in 2025, the telescope will operate the 0.3-17 millimeter…

Intelsat to Bring EpicNG to New Markets with Kymeta Partnership – Satellite Today

A Kymeta prototype radome. Photo: Kymeta [Via Satellite 02-05-2015] In preparation for the launch of its first EpicNG High Throughput Satellite (HTS) toward the end of this year, Intelsat has signed a significant partnership with Kymeta, designer of an electronically steerable flat satellite antenna. Kymeta will introduce Ku-band “mTenna” satellite antenna solutions tailored to EpicNG,…