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Onlime Buys More Capacity on Africasat 1a – Satellite Today

Artist’s rendition of Africasat 1a. Photo: Orbital Sciences [Via Satellite 09-02-2014] Onlime has signed for additional transponder capacity from Measat on Africasat 1a. The new capacity will be used to support growth in African markets. Launched in 2013, Africasat 1a is a hybrid C- and Ku-band communications satellite providing coverage over Azerbaijan, Central Asia, Europe…

GeoMetWatch Musing Fewer Hosted Payloads, More Satellites – Satellite Today

GeoMetWatch orbiter rendition. Photo: GeoMetWatch [Via Satellite 08-29-2014] Commercial weather company GeoMetWatch is reevaluating its original plan to orbit six geo-hyperspectral sounders as hosted payloads. Instead, the company hopes a new approach that includes separate satellites will help to bring the constellation online by 2020. “We are looking at some free-flyer opportunities which, for some of…

C-Com Satellite Antennas Deployed in Response to Hiroshima Landslide – Satellite Today

Hiroshima following the August 2014 landslide. Photo: GetHiroshima.com (Flickr) [Via Satellite 08-29-2014] C-Com Satellite Systems reports its customer Japan Satellite Communications (JSC) has deployed iNetVu mobile antennas in response to landslides in Hiroshima, Japan. Heavy rain triggered the landslides, which have displaced more than 1,500 people and killed more than 70. “JSC has deployed over 350…

NASA Tests Lightweight Composite Cryotank from Boeing – Satellite Today

NASA’s lightweight cryotank, built by Boeing. Photo: NASA [Via Satellite 08-29-2014] NASA has completed an extensive set of tests on a new large 5.5-meter diameter composite cryogenic fuel tank. Built by Boeing, the lightweight tank is being evaluated for use on rockets. Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. simulated the physical…

LightSquared Pays $9.1 Million to Inmarsat – Satellite Today

Inmarsat HQPhoto: Inmarsat [Via Satellite 08-29-2014] Inmarsat has received a $9.1 million dollar Phase 2 quarterly payment from LightSquared within the 60 day contractual cure period. LightSquared’s July 2, 2014 notice of default was issued by Inmarsat following a missed payment. As of July 1, LightSquared owed a quarterly Phase 2 payment of approximately $4.1…

ISS-Reshetnev Finishes Yamal 401 Satellite – Satellite Today

Yamal 401 satellite during construction. Photo: ISS Reshetnev [Via Satellite 08-28-2014] Russian satellite manufacturer ISS-Reshetnev has completed building the Yamal 401 telecommunications satellite. Fabricated for Gazprom Space Systems, the satellite is slated to launch on a Proton rocket. Yamal 401 is the third satellite ISS-Reshetnev has built on its heavy-class Express-2000 bus. The 2976-kilogram spacecraft…