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KCA Deutag Ups Signalhorn Contract to Cover 10 Oil Rigs – Satellite Today

KCA Deutag’s T-210Dreco 2000E Oil Rig in Oman. Photo: KCA Deutag [Via Satellite 08-28-2014] KCA Deutag has expanded its contract with Signalhorn for maintenance of its satellite and terrestrial network in Oman. Due to the requirements of KCA Deutag’s business, rigs must be constructed at a significant distance from terrestrial communications. Signalhorn’s previous contract was…

Italian Space Agency Awards Cosmo-Skymed Contract to Thales Alenia Space – Satellite Today

Artist’s rendition of Cosmo-SkyMed. Photo: Thales Alenia Space [Via Satellite 08-28-2014] Thales Alenia Space has received an $87 million contract from the Italian Space Agency for the Second Generation Cosmo-SkyMed Earth Observation (EO) satellite program. The contract is split between Thales Alenia Space Italia and Telespazio. Thales Alenia Space Italia will use approximately $57 million…

SpaceX Delays AsiaSat 6 Launch – Satellite Today

Falcon 9 on the launch pad. Photo: SpaceX [Via Satellite 08-27-2014] SpaceX has decided to reschedule the launch of AsiaSat 6, previously slated for today, in order to review all potential failure modes and contingencies. The company expects the inspection will take one to two weeks to complete. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, said that…

DigitalGlobe Unveils First WorldView 3 Images – Satellite Today

A WorldView 3 image of Madrid at 40-cm resolution. Photo: DigitalGlobe [Via Satellite 08-27-2014] DigitalGlobe has released the first images from its high-resolution satellite WorldView 3, launched on Aug. 13 aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket. The satellite carries an Exelis super-spectral imaging system comprised of a sensor, a telescope and a…

Iridium ‘Operationally Ready’ for Iridium NEXT Constellation – Satellite Today

Iridium’s Satellite Network Operating Center. Photo: Iridium [Via Satellite 08-27-2014] Iridium has completed its Launch and Early Operations (LEOP) control center for Iridium NEXT. Located next to the Iridium Mission Control Center, the LEOP facility will be used to manage the NEXT constellation, test on-orbit functionality, and maneuver and monitor satellites as they are transferred…

ViaSat Books More than 3000 L-band Terminal Orders – Satellite Today

[Via Satellite 08-27-2014] ViaSat reports it has received 3,150 orders for fixed-site Machine to Machine (M2M) and airborne terminals for its upcoming L-band network. The company is also selling vehicular, maritime and asset tracking terminals in advance of the network. ViaSat announced its new L-band network in May 2014, predicated on agreements reached with LightSquared…