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SpeedCast to Acquire Hermes Datacomms – Satellite Today

A VSAT solution from Hermes Datacomms. Photo: Hermes Datacomms [Via Satellite 3-16-2015] SpeedCast International has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Hermes Datacommunications International. The acquisition, expected to be completed by March 25, will provide communications and IT services to the energy sector. The combined entity will have enhanced capabilities to serve and…

TeleCommunication Systems Launches Antenna System for Tracking LEO and MEO Satellites – Satellite Today

TCS’s new deployable X/Y Tracking Antenna System. Photo: TCS [Via Satellite 3-16-2015] TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), announced the availability of its new deployable X/Y Tracking Antenna System. The deployable systems are specifically designed for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites in support of Earth observation, remote sensing, and telemetry, tracking and control for…

Intelsat and Azercosmos Play Up Strengths in New Partnership – Satellite Today

Photo: Azercosmos [Via Satellite 03-13-2015] Intelsat and Azercosmos, the national satellite operator of Azerbaijan, have teamed to deliver a new telecommunications satellite at 45 degrees east. With both companies bringing resources to the mix for the design, manufacture and operational phases of development for the Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38 satellite, the two operators — one a…

KVH Adds New Satellite Beams to Maritime Coverage – Satellite Today

KVH Industries’ latest coverage map. Photo: KVH [Via Satellite 03-13-2015] KHV Industries has bolstered the amount of capacity available for maritime customers using its mini-VSAT Broadband network in three parts of the world. The fresh capacity goes to the Asia Pacific after a key beam was increased by 60 percent, the Pacific Northwest via a…

Lockheed Martin CRS-2 Bid Includes Hosted Payload and In-Orbit Servicing Features – Satellite Today

Lockheed Martin’s concept for NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 program. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Via Satellite 03-13-2015] Lockheed Martin has revealed its proposed cargo resupply solution for NASA’s Commercial Resupply Service 2 (CRS-2) contract. The solution uses a reusable space-servicing vehicle dubbed Jupiter based on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) science satellite currently in…

France Awards Three Military Satellite Orders to Airbus, Thales – Satellite Today

Photo: Thales Group [Via Satellite 03-13-2015] France’s Direction Générale de L’Armement (DGA) has selected Thales and Airbus Defence and Space to work together as co-prime contractors for a trio of military satellites. The companies were awarded to build the Capacité de Renseignement Electromagnétique Spatiale (CERES) or Space Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) capacity, which will use three…

Comtech Xicom Technology Unveils Two High Power TWTAs – Satellite Today

A Comtech Xicom SuperPower TWTA [Via Satellite 03-13-2015] Comtech Xicom Technology has released high power Ku-band and Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS)-band SuperPower Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs). Designed for efficiency, the devices can double available TWTA output power and directly replace Klystron Power Amplifiers (KPAs) in satellite communications uplink applications. The model XTD-2000KHE Ku-band TWTA supplies…

Air Force Official: Now is the Time to Investigate New Satellite Designs – Satellite Today

David Madden, director of military satellite communications directorate at AFSMC. Photo: AFSMC [Via Satellite 03-12-2015] The United States Air Force sees now as the opportune time to pursue more creative paths with future satellite designs. David Madden, director of the Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate at the Air Force Space Command (USAF) Space and Missile Systems…