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Thales Alenia Space and Omnisys Open Brazilian Space Tech Center – Satellite Today

Inauguration of the Thales Alenia Space/Omnisys Centro Tecnológico Espacial in São José dos Campos, Brazil. Photo: Thales Alenia Space [Via Satellite 03-12-2015] Thales Alenia Space and Omnisys have inaugurated their joint Space Technology Center in the Sao Jose dos Campos technology park in Brazil. Initially, the new center will develop technology partnerships with local Brazilian…

View From the Top: DISA Comsatcom Official Eron Miller – Satellite Today

Eron Miller, Chief, Satcom Division, Infrastructure Directorate,DISA. Photo: DISA [Via Satellite 03-11-2015] The United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) performs the critical work of establishing and managing commercial satellite communications (comsatcom) contracts for the Department of Defense (DOD). With an eye to the future, the agency is already planning what comes next after the…

Honeywell Becomes Inmarsat Government Aeronautical Service Provider – Satellite Today

Honeywell will provide terminal hardware to enable connectivity for government users, such as Boeing’s Air Force One aircraft, pictured here. Photo: Boeing. [Via Satellite 03-10-2015] Inmarsat Government has announced a new agreement to make Honeywell the service provider to the U.S. government aeronautical market for the Global Xpress constellation network. Under the new agreement, Honeywell…

GEE and Air China Fly First Live Television Test Flight – Satellite Today

Photo: Global Eagle Entertainment [Via Satellite 03-11-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and Air China have successfully completed the first in-flight newscast using Ku-band connectivity. During the live television test flight, the Xinhua News Agency broadcast between the National People Congress/Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conferences (NPC/CPPCC) and Air China’s In-Flight Connectivity (IFC)-equipped Boeing 777. The satellite…

Satcom Global Opens Australia Office – Satellite Today

Perth, Australia. Photo: Satcom Global [Via Satellite 03-11-2015] Following the opening of its Russian office in 2014, Satcom Global continues its international expansion with the opening of new sites around the world. On March 10 the company announced a Perth, Australia office to improve service to customers in the western region of the country. Prior to…

Inmarsat Parrot Bebop Drone Takes Flight for Journalists – Satellite Today

Parrot UAV system. Photo: Inmarsat [Via Satellite 03-11-2015] Inmarsat’s Parrot Bebop Drone, which weighs in at just 14 ounces, has been certified for use over the Inmarsat network. The certification comes following six-months of collaboration with wireless technology provider Parrot and is part of Inmarsat’s ongoing open technology strategy announced in January. The Parrot Bebop…

MTN Reports Over 500 Percent Increase in Cruise Line Bandwith Consumption – Satellite Today

Sunset with Crown Princess and Carnival Liberty at the pier in Grand Turk, Lesser Antilles. Photo: Robert Pratt, Flickr [Via Satellite 03-11-2015] Based on findings from tracking on customer performance on its hybrid broadband network, new Internet billing method and Internet café solution, MTN Communications found the average Megabyte (Mb) consumption rate of cruise ship operators increased by more…