News & Events

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IPstar to Supplement NBN Co’s Satellite Offering – Satellite Today

Digital rendering of IPstar satellite. Photo: IPstar [Via Satellite 07-29-2014] NBN Co has selected Thaicom subsidiary IPstar Australia (IPA) to provide interim satellite capacity for remote and regional areas of Australia and Tasmania. The agency anticipates the service will connect as many as 9,000 locations, easing the demand from customers until the NBN Co Satellite…

DeLorme inReach Satellite Communicator Receives Approval from Lockheed Martin – Satellite Today

DeLorme’s inReach-Explorer satellite communicator. Photo: DeLorme [Via Satellite 07-29-2014] Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS) has approved DeLorme’s inReach satellite communicator for use in the company’s Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS) and Surveillance-Enhanced Search and Rescue. Pilots using an inReach device as part of LMFS can obtain ACAS alerts for severe weather, closed airports and other…

US-Russian Cooperation Essential for Space Debris Mitigation – Satellite Today

Computer model of space debris in Geostationary Orbit (GEO). Photo: NASA [Via Satellite 07-28-2014] To reign in the ever-expanding proliferation of space debris, cooperation between the governments of the United States and Russia is essential, said Jer-Chyi Liou, chief scientist for orbital debris with NASA’s orbital debris program office. Speaking at the NewSpace 2014 conference,…

Rockwell Collins Sells Satellite Communications Systems Branch – Satellite Today

Rockwell Collins Satcom products. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Via Satellite 07-28-2014] Rockwell Collins has sold its satellite communications business to an Atlanta-based private investor group. Roughly 365 employees along with operational centers in Duluth, Ga., and Stockholm, Sweden, have now become a new entity named DataPath. The company will keep its focus on designing, manufacturing and…

ViaSat Acquires ISR Assets from Gray Labs – Satellite Today

Gray Labs Facility. Photo: Gray Labs [Via Satellite 07-28-2014] ViaSat has acquired a high-rate modem product line and custom spacecraft technologies for Earth observation from Gray Labs. As part of the agreement, Gray Labs president Jim Gray has taken a senior consulting position with ViaSat to guide the company’s satellite-to-Earth Information, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)…

MTN to Provide Satellite Connectivity for Three Cruise Lines – Satellite Today

The Pearl Mist. Photo: Pearl Sea Cruises [Via Satellite 07-28-2014] MTN Communications has signed contracts for expanded and new services with three cruise ship operators. Pearl Seas Cruises, Lindblad Expeditions, and Windstar have selected MTN to enhance communications, crew welfare solutions, entertainment and corporate operations. Pearl Seas Cruises chose MTN for its inaugural ship, the…

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SupremeSAT signs MOU with Ministry of Communications & IT (MCIT) of I.R. Afghanistan to negotiate Afghanistan Satellite slot

On 18th February 2012, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan initialed an International Competitive Tender for the usage of its valuable orbital resource – 50 Degrees East. MCIT of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan signs an MOU with SupremeSAT, one of the eligible bidders, to form a technical…

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SupremeSAT signs In Orbit delivery contract for SupremeSAT – II

SupremeSAT (Pvt) Ltd (SupremeSAT), a privately owned regional satellite service provider, is proud to announce that it has signed a US$ 215 Mn contract with China Great Wall Industry Corporation for the design, manufacture and launch of the SupremeSAT-II satellite. The targeted launch date is mid 2016. The agreement was signed in China this week…

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SupremeSAT Press Release

Supremesat Pvt Ltd (SupremeSAT), a regional satellite services provider, delivered Sri Lanka’s first communication Satellite, SupremeSAT – I into orbit from the Xichang Space Centre in the Sichuan Province of China, on the 27th of November 2012 at 15:43hours Sri Lanka time.The satellite was injected successfully into geostationary transfer orbit as planned and we can…

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Great day for all Sri Lankans – President – Daily News

“I share the prides and joy of all Sri Lankans as we move to the realm of space, as the rocket launched today, taking the Supreme SAT-1 satellite into orbit, carries our National Flag into the new frontier of space,” states President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a message to mark the occasion. The President’s message adds:…