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OmniEarth Closes IRISmaps Acquisition – Satellite Today

IRISmaps geospatial data. Photo: IRISmaps screenshot [Via Satellite 09-03-2014] OmniEarth has completed the purchase of IRISmaps in a stock-for-stock transaction. OmniEarth anticipates the acquisition will accelerate its growth in agriculture and energy: the top two markets the company is currently focusing on. IRISmaps portfolio of customized cloud-based geospatial solutions already includes asset and environmental monitoring…

StarTimes to Use Entropic’s EN5288 CSS for Satellite Pay-TV in Africa – Satellite Today

An Entropic CSS chip. Photo: Entropic [Via Satellite 09-03-2014] StarTimes has implemented Entropic’s EN5288 Channel Stacking Switch (CSS) in the company’s new single-cable Low Noise Block (LN) down-converter and Multi-switch support for Digital Video Recorders (DVRs). The Entropic solution creates an end-to-end single-cable run satellite solution from StarTimes’ LNB and Multi-switch products to its set-top…

Axesat Sees HTS Opportunity in Cellular Backhaul – Satellite Today

Mauricio Segovia. CEO of Axesat. Photo: Axesat [Via Satellite 09-02-2014] Latin American satellite solutions provider Axesat is looking into cellular backhaul as its next major vertical. With VSAT profits coming more often from the rise of Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) than from dramatic increases in site numbers, the company has spent a significant amount…

Eutelsat Tapped for Broadband in Guyana – Satellite Today

An installation on the Guyana Defence Force military base in the New River Triangle. Photo: Eutelsat [Via Satellite 09-02-2014] iNet Communications, the licensed telecoms provider for Global Technology in Guyana, has entered an agreement with Eutelsat for its IP Easy satellite broadband service. Under the agreement, Global Technology will offer broadband connectivity through iNet with…

OHB AG Merges Space Subsidiaries – Satellite Today

An OHB AG Facility. Photo: OHB AG. [Via Satellite 09-02-2014] Erwin Kayser-Threde, located in Munich, Germany has merged with OHB System AG in Bremen, Germany. The combined company will use the name OHB System AG, but will continue to use the Kayser-Threde logo for process control technology activities. Both companies were subsidiaries of OHB AG.…

O3b Declares Constellation Fully Operational – Satellite Today

An O3b satellite. Photo: Thales Alenia Space [Via Satellite 09-02-2014] O3b Networks has completed in-orbit testing of the four Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites launched on July 10. This brings the company’s current constellation up to eight spacecraft, with four more slated to launch in early 2015. O3b’s eight-satellite constellation enables the company to launch…

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…