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Communication Satellites
Aviation safety improvement satellite under construction
Communication Satellites : 28 February, 2014
Satmex and Raytheon to deliver aviation safety payload for all-electric satellite for America's FAA and Boeing
 
Gazprom to launch satellite in 2016
Communication Satellites : 23 January, 2014
2016 Proton launch of the Yamal 601 satellite for Gazprom Space Systems to provide communications and transmission services for the Russian market
 
Business Operations VP Hired At Intelsat
Communication Satellites : 25 November, 2010
Luxembourg headquarters of fixed satellite service provider Intelsat to be headed up by new head of business operations at the company
 
SES Contributes To Galileo Navigation Project
Communication Satellites : 15 November, 2010
Engineering support services to be supplied for the European Galileo satellite navigation system from SES Astra
 
Nominal Operation For Japanese Broadcasting Satellite
Communication Satellites : 05 November, 2010
The BSAT-3b satellite for the Japanese broadcasting satellite corporation is operating with nominal systems after recent launch
 
Broadcast Satellite Launched For Japanese Company
Communication Satellites : 01 November, 2010
Commercial space satellite from Lockheed Martin to provide improved communications capacity for Japan
 
Commercial Space Systems Facility Opens In Pennsylvania
Communication Satellites : 05 July, 2010
Lockheed Martin Space Systems has cut the tape at it’s newly opened Newtown commercial space systems headquarters
 
Commercial SES-1 Satellite Enters Operational Use
Communication Satellites : 23 June, 2010
Launched in April this year, the SES-1 Satellite from SES World Skies is now delivering TV programming to US cable networks
 
Azerbaijan To Take First Commercial Communications Satellite from Orbital
Communication Satellites : 03 June, 2010
Based on STAR-2, the first communications satellite to be deployed by Azerbaijan will significantly improve the communications infrastructure of the country
 
Iridium Forms Government Advisory Board
Communication Satellites : 30 April, 2010
High tech communications company forms government advisory board of academic dignitaries and retired military personnel
 
SES-1 Satellite Arrives At Baikonur in Kazakhstan Ready For Lift-Off
Communication Satellites : 08 April, 2010
A Ukrainian Antonov aircraft has delivered the SES-1 satellite to the Baikonur launch facility in central Kazakhstan from where it is scheduled to be launched on 24th April
 
Home Broadcasting Satellite Launch Delayed
Communication Satellites : 29 March, 2010
The launch of the Astra 3B satellite for direct-to-home broadcasting in Europe has been delayed at the Kourou Space Centre due to a technical fault on the launcher sub-system
 
UK Space Agency Launch Promises to Bridge the Digital Divide
Communication Satellites : 26 March, 2010
Eutelsat has applauded the commencement of the UK Space Agency as well as acknowledgement within the country’s Government of the importance of satellites in bringing broadband connectivity to isolated rural areas
 
KA-SAT Receives Broadband Communications Module
Communication Satellites : 19 March, 2010
Eutelsat’s KA-SAT communications satellite has received the high-speed broadband communications module to bring broadband to rural UK after its launch at the end of 2010
 
Intelsat 16 satellite successfully launches to begin in-orbit testing
Communication Satellites : 15 February, 2010
Orbital Sciences built Intelsat communications satellite lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Central Kazakhstan aboard an ILS Proton rocket launcher
 
Hughes to supply ANC for Iridium NEXT Program
Communication Satellites : 09 February, 2010
The Access Network Controller for Iridium’s new satellite program will be supplied by Hughes Network Systems for the ground radio control network
 
DIRECTV 12 satellite successfully launched from Baikonur
Communication Satellites : 31 December, 2009
The Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan has seen the successful launch of the latest DIRECTV satellite using an ILS Proton launch vehicle
 
Commercial communication satellite for mobile broadband
Communication Satellites : 28 December, 2009
Orbital and Thales will be working on a geosynchronous satellite for mobile communications for OverHorizon based on new contract for delivery in 2012
 
HYLAS 2 satellite to be supplied to Avanti Communications
Communication Satellites : 23 December, 2009
Avanti order geosynchronous communication satellite from Orbital for high speed commercial data delivery from 2012
 
Orbital to build the Intelsat 23 communication satellite
Communication Satellites : 21 December, 2009
Latest STAR satellite ordered by Intelsat to become the 10th such orbiting spacecraft built by Orbital Sciences
 
Software modem development contract awarded to RT Logic
Communication Satellites : 17 December, 2009
Under a contract signed with Iridium, RT Logic will develop a software defined modem for feeder link terminals to be used for ground station network
 
Marine Satellite communication system wins support of commercial fishing companies
Communication Satellites : 16 December, 2009
Iridium OpenPort enables commercial fishing fleets to stay in touch with continuous high bandwidth e-mail transmission service by satellite
 
MV Fraternity takes Iridium ship to shore communications
Communication Satellites : 08 December, 2009
High bandwidth maritime satellite communications terminal in use aboard the 159,000 ton Euronav tanker MV Fraternity
 
Intelsat 15 satellite successfully launches from Baikonur
Communication Satellites : 03 December, 2009
The Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan saw the lift-off of the Obital Sciences built Intelsat 15 communications satellite on Monday
 
Iridium to provide communications service along Canadian Trans-Labrador highway
Communication Satellites : 25 August, 2009
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is establishing an Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium)-based satellite phone service for motorists on the Trans-Labrador Highway. Roadpost of Mississauga, Ontario is supplying Iridium 9555 satellite phones and services through its dealer Newfound Mobility Solutions.
 
Lockheed Martin - The JCSAT-12 communications satellite
Communication Satellites : 19 August, 2009
The JCSAT-12 communications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SKY Perfect JSAT) of Japan, is ready for its scheduled launch on Aug. 21 aboard an Ariane 5-ECA launch vehicle provided by Arianespace. The launch window opens at 6:09 p.m. EDT and closes at 7:09 p.m. EDT
 
Vizada - renewed partnersip with T?l?coms Sans Fronti?res (TSF)
Communication Satellites : 07 August, 2009
Vizada has renewed its partnership with TSF for the supply of mobile satellite services. TSF, the leading international non-governmental organization specialized in emergency telecommunications following conflict or natural disaster, has relied on Vizada’s MSS services since its foundation in 1998.
 
Vizada successfully completes testing of the Inmarsat BGAN X-Stream
Communication Satellites : 14 May, 2009
Vizada has successfully completed testing of the Inmarsat BGAN X-Stream service with a number of media customers, including CNN and Al-Arabiya News Channel. The service is now commercially available through Vizada.
 
Inmarsat type approval for two new SwiftBroadband (SBB) products
Communication Satellites : 13 May, 2009
Cobham has received Inmarsat Type Approval for two new SwiftBroadband (SBB) products that set new standards in size, weight and power consumption, making them suitable for even the smallest business aircraft.
 
Vizada and Inmarsat renew distribution agreement
Communication Satellites : 17 April, 2009
Deal ensures continuation of long-standing, 30 year partnership
 
Boeing-built satellite WGS-2 sends 1st signals from space
Communication Satellites : 07 April, 2009
Boeing has acquired the first on-orbit signals from the second of six Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites that the company is building for the U.S. Air Force. The signals indicate that the spacecraft is healthy and ready to begin orbital maneuvers and operational testing.
 
Boeing Delivers 1st Communications Payload to MUOS Prime Contractor
Communication Satellites : 18 February, 2009
The Boeing Company has delivered the first Legacy Communications payload and the first digital channelizer to Lockheed Martin in support of the U.S. Navy's new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications system.
 
Harris Corporation - Study into new modular communications architecture for satellite
Communication Satellites : 26 November, 2008
Harris Corporation has been awarded an eight-month study contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate Wright Patterson AFB to develop a new modular communications architecture for satellites that weigh less than 400 kilograms and can be deployed quickly and cost-effectively.
 
Boeing Develops Common Software to Reduce Risk for TSAT
Communication Satellites : 12 November, 2008
Boeing has announced the successful demonstration of a common software application that can support the space and ground segments of the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT).
 
Pole to Pole Coverage for Phone
Communication Satellites : 22 October, 2008
Iridium's 9555 handset has Sarantel powerhelix antenna built in enabling outstanding global coverage.
 
Iridium Launches New, Powerful Satellite Phone
Communication Satellites : 20 October, 2008
"9555’ Features Enhanced Usability Provides a Reliable, Critical, Global Lifeline
 
Orbit?s OrSat Antenna Successfully Completes Extensive Global-Ku Coverage Tests
Communication Satellites : 29 September, 2008
Orbit Technology Group, a well established leader in the field of advanced mobile satellite communication and tracking antenna systems for marine, air, rail, and other ground applications, announces another milestone for its Marine Mobile Satellite Communication System – the OrSat.
 
Lockheed Martin - New space communication system
Communication Satellites : 16 September, 2008
Lockheed Martin has announced the successful delivery of a space communications system that will bring more accurate and timely decision-making information to U.S. Air Force Space Commanders.
 
Chelton - Satellite Calls May Now Be Placed On Inmarsat Or Iridium Equipment
Communication Satellites : 27 July, 2008
International Communications Group (ICG) announced this week its AeroCom 3000, AeroCom 1100 and NxtLink 400 Iridium transceivers have been successfully tested and integrated with Chelton's high speed data systems for both voice and data communications.
 
Tiger System Works with Satellite System
Communication Satellites : 13 May, 2008
Sectra’s Tiger system for secure voice communications has been extended with support for the Iridium satellite system. Iridium is the largest commercial satellite system and is used by government and defense organizations worldwide.
 
Chelton at AEA 2008
Communication Satellites : 13 May, 2008
Chelton Satcom will be displaying its latest generation of Inmarsat SwiftBroadband (SBB) hardware at the upcoming AEA 2008 conference April 23 -26, 2008 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington D.C.
 
Harris Corporation - Satellite Antenna Deployed
Communication Satellites : 30 April, 2008
An antenna reflector built by Harris for the geosynchronous ICO G1 global communications satellite was successfully deployed on orbit Saturday, April 26, and will play a key role in providing next-generation mobile communications services across North America.
 
'Test Your Satellite Phone' Week
Communication Satellites : 19 April, 2008
Iridium® Satellite, ProtectingAmerica.org and the American Red Cross Partner to Educate First Responders on Importance of Testing Satellite Phones Encouraging Emergency Workers to Prepare for Disasters before They Strike
 
Dassault Systèmes - Satellite assembly software
Communication Satellites : 23 March, 2008
Dassault Systèmes (DS) has announced that Thales Alenia Space, the leading European designer and manufacturer of satellites for telecommunications, defense, navigation and Earth observation, is studying the implementation of an advanced system combining Dassault Systèmes’ 3DVIA Composer with the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that radically improves its satellite assembly processes.
 
DIRECTV 11 satellite signals received.
Communication Satellites : 22 March, 2008
Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from its DIRECTV 11 satellite, indicating that the satellite is healthy and operating normally. A ground station in Hartebeesthoek, South Africa, reported spacecraft acquisition at 1:44 a.m. Eastern time, as scheduled.
 
Lockheed Martin - AMC-14 communications satellite ready for launch
Communication Satellites : 14 March, 2008
The AMC-14 communications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin for SES AMERICOM, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG),is ready for launch on March 15 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a Proton/Breeze M launch vehicle provided by International Launch Services. AMC-14, which is scheduled to launch at 5:18 a.m. in Baikonur (March 14 at 7:18 p.m. EDT), will be located at orbital location 61.5 degrees West Longitude.
 
Northrop Grumman - First Phase of DARPA F6 Next-Generation Wireless Satellite Network
Communication Satellites : 05 March, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded the first phase of a four phase advanced research contract to design and build a cluster of wirelessly interconnected free flying spacecraft.
 
Boeing - Satellites complete 2500 years in space
Communication Satellites : 01 March, 2008
Boeing has announced that its more than 260 commercial and civil satellites have achieved a total of 2,500 years of service.
 
Compatibility of Advanced EHF Satellite Interface Using Extended-Data-Rate Waveform
Communication Satellites : 04 February, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation has demonstrated the interface compatibility of the next-generation Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF) military communications satellite with user ground terminals using the new Extended Data Rate (XDR) waveform and protocols. Tests were conducted using a U.S. Army user terminal as well as a terminal configuration to be used by international partners participating in Advanced EHF.
 
Boeing - Contract for Direct-to-Home Entertainment Satellite
Communication Satellites : 16 January, 2008
Boeing has been awarded a contract to build a commercial satellite for ProtoStar Ltd. The 601 HP-model spacecraft will deliver direct-to-home satellite television programming and broadband Internet access throughout Asia. The value of the deal was not disclosed.
 
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