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Video: In-Flight Entertainment Gets High-Tech

Video: In-Flight Entertainment Gets High-Tech | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
Virgin America is the cream of the crop when it comes to high-tech in-flight entertainment, says tech columnist Molly Wood. Travelers can have wifi and free satellite television, all from their seat.
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ViaSat Seeking to Make Passenger IFC ‘Ubiquitous’

[Via Satellite 12-17-2014] ViaSat is looking at new business models and opportunities to provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services, according to ViaSat Director of Mobile Broadband Don Buchman. The company first launched into IFC almost year ago to the date in December 2013. What started as a single-digit number of aircraft has now swelled to roughly 260.


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Intelsat names Stephen Spengler new CEO to replace Dave McGlade - Washington Business Journal

Intelsat names Stephen Spengler new CEO to replace Dave McGlade - Washington Business Journal | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
Stephen Spengler will take over as chief executive April 1, when current chief Dave McGlade transitions into the role of executive chairman.
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Newtec and First United Broadcasting Go Island Hopping...All 7,100 Philippine Islands to Receive iGSat Broadband

Newtec and First United Broadcasting Go Island Hopping...All 7,100 Philippine Islands to Receive iGSat Broadband | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
[SatNews] Together they will provide a new high-speed satellite broadband service to more than 7,100 Philippine islands..."available anywhere, everywhere. It is limitless and beyond boundaries."
 
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Eutelsat bottom line sees the benefit of added capacity

A 3.2% rise in its core video business, due mainly from capacity added in the past year, has seen Eutelsat turn in a solid first quarter of 2014-2015.
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Hughes Begins Marketing Rotary-Specialized Waveform

Hughes Begins Marketing Rotary-Specialized Waveform | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
[Via Satellite 10-14-2014] Hughes has progressed on the development and implementation of a new waveform specialized for rotary wing Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) satellite communications (satcom). First introduced last year, the company is working with several prime contractors for helicopter mainframes on a satcom system where the antenna sits under the fuselage. Helicopters present a challenge for [...]

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Satellite Observations Revealed Thousands of New Mountains Right Here on Earth

Satellite Observations Revealed Thousands of New Mountains Right Here on Earth | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
There are thousands of mountains dotting the sea floor
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Arianespace Launches OPTUS 10 and MEASAT-3b Satellites - SpaceRef Business

Arianespace Launches OPTUS 10 and MEASAT-3b Satellites - SpaceRef Business | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
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Sky Perfect JSAT Chooses SpaceX for JCSAT 16 launch - Via Satellite

Sky Perfect JSAT Chooses SpaceX for JCSAT 16 launch - Via Satellite | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
[Via Satellite 09-11-2014] Japan-based Sky Perfect JSAT has selected SpaceX to launch the in-orbit backup satellite JCSAT 16. The launch is scheduled for the first half of 2016. Sky Perfect JSAT is also launching JCSAT 14 with SpaceX in 2015. The company chose SSL to build both satellites on the SSL 1300 satellite bus. JCSAT [...]
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EMC Exec Highlights Market Potential in Brazil - Via Satellite

EMC Exec Highlights Market Potential in Brazil - Via Satellite | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
[Via Satellite 09-10-2014] Emerging Market Communications (EMC) is seeing strong growth in Brazil, as the company looks to boost its presence in Latin America while riding the momentum of recent contract wins and a notable regional acquisition. Jesus Barber, EMC’s VP of maritime and mobility told Via Satellite that the company has a strong “strategic [...]
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CMMB Vision to Acquire New Satellite Capacity, Launch Mobile Multimedia Services Throughout Asia

CMMB Vision to Acquire New Satellite Capacity, Launch Mobile Multimedia Services Throughout Asia | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
CMMB Vision to Acquire New Satellite Capacity, Launch Mobile Multimedia Services Throughout Asia
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All Four O3B CommSats Put Into Orbit

All Four O3B CommSats Put Into Orbit | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 19, 2014 All four European communication satellites were put into orbit by a Russian-made Soyuz ST-B rocket from the Kourou space center in French Guiana, a spokesperson for the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, said...
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Arianespace Soyuz ST-B launches with four O3b satellites | NASASpaceFlight.com

Arianespace Soyuz ST-B launches with four O3b satellites | NASASpaceFlight.com | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
The Arianespace Soyuz ST-B rocket has launched on a mission to loft four O3b communication satellites into orbit on Thursday. The spacecraft will be heading to
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Final Payload Integration Begins for O3b Networks' Four Satellites to be Orbited on the Next Arianespace Soyuz Mission | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

Final Payload Integration Begins for O3b Networks' Four Satellites to be Orbited on the Next Arianespace Soyuz Mission | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
Final Payload Integration Begins for O3b Networks' Four Satellites to be Orbited on the Next Arianespace Soyuz Mission - SpaceRef
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ORBCOMM + SkyWave Mobile Communications...the Sky's Not the Limit With this Acquisition
 

[SatNews] This acquisition has a definite goal...create the largest global space-based M2M communications company.
 

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EIAST: The United Arab Emirates Space Program

EIAST: The United Arab Emirates Space Program | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it

The 2006 creation of EISAT kickstarted the UAE space program's scientific innovation and space technology advancement - and it's starting to pay off...


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NBN Co Nears Completion of Satellite Ground Station Network - Via Satellite

NBN Co Nears Completion of Satellite Ground Station Network - Via Satellite | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
[Via Satellite 09-17-2014] Australia’s government-owned National Broadband Network (NBN Co) has completed its ninth satellite ground station, located in Waroona in Western Australia. The organization has one more station to finish in order to complete the network, which is to consist of 10 sites featuring 24 satellite dishes. The ground stations support NBN’s Long Term [...]
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Newtec Adds DVB-S2X to All Products - Via Satellite

Newtec Adds DVB-S2X to All Products - Via Satellite | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
[Via Satellite 09-11-2014] Newtec has created a full portfolio of Digital Video Broadcasting–Satellite Second Generation X (DVB-S2X) based modulators, modems, demodulators, hubs and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) boards. Through a software upgrade, existing products can now be DVB-S2X enabled. According to Newtec, professional applications can see spectral efficiency gains of up to 50 percent using DVB-S2X. [...]
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Yahsat Picks Orbital Sciences to Build Al Yah 3 High Throughput Satellite - Via Satellite

Yahsat Picks Orbital Sciences to Build Al Yah 3 High Throughput Satellite - Via Satellite | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
[Via Satellite 09-10-2014] United Arab Emirates (UAE) based satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), has selected Orbital Sciences to build its next satellite, Al Yah 3. Slated for launch in late 2016 aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket, Yahsat expects the new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) will provide capacity to more than 600 [...]
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4K/UltraHD heads for mainstream as operators plan launches

4K/UltraHD heads for mainstream as operators plan launches | Satellite Communications | Scoop.it
According to research from satellite operator Intelsat, 4K will be mainstream within ten years.
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