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Television pictures from across the Atlantic 'had huge impact' - BBC News

Television pictures from across the Atlantic 'had huge impact' - BBC News | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it
BBC NewsTelevision pictures from across the Atlantic 'had huge impact'BBC NewsAn AT&T spokesman said the idea of an active satellite, which does not simply reflect signals but amplifies and retransmits them, was conceived by science fiction writer...
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Inmarsat Israeli Group Spar over Iranian Oil Tanker Links | SpaceNews.com

Inmarsat Israeli Group Spar over Iranian Oil Tanker Links | SpaceNews.com | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it
Allegations by an Israeli legal group that mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat is selling prohibited (OFAC SANCTIONS NEWS: Inmarsat, Israeli Group Spar over Iran Links - Space News http://t.co/tppZq6vw...)...
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Iridium proposes to employ two partially failed satellites to create a ...

Iridium proposes to employ two partially failed satellites to create a ... | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it
Iridium request to “add” an additional satellite to its constellation indicating a total of 67 satellites. In it's proposal, Iridium requested the STA to fly the only satellite that Iridium claims is a “spare” in Plane 4 (SV051) co-located to ...
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Cellphones Taken Under Iridium's Wing with the Arrival of 2nd Generation Satellite Constellation

Cellphones Taken Under Iridium's Wing with the Arrival of 2nd Generation Satellite Constellation | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

Counting on its second generation satellites, Iridium, the mobile satellite communications giant, is predicting massive improvements to its already popular AxcessPoint, that lets you make calls, send emails, and instant messages, from anywhere in the world, on your mobile phone.

 

Other areas expected to improve are the rapidly expanding market for M2M data services, which monitor remote assets and track ships and vehicles, and Iridium's recent certification for commercial aircraft use, which will finally make it unneccessary to turn off your cellphones while flying.

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Peruvian Rescuers Use Sat Phones to Search Fatal Helicopter Crash Site

Peruvian Rescuers Use Sat Phones to Search Fatal Helicopter Crash Site | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

In the absence of regular phone service, rescue workers in Peru, who are searching the area surrounding the helicopter crash site, are relying on satellite phones to communicate and coordinate efforts.

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Inmarsat streams live video of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race

Inmarsat streams live video of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

The race is available live to followers around the world.  Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband 500™ service has brought the 2011-12 race to life through high quality live video footage direct from the race boats via the Inmarsat 4 constellation of satellites.  Other equipment onboard include the FleetBroadband 150™, for additional voice and data connectivity, and the Isatphone Pro is included in their rescue packs. As they race towards Lorient, the crews have been providing regular live broadcasts and interviews to the thousands of fans following the race online.

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Hughes 9502 BGAN M2M Terminal Receives Inmarsat Type Approval

Hughes 9502 BGAN M2M Terminal Receives Inmarsat Type Approval | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

Hughes Network Systems has been chosen by Inmarsat to create the new 9502 M2M terminal. The end result will be cost effective end-to-end IP data connectivity which can be used in a broad array of applications, including environmental monitoring for weather instruments, tsunami warning systems, and seismic data collection. Vice president of Hughes, San Diego, Graham Avis stated, “This solution is completely ready for prime time in the most demanding of M2M applications.”

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TSF brings much-needed Inmarsat training to humanitarian aid workers in Northern Kenya

TSF brings much-needed Inmarsat training to humanitarian aid workers in Northern Kenya | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

The Inmarsat-sponsored organization, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), has been showing humanitarian aid workers how to use satellite equipment, such as the IsatPhone Pro and BGAN terminals, to improve their communications capabilities and, therefore, the efficacy of their work in times of crisis.

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Ukraine to Launch First Telecommunications Satellite

Ukraine to Launch First Telecommunications Satellite | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

"The satellite will offer television, telephone, and Internet services, Kommersant said." -Bloomberg

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IsatPhone Pro hits 50K Subscribers, but will high-end customers also make the switch?

IsatPhone Pro hits 50K Subscribers, but will high-end customers also make the switch? | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

"Revenue from IsatPhone Pro continues to develop, although at a slower than expected rate. We believe penetration of higher spending customers is taking longer due to the entrenched position of competitors..." -Inmarsat Press Release, Inmarsat plc Reports Preliminary Full Year Results 2011

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Will this impact your decision to use a satellite telephone?

Will this impact your decision to use a satellite telephone? | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

RUB researchers crack satellite encryption - "We have performed mathematical analysis and discovered serious weaknesses" - Network World

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LightSquared misses $56 million payment to Inmarsat; announces layoff of 45% of staff.

LightSquared claims there are several matters that require resolution, by Inmarsat, before the first phase comes to a close. They further claim that the terms of their agreement with Inmarsat allow for additional time to resolve pending questions before the payment is due.

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Inmarsat Price Increases: "Explode" Revenue Growth or "Implode" Business?

This rather dark song seems to sum up perfectly Inmarsat's current dilemma: will the recent price rises enable Inmarsat's revenue growth rate to “explode” or will the souring relationship with customers and distributors ...
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What's the Best Way to Record, Compress and Transmit Video From Antarctica? - Gizmodo

What's the Best Way to Record, Compress and Transmit Video From Antarctica? - Gizmodo | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it
What's the Best Way to Record, Compress and Transmit Video From Antarctica?GizmodoPart of his expedition responsibilities include sending video from the field back to the home base via satellite phone.
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Report reveals details of death on Ornge helicopter - CBC.ca

Report reveals details of death on Ornge helicopter - CBC.ca | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it
CBC.caReport reveals details of death on Ornge helicopterCBC.caThe report says the satellite phone on the plane was “not functional” and medics were unable to contact the hospital, or the doctor overseeing the treatment until about 10 minutes...
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Globalstar Attempts to Avoid Bankruptcy: Thales Alenia Vows to Assist

Globalstar Attempts to Avoid Bankruptcy: Thales Alenia Vows to Assist | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

Unless Globalstar either makes a payment, or negotiates the construction of six additional satellites for it's second generation constellation, the company will be forced into a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.

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India Plans to Enhance Satellite Phone System for the Border Security Force

India Plans to Enhance Satellite Phone System for the Border Security Force | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

The portion of the India-Pakistan border, cutting through the Himalayas, is a very sensitive section of the Indian frontier.  Patrolled by the Border Security Force, this remote area mandates a reliable, as well as secure, communicationsits system.

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Satellites Play Key Role in Lives of 'Hurricane Hunters' on new TV Show

Satellites Play Key Role in Lives of 'Hurricane Hunters' on new TV Show | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

If you want to know what a hurricane is doing next, sometimes you have to fly right into the middle of it.  That's what the Weather Channel's new show 'Hurricane Hunters' plans to demonstrate to viewers in its Monday night time slot.

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Access to Free Public Satellite Phones Comes to Australia’s Remote Communities

Access to Free Public Satellite Phones Comes to Australia’s Remote Communities | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

In the remote Australian communities of the Wellesley Islands, reliable communications are hard to come by, but with the arrival of the organization, Activ8me, and the satellite phones they brought with them, this is all starting to change. This is important to the residents of an area that is known to have a harsh and unpredictable weather system, and it is not lost on anyone involved that these satellite phones will act as a lifeline when violent weather strikes.

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Solar Storm Headed in Earth's Direction - Power Grids, Airplane Routes, Satellite Navigation Systems Threatened

Solar Storm Headed in Earth's Direction - Power Grids, Airplane Routes, Satellite Navigation Systems Threatened | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

According to U.S. space weather experts, the strongest geomagnetic storm in almost six years is expected to arrive on Thursday and has the potential to impact power grids, satellites, oil pipelines and high-accuracy GPS systems. The upside is that we could potentially experience particularly vivid aurora borealis which might be seen from New York, Illinois, and Iowa.

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L-3 Telemetry West... The NEXT Controlling Factor

L-3 Telemetry West... The NEXT Controlling Factor | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

"L-3 Telemetry West’s InControl software will enable the Iridium NEXT Satellite Control Segment by providing core command and control functions" -Satnews Daily

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Iridium Communications Generates Double Digit Growth - Satellite Today

Iridium Communications Generates Double Digit Growth - Satellite Today | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

“We are obsessive innovators, and we'll continue to expand and improve our service portfolio in 2012 and beyond." -Iridium CEO, Matt Desch

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Afghanistan-bound Marines get Sat Phone Care Package

Afghanistan-bound Marines get Sat Phone Care Package | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

"Though the Marines have access to some means of communication while overseas, the satellite phones are powerful enough to reach through even when other technology fails." -Peoria Journal Star

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Third Anniversary of the Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 Collision

Third Anniversary of the Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 Collision | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

"Russia was quick to point out that Cosmos 2251 was a derelict satellite incapable of maneuvering, and ... that it did not have an obligation under international law to dispose of Cosmos 2251 after it became derelict. For its part, Iridium LLC contended that it did not have an obligation to avoid the collision even if was aware that such a collision would occur." -The Space Review

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Satphones, Syria, and Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Satphones, Syria, and Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Satellite Telecom News | Scoop.it

The killing of journalist, Marie Colvin, and photographer, Rémi Ochlik, in Syria linked to sat phone surveillance by western companies.

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