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September 14th, 2015
Now Operational Is The First, All-Electric, Boeing-Built, 702SP —ABS Accepts Handover
"We were able to deliver the first 702SP to ABS about one month earlier than planned.”—Mark Spiwak, President, Boeing Satellite Systems International.
China Sends Experimental Communication Satellite Into Orbit
The launch occurred last Saturday at 11:42 p.m., local time, on board a Long March 3B rocket.
DoD Initiates Combined Space Ops Center @ Vandenberg AFB—JICSpOC
The new JICSpOC will improve processes and procedures, ensuring data fusion among DoD, intelligence community, interagency, allied and commercial space entities.
Arianespace Receives The Green Light From SSL To Launch Japan's BSAT-4a... Makes It Arianespace's Job # 30
Since the creation of B-SAT, Arianespace has launched all of its satellites and will be the 30th commercial geostationary satellite launch contract.
Arianespace Continues Their Launch Pace With SkyMuster + ARSAT-2 Prep
Flight VA226 with Sky Muster and ARSAT-2 will be the ninth of 12 Arianespace missions targeted during 2015. 
ILS' Proton Will Launch It...SSL Will Build It + HISPASAT Plans It ...For 2017
Hispasat will have the flexibility to determine the satellite-to-launcher assignments very late, based on business and schedule considerations.
Milestone: The One Hundredth 1300 Platform Satellites Manufactured + Delivered By SSL
"The delivery of the 100th 1300 is tangible evidence of the success we have had in implementing new technology to serve changing markets."—John Celli, President, SSL.
SpaceX's New Commercial Launch Contracts Includes Some Heavy Lifting = HISPASAT + Arabsat 6A
"The diversity of our missions and customers represents a strong endorsement of our capabilities..."
Newtec Solutions To Empower A Hellas Sat DTH Earth Station + Hub'ing With Quantis For Moroccan Schools
Newtec will be the prime contractor, designer and integrator of the entire DTH Earth station and a new Newtec Dialog hub will enable Nortis, a Quantis subsidiary based in Morocco, to deliver satellite broadband services.
The World Teleport Association Breaks Out Their New Teleport Certification Program With Talia During IBC2015
WTA’s Teleport Certification Program aims to serve both teleport operators and their customers.
Asian Growth Projects To Reach New Heights With Comtech EF Data
The newest platform solution from Comtech EF Data will furnish service providers in two distinctly different vertical markets the ability to grow their businesses and maximize their customers’ Quality of Experience.
The Future Video Initiative Is Launched By The Satellite Industry During IBC2015 Through SES + Eutelsat
“Through this initiative, we want to send a clear signal to the industry and public that we need to drive digitization and the evolution of our broadcast-broadband ecosystems,” said Karim Michel Sabbagh and Michel de Rosen, CEOs of SES and Eutelsat Communications, respectively.
Thales Alenia Space Signs w/CNES... A Feasibility Study For Hi-Res Optical Remote Sensing Satellite System
... will contribute to the design selection at system level for the satellites and will be more particularly in charge of the payloads and associated systems.
Getting The Facts From SES Techcom Services During IBC2015 Regarding E-Platforms
Satellite has been shown to be a quick and easy way to provide universal broadband access beyond the reach of terrestrial transmission networks.
During IBC2015, Advantech Wireless' Transcend 900 Debuts
The new systems are capable to operate over a wide temperature range and in all weather conditions.
Fibersat Set To Deliver Services Across EMEA Via Arabsat
"Fibersat will be able to offer customers unprecedented price levels for satellite services which is key in price-sensitive markets like Africa."—Christof Kern, CEO, Fibersat.
Quickplay's Nexgen Video Platform Service Gains Major Goodies + Is On Display @ IBC2015
Quickplay is addressing crucial market issues with key enhancements that unlock and open the power of the Quickplay virtual head end and 24/7 managed service.
Imagine Communications Brings Their Portfolio Of UHD Products To IBC2015
Imagine Communications has a long history of early and comprehensive support for the next generation of media and entertainment industry technologies.
The Emerging Opportunities + Solutions For Civil + Commercial UAS To Be Presented By ASDEvents...
This event brings together the thought-leaders and planners who will make civil and commercial UAS a reality.
SATCOM For Subs Via Indra
The company has already completed the design of systems to be installed in the submarines built in Germany.
ND SatCom's SKYWAN 5G Unlocks Answers w/ The Key Element In VSAT Terminal Solutions
Manpak terminals will become a game-changer in the VSAT market of disaster recovery and also in tactical military networks.
Advanced Powerline Technology From Sigma Designs Is Being Showcased @ IBC2015
G.hn Prime-enabled chipsets can be used to provide an end to end solution in stand-alone bridges, set top boxes, residential gateways, TVs and even as power supplies.