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Harris' Army of One as They Name Retired Brigadier General Head of Middle East Operations 
responsibilities include many aspects and battlefield management systems to include tactical radio systems, satellite systems, electronic warfare ...
 
Arianespace Is In the Zone, the Launch Zone for Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN and GSAT-17
and they realize the importance of keeping up a good pace, but certainly never to hurry and compromise the safety and ...
 
Arianespace .... Going Up... Preps for a Lauch of a CondoSat and an ISRO Satellite
It's hard to believe that just two months or so ago there was so much unrest  that the Space Center was shut down. Arianespace is making up for lost time
 
Speedcast to Provide Connectivity for the Save the Children Organization
Speedcast provides C-band virtual network operator (VNO) services which allows Save the Children to allocate pooled bandwidth across their sites.
 
RBC Signals Celebrates the Riches of Communicating With Sky and Space Global's Three Diamond Satellites  
This success reveals the capabilities of these first of the fleet of satellites, via the company’s newest antenna in Alaska.
 
New M2M Service is Launched by Thuraya
The new service extends the capabilities of Thuraya’s successful IP+ terminal to support a wider range of M2M applications.
 
Earning a WTA Tier 3 Full Certification is Cyta's Makarios Teleport
A Full Certification from WTA provides independent validation of the quality of Cyta’s operations for their customers and prospects throughout the region.
 
Orbit's Upgraded Antenna Control Systems Withstand Extremes and Provide Answers for Major U.S. Scientific Agency 
Orbit ACUs allow for both automatic and slave tracking as well as remote control operation via a host computer.
 
Delayed Bulgaria's First Satellite Launch Due to SpaceX's Precautionary Measures
SpaceX chose to err on the side of caution as Elon Musk tweeted “Postponing launch to replace fairing pneumatic valve. It is dual redundant, but ...
 
Central African Republic Connectivity Reinforced by SES and Orange Central African
The solution will be delivered by SES Networks, using its MEO fleet and extensive ground infrastructure.
 
Ghana's First Smallsat Set to Make Orbital History in Early July from ISS
GhanaSat 1 will be deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) into orbit at an estimated altitude of 400 kilometers...
 
Customers in Africa and the Middle East to Experience Expanded Broadband Via Intelsat and Dalkom
Under a multi-year agreement, Dalkom, a privately owned operator based in Somalia, will incorporate Ku-band satellite services provided by Intelsat 17 to...
 
Now What's Next for Globecomm After Global Ku-Band VSAT Footprint Expands Worldwide 
Expanded network will offer 100 percent global coverage of all major shipping routes .... the most-extensive Ku-band VSAT coverage in the industry.
 
ORBCOMM's Perfect Marriage of Talents as It Acquires inthinc, Inc.  
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's ELD Mandate regulations will require companies to replace drivers’ paper log-books with electronic ...
 
SES Extending Comms Capabilities Within Burkina Faso
SES Networks will be using high throughput, low latency satellite capacity via its Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) fleet, and will...
 
Konnect Africa to Reshape 'From Above' the Satellite Broadband Industry
The company’s innovative service offerings and products, included packaged offers inspired by ‘pay as you go’ models
 
Self-Contained Tracking System for Antennas Intro'd by Orbit Communications

Orbit’s ADL consists of an elevation-over-azimuth positioner unit with a built-in tracking controller and a mounted directional antenna and data-link unit.
 
Airbus Keeps 'Em Communicating, 15 Bundeswehr German Troops Enjoy Free Connectivity 
This framework contract ensures that soldiers have free connectivity during operations and exercises outside Germany ...
 
SSTL Proves Fast is Good as Rapidly Built COTS CARBONITE-1 Satellite Passes Tests
"CARBONITE-1 was a highly experimental mission, and we took a number of calculated risks ..."
 
Global IP Selects SkyVision To Supply 39 Countries and More Than 800 Million People with 11 Gateway Stations
with a coverage area encompassing 39 countries and over 800 million people, the satellite will deliver more for less than previous satellites