Now in its new GOES-East position, the GOES 16 satellite has officially joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) operational observation network, providing forecasters with sharper, more defined images of severe storms, hurricanes, wildfires and other weather hazards in near real-time 24/7. Since its launch in November 2016, NOAA’s GOES 16, even in its […]
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As we count down the final few days of 2017, we take a look back to see what satellite operators were thinking at the turn of the decade and how far they’ve come since. In this story from January 2011, our Executive Editor Jeff Hill runs down the beginnings of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress service, SpaceX’s […]
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Intelsat has appointed satellite industry executive Samer Halawi as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Assuming the role effective Jan. 9, 2018, Halawi will lead the company’s global commercial operations, including the broadband, mobility, media, and government businesses, as well as the sales and marketing teams. Intelsat created the new role to accelerate the commercialization […]
Kymeta and partner Intelsat announced that Kalo internet access is now available with broad initial geographic coverage. According to Kymeta, Kalo will make purchasing mobile satellite communications as easy to buy as a mobile phone plan. Kalo internet services, powered by the IntelsatOne Flex network, deliver connectivity when paired with Kymeta’s flat-panel, electronically-steered satellite terminals […]
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SpaceX successfully completed its 13th cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) this afternoon. The launch marked the first time SpaceX used previously flown hardware — a Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule — to send cargo up to the ISS, signifying NASA’s confidence in the viability and reliability of its reusable launch vehicles. Notably, […]
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The Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with the first GPS 3 satellite, further validating that the U.S. Air Force is ready to launch the first in a series of new GPS assets. According to the Air Force, GPS 3 Space Vehicle 01 (GPS 3 SV01), the first of […]
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LeoSat, a company that plans to launch a constellation of up to 108 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communications satellites, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore a potential service agreement with Globecomm. According to LeoSat, its constellation can provide instant infrastructure that is fast, secure and reliable, opening up new opportunities for […]
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Kymeta announced it has expanded its distribution network to include FMC GlobalSat. The new partnership will make Kymeta’s satellite communications and internet connectivity capabilities available to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy facilities. According to the company, the renewable energy market has traditionally been limited to available connectivity options, such as fiber optic cables […]
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Millennium Space Systems announced the successful completion of its Altair Pathfinder mission objectives last week as the spacecraft reached its six-month milestone and 4,500 hours of successful operations in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Millennium Space recently received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to continue to operate the mission for an additional six months, […]
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Popularized by the likes of DigitalGlobe and Planet, Earth Observation (EO) data from satellites has already become an indispensible tool in monitoring the natural environment. Could similar methodology be applied to the nuclear waste industry? Read more at Gov.UK.
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