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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Raytheon a $131 million contract for Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Dual Frequency Operations (DFO) Segment 1.  Under this contract, Raytheon will enhance overall system capability as the FAA moves toward a dual frequency system. WAAS is the United States' Satellite-Based Augmentation System designed to promote air traffic safety. In continuous operation since 2003, the WAAS signal au...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 +0100
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed two contracts with EarthSTAR Inc., a subsidiary of EarthView Image Inc., totaling approximately CA$10 million. The first contract is a multi-year extension of RADARSAT-2 distribution rights. In addition, the contract includes exclusive distribution rights for China, effective November 11, 2014. The RADARSAT-2 information will be used ...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 +0100
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has produced a unique composite image of comet Siding Spring as it made its never-before-seen close passage of a comet by Mars. Siding Spring, officially designated Comet C/2013 A1, made its closest approach to Mars at 2:28 p.m. EDT on Oct. 19, at a distance of approximately 87,000 miles. That is about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon. At that time, the comet and Mars were about 149 million miles from Earth. The comet image is a composite o...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:15:00 +0100
Intelsat General Corp. (IGC) is one of four companies awarded a contract by the United States Air Force (USAF) to study the viability of using commercial facilities and operations expertise for the tracking, telemetry and command (TT&C) of government satellites. The goal of the contract, known as the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) Commercial Provisioning (CP) study, is to provide USAF Space Command with a detailed plan for leveraging commercial TT&C facilities and cap...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:49:00 +0100
It might look like a spoked wheel or even a "Chakram" weapon wielded by warriors like "Xena," from the fictional TV show, but this ringed galaxy is actually a vast place of stellar life. A newly released image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 1291. Though the galaxy is quite old, roughly 12 billion years, it is marked by an unusual ring where newborn stars are igniting. "The rest of the galaxy is done maturing," said Kartik Sheth o...
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ACeS: The Asia Cellular Satellite (ACeS) System is a satellite - based mobile communications system providing  services to user terminals deployed anywhere in the Asian service area. ACeS is the first integrated satellite-GSM system in the world.
 
APT Satellite Holdings: APT Group commenced its operation in 1992. It currently owns and operates five in-orbit satellites, namely, APSTAR 1, APSTAR 1A, APSTAR 2R, APSTAR 5, and APSTAR 6 (“APSTAR Systems”) covering regions in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia approximately 75% of the World’s population. [APT jobs]
 
Arabsat: Founded in 1976 by the 21 member-states of the Arab League, Arabsat has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for over 30 years. Now one of the world’s top satellite operators, and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, it carries over 400 TV channels and 160 Radio stations, reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 100 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Central Asia. [Arabsat jobs]
 
Argos: Argos is a satellite-based system which collects, processes and disseminates environmental data from fixed and mobile platforms worldwide.  What makes Argos unique is the ability to geographically locate the source of the data anywhere on the Earth.  For over 20 years, Argos has provided data to environmental research and protection communities that, in many cases, was otherwise unobtainable.  The system is fully proven and highly reliable.
 
ARSAT: ARSAT is a government-owned corporation which started operating in July 2006. ARSAT has exclusive rights to operate and commercialize geostationary orbital position 81W in ku band (North & South America) and C band (Hemispheric coverage). ARSAT covers the whole Latin American southern area, delivering satellite bandwidth for all kinds of service: voice, data, audio and video.
 
Asia Broadcast Satellite: Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) is one of the fastest growing premium satellite operators in the world. ABS’s satellite fleet includes four operational satellites with a fifth satellite (ABS-2) under construction and expected to be launched in 2013, providing coverage over Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and CIS countries. [ABS jobs]
 
AsiaSat: Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) was formed in 1988 as Asia's first privately owned regional satellite operator. Since the launch of its first satellite, AsiaSat 1, on 7th April 1990, the company has been dedicated to providing high quality satellite services in the Asia Pacific region. [AsiaSat jobs]
 
Astrovision: AstroVision will provide the first live, color coverage of Earth in history. A system of AVStar satellites will carry high-resolution cameras in geostationary orbit—resulting in seamless, around-the-clock, global observations of the Earth.
 
Avanti Communications: Avanti Communications sells satellite broadband services to telecoms companies which use them to supply residential, enterprise and institutional users. Avanti's first satellite, called HYLAS 1, launched on 26 November 2010 and is the first superfast broadband satellite launched in Europe. Avanti's second satellite called HYLAS 2 is fully funded and will launch in Q2 2012. It will extend Avanti's coverage to Africa and the Middle East. [Avanti jobs]
 
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Ciel Satellite: The Ciel Satellite Group owns and operates the Ciel-2 DBS satellite at the 129° West Longitude position providing broadcast services throughout North America. Ciel is developing multiple new Canadian orbital positions to provide a choice of high quality video and Broadband services to commercial and government customers throughout the Americas. [Ciel Satellite jobs]
 
DigitalGlobe: DigitalGlobe® was founded in 1992 as an Earth imaging and information company. That same year, it was the first company ever to receive a high-resolution commercial remote sensing license from the U.S. Government under the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act. With the launch of its QuickBird satellite in October 2001, DigitalGlobe became the world’s highest resolution commercial satellite imagery provider. Today, DigitalGlobe employs more than 350 people and is leading the industry into the next generation of commercial satellite imaging with the planned launch of its WorldView system. [DigitalGlobe jobs]
 
EarthSat: Earth Satellite Corporation (Renamed MDA Federal Inc.) is an international professional services firm which specializes in the development and application of remote sensing and geographic information technologies (GIS). EarthSat is a world leader in the utilization of remote sensing data from aircraft and satellites and is the largest commercial provider of enhanced satellite imagery. [MDA Federal jobs]
 
Echostar: Headquartered in Englewood, CO, EchoStar delivers satellite broadband and transport services for enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers using 10 satellites and related broadcast licenses around the globe. [Echostar jobs]
 
Ellipso: Ellipso, Inc., a pioneer in satellite system design, has established itself as a world's premier innovator by creating patented orbital architectures that employ scarce radio spectrum. Ellipso and its subsidiaries hold over twenty patents in satellite system architecture and related technologies.
 
ESSP: The ESSP (European Satellite Services Provider) was founded on 2001 and initially formed as an European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG). This legal form was appropriate for the development phase of the company. In 2008 the ESSP was transformed into a new company of limited liability - the ESSP- SAS, and moved from Brussels to Toulouse. The main purpose of the ESSP is to deploy the Contract with the European Commission (signed 2009) that entitles the company to become the EGNOS system operator and EGNOS Safety of Life (SoL) service provider, in particular for civil aviation.
 
Eumetsat: The main purpose of the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) is to deliver weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products– 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users world-wide. EUMETSAT is an international organisation and was founded in 1986. [Eumetsat jobs]
 
Eutelsat: Through capacity commercialised on 24 satellites providing coverage from the Americas to the Pacific, Eutelsat is one of the world’s leading satellite operators. Eutelsat's satellites offer a broad portfolio of services that include television and radio broadcasting for the consumer public, professional video broadcasting, corporate networks, Internet services and mobile communications. [Eutelsat jobs]
 
GE-Satcom: GE - Satcom provides access to over 30 satellites; GE-Satcom owns two state-of-the-art teleport centers in Germany and Switzerland. Today, GE - Satcom has successfully deployed around 10,000 VSAT sites in over 130 countries, providing turnkey satellite network solutions directly to enterprises, maritime operators, NGOs and government entities which require reliable access to the Internet, telephony, large data transmission and TV content applications from dispersed locations. [GE-Satcom jobs]
 
GeoEye: GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts. Widely recognized as a pioneer in high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider of geospatial intelligence solutions. [GeoEye jobs]
 
Geospatial Services: MDA Geospatial Services Inc. is one of the leading Earth observation satellite information companies in the world. They provide data, information products and services from the majority of commercially available high-resolution radar and optical satellites. Their global client base of over 600 clients extends into more than 60 countries.
 
Globalstar: Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial customers and recreational consumers in more than 120 countries around the world. Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational consumers. [Globalstar jobs]
 
Hellas Sat: Hellas Sat is a subsidiary of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (OTE S.A.), the largest telecommunications provider in South East Europe. Hellas Sat is licensed by the governments of Greece and Cyprus and was established in August 2001. Hellas Sat owns and operates the HELLAS SAT 2 high power and advanced satellite located at 39° East which was successfully launched in May 2003. [Hellas Sat jobs]
 
Hisdesat: HISDESAT was established as the first commercial supplier in the world to provide satellite communication services in X and Ka Band for government applications exclusively. In order to provide these services, HISDESAT has the XTAR - EUR satellite, which was launched in February 2005 and is located at 29º East and on the satellite SPAINSAT, which was launched in March 2006 and is located at 30º West.
 
Hispasat: Since its establishment in 1989 HISPASAT has managed to consolidate its position as a leading reference in the distribution of satellite television and radio channels and the transmission of digital television platforms in Europe, America and North Africa. [Hispasat jobs]
 
ICO Global Communication: ICO is creating a satellite-based mobile communications system designed primarily to provide services to handheld phones. The system will offer digital voice, data, fax and a suite of messaging services worldwide. [ICO jobs]
 
ImageSat International: ImageSat International N.V. is an international company and a commercial provider of high-resolution, satellite earth-imagery collected by its Earth Remote Observation Satellite (EROS). On December 5, 2000 ImageSat successfully launched its first satellite, EROS A, aboard a Russian Start-1 launch vehicle. In so doing, ImageSat became the second company in the world to successfully deploy a non-governmentally owned high-resolution imaging satellite.
 
Inmarsat: Established in 1979 to serve the maritime industry by developing satellite communications for ship management and distress and safety applications, Inmarsat currently operates a global satellite system which is used by independent service providers to offer an unparalleled range of voice and multimedia communications for customers on the move or in remote locations. [Inmarsat jobs]
 
Intelsat: Intelsat is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. For over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet Service Providers and governmental agencies. [Intelsat jobs]
 
Intersputnik: The Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications was established in 1971 under the intergovernmental Agreement of November 15, 1971 on the Establishment of the Intersputnik International System and Organization of Space Communications (hereinafter – ‘the Intersputnik Agreement’). It is an international intergovernmental organization headquartered in Moscow. Today, Intersputnik unites 25 countries all over the globe from Latin America to South-East Asia and from Europe to the south of the Arabian Peninsula.
 
Iridium LLC:  Iridium Communications Inc. is the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data communications coverage. A technology innovator and market leader, Iridium is advancing the way global enterprises conduct daily mission-critical activities through reliable, near real-time, communications services. Iridium's 66 low-Earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites – the world's largest commercial constellation – operate as a fully meshed network that is supported by multiple in-orbit spares. [Iridium jobs]
 
JSC Gazprom Space Systems:  The company operates the Yamal Satellite Communications System consisting of three satellites (Yamal-100, Yamal-201, Yamal-202) and advanced ground telecommunications infrastructure (three teleports, digital satellite TV center, a wide network of ground stations in the Russian regions). Now Gazprom Space Systems is an international operator providing Yamal satellites capacity not only in Russia but also in a considerable part of the Eastern hemisphere. [Gazprom jobs]
 
MABUHAY Philippines Satellite Corporation: Mabuhay Satellite Corporation (MSC) is the first and only Philippine satellite operator. MSC is engaged in the business of owning, operating and maintaining international satellite facilities and other forms of telecommunications equipment capable of providing international and domestic communication links to telecommunications, broadcast and other public utility companies in the Philippines and other countries. [MSC jobs]
 
MEASAT: Since 1996, MEASAT has been providing reliable satellite solutions to customers across the Asia-Pacific region. The MEASAT fleet comprising MEASAT-3, MEASAT-3a, AFRICASAT-1 and AFRICASAT-2 satellites extends MEASAT’s reach to over 145 countries representing 80% of the world’s population across Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia. [Measat jobs]
 
Mobile Broadcasting Corporation: Mobile Broadcasting service("MobaHO!") is the world's first satellite digital multimedia broadcasting service for personal, and mobile device use and is provided by the Mobile Broadcasting Corporation. This service makes it possible for users throughout Japan to view and listen to the same programs from 30 audio channels, including overseas FM radio and genre-specific music programming, and from seven video channels, including news, sports, and entertainment programming. MobaHO! is a fee-based service that allows users to select service plans based on their interests.
 
Nilesat: The Egyptian Satellite Company, Nilesat, is a joint-stock company operating under the Free Zone Law in 6th of October City, and the name of a series of Egyptian communications satellites. It was established in 1996 to operate Egyptian satellites, associated ground control stations and uplinking facilities. It has launched 2 satellites to the 7° West orbital neighborhood (Nilesat 101 and Nilesat 102), and launched its second generation satellite, NILESAT 201 in August 2010.
 
03b Networks: O3b Networks is building a new fiber-quality, satellite-based, global Internet backbone for telecommunications operators (telcos) and Internet service providers (ISPs) in emerging markets. The O3b Networks system will combine global reach and the speed of a fiber-optic network. This will allow billions of consumers and businesses in more than 150 countries to benefit from high-speed Internet connectivity for educational, medical and commercial applications. [O3b jobs]
 
Orbcomm: ORBCOMM is a leading global satellite data communications company, focused on Machine-to- Machine (M2M) communications. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, ORBCOMM’s low-cost and reliable two-way data communication services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets. [Orbcomm jobs]
 
PSN: PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) is the first private satellite telecommunications company in Indonesia and a leading Asian provider of a full range of satellite-based telecommunication services, covering both fixed and mobile telephony services. [PSN jobs]
 
RapidEye AG: RapidEye is a provider of quality high-resolution satellite imagery and derived geo-information products. With a constellation of five Earth Observation satellites, RapidEye images over 4 million square kilometers of Earth every day and has amassed over 2 billion square kilometers in its archive in just over two years of commercial operation. With an unprecedented combination of wide area repetitive coverage and five meter pixel size multi-spectral imagery, RapidEye is an obvious and cost-effective choice for many industries and government agencies. [RapidEye jobs]
 
RASCOM: RASCOM's mission is to design, implement, operate and maintain the space segment of the African telecommunications satellite system and translate into services and tools for African integration, all the opportunities provided by satellites by linking it, where necessary, with any other appropriate technology.
 
RSCC: RSCC (Russian Satellite Communications Company) possesses the largest constellation of geo-stationary communication and broadcasting satellites in Russia comprising ten spacecraft, well-developed ground infrastructure of teleports and fiber-optic communication links. They provide services across the globe. However their attention is mostly focused on projects for deployment of satellite networks across Russia and CIS countries. [RSCC jobs]
 
Satmex: Based in Mexico City, Satmex, a partnership between Principia, Loral Space & Communications, and the Mexican Federal Government,delivers voice, data, IP and video services, such as DTH (direct-to-home) applications, broadcast television, distance learning, Internet connectivity, government channels and radio. Satmex currently operates three satellites: Solidaridad 1, Solidaridad 2 and Satmex 5.
 
SES: SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 47 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide. [SES jobs]
 
Sinosat: Sinosat is a fixed satellite communications company, offering satellite bandwidth and integrated solutions for video, Internet, data and voice communications services to a range of broadcasters, ISPs, network integrators, telecommunications companies, enterprises and government entities around the Asia-Pacific region.
 
SiriusXM Radio: Sirius XM Radio is America's satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to over 21 million subscribers. SiriusXM offers an array of content from many of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers. [SiriusXM jobs]
 
SkyTerra: SkyTerra is North America's leading developer and supplier of mobile satellite communications services (MSS). Since 1996 SkyTerra has been providing reliable wireless voice, two-way radio and data services for a wide range of customers across North America, northern South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Hawaii via its two existing MSAT satellites.
 
SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation: The merger of JSAT Corporation, SKY Perfect Communications, Inc., and Space Communications Corporation in October 2008 has resulted in the creation of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, the core operating company of the SKY Perfect JSAT Group. The new SKY Perfect JSAT maximizes the strengths available from a hybrid business, operating both a stable space & satellite business and a proven, high-growth multi-channel pay TV business under one roof.
 
Spacecom: Spacecom operates the AMOS satellite fleet currently consisting of the AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 satellites. These satellites, co-located at 4°W ‘hot spot’ orbital location, deliver a wide range of communications and broadcasting services to Europe and the Middle East. With the launch of the AMOS-5, AMOS-4 and AMOS-6 satellites, Spacecom will expand its reach to serve additional markets including Africa, Asia and Russia.
 
Star One: Star One is Latin America's largest satellite solutions company. Created in December 2000, Star One is the result of a partnership between Embratel, which holds 80 per cent of the capital, and SES Global, the largest European satellite company, which holds 20 per cent. [Star One jobs]
 
Stratos: Stratos offers the most powerful and extensive portfolio of remote communications solutions including mobile and fixed satellite and microwave services. More than 20,000 customers use Stratos products and industry-leading value-added services to optimize communications performance. [Stratos jobs]
 
Telesat: Telesat is a leading global fixed satellite services operator providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. The company has a state-of-the-art fleet of 12 satellites with three more under construction, and manages the operations of additional satellites for third parties. [Telesat jobs]
 
Thaicom:  Currently, THAICOM Plc. operates four types of businesses including satellite transponder leasing and related services, internet-related services, telephone-related services (overseas), and telephone directories and distribution. [Thaicom jobs]
 
Thuraya: Thuraya Telecommunications Company is a world-leading mobile satellite service provider of voice, data, maritime, rural telephony, fleet management and other telecommunication solutions in remote areas. Providing mobile satellite communications to over 140 countries around the world, Thuraya offers a congestion-free network that now covers most of the planet, encompassing Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Europe. [Thuraya jobs]
 
Tongasat: Tongasat (friendly Islands Satellite Communications Ltd.) is a privately owned company registered and regulated under the laws of the Kingdom of Tonga. Tongasat is already operating its ESIAFI-1 satellite, with a footprint over South-eastern  Europe, North Africa and the Middle East in the C-band, at 70º E orbital position. [Tongasat jobs]
 
Turksat: Turksat A.S. is the only satellite operator company in Turkey. Turksat manages and operates three satellites (Turksat 1C, Turksat 2A, Turksat 3A) and provides all types of satellite communications through Turksat and other satellites.
 
WildBlue: WildBlue delivers affordable two-way broadband Internet access via satellite to virtually any home and small business in small cities and rural America. WildBlue's approach is based on next generation, two-way wireless Ka-band spot beam satellite technology, which lowers the cost of providing high bandwidth access to the Internet. [WildBlue jobs]
 
XTAR: XTAR, LLC is the first commercial satellite operator providing services in the X-band frequency, which is the cornerstone of today's government, military, diplomatic, humanitarian and emergency disaster response operations. A privately-owned and operated company, XTAR is a successful joint venture between Loral Space & Communications and HISDESAT. [XTAR jobs]
 

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