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Viasat to upgrade NATO UHF satellite communications control stations

January 3rd, 2018 by

Viasat Inc. was awarded a contract to upgrade the NATO UHF satellite communications (SATCOM) control stations to comply with the Integrated Waveform (IW) baseline. The upgrade gives NATO greater communications interoperability, scalability and flexibility across legacy and next-generation platforms to enhance situational awareness as the battlespace dynamically expands.

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NASA laser communication payload undergoing integration and testing

December 19th, 2017 by

NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission has begun integration and testing at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The mission will demonstrate how a transition from radio to laser communications will exponentially improve the way we connect with astronauts and spacecraft.

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Airbus selected for Copernicus Data and Information Access Service

December 14th, 2017 by

Airbus has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to be one of four suppliers for DIAS, the Copernicus Data and Information Access Service. DIAS will make data and information easily available to users through a cloud computing architecture enabling enhanced coordination and cross-fertilisation at European Union (EU) level and amongst initiatives at Member State or regional level.

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SES drives 5G satellite demonstration testbed initiative with ESA

December 14th, 2017 by

SES said it is expanding its efforts to support 5G developments as part of ESA’s ARTES project, SATis5, where it will be enabling demonstrations of satellite-terrestrial integration for 5G networks.

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1st GPS III satellite receives commands from ground control segment

December 13th, 2017 by

The first advanced GPS III satellite successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with the Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX), further validating the U.S. Air Force’s modernised Global Positioning System (GPS) is ready to launch its first satellite.

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Iridium Certus broadband comes closer to life

October 6th, 2017 by

Iridium Communications Inc. announced that it has begun live testing of the Iridium Certus service on operational Iridium NEXT satellites. Iridium Certus will be Iridium’s new broadband service, offering L-band communications connectivity through the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation.

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