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Archive for July 24th, 2006

Comsat Buys Gilat Skyedge Hubs, VSATs for Brazilian Lottery Network

July 24th, 2006 by

Comsat International procured a pair of Skyedge satellite hubs and nearly 5,000 VSAT terminals to offer broadband services for Caixa Economica…

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Lockheed Martin Completes Fifth Modernized GPS Satellite

July 24th, 2006 by

Lockheed Martin Corp. completed the fifth of eight modernized GPS 2R satellites for the U.S. Air Force, the company announced July 18. The satellites offer two new signals, enhanced encryption and anti-jamming capabilities for the military as well as a second civilian signal. The next launch of a GPS 2R…

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Executive Q&A: Wall Street Looks More Favorably At Satellite Industry

July 24th, 2006 by

With the consolidation of the major players in the Fixed Satellite Services industry now completed, public and private investors are now turning their attention to other aspects of the satellite market to see if there is another return on investment. Peter Nesgos, a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley &amp…

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Mobile Satellite Telephone Technology Used To Save Endangered Elephants Of Sri Lanka

July 24th, 2006 by

San Diego-based All Road Communications, a provider of satellite phone equipment for the Iridium and Globalstar systems, donated two Iridium satellite phones to the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society as the organization is attempting to strengthen its communications between workers in the field and…

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Prospects For Commercial Launch Industry Looking More Stable

July 24th, 2006 by

After enduring some lean years, the commercial launch industry is beginning to gain momentum again according to officials from Arianespace, International Launch Services (ILS) and Sea Launch, the three major commercial launch providers. “We’re working hard to launch six Ariane 5s this year,” said Clay Mowry…

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BSkyB Plans Ambitious Broadband Offering In Competitive Market

July 24th, 2006 by

Satellite-TV provider BSkyB intends to be a major force in the U.K. triple-play market, unveiling broadband plans this week that are bigger, bolder and more ambitious than anyone expected. Looking to capitalize on its acquisition of terrestrial broadband provider Easynet, BSkyB revealed that it plans to…

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