Thales Alenia Spacehas signed a contract with Telespazio worth more than €120 million, within the scope of a contract for the supply of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) services.
W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced a new line of GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies that have been optimized for Ka-Band uplink and downlink satellite applications. Gore will be featuring the new Type 5G Series assemblies at Space Passive Component Days, September 24-26, 2013, at ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
Rockwell Collins has received a $2 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop and demonstrate a secure software defined radio (SDR) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver capability.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that its highly integrated, low noise amplifier front-end modules are being leveraged by various OEMs to enable global positioning systems (GPS) and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) in smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in emerging markets.
The Netherlands has become the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) international partner to communicate using the Lockheed Martin-produced satellite system. During July testing, for the first time three nations used the system simultaneously as The Netherlands connected to U.S., Canadian and domestic terminals.
According to a Carrier ID survey, carried out by the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) and satellite communications specialist, Newtec, 93 percent of respondents suffer from satellite interference at least once a year, with more than half suffering at least once a month and 17 percent continuously in their day to day operations.
Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, announced a significant advancement in rotary wing Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) SATCOM capabilities by successfully demonstrating data throughputs of up to 10 Mbps through rotor blades and over geostationary satellites to a remote HUB.
DiTom Microwave has received a contract from a major U.S. satellite manufacturing company for thermal vacuum (TVAC) compatible X- and Ka-Band isolators. Under the contract agreement, DiTom will supply ferrite isolators for the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) program.
South Korea's Kompsat-5 Earth observation satellite was successfully launched from the Dombarovsky Launch Site, Yasny, Russia. Thales Alenia Space developed the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) payload system under contract to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).