Intelsat Suggests ‘Transferring’ C-band Spectrum For Wireless Operators


Satellite giant Intelsat says it is working with Intel and is prepared – for cash – to cede some of its allocated C-band spectrum for use by wireless operators. The move is expected to financially benefit Intelsat and potentially other satellite players. The move sees Intelsat and Intel proposing to the USA’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that the 3700-4200 MHz…

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Turkish Government Has Selected Airbus To Build Turksat 5A & 5B

Turksat 5A

The Turkish government has selected Airbus Defense and Space to build two telecommunications satellites after a long international bidding process, Turkish MInister for Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan said. In most cases, the selection of a winning bid is all but certain to result in a signed contract shortly thereafter. But the Turkish government has a reputation to…

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The Eutelsat 172B Spacecraft Reached Geostationary Orbit

Eutelsat 172B Spacecraft

The Eutelsat 172B spacecraft has now reached geostationary orbit, breaking the record for the fastest satellite electric orbit raising (EOR). Eutelsat 172B was launched by Ariane 5 from Kourou, in French Guiana, on 1 June. The Airbus spacecraft control centre in Toulouse took control for early operations, initialisation, deployment of the solar array and electric propulsion arms, and completed initial…

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Angola’s First Satellite AngoSat-1 to be Launched Soon


Rocket and Space Corporation Energia’s General Designer Yevgeniy Mikrin said that a Ukrainian-made Zenit carrier rocket, loaded with the AngoSat-1 satellite, built at Angola’s request, will be launched from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan on December 7. Ukrainian-made Zenit carrier rocket, loaded with an AngoSat-1 satellite built at Angola’s request will be launched from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan on…

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ISRO To Go Socio-Economic Security


Space technology will be application-driven, says NSRC Director For the next few years the vision and plan of ISRO is going to be socio-economic security which will be one of the pillars and the entire space technology would be application-driven not technology-driven, Y.V.N. Krishna Murthy, Director of National Remote Sensing Centre (NSRC) of ISRO, has said. Giving an example, he…

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Hispasat & Media Broadcast Satellite Sign Agreement

Hispasat and Media Broadcast

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and German service provider Media Broadcast Satellite have signed an agreement at IBC to provide 4K content distribution services in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Thanks to the agreement, the companies will launch a new platform combining the capacities of Media Broadcast Satellite’s teleport in Usingen (Germany) with the high output of the Hispasat…

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Distributor For Indian Teleport Operator

Intelsat S.A

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and provider of integrated satellite communications and LAMHAS, one of the fastest growing teleport operators in India, announced a multi-year agreement for satellite services supporting media distribution in India via the Intelsat 20 satellite, the company said. LAMHAS is using a C-band Multiple Channels per Carrier broadcast platform on Intelsat 20,…

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Vietnam Launches More Satellites

Vietnam Space Center

Scientists believe that Vietnam should master remote-sensing satellite technology as it will have to buy geostationary telecommunication satellites for dozens of years more. Pham Anh Tuan, general director of the Vietnam Space Center said at a technical handover ceremony at Nha Trang Observatory that Vietnam is going to launch satellites designed and made by Vietnamese. According to Nguyen Duc Cuong,…

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IRNSS-1H Stuck Inside A Rocket’s Heat Shield


The Indian navigation satellite IRNSS-1H stuck inside a rocket’s heat shield — together weighing around 2.4-tonnes — now tumbling in outer space, is expected to re-enter the earth’s atmosphere in a couple of months. However, there may not be any impact on the ground, said a senior official of the Indian space agency. “The satellite tracking stations are getting intermittent…

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